Dr. Sherita Golden, professor and executive vice-chair of the Department of Medicine, was recently awarded an R34 grant for the study entitled “Implementation and Evaluation of an Inpatient Diabetes Superuser Education Program.”

The study will be funded through an R34 mechanism, Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Setting, through the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. This 2-year pilot proposal will support a stakeholder engagement process to develop a physician diabetes superuser curriculum modeled after our successful nursing diabetes superuser program, package and disseminate the JHH diabetes nursing and prescriber superuser curricula to 3 hospitals in the Johns Hopkins Health System and assess their impact on diabetes processes of care and clinical outcomes. It will provide preliminary data on effectiveness and implementation processes to apply for an R18 to support dissemination of the curricula to medical institutions outside of our health system, facilitating the role of nurses and physicians in implementing safe hospital-based glucose management. The project will involve collaborations with the housestaff programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview and with the Diabetes and Hospitalists Clinical Communities of the Armstrong Institute.

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