Shabina Ahmed, assistant professor in Endocrinology, Fawaz Al Ammary, assistant professor in Nephrology, Heather Sateia, assistant professor in GIM, and Geeta Sood, assistant professor in ID, were named part of the first cohort of the Epic Faculty Scholars Program by the Office of Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The awardees are predominantly clinicians who proposed research projects based on electronic medical record sources of data. Each principal investigator leads a team of at least two other faculty collaborators in their submission.

The program, spearheaded by Daniel Ford, vice dean for clinical investigation, and Diana Gumas, senior director of clinical research information systems, will provide data acquisition, storage and analysis services as well as statistical and manuscript support to the grantees from the funds allocated. The 10 recipients were selected from 62 applications submitted for the first year of funding.

Awardees from other departments include:
John Probasco (Neurology)
Manisha Loss (Dermatology)
Philip Spevak (Pediatrics-Cardiology)
Donna Neale (Ob/Gyn)
Michelle Horner (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
Uma Srikumaran (Orthopedic Surgery)

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