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State of the Department Recap

Today's State of the Department marked the opening of this year's Medical Grand Rounds. In his address, Mark Anderson reviewed highlights from the past year including findings from the departmental five-year review, and shared his goals for the year ahead. Thank you to everyone who attended. We look forward to another productive year.

Highlights include:

  • Launch of the DOM Twitter: @johnshopkinsdom
  • Director's Appreciation Award presented to Derek Fine, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology (click the link below for photos)
  • Vice Chair accomplishments such as:
    • New divisional annual review process
    • New mission and vision statements
    • Civic Engagement initiative
    • Educational pathways in residency programs
    • POCUS curriculum
    • New faculty orientation program
    • Joy in Medicine initiative
    • New inpatient admitting models
    • New grant peer review portal
    • Bridge funding policy
    • Research consultative services
    • Promotion of innovation-to-market program
    • Training programs for physician-entrepreneurs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Increase in RVUs and other favorable metrics
  • Inaugural Education Retreat to be held Tuesday, October 30 at Bayview (click here for more info and to register)
  • 2019 Research Retreat in conjunction with the Whiting School of Engineering to be held Friday, March 1
  • Our first Molina Scholars
  • Major goals for 2018-2019:
    • Name a vice chair for Clinical Business Development
    • Evaluate and expand programs for improving DOM provider satisfaction
    • Increase integration between nurses and physicians in the DOM functional unit
    • Optimize inpatient coverage plan based on the new duty hours rules
    • Remodel the Hospitalist Service at JHH to a de-risked model with joint governance
    • Vet new opportunities for moving clinical practice to unregulated sites
    • Sustain increased recruitment of women and UIM trainees
    • Increase retention of Osler residents into DOM fellowship training programs
    • Engage the NHLBI in a joint Cardiology Fellowship training position
    • Increase the use of grant pre-review
    • Operationalize DOM bridge policy to support our scientists during funding transitions
    • Increase recruitment of physician-scientists
    • Continue to identify favorable opportunities to integrate Bayview and East Baltimore campuses
    • Expand Center for Innovative Medicine to JHH campus
    • Initiate build for HVI financial model

The State of the Department will be presented at Bayview on Tuesday, October 9 at noon in the Grossi Auditorium of the Asthma and Allergy Center.

To view photos from the event, visit:

To view the presentation, visit:

The recording of the presentation can be found here beginning at 15:46:


Kelsey Bennett