Johns Hopkins University Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of faculty and/or non-faculty members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university. In 2020, 41 Discovery Awards were given to interdisciplinary faculty teams across eleven units of Johns Hopkins. The following projects involving members of the Department of Medicine (in bold) were chosen from 274 proposals.

A Novel Electronic Health Record-based Intervention for Reducing Falls in Older Adults Fasika Woreta (Medicine), Pradeep Ramulu (Medicine), Wendy Shields (Public Health), Brent Petty (Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology) & Jiangxia Wang (Public Health)

Analyzing Barriers and Facilitators to Enrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program among Latino Children in Immigrant Families Sarah Polk (Medicine), Lingxin Hao (Arts & Sciences), Elizabeth Ogburn (Public Health), Daniela Rodriguez (Public Health) & Maya Venkataramani (Medicine, GIM)

Data-driven AI models for Document Analysis in Medicine, Social Sciences, and the Humanities Thomas Lippincott (Engineering), Margaret Chisolm (Medicine, GIM), Francois Furstenberg (Arts & Sciences) & Tara Sell (Public Health)

Decoding the Role of Gastric Biomechanics in Diabetes, Obesity, and Nutrition Rui Ni (Engineering), Rajat Mittal (Engineering), Jay Pasricha (Medicine, GI), Jung-Hee Seo (Engineering), Michael Schweitzer (Medicine) & Jason Villano (Medicine)

Developing Novel Methods to Extract Vital Signs to Enhance Remote Medical Monitoring through Virtual Vital Sign Abstraction and Health Status Prediction Edward Chen (Medicine, Pulmonary), Anissa Elayadi (Applied Physics Lab), Jason Spitaletta (Applied Physics Lab), Panagis Galiatsatos (Medicine, Pulmonary), Marianne Engel (Applied Physics Lab) & Melanie Lockhart (Applied Physics Lab)

Hiding in Plain Sight “Stigmatizing Language in Patients” Medical Records Mary Catherine Beach (Medicine, GIM) & Mark Dredze (Engineering)

Preventing Opioid Abuse in Chronic Pancreatitis through Local, Sustained Bupivacaine Delivery from Stents Jay Pasricha (Medicine, GI), Christopher Stiles (Applied Physics Lab) & Kunal Parikh (Engineering)

For the full list of awardees and projects, click here.

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