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October Updates!

October Updates!

 As the leaves change and we enter the holiday season, now is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the crisp fall weather. I hope you and your families are able to take time away to enjoy the fall foliage. Please have a safe and happy Halloween! Sincerely, Ron   Kelly Caslin has been appointed(...)

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Hyaluronic acid-serum hydrogels rapidly restore metabolism of encapsulated stem cells and promote engraftment

Hyaluronic acid-serum hydrogels rapidly restore metabolism of encapsulated stem cells and promote engraftment

ARTICLE: Hyaluronic acid-serum hydrogels rapidly restore metabolism of encapsulated stem cells and promote engraftment AUTHORS: Chan AT, Karakas MF, Vakrou S, Afzal J, Rittenbach A, Lin X, Wahl RL, Pomper MG, Steenbergen CJ, Tsui BM, Elisseeff JH, Abraham MR JOURNAL: Biomaterials. 2015 Dec;73:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.09.001. Epub 2015 Sep 4. Abstract BACKGROUND: Cell death due to anoikis, necrosis and cell egress from transplantation sites limits functional benefits(...)

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Luczak and Simmons named Division Administrators

Luczak and Simmons named Division Administrators

  Tony Luczak, MBA, was named the division administrator for Nephrology in September. Originally form Duluth, Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota where he received his bachelor's in Biochemistry and Genetics in 2002. After college he moved to Boulder, Colorado where he began on the management track at Bonfils Memorial Blood Center. He furthered(...)

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2016 AAF Scholar Awards

2016 AAF Scholar Awards

The American Asthma Foundation (AAF) supports highly innovative research from all fields relevant to asthma. They wish to draw outstanding investigators from other fields into the study of asthma, and most AAF Scholars are studying asthma for the first time. All grants will be to investigators who are within 10 years of their first independent(...)

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Microbe Hunters Documentary Series

Microbe Hunters Documentary Series

UPDATE: The Smallpox episode of the Microbe Hunters multimedia series is now available online: http://www.microbe-hunters.com/?utm_source=Medicine%20Matters&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Post%20Event%20Outreach Please join the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and the Division of Infectious Diseases for “Smallpox,” the premiere episode of the documentary series Microbe Hunters, on Tuesday, October 20 at 1 p.m., in Hurd Hall. The event will include(...)

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ResearchKit Introductory Seminar

ResearchKit Introductory Seminar

With the increasing adoption of mobile technology, the way Hopkins students and faculty conduct research studies is quickly transforming. This change has never been more apparent with recent release and ready availability of ResearchKit from Apple. The Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical & Translational Research and the(...)

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Goals and Focus for 2016

Goals and Focus for 2016

Fiscal and academic year 2016 will continue to experience the dramatic change affecting all facets of our healthcare environment. Your Clinical Affairs Team goals are reflective of responses to the highest priority changes impacting our mission, while still focused on our vision to: Deliver the highest quality, patient-centered care Develop innovations in clinical care delivery(...)

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Genomics: The interloper

Genomics: The interloper

ARTICLE: Genomics: The interloper AUTHORS: M. Teresa Villanueva JOURNAL: Nat Rev Genet. 2015 Sep 18;16(10):564-5. doi: 10.1038/nrg4009 Article The retrotransposon long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1) is a mobile genetic sequence that can lead to mutagenesis and genetic instability by copying and inserting itself into the genome. LINE-1 insertions have been reported in tumour suppressor genes in several(...)

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