Patient Care

Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

Patient Travel and Prescriber Updates

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Guidance Regarding Travel to Certain Countries Outside the U.S. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently experiencing an outbreak of Ebola virus disease, and Nigeria has recently experienced ongoing transmission of Lassa fever. It is important to identify and isolate patients under investigation for viral hemorrhagic fever when they arrive at a Hopkins hospital(...)

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Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

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Vikesh Singh, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, will assume the role of Director of Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital effective July 1, 2018. Vikesh is currently the director of the Pancreatitis Center and the medical director of the Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation Program. He received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics-biology from Brown University and his M.D.(...)

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Spring Drills

Spring Drills

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On April 24-25, members of the BCU attended an international high-level isolation unit (HLIU) summit at the National Institutes of Health. The summit, co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC), brought together 22 biocontainment units from around to world to discuss issues related to(...)

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Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

Inaugural Clinical Retreat Recap

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I was happy to see such a great turnout for our inaugural DOM Clinical Retreat. I'd like to thank the committee led Lee Biddison for taking my general musing and making it a reality. I'd also like to thank Drs. Sikon and Wigley for their captivating talks and everyone who participated in the poster and(...)

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15th Annual Miller Lecture

15th Annual Miller Lecture

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Dr. Baron will be discussing how broad social changes in trust and authority are having an impact on health care. Using the historical roots of medical licensure and board certification as an example of professional self-regulation designed to build trust, he will describe the impact of electronic media and omnipresent access to information on medical(...)

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Ebola and Special Pathogen Simulation Training

Ebola and Special Pathogen Simulation Training

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Our nurse educator, nurse manager and a BCU super user traveled to New York City’s Bellevue hospital for two full days of training and knowledge sharing. Hospital representatives from around the country attended the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) Ebola and Special Pathogen Simulation training to practice skills while in full personal protective(...)

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Mathews Speaks on EY Health Webcast Panel

Mathews Speaks on EY Health Webcast Panel

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Simon Mathews, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, participated a live EY Health Webcast in New York City earlier this month on "The Upside of Disruption for Healthcare" representing the clinical and patient perspective on the changes affecting the U.S. health landscape. Over 2,500 people registered for the event. EY partners with the Johns Hopkins(...)

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The Role of Health Care Professionals in Reducing LGBTQ Health Disparities

The Role of Health Care Professionals in Reducing LGBTQ Health Disparities

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The Johns Hopkins Institute for Genetic Medicine, Graduate Program in Human Genetics, Professional Development and Careers Office and the Office of Graduate Student Affairs are pleased to be hosting Dr. Andrew Hollenbach, professor of genetics at Louisiana State University, for a visit on May 1-2. Dr. Hollenbach has been highly active through the Association of American(...)

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Mosaic Initiative Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Mosaic Initiative Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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Deidra Crews, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology and associate vice chair for diversity and inclusion, will speak at the 8th Annual Mosaic Initiative Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology on Thursday, June 28 at 4-5 p.m. in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center, Level 1, Richard A. Grossi Auditorium (Bayview campus); reception to follow. Title(...)

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