Patient Care

Additions to the BCU

Additions to the BCU

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The BCU is excited to announce two additions to our leadership team! Jennifer Andonian has been appointed the interim BCU program manager. Jen was recently named one of HEIC’s senior infection preventionists. She has served as one of our HEIC BCU leads for the last two years and has played a large role in our success over(...)

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NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

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Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a roadmap (PDF) for healthcare providers, payers and others to take action to eliminate healthcare disparities using quality performance measures and related policy levers. Focusing on(...)

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Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

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This event is hosted by Medicine for the Greater Good, an initiative and formal curriculum that seeks to train and educate medical residents in bridging the gap in health disparities between the hospital and the community. The topic of Mayor Pugh’s remarks will be on Baltimore City and its health. The mayor will focus on(...)

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It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

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The Occupational Health Services team is administering free flu vaccinations through Friday, October 27. Please see below for the schedule. You do not need an appointment, and the process should only take a few minutes. Who Must Receive a Vaccination The Johns Hopkins Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy requires that faculty and staff members, postdoctoral fellows,(...)

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Evolving Research and Training Opportunities

Evolving Research and Training Opportunities

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This past month the BCU hosted its first quarterly staff meeting of the new academic year. During the meeting, BCU team members received a global update on highly infectious diseases as well as a summary of recent BCU activities. We rounded out the quarterly staff activities with crabs at Nick’s Fish House in celebration of(...)

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Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Call for Nominations

Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Call for Nominations

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The Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence is accepting nominations of clinically excellent physician-faculty members through October 6. Faculty physicians that have been nominated 6+ times may be invited to apply. Nominees who have at least 2 nominations from beyond their own department will most likely be invited to complete the application process. Physicians wishing to(...)

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CFAR to Partner in $59 Million Unitaid Grant to Control TB

CFAR to Partner in $59 Million Unitaid Grant to Control TB

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The Executive Board of Unitaid, the Geneva-based UN agency promoting innovations to end global pandemics, has approved a new grant to the Aurum Institute of South Africa, Johns Hopkins University and other partners to improve the uptake of treatment to prevent tuberculosis (TB), the world’s leading infectious disease killer. The $59 million grant, called IMPAACT4TB,(...)

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Solbert Permutt Memorial Lecture

Solbert Permutt Memorial Lecture

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The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine cordially invites you to attend the Solbert Permutt Memorial Lecture entitled “Data Sharing in the Context of Clinical Trials” with speaker Jeffrey M. Drazen, MD, editor-in-chief of New England Journal of Medicine and Distinguished Parker B Francis Professor of Medicine of Harvard Medical School on Tuesday, September 26 at 4 p.m. in the Welch Medical(...)

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Pain Symposium: Opioid Stewardship Across the Care Continuum

Pain Symposium: Opioid Stewardship Across the Care Continuum

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The epidemic of overdose deaths has given rise to the concept of opioid stewardship: appropriately managing patients' pain while preventing new cases of addiction. But what does stewardship mean in the context of a hospital or health system? Given the infancy of stewardship programs, we need to better identify and spread best practices. Learn more(...)

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