Vice Chair Contributors

Lessons from the AAIM Women in Leadership Development Forum

Lessons from the AAIM Women in Leadership Development Forum

Posted by  | Administration, Leadership, Vice Chair Contributors

On October 20, six women faculty, supported by the DOM, attended the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), Women in Leadership Development Forum. The program focused on practical skills development as well as on strategies for creating a supportive environment that allows diverse faculty to thrive. The skills workshops included Crucial Conversations, Resilience and Sustainability(...)

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Assessing and Improving Hospital Team Communication with Primary Care Providers

Assessing and Improving Hospital Team Communication with Primary Care Providers

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Good communication between hospital providers and primary care providers (PCPs) prevents readmissions, medication errors and dropped treatment plans, but good communication is not the norm. Discharge summaries, a standard form for this communication, are often received late or never at all.1 Direct communication between providers during the hospitalization can be challenging to implement. Phone calls require(...)

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Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Vice Chair Contributors

In the October 12, 2016 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, a perspectives article makes the distinction between interpersonal racism and structural racism, citing the latter as a contributor to premature death and reduced levels of overall health and well-being. Structural racism is “a confluence of institutions, culture, history, ideology and codified practices(...)

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A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Department of Medicine faculty and staff enjoyed an engaging dialogue with Melvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police last month. He successfully built the case that many of the current challenges between the police and the community are a deficit in relational equity between the two groups who ultimately(...)

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CORRIE: JHU and Apple Collaborate to Bring Cardiac Care to your Fingertips

CORRIE: JHU and Apple Collaborate to Bring Cardiac Care to your Fingertips

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

Imagine: one day you’re well, going about activities as always, and then something happens to change your life forever. We see it everyday. In this case, it’s crushing chest pain, shortness of breath: a heart attack. Now ask yourself: How will this change the way you live tomorrow? Are you prepared to make those changes?(...)

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Data Integrity & Analytics

Data Integrity & Analytics

Posted by  | Research, Vice Chair Contributors

This is the first in a series on data integrity and analytics that will provide some practical answers, pointers to valuable resources (some new or under-utilized) and what we hope will be a sustained forum for sharing and updating solutions that our faculty and staff have found useful. Where should I put my data? This(...)

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Steering Committee Members Needed: DOM Civic Engagement Initiative

Steering Committee Members Needed: DOM Civic Engagement Initiative

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Vice Chair Contributors

In response to Dean Rothman’s request to department directors to devise a plan and generate ideas for Hopkins to make a positive impact on the Baltimore community following the riots that ensued after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Drs. Anderson and Golden announced a five-part lecture series entitled “Journeys in Medicine,” on May 1, 2015(...)

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