July Updates

July Updates

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Epic kudos We had a successful transition to Epic on July 1 led by Donna Beitler, Keisha Perrin, Dr. Tim Niessen and Hailey James. Our certified trainers were Regina Hendrix, Denise "Deni" Gartrell, Jennifer Bardell, Kathryn Medved, Kesiha Perrin, and Donna Beitler. In addition to our certified trainers, educators Kelly Connor, Marida Twilley and Paula Murray,(...)

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Risk score overestimation: the impact of individual cardiovascular risk factors and preventive therapies on the performance of the American Heart Association-American College of Cardiology-AtheroscleroticCardiovascular Disease risk score in a modern multi-ethnic cohort.

Risk score overestimation: the impact of individual cardiovascular risk factors and preventive therapies on the performance of the American Heart Association-American College of Cardiology-AtheroscleroticCardiovascular Disease risk score in a modern multi-ethnic cohort.

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ARTICLE: Risk score overestimation: the impact of individual cardiovascular risk factors and preventive therapies on the performance of the American Heart Association-American College of Cardiology-AtheroscleroticCardiovascular Disease risk score in a modern multi-ethnic cohort. AUTHORS: Andrew Paul DeFilippis, Rebekah Young, John W. McEvoy, Erin D. Michos, Veit Sandfort, Richard A. Kronmal, Robyn L. McClelland, Michael J. Blaha JOURNAL: Eur Heart J. 2016 Jul 19. pii: ehw301. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the 2013 American Heart Association (AHA)-American College of Cardiology (ACC)-Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD) risk score among four different race/ethnic groups and to ascertain which factors are most associated with risk overestimation by the AHA-ACC-ASCVD score. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis(...)

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Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

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On July 1 the BCU said goodbye to Hailey James, our star program manager. Hailey was a core member of the leadership team who helped to build the administrative structure of the BCU and was instrumental in securing our federal grant funding. She has moved on to the University of North Carolina to pursue her(...)

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Lucas, Leffell and Zachary Receive Monaco Award

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Donna Lucas, Sue Leffell and Andrea Zachary recently received the Anthony P. Monaco Award for the most outstanding translational paper for 2016 from The Transplantation Society. Their paper, "Differences in Immunogenicity of HLA Antigens and the Impact of Cross-Reactivity on the Humoral Response" was published in Transplantation in January 2015, and was unanimously voted to be(...)

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Foundations Of Teaching Course

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The Institute for Educational Excellence (IEE) will be offering a half-day Foundations of Teaching course for new faculty members who may need a bit of help with teaching or for those who simply have an interest. The first Foundations of Teaching session will be held on Thursday, August 4, as the first session of the(...)

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Hansel and Diette to Lead Children’s Research Center

Hansel and Diette to Lead Children’s Research Center

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have funded five new Children's Centers to study the negative effects pollutants in the environment have on children. Nadia Hansel, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, and Greg Diette, professor in the Division of Pulmonary will lead the Johns Hopkins Center for the(...)

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The Precision Medicine Technology Shark Tank

The Precision Medicine Technology Shark Tank

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Are you waiting in the wings to create the next big medical software start-up? Looking to gain feedback on an original Health IT concept? Join the first Johns Hopkins competition at the intersection of precision medicine and technology innovation: The Precision Medicine Technology Shark Tank Who can participate? Faculty, staff and students at Johns Hopkins University(...)

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Phenotype-Specific Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Multiorgan Roadmap

Phenotype-Specific Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Multiorgan Roadmap

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ARTICLE: Phenotype-Specific Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Multiorgan Roadmap AUTHORS: Sanjiv J. Shah, Dalane W. Kitzman, Barry A. Borlaug, Loek van Heerebeek, Michael R. Zile, David A. Kass and Walter J. Paulus JOURNAL: Circulation. 2016 Jul 5;134(1):73-90. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.021884. Abstract Heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (EF; HFpEF) accounts for 50% of HF cases, and its prevalence relative to HF with reduced EF continues to rise. In contrast to HF with reduced EF, large(...)

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