Networking with the Women’s Task Force

Networking with the Women’s Task Force

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On Wednesday, August 17, the Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers held a meet and greet to welcome new women faculty and fellows. Over 40 women attended the event. The Task Force holds periodic networking and career development events during the course of the year and a formal annual dinner in the spring. Upcoming events include(...)

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Donowitz Receives Program Project Grant Funding

Donowitz Receives Program Project Grant Funding

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Mark Donowitz, professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, is one of three principle investigators on a newly funded National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Program Project Grant (PPG) to use normal human enteroids to understand pathophysiology of some of the major causes of diarrhea and diarrheal death world wide. Mark, along with James Nataro,(...)

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SPIROMICS Protocol for Multicenter Quantitative CT to Phenotype the Lungs

SPIROMICS Protocol for Multicenter Quantitative CT to Phenotype the Lungs

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ARTICLE: SPIROMICS Protocol for Multicenter Quantitative CT to Phenotype the Lungs AUTHORS: Jered P Sieren, John D Newell, Jr., R. Graham Barr, Eugene R Bleecker, Nathan Burnette, Elizabeth E Carretta, David Couper, Jonathan Goldin, Junfeng Guo, MeiLan K Han, Nadia N Hansel, Richard E. Kanner, Ella A Kazerooni, Fernando J Martinez, Stephen Rennard, Prescott G Woodruff, Eric A. Hoffman and for the SPIROMICS Research Group JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Multi-detector row(...)

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13th Annual Diversity Conference

13th Annual Diversity Conference

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The Diversity Leadership Council’s 13th Annual Diversity Conference will be on Friday, October 21, on the Homewood Campus. This year’s conference will include a wide range of diversity workshops and our plenary speaker will be Dr. Robert Higgins, Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Surgeon-in-Chief. We’re thrilled to have the Director of Research of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)(...)

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Kaiser Permanente Delivery Science Fellowship

Kaiser Permanente Delivery Science Fellowship

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The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research is currently accepting applications for the fourth cohort of research fellows for the Delivery Science Fellowship. The application deadline is September 15, 2016 for fellows to start in July 2017.   Application form and additional information available here: http://dorfellowship.kaiser.org Anyone with questions should contact Richard Grant, director, at richard.w.grant@kp.org or Beth(...)

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Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture

Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture

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Please join us for The Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture on Friday, August 19 from 9-10 a.m. in Hurd Hall. Our guest speaker is Patricia Tennill, lead nurse of the Special Pathogens Program and assistant director of nursing at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Her talk, “The Importance of Quarterly Training and Nursing Engagement,” will(...)

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2015 Diversity Annual Report

2015 Diversity Annual Report

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The 2015 Diversity Annual Report was recently released highlighting both people and programs working to promote equality and combat health disparities within the Johns Hopkins Medicine community. This inaugural issue created by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion features Namandje Bumpus, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Lisa Cooper, professor in the Division of General Internal(...)

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Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

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The August issue of the journal "Ethnicity and Disease" is dedicated to articles focused on health  in hypertension and related organ damage. Two articles from our own Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, directed by Lisa Cooper, professor in General Internal Medicine, are included. In an original report, Tanvir Hussain summarizes findings from(...)

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Vaccinia vaccine–based immunotherapy arrests and reverses established pulmonary fibrosis

Vaccinia vaccine–based immunotherapy arrests and reverses established pulmonary fibrosis

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ARTICLE: Vaccinia vaccine–based immunotherapy arrests and reverses established pulmonary fibrosis AUTHORS: Samuel L. Collins, Yee Chan-Li, MinHee Oh, Christine L. Vigeland, Nathachit Limjunyawong, Wayne Mitzner, Jonathan D. Powell and Maureen R. Horton JOURNAL: JCI Insight. 2016 Apr 7; 1(4): e83116 Abstract Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal disease without any cure. Both human disease and animal models demonstrate dysregulated wound healing and unregulated fibrogenesis(...)

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AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

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Minority junior faculty and post docs are invited to attend the AAMC Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar from September 15-18 in San Antonio, Texas. Join us for this unique opportunity to acquire the skills and tools that you need to succeed in academic medicine while networking with senior leaders from around the country. The AAMC(...)

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