Hepatitis C Free Baltimore: 1,000 Cured and Counting

Hepatitis C Free Baltimore: 1,000 Cured and Counting

Posted by  | Patient Care

The Division of Infectious Diseases will host a celebration on Thursday, May 19 in honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day to commemorate their efforts to eradicate hepatitis C in Baltimore--with over 1,000 cured--and to identify how to continue serving the community to cure even more people moving forward. Featuring keynote speaker John Ward, MD, director of the Division of(...)

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What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

My morning started like most school days. Kid commotion: cries over the hairbrush, breakfast dish banging and a 15-minute music play-off featuring the 5th grade oboe vs. 2nd grade piano. I mused that the earplug inventor had at least two kids, maybe more. For a curtain call, my 11-year old battled her backpack. I observed(...)

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2016 Diversity Leadership Council Diversity Recognition Awards

2016 Diversity Leadership Council Diversity Recognition Awards

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Four from the Department of Medicine will be honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 10 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood Campus as recipients of the 2016 Diversity Recognition Awards sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Council. Congratulations to: Alicia Arbaje, assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics Rachel Levine, associate professor(...)

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Developments from the Development Office

Developments from the Development Office

Posted by  | Administration

The Department of Medicine has completed its third quarter, and the fundraising total is $20,407,991 in gifts and pledges as of April 25, 2016. Of note, this includes a $6M grant commitment from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation for Lyme disease research. Congratulations to Dr. John Aucott and his team in the Division of(...)

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Improving MHAC rates: How Answering DocuCheck Queries Helps Represent the Outstanding Care We Provide and Improves the Hospital’s Bottom Line

Improving MHAC rates: How Answering DocuCheck Queries Helps Represent the Outstanding Care We Provide and Improves the Hospital’s Bottom Line

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Why are we talking about MHACs? To promote quality improvement and financial responsibility, Maryland and the federal government have instituted hospital pay for performance programs. Maryland is unique nationally in that the state sets hospital reimbursement rates for all payers. Maryland hospitals have a waiver from CMS’s Value Based Purchasing incentive program (limited to Medicare(...)

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Rompalo Receives Distinguished Career Award

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Anne Rompalo, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was recently named the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Career Award by the American STD Association for her long and distinguished contributions in the field of STD research and prevention. Anne will be recognized at the annual awards luncheon at the 2016 STD Prevention Conference in Atlanta(...)

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Diabetes Medications as Monotherapy or Metformin-Based Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Diabetes Medications as Monotherapy or Metformin-Based Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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ARTICLE: Diabetes Medications as Monotherapy or Metformin-Based Combination Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis AUTHORS: Nisa M. Maruthur, Eva Tseng, Susan Hutfless, Lisa M. Wilson, Catalina Suarez-Cuervo, Zackary Berger, Yue Chu, Emmanuel Iyoha, Jodi B. Segal and Shari Bolen JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 19. doi: 10.7326/M15-2650. [Epub ahead of print](...)

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Cosgrove Named Expert Leading the Field of Patient Safety

Cosgrove Named Expert Leading the Field of Patient Safety

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Becker’s Hospital Review has named Sara Cosgrove, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, one of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety. Sara is president-elect of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and serves as the director of the antimicrobial stewardship program and the associate hospital epidemiologist at JHH. She was recognized in 2014(...)

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DOM in the News

DOM in the News

Posted by  | Administration

Members of our department have been popping up all over the news this past week. Check out where below. Seasonal allergies drive some Baltimore-area residents to alternative remedies....Alvin Sanico, assistant professor in the Division of Clinical Immunology, said herbal remedies and other alternative allergy treatments aren't reliable. Aside from the neti pot … they do not(...)

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