Department of Medicine Top Fundraiser at 2015 American Diabetes Association Step Out:  Walk To Stop Diabetes

Department of Medicine Top Fundraiser at 2015 American Diabetes Association Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes

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The totals are in and the Department of Medicine was the top Johns Hopkins Medicine fundraiser at this year’s Baltimore American Diabetes Step Out Walk—raising $23,408! We nearly met out $25,000 goal thanks to the efforts of our outstanding team captains.  We had 6 teams raise over $1,000: Diabetes Center and Division of Endocrinology ($5,786)(...)

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Kidney-Failure Risk Projection for the Living Kidney-Donor Candidate

Kidney-Failure Risk Projection for the Living Kidney-Donor Candidate

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ARTICLE: Kidney-Failure Risk Projection for the Living Kidney-Donor Candidate AUTHORS: Morgan E. Grams, Yingying Sang, Andrew S. Levey, Kunihiro Matsushita, Shoshana Ballew, Alex R. Chang, Eric K.H. Chow, Bertram L. Kasiske, Csaba P. Kovesdy, Girish N. Nadkarni, Varda Shalev, Dorry L. Segev, Josef Coresh, Krista L. Lentine and Amit X. Garg JOURNAL: N Engl J(...)

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Congrats to Kass and Paolocci whose pharmaceuticals company will be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Congrats to Kass and Paolocci whose pharmaceuticals company will be acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb

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David Kass, professor in the Division of Cardiology, and Nazareno Paolocci, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, along with John Toscano in the Department of Chemistry are the scientific founders of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of cardiovascular disease that(...)

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Snyder named President of ISOQOL

Snyder named President of ISOQOL

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Claire Snyder, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was installed as president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). ISOQOL's mission is to advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health(...)

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The United Way Campaign in Underway!

The United Way Campaign in Underway!

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Greetings! We invite you to consider participating with the United Way! Whether you simply donate $1 or any other amount of your choice, you help make a difference in our community. When you donate to United Way of Central Maryland, your gift goes directly to many of the most needed programs in our community that(...)

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Bayview Research Symposium call for posters

Bayview Research Symposium call for posters

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The 10th Annual Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium is scheduled for Friday, December 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center atrium and auditorium. This year's symposium will focus on "Achieving Health Equality in Baltimore and Beyond: The Next Horizon" and will feature a keynote address by Jonathan Samet,(...)

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Hosts 7th Annual Spotlight Gala and Chef’s Tasting

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Hosts 7th Annual Spotlight Gala and Chef’s Tasting

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The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), Maryland/Southern DelawareChapter, will host their Annual Spotlight Gala and Chef’s Tasting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel on Friday, November 6. The gala will honor Dr. Theodore Bayless, for his work in the field of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with the Honored Hero of Distinction & Lifetime(...)

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GBR in Maryland – A new payment methodology for Maryland hospitals

GBR in Maryland – A new payment methodology for Maryland hospitals

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Recently, you may have heard the acronym “GBR” being tossed around in meetings and hallways of the hospital. “GBR” has been called a tectonic shift in the decades-old Maryland all-payer model. So what is GBR, and why is it so important? GBR (Global Budget Revenue) is a payment method recently implemented by Maryland’s all-payer system(...)

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Frailty, Inflammation and Mortality Among Persons Aging With HIV Infection and Injection Drug Use

Frailty, Inflammation and Mortality Among Persons Aging With HIV Infection and Injection Drug Use

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ARTICLE: Frailty, Inflammation and Mortality Among Persons Aging With HIV Infection and Injection Drug Use AUTHORS: Piggott DA, Varadhan R, Mehta SH, Brown TT, Li H, Walston JD, Leng SX, Kirk GD JOURNAL: J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Dec;70(12):1542-1547. Epub 2015 Sep 18. Abstract BACKGROUND: Serum markers of inflammation increase with age and have been strongly associated with adverse(...)

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