Panek elected Vice President of SHM’s Maryland Chapter

Panek elected Vice President of SHM’s Maryland Chapter

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Tiffani Panek, division administrator of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Bayview, was recently elected to be the vice president of the Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM) Maryland Chapter and became the only practice administrator currently in chapter leadership. Tiffani has attended the SHM Leadership Academy in Austin, Texas, received their Certificate of Leadership and(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Fall 2015 Update

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Fall 2015 Update

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Lots of progress has been made on the compensation model since the series of posts this summer and the most recent post naming the committee members. The steering committee and subcommittees have met to learn more about the mechanics of the model, so they can educate others about how the model will work and gain important(...)

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IEE Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement Call for Nominations

IEE Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement Call for Nominations

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Do you know a great Hopkins educator? Nominations for the annual Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are open. Each award is selected by peers, and recognizes outstanding work in education. Winners will each receive $1,000. IEE Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement Lisa J. Heiser Award for Junior Faculty Contribution in(...)

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Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

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Quality improvement strategies can target several areas—health systems (case management, team changes, electronic patient registry, facilitated relay of information to clinicians, continuous QI), health-care providers (audit and feedback, clinician education, clinician reminders, financial incentives) or patients (patient education, promotion of self-management, reminder systems).  A recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in Diabetes Care in 2013(...)

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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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