Older Americans Independence Center Request for Proposals

Older Americans Independence Center Request for Proposals

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The JHU Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) is seeking proposals from faculty researchers for studies related to frailty and late-life decline. Successful applicants would receive salary, research core support and mentorship in aging and frailty research (biological, clinical, translational and epidemiological) through one of the following OAIC funding mechanisms: OAIC Pilot/Exploratory Studies(...)

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Introduction to a compendium on sudden cardiac death: epidemiology, mechanisms and management

Introduction to a compendium on sudden cardiac death: epidemiology, mechanisms and management

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ARTICLE: Introduction to a compendium on sudden cardiac death: epidemiology, mechanisms and management AUTHOR: Gordon F. Tomaselli JOURNAL: Circulation Research. June 5, 2015; Vol. 116, No. 12 Overview of Sudden Cardiac Death and Scope of the Compendium Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a devastating complication of many forms of heart disease and on occasion presents(...)

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Golden awarded R34 grant

Golden awarded R34 grant

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Dr. Sherita Golden, professor and executive vice-chair of the Department of Medicine, was recently awarded an R34 grant for the study entitled “Implementation and Evaluation of an Inpatient Diabetes Superuser Education Program.” The study will be funded through an R34 mechanism, Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Setting, through the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Telemetry Inpatient Cardiac Monitoring

One Minute Guide to: Telemetry Inpatient Cardiac Monitoring

Posted by  | Patient Care

Q: Should cardiac monitoring be routinely ordered for non-ICU in-patients with concern for clinical deterioration to provide early indication of worsening status? The Bottom Line: Cardiac monitoring is indicated for specific patient populations at high risk for life-threatening arrhythmias and should not be used in place of or as an adjunct to close clinical observation.(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: the AAMC

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: the AAMC

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In many ways the Department of Medicine operates like a very large multi-specialty group practice with a wide range of expertise from primary care to high-end procedural specialties. This heterogeneity in our practice contributes to a complex salary structure where variation in clinical salaries are driven by market differences. These differences are why our salary(...)

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Vice Chair and Associate Vice Chair for Innovation and Commercialization Announced

Vice Chair and Associate Vice Chair for Innovation and Commercialization Announced

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Drs. Pankaj Jay Pasricha and Kieren Marr were named the Vice Chair and Associate Vice Chair for Innovation and Commercialization, respectively, beginning June 15, 2015. In these roles, they will work to foster a culture of innovation in the department and help create pathways to turn scholarly activity of our scientists and clinician-scientists into products(...)

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Atypical HUS may become a diagnosis of inclusion

Atypical HUS may become a diagnosis of inclusion

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ARTICLE: Atypical HUS may become a diagnosis of inclusion AUTHORS: J. Evan Sadler JOURNAL: Blood. 2015 Jun 4;125(23):3525-6. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-04-640656 Patients with aHUS usually have microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. However, these features occur in many diseases, including thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and the more common form of Shiga toxin–expressing Escherichia coli hemolytic(...)

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Journeys in Medicine Implicit/Unconscious Bias

Journeys in Medicine Implicit/Unconscious Bias

Posted by  | Administration

On Wednesday, June 3, Mr. James Page, vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, gave an interactive discussion and presentation in order to spread awareness of unconscious bias and the potential negative impact it may have when interacting with colleagues and patients. Mr. Page gave examples of how different people may interpret(...)

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Community Volunteer Opportunities

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Many of our faculty and staff members have been asking about opportunities to volunteer in the community surrounding the East Baltimore campus. The Henderson-Hopkins school, a partnership between the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Baltimore City Public Schools, recently asked for volunteer support from the Johns Hopkins Medicine community. Below are a few(...)

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