Team Captains Still Needed for Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Team Captains Still Needed for Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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This year the Johns Hopkins Medicine has committed to recruiting 500 walkers and raising $50,000 for diabetes research, education and advocacy through participation in the American Diabetes Association—Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. The walk will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Canton Waterfront Park starting at 8 a.m. The Department of(...)

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Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart

Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart

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ARTICLE: Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart AUTHORS: Gaurav Kaushik, Alice Spenlehauer, Ayla O. Sessions, Adriana S. Trujillo, Alexander Fuhrmann, Zongming Fu, Vidya Venkatraman, Danielle Pohl, Jeremy Tuler, Mingyi Wang, Edward G. Lakatta, Karen Ocorr, Rolf Bodmer, Sanford I. Bernstein, Jennifer E. Van Eyk, Anthony Cammarato and Adam J. Engler(...)

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Grand Challenges Explorations Grant Program

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Beginning this September, the team will be accepting applications for the next round Grand Challenges Explorations grants. 52 projects in(...)

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Engaging Community Partners

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Please join the Translational Research Communities (TRC) and the Research Participant & Community (RCPC) Core on Wednesday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Tilghman Auditorium on 733 N. Broadway Street as they collaborate to host a seminar discussing the importance of community involvement in conducting clinical research. This seminar will feature speakers(...)

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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

Posted by  | Patient Care

Observed annually on June 19, World Sickle Cell Day has been designated by the United Nations as a day to raise global awareness about the significant public health burden known as sickle cell disease, which is a serious inherited disorder of the blood. Sickle cell disease is one of the most common inherited disorders of the blood(...)

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Johns Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day

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The first annual Johns Hopkins Sleep & Circadian Research Day will take place on Monday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Chase Auditorium in the Zayed Building. Participants from more than 30 departments across Hopkins and local institutions will present and hear about the latest findings in sleep and circadian research.(...)

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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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