JHU Bootcamp for Biomedical Entrepreneurs

JHU Bootcamp for Biomedical Entrepreneurs

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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Carey Business School and IncMed are excited to offer the 2017 JHU Bootcamp for Biomedical Entrepreneurs. The bootcamp will be held on three days–September 9, September 16 and October 14, 2017 and will provide basic knowledge and skills needed to turn ideas and disclosures into validated business proposals. These proposals will be in the form(...)

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Faculty Promotions and Additions

Faculty Promotions and Additions

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Congratulations to all of the below faculty members who were recently promoted. Professor: Associate Professor: Michael Blaha, Cardiology Michelle Eakin, Pulmonary Shaker Eid, CIMS Hans Lee, Pulmonary Mark Marzinke, Clinical Pharmacology Esther Oh, Geriatrics Assistant Professor: Andrew Braun, Pulmonary Emily Brigham, Pulmonary Laura Cappelli, Rheumatology Daniel Goldman, Rheumatology Ryan Graddy, Chemical Dependence Ya-Chi Ho, ID John(...)

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Using Trial Eligibility to Personalize Statin Therapy Appears No More Accurate Than a Coin Flip in Determining High-Risk Status*

Using Trial Eligibility to Personalize Statin Therapy Appears No More Accurate Than a Coin Flip in Determining High-Risk Status*

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ARTICLE: Using Trial Eligibility to Personalize Statin Therapy Appears No More Accurate Than a Coin Flip in Determining High-Risk Status* AUTHORS: Roger S. Blumenthal, M. Imran Aslam, William McEvoy JOURNAL: JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jun 9. pii: S1936-878X(17)30403-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2017.02.019. [Epub ahead of print] Is it possible that around one-half of middle-aged adults estimated to be(...)

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The Civic Engagement Committee Steps Out

The Civic Engagement Committee Steps Out

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On Wednesday, June 21, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Medicine’s Civic Engagement Committee volunteered in the Douglas Homes Community Health Fair. The purpose of the fair was to educate and empower families to take actions and make good choices to be more self-sufficient. The fair connected families with community resources with health screenings for all ages,(...)

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How we treat central venous access device-related upper extremity DVT

How we treat central venous access device-related upper extremity DVT

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ARTICLE: How we treat central venous access device-related upper extremity DVT AUTHORS: Anita Rajasekhar and Michael B. Streiff JOURNAL: Blood 2017 :blood-2016-08-693671; doi: https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2016-08-693671 Abstract Central venous access device (CVAD)-related thrombosis (CRT) is a common complication among patients requiring central venous access as part of their medical care. Complications of CRT include pulmonary embolism, recurrent deep venous thrombosis, loss of central venous(...)

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Welcome Interns, Residents and Fellows

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to our 2017-2018 interns, residents and fellows. This group of the best and brightest has come from all over, and we are honored to have them as a part of our department. This year's class consists of: 22 Bayview interns 16 Bayview assistant residents 16 Bayview residents(...)

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Grisham, Michell and Williams Win Staff Recognition Awards

Grisham, Michell and Williams Win Staff Recognition Awards

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Congratulations to Sara Grisham, Deborah Michell and Kim Williams who were selected to receive this quarter's Staff Recognition Awards based on their glowing nominations. Sara Grisham serves a dual role as administrative coordinator for the Division of Molecular Medicine as well as the Center for Epigenetics. While fairly new to the department, she has had a lasting impact on both(...)

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Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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ARTICLE: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms AUTHORS: Jerry L. Spivak JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 1; 376:2168-2181. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1406186 The myeloproliferative neoplasms — polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, and primary myelofibrosis — are unique hematopoietic stem-cell disorders that share mutations that constitutively activate the physiologic signal-transduction pathways responsible for hematopoiesis. Consequently, these disorders engage in phenotypic mimicry(...)

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Older Adults’ Views and Communication Preferences About Cancer Screening Cessation

Older Adults’ Views and Communication Preferences About Cancer Screening Cessation

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ARTICLE: Older Adults' Views and Communication Preferences About Cancer Screening Cessation AUTHORS: Nancy L. Schoenborn, Kimberley Lee, Craig E. Pollack, Karen Armacost, Sydney M. Dy, John F. P. Bridges, Qian-Li Xue, Antonio C. Wolff, Cynthia Boyd JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1778. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract IMPORTANCE: Older adults with limited life expectancy are frequently screened for cancer even though it exposes them to risks of screeningwith minimal benefit. Patient preferences may be an important contributor to continued screening. OBJECTIVE: To examine older adults' views on the(...)

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