Epic Tip of the Week: July 12, 2019

Epic Tip of the Week: July 12, 2019

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All Providers: Epic will be Upgraded on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Here are links to Quick Start Guides and Power Point tutorials to review changes for some users: Beginning July 14, 2019, contact the Epic HelpDesk at 410-614-HELP Ambulatory Providers Inpatient Providers Upgrade training materials for other Epic applications are available HERE. The Epic Playground has(...)

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Coronary Artery Calcium Scores of Zero and Establishing the Concept of Negative Risk Factors

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores of Zero and Establishing the Concept of Negative Risk Factors

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ARTICLE: Coronary Artery Calcium Scores of Zero and Establishing the Concept of Negative Risk Factors AUTHORS: Michael J. Blaha, Ron Blankstein and Khurram Nasir JOURNAL: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jul 9;74(1):12-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.05.032. The term “risk factor” was first coined in 1961 in a seminal article by Kannel et al. (1) from the Framingham Heart Study. Since then, risk factors for atherosclerotic(...)

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Freeland Receives Funding for GIMboree

Freeland Receives Funding for GIMboree

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Deborah Freeland, primary care resident in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency Program, received a national grant from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for her project, "The GIMboree Experience: Enhancing Joy in Outpatient Medicine.” GIMBoree consists of monthly GIM/primary care evening events that allow for residents and faculty to discuss issues pertinent(...)

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Ratchford Named to the Executive Board of the Society for Vascular Medicine

Ratchford Named to the Executive Board of the Society for Vascular Medicine

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After serving two years on the Board of Trustees, Elizabeth Ratchford, associate professor in the Division of Cardiology, was recently elected to the Executive Board as Secretary of the Society for Vascular Medicine. She will also serve as the chair of the Membership Committee. Founded in 1989, the Society for Vascular Medicine aims to improve the(...)

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Nanoparticle diffusion in spontaneously expectorated sputum as a biophysical tool to probedisease severity in COPD

Nanoparticle diffusion in spontaneously expectorated sputum as a biophysical tool to probedisease severity in COPD

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ARTICLE: Nanoparticle diffusion in spontaneously expectorated sputum as a biophysical tool to probedisease severity in COPD AUTHORS: Jane F. Chisholm, Siddharth K. Shenoy, Julie K. Shade, Victor Kim, Nirupama Putcha, Kathryn A. Carson, Robert Wise, Nadia Hansel, Justin S. Hanes, Jung Soo Suk, Enid Neptune JOURNAL: Eur Respir J. 2019 Jun 4. pii: 1900088. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00088-2019. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract RATIONALE: Perturbations in airway mucus properties contribute to lung function decline in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While alterations in bulk(...)

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Special Pilot Project Funding Opportunity

Special Pilot Project Funding Opportunity

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BACKGROUND The Hopkins Conte Digestive Diseases Basic and Translational Research Core Center was established in June of 2011 to advance fundamental and translational gastrointestinal research at Hopkins. The Core mission is to bring together GI investigators and encourage others in the community to enter this area of research. This is accomplished by: Providing cutting-edge resources(...)

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Sharma Recognized by the American College of Cardiology

Sharma Recognized by the American College of Cardiology

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Garima Sharma, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, was recognized by American College of Cardiology as a cardiologist with Asian roots who has embraced and enriched the global cardiovascular community in advancing heart health. This recognition came as part of Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May. For the full list of cardiovascular professionals recognized, click(...)

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Juliet Allen is Here to Help with Epic

Juliet Allen is Here to Help with Epic

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In her role as business solutions analyst, Juliet Allen, MSN, RN, focuses on improving our department’s physician and advanced practice provider experience in and utilization of Epic. She works in close collaboration with DOM faculty to identify clinical functionality concerns, training issues and optimization opportunities to enhance quality and promote proficiency in Epic. Juliet does(...)

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