Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Posted by  | Patient Care

On November 30, the BCU conducted its latest quarterly drill. The drill involved a pregnant patient who went into labor in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Clinic, but was quickly identified as suspect for an unknown, novel and highly pathogenic respiratory illness. As such, the patient was transported via LifeLine in an IsoPod to the BCU.(...)

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GTPCI Tuition Scholarship for Postdoctoral Fellows

GTPCI Tuition Scholarship for Postdoctoral Fellows

Posted by  | Education

To increase enrollment of postdoctoral fellows in the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation (GTPCI), the GTPCI Advisory Council will fund 1 to 2 scholarship awards which will provide full tuition support and associated fees ($52,368) along with a $2,500 stipend to be used for travel and/or research expenses for the next 3 consecutive years.(...)

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High Value All Star Awards

High Value All Star Awards

Posted by  | Congratulations, Education

Members of the DOM were recognized by Vice Dean for Education Roy Ziegelstein at the December Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meeting for their successful quality improvement projects related to high value care. Award recipients receive a High Value All Star certificate and a $100 check to use for a high value celebration. From infectious diseases, Masako Mizusawa, Christopher Kauffman, Lisa(...)

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Osler Program Adopts a Family

Osler Program Adopts a Family

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Education

For the first time, residents and faculty members of the Osler Medical Residency Training Program participated in the Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Family program of the Office of Work, Life, and Engagement. Over $1,500 worth of gifts and funds were donated to provide holiday cheer to families selected through the Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy and The Franklin Center. The residents had a fantastic time(...)

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Change in Johns Hopkins W-2 Process Requires Employees to Take Action by Dec 31

Change in Johns Hopkins W-2 Process Requires Employees to Take Action by Dec 31

Posted by  | Administration

Dear Faculty and Staff: We have all heard news about security breaches at various companies and the dangers of stolen personal information, and we know this can be a particularly challenging issue during tax season. As part of ongoing efforts to protect our systems from cyber threats and keep our employees’ information secure, Johns Hopkins(...)

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2018 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

2018 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association published its Standards of Care for Diabetes last week with the help of a committee led by Rita Kalyani, associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology. She has served as chair of the writing committee for the past year to update the 173-page clinical guidelines that summarize evidence-based recommendations for the management and treatment of the 30 million people living(...)

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Effects of Sodium Reduction and the DASH Diet in Relation to Baseline Blood Pressure

Effects of Sodium Reduction and the DASH Diet in Relation to Baseline Blood Pressure

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ARTICLE: Effects of Sodium Reduction and the DASH Diet in Relation to Baseline Blood Pressure AUTHORS: Stephen P. Juraschek, Edgar R. Miller III, Connie M. Weaver, Lawrence J. Appel JOURNAL: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Dec 12;70(23):2841-2848. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.10.011. Epub 2017 Nov 12. Abstract BACKGROUND: Both sodium reduction and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, and reduced in saturated fat and cholesterol, lower blood pressure. The separate and(...)

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