Fine Named Interim Director of Nephrology

Fine Named Interim Director of Nephrology

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I am delighted to announce that Derek Fine has agreed to serve as interim director of the Division of Nephrology effective March 1. We are confident in Dr. Fine’s ability to lead the division and maintain its strong history during this time of transition. In addition to his interim leadership role, he will serve as(...)

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A View from the Front Line — Physicians’ Perspectives on ACA Repeal

A View from the Front Line — Physicians’ Perspectives on ACA Repeal

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ARTICLE: A View from the Front Line — Physicians’ Perspectives on ACA Repeal AUTHORS: Craig Evan Pollack, Katrina Armstrong and David Grande JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2017 Feb 9;376(6):e8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1700144. Epub 2017 Jan 25. The recent election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has created substantial uncertainty about the future of(...)

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DOM Staff Recognition Awards – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

DOM Staff Recognition Awards – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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We would like formally recognize the accomplishments of our staff and show our gratitude to staff members who have exemplified outstanding service. With this, we present the next wave of Department of Medicine Staff Recognition Awards. Who is eligible to be nominated: All staff members in the Department of Medicine. These people could be administrators, administrative(...)

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Gearing Up for Spring

Gearing Up for Spring

Posted by  | Patient Care

On February 9, the BCU team co-hosted a symposium on transportation for patients with highly infectious diseases at the American Society of Microbiology Biothreats Conference in Washington, DC. During the symposium, David Drewry from the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) presented exciting new data from research that was conducted on the BCU. APL has developed a(...)

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Fessler Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Fessler Receives Outstanding Educator Award

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Henry Fessler, professor and fellowship director in the Division of Pulmonary, was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award from the American Thoracic Society (ATS). This award recognizes lifetime contributions in education and mentoring in the fields of pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine. He will be presented the award at the ATS annual(...)

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Feller-Kopman and Lanzkron to be Inducted into Miller-Coulson Academy

Feller-Kopman and Lanzkron to be Inducted into Miller-Coulson Academy

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David Feller-Kopman, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, and Sophie Lanzkron, associate professor in the Division of Hematology, were recently selected to become members of the ninth cohort of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence by nationally recognized professors from both within and outside of Hopkins. The academy aims to recognize and promote excellence in patient care.(...)

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February Updates

February Updates

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a fabulous holiday. If not, there's always St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t know about you, but I am loving the weather. In fact, it won’t be long until spring arrives. As we look forward to spring and summer, we will begin preparing for the FY18 budget. Looking back(...)

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Wearable Technology and Long-term Weight Loss

Wearable Technology and Long-term Weight Loss

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ARTICLE: Wearable Technology and Long-term Weight Loss AUTHORS: Timothy Plante and Seth Martin JOURNAL: JAMA. 2017 Jan 17;317(3):318-319. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.19265. To the Editor After successful weight loss with weekly group sessions over the initial 6 months of the IDEA trial, individuals randomized to an enhanced intervention group using a physical activity tracking device regained more weight over(...)

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Golden Named Member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association

Golden Named Member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association

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Sherita Golden, professor in the Division of Endocrinology, was recently selected to become a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA) on the basis of her leadership, excellence in her field, high level of integrity and spirit of diversity. The association was created in 1884 by physicians and scientists with the desire to improve medical(...)

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Developing a Treatment for Two Leading Causes of Blindness: dry-AMD and Stargardt Disease-Lessons from a Life Sciences Startup

Developing a Treatment for Two Leading Causes of Blindness: dry-AMD and Stargardt Disease-Lessons from a Life Sciences Startup

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When: Wednesday, March 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (with reception to follow) Where: Sheikh Zayed Tower, Room 2119A, Chevy Chase Conference Ctr Featured Speaker: Dr. Josh Boger, Executive Chairman , Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Founder, Director and CEO (Former) of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated About the Speaker: Dr. Joshua Boger is the founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: VRTX) and(...)

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