Bumpus Named Senior Consulting Strategist for Academic and Research Diversity

Bumpus Named Senior Consulting Strategist for Academic and Research Diversity

Posted by  | Congratulations, Leadership

Namandje Bumpus, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, has decided to transition from her role as the associate dean for institutional and student equity, effective July 1. After this time, she will take on a new position, as senior consulting strategist for Academic and Research Diversity. In her new role, she will support(...)

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Medicaid Opioid Epic Tip Sheets and FAQs

Medicaid Opioid Epic Tip Sheets and FAQs

Posted by  | Patient Care

The new Maryland rule requiring prior authorizations for opioids goes into effect Saturday, July 1. Epic has updated to support this new workflow with a standard Opioid Agreement and the prior authorization forms for both Maryland Medicaid and Priority Partners. If you have a patient on another Medicaid MCO plan, you will need fill out the form(...)

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Sulforaphane reduces hepatic glucose production and improves glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Sulforaphane reduces hepatic glucose production and improves glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes

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ARTICLE: Sulforaphane reduces hepatic glucose production and improves glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes AUTHORS: Annika S. Axelsson, Emily Tubbs, Brig Mecham, Shaji Chacko, Hannah A. Nenonen, Yunzhao Tang, Jed W. Fahey, Jonathan M. J. Derry, Claes B. Wollheim, Nils Wierup, Morey W. Haymond, Stephen H. Friend, Hindrik Mulder and Anders H. Rosengren JOURNAL: Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jun 14;9(394). pii: eaah4477. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aah4477. Abstract A potentially useful(...)

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Global Cyberattack in Progress

Global Cyberattack in Progress

Posted by  | Vice Chair Contributors

There is a global cyberattack in progress. Early indications are that it’s a variant of Petya malware, described by the Internet Storm Center here. The current attack has already affected computers throughout the Heritage Valley Health System in Pennsylvania, as well as disrupting Merck’s computer network. This attack is similar in some ways to last(...)

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Presence of Human Hepegivirus-1 in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs

Presence of Human Hepegivirus-1 in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs

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ARTICLE: Presence of Human Hepegivirus-1 in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs AUTHORS: Abraham J. Kandathil, Florian P. Breitwieser, Jaiprasath Sachithanandham, Matthew Robinson, Shruti H. Mehta, Winston Timp, Steven L. Salzberg, David L. Thomas, Ashwin Balagopal JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jun 6. doi: 10.7326/M17-0085. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Background: Next-generation metagenomic sequencing (NGMS)(...)

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NETEC Site Visits

NETEC Site Visits

Posted by  | Patient Care

Several members of the BCU leadership team received invitations to be a part of the National Ebola Training and Education Center’s (NETEC) site visits this spring. Lauren Sauer, director of research for the BCU, visited Nebraska in March. Mallory flew down to Atlanta to take part in Emory’s site visit. Brian Garibaldi had the opportunity to(...)

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Peter Terry to Retire

Peter Terry to Retire

Posted by  | Administration, Congratulations

It is with a sense of appreciation and a hint of sadness that I announce the retirement of Peter Terry. Peter began at Hopkins as a senior resident in 1972, and completed Pulmonary fellowships both here at Hopkins and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the faculty as an instructor in 1975,(...)

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Don’t Forget to Take the NDNQI Survey!

Don’t Forget to Take the NDNQI Survey!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Dear Nursing Team, Happy Summer! I want to thank you for completing this year's survey bundle. The NDNQI survey is the last of the bunch, and I appreciate the time and effort you have made to provide your opinion. If you haven't provided your input yet, please do so soon.​ There are only a few more days left to complete the survey, and we value your(...)

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