Parikh Named Director of Nephrology

Parikh Named Director of Nephrology

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We are delighted to announce that Dr. Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD, will assume the role of Director of the Division of Nephrology effective July 1, 2018. He will succeed interim director Derek Fine, who graciously stepped in after Paul Scheel’s departure in the spring. We would like to thank not only our search committee, but(...)

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Crews Selected for NAM’s Emerging Leaders Forum

Crews Selected for NAM’s Emerging Leaders Forum

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Deidra Crews, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, was selected to be an inaugural member of the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) Emerging Leaders Forum. This initiative aims to provide opportunities to engage, experience, learn and develop activities addressing current priorities under the umbrella of the NAM. Deidra is one of 12 members selected as(...)

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Transfemoral Approach for Coronary Angiography and Intervention: A Collaboration of International Cardiovascular Societies

Transfemoral Approach for Coronary Angiography and Intervention: A Collaboration of International Cardiovascular Societies

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ARTICLE: Transfemoral Approach for Coronary Angiography and Intervention: A Collaboration of International Cardiovascular Societies AUTHORS: Abdulla A. Damluji, Daniel W. Nelson, Marco Valgimigli, Stephan Windecker, Robert A. Byrne, Fernando Cohen, Tejas Patel, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, Jorge Mayol, Warren J. Cantor, Carlos E. Alfonso, Sunil V. Rao, Mauro Moscucci and Mauricio G. Cohen JOURNAL: JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Nov 27;10(22):2269-2279. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2017.08.035. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the current practice and(...)

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CCGHE India Impact Luncheon

CCGHE India Impact Luncheon

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On October 23, staff, faculty and friends of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) gathered to provide an update on the research, education, technology and leadership development in India, an initiative made possible by benefactors including Raj and Kamla Gupta and David Haas (pictured above) who have been instrumental in the continued success(...)

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Rouf Receives Innovation Award

Rouf Receives Innovation Award

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Rosanne Rouf, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, recently won a 2017 Discovery Innovation Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Innovation Awards are designed to provide seed funding to support bold, innovative projects to enable new scientific directions and achievements of the highest quality and impact and consist of up to(...)

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DOM Research Retreat Will Take Place on March 16

DOM Research Retreat Will Take Place on March 16

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The 2018 DOM Research Retreat will be held as a joint retreat with the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. This full-day event will take place on Friday, March 16, 2018 on the medical school campus and will include awards for the best posters, the Levine and Brancati Mentoring Awards and basic and clinical research(...)

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Young Investigators’ Day Call for Abstracts

Young Investigators’ Day Call for Abstracts

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Young Investigators’ Day was established in 1978 to recognize young investigators who are training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and to provide them with a forum for presentation of their work. The awards recognize research undertaken by applicants while registered as students or postdoctoral fellows at the Johns Hopkins University School of(...)

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Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Awards

Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Awards

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This year, the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund will disburse $8.2 million in grants and loans to promote state-funded stem cell research and cures. The MSCRF supports technologies at all stages of development from discovery to commercialization. To be considered, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs must submit applications by Thursday, Jan. 18. Here are programs currently(...)

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Treatment concentration of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein

Treatment concentration of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein

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ARTICLE: Treatment concentration of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein AUTHORS: Erin D. Michos, Roger S. Blumenthal JOURNAL: Lancet. 2017 Nov 13. pii: S0140-6736(17)32865-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32865-9. [Epub ahead of print] The landmark CANTOS trial evaluated the use of canakinumab, a monoclonal antibodytargeting interleukin 1β, in 10 061 patients with previous myocardial infarction who had high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) concentrations of 2 mg/L or higher.1 Interleukin 1β has multiple(...)

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