Looking Beyond the Tip of a Tusk: Balancing the Evidence in Prognosis-related Communication

Looking Beyond the Tip of a Tusk: Balancing the Evidence in Prognosis-related Communication

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ARTICLE: Looking Beyond the Tip of a Tusk: Balancing the Evidence in Prognosis-related Communication. AUTHORS: Rebecca A Aslakson and Mary Catherine Beach JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201704-0851ED. [Epub ahead of print] Evidence supports a poor prognosis for patients with chronic critical illness; 30- 40% die prior to hospital discharge, and another(...)

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Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

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Robert Brodsky, professor in the Division of Hematology, was recently selected to receive a Service Star Award from Johns Hopkins Medicine Service Excellence based on a glowing recommendation from the family of one of his patients. See below for a passage from the letter. He will be honored in a ceremony in July. "As I am sure you know,(...)

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A microbiome variable in the HIV-prevention equation

A microbiome variable in the HIV-prevention equation

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ARTICLE: A microbiome variable in the HIV-prevention equation AUTHORS: Susan Tuddenham and Khalil G. Ghanem JOURNAL: Science. 2017 Jun 2;356(6341):907-908. doi: 10.1126/science.aan6103. Summary The healthy vaginal microbiota is typically characterized by the predominance of Lactobacillus species (including L. crispatus, L. jensenii, L. gasseri, and L. iners). These bacteria are thought to protect against pathogens through a variety of mechanisms, including(...)

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Schmidt Receives AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Schmidt Receives AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

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William Schmidt, research fellow in the Division of Cardiology, was recently named the recipient of a two-year fellowship from the American Heart Association. With the help of faculty mentor Anthony Cammarato, assistant professor in Cardiology, and his lab, Will aims to uncover novel molecular mechanisms that regulate striated muscle contraction, and in particular cardiac contraction, so as to(...)

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Institute for Excellence in Education Small Grants Program

Institute for Excellence in Education Small Grants Program

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The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) is accepting gran proposals from SOM faculty members in all areas of medical and biomedical education (broadly defined). "The purpose of these grants is to support faculty in educational investigations and innovative, creative or entrepreneurial work on projects." Awards of up to $5,000 are available, but smaller amounts are(...)

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CFAR Scholar Grants Request for Proposals

CFAR Scholar Grants Request for Proposals

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The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research provides pilot grants to faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing to enable and support HIV/AIDS research projects. Junior faculty in other JHU schools are eligible to apply if the proposal meets all other criteria. The primary purpose of these awards is to strengthen the(...)

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Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum Call for Abstracts

Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum Call for Abstracts

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I am delighted to invite your cardiovascular fellows and young faculty researchers to apply to attend the 13th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum (NCYIF), which will take place at the Warwick Allerton Hotel - Chicago from October 12-15, 2017. This Forum is a unique educational opportunity designed specifically for Young Investigators conducting basic or(...)

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Mosaic Initiative Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Mosaic Initiative Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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The 7th Annual Mosaic Initiative Lectureship in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology will take place on Thursday, July 27 from 4-5 p.m. in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center, Level 1, Richard A. Grossi Auditorium (Bayview campus); reception to follow. Guest speaker: Ivonne Z. Jiménez-Velázquez, MD, FACP, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine(...)

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Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review

Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review

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ARTICLE: Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review AUTHORS: Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Catalina Suarez-Cuervo, David R. Nelson, Michael W. Fried, Jodi B. Segal, Mark S. Sulkowski JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 2;166(9):637-648. doi: 10.7326/M16-2575. Epub 2017 Mar 21. Abstract BACKGROUND: Rapid improvements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy have led to(...)

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