Diversity Recognition Awards

Diversity Recognition Awards

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The Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council (DLC) is seeking nominations for its 16th annual Diversity Recognition Awards. These awards recognize exceptional contributions of faculty, staff and students in advancing and celebrating diversity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins. Faculty, staff and students from all divisions of Johns Hopkins are eligible to receive the award. Current members of the DLC are(...)

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High Value Practice Academic Alliance Call for Abstracts

High Value Practice Academic Alliance Call for Abstracts

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The 2018 National Conference of the High Value Practice Academic Alliance, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be held on Sept. 21-23 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Abstracts describing high-value quality improvement initiatives and educational curricula are now being accepted. The abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2018. More information is available on the HVPAA website: hvpaa.org/national-conference ​The mission of the HVPAA annual conference(...)

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Race in America Forum

Race in America Forum

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The JHU Forums on Race in America will present a panel discussion titled "Six Months after Maria: Public Health Issues in Puerto Rico." Puerto Rico's already vulnerable infrastructure was exposed after the hurricane and now debris, structural damage, environmental hazards to water sources and drug shortages affecting the U.S. are just some of the areas(...)

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Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

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In my last reflections post, I spoke of the importance of diversity and inclusion and how we must respect each other no matter the person’s race, position, beliefs, etc. This especially includes our learners as they are often most vulnerable to mistreatment, discrimination, harassment or abuse. I hope you will take a few moments to(...)

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Impact of Novel LDL-C Assessment on the Utility of Secondary Non-HDL-C and ApoB Targets in Selected Worldwide Dyslipidemia Guidelines

Impact of Novel LDL-C Assessment on the Utility of Secondary Non-HDL-C and ApoB Targets in Selected Worldwide Dyslipidemia Guidelines

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ARTICLE: Impact of Novel LDL-C Assessment on the Utility of Secondary Non-HDL-C and ApoB Targets in Selected Worldwide Dyslipidemia Guidelines AUTHORS: Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Jihwan Park, Renato Quispe, Mohamed B. Elshazly, Erin D. Michos, Maciej Banach, Peter P. Toth, Seamus P. Whelton, Roger S. Blumenthal, Steven R. Jones, Seth S. Martin JOURNAL: Circulation. 2018 Mar 5. pii: CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032463. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032463. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: Selected(...)

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Eliminating Creatine Kinase-Myocardial Band Testing in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Value-Based Quality Improvement

Eliminating Creatine Kinase-Myocardial Band Testing in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Value-Based Quality Improvement

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ARTICLE: Eliminating Creatine Kinase-Myocardial Band Testing in Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Value-Based Quality Improvement AUTHORS: Matthew D. Alvin, Allan S. Jaffe, Roy C. Ziegelstein, Jeffrey C. Trost JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 1;177(10):1508-1512. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3597. Abstract Cardiac biomarker testing is estimated to occur in nearly 30 million emergency department visits nationwide each year in the United States. The American College of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology indicate that cardiac troponin is the biomarker(...)

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Osler Program’s Resident Wellness Toolkit

Osler Program’s Resident Wellness Toolkit

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The recently-launched ACGME Wellbeing Tools and Resources website features many resources aimed at helping residents and faculty members address burnout, promote well-being, cope with tragedy and more--including the Osler Training Program's own resource, the Resident Wellness Toolkit. The toolkit suggests ways training programs can help increase resident wellness and combat burnout by making sure residents' basic needs(...)

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