Bumpus Named Science Commissioner

Bumpus Named Science Commissioner

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Namandje Bumpus, associate professor in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, was nominated by the the mayor of the District of Columbia and confirmed by the city council as a science commissioner and the newest member of the Science Advisory Board in the District of Columbia. The board provides scientific oversight for the district's Department of Forensic Science (DFS) and advises the DFS director, mayor(...)

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What Happens When the Weather is Bad?

What Happens When the Weather is Bad?

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Now in the cold days of January, winter storms are always a possibility. This is the time to review the Inclement Weather guidelines. Below is the updated version sent by Ambulatory Services. These policies apply to ambulatory clinics. Decisions regarding closures are made by the Incident Command Team with leadership representation present for JHH, Bayview and(...)

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease among Older Kidney Transplant Recipients

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease among Older Kidney Transplant Recipients

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ARTICLE: Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease among Older Kidney Transplant Recipients AUTHORS: Mara A. McAdams-DeMarco, Sunjae Bae, Nadia Chu, Alden L. Gross, Charles H. Brown IV, Esther Oh, Paul Rosenberg, Karin J. Neufeld, Ravi Varadhan, Marilyn Albert, Jeremy Walston and Dorry L. Segev JOURNAL: J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Dec 15. pii: ASN.2016080816. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Older patients with ESRD who receive a kidney transplant (KT) may develop(...)

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Alvanzo Named President of Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine

Alvanzo Named President of Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine

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As of January 1, Anika Alvanzo, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has transitioned into the role of president of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine (MDSAM). She was also elected to the Board of Directors for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). She will serve as regional director for Region V, which(...)

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Pahwa Receives Educator Award

Pahwa Receives Educator Award

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Amit Pahwa, assistant professor in General Internal Medicine, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Early Career Medical Student Educator Award from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). This new award recognizes innovation and excellence in medical student education in the areas of leadership, scholarship and teaching.

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Faculty Promotions and Additions

Faculty Promotions and Additions

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Congratulations to all of the below faculty members who were recently promoted. Promoted to Professor: Promoted to Associate Professor: Peter Abadir, Division of Geriatrics Maria Roselle Abraham, Division of Cardiology Alicia Arbaje, Division of Geriatrics Rashmi Aurora, Division of Pulmonary Wendy Bennett, Division of General Internal Medicine Jenell Coleman, Division of Clinical Pharmacology Lois Eldred,(...)

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Academic Clinical Practice Toolkit for Clinical Faculty

Academic Clinical Practice Toolkit for Clinical Faculty

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Are you overwhelmed by your clinical responsibilities and having a tough time getting your academic career started? Do your career goals fit with the "Clinician with Distinction" pathway for promotion through excellence in patient care? Do you want to understand the financials of your practice better, even as you crave ideas for creating academic content(...)

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Stop Randomizing All Cardiac Arrests

Stop Randomizing All Cardiac Arrests

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ARTICLE: Stop Randomizing All Cardiac Arrests AUTHORS: Myron L. Weisfeldt JOURNAL: Circulation. 2016 Dec 20;134(25):2035-2036. The field of resuscitation science is characterized nearly uniformly by failed clinical trials: be it sodium bicarbonate, epinephrine at low or high dose, vasopressin, continuous or interrupted chest compressions, temperature management, antiarrhythmic drug use, or devices to augment perfusion, none has(...)

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