BNGAP National Pre-Faculty Career Development Conference

BNGAP National Pre-Faculty Career Development Conference

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Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP) is holding a conference in Miami from February 16-18 to bring together trainees, faculty and senior leaders to share and discuss activities and best practices to better prepare trainees (e.g. college, graduate, post-doctoral) to consider, pursue and ultimately succeed as future educators, researchers and clinical faculty. This conference(...)

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A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness

A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness

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ARTICLE: A Research Agenda for Communication Between Health Care Professionals and Patients Living With Serious Illness. AUTHORS: James A. Tulsky, Mary Catherine Beach, Phyllis N. Butow, Susan E. Hickman, Jennifer W. Mack, R. Sean Morrison, Richard L. Street Jr, Rebecca L. Sudore, Douglas B. White, Kathryn I. Pollak JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 1;177(9):1361-1366. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2005. Abstract IMPORTANCE: Poor communication by health care professionals contributes to physical and(...)

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Bayview Research Symposium

Bayview Research Symposium

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The 12th Annual Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium will be held Friday, December 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Grossi Auditorium (located in the Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center). This year’s symposium will focus on “Novel Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy: 2017 Updates.” Keynote speakers to include: Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD – President(...)

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3rd Trends in Clinical Research – Focusing on the Patient to Determine Research Priorities

3rd Trends in Clinical Research – Focusing on the Patient to Determine Research Priorities

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The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is hosting a seminar: “3rd Trends in Clinical Research – Focusing on the Patient to Determine Research Priorities” on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Zayed - Arcade Room 2117 Keynote Speaker: Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Patient Centered Outcomes Research(...)

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NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

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Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a roadmap (PDF) for healthcare providers, payers and others to take action to eliminate healthcare disparities using quality performance measures and related policy levers. Focusing on(...)

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Pre-proposal applications are being sought from physician scientists at the assistant professor level conducting clinical research in any disease area. Click here to find out more about the eligibility criteria. Application Deadlines: Pre-Proposals(...)

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Byrd Named Division Administrator

Byrd Named Division Administrator

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Andrew Byrd was named the division administrator for the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in late September. His start at Johns Hopkins University two years ago as the division administrator for Gyn & GI Pathology marked a return home to Maryland after spending five years as the assistant administrator for the Department of(...)

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Higher Death Rates In White Americans—Is There an Epidemic of Despair?

Higher Death Rates In White Americans—Is There an Epidemic of Despair?

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Many may recall this past spring when the media led a full-court press focusing on work published by Case and Deaton in PNAS in 2015 on the rising morbidity and mortality among white Americans. In short, Case and Deaton’s work highlighted what they characterize as “deaths of despair.” These deaths from suicide, poisoning and liver disease(...)

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