The Drug Overdose Epidemic and Deceased-Donor Transplantation in the United States: A National Registry Study

The Drug Overdose Epidemic and Deceased-Donor Transplantation in the United States: A National Registry Study

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ARTICLE: The Drug Overdose Epidemic and Deceased-Donor Transplantation in the United States: A National Registry Study AUTHORS: Christine M. Durand, Mary G. Bowring, Alvin G. Thomas, Lauren M. Kucirka, Allan B. Massie, Andrew Cameron, Niraj M. Desai, Mark Sulkowski, Dorry L. Segev JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2018 Apr 17; DOI: 10.7326/M17-2451 Abstract Background: The epidemic of drug(...)

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Members of the DOM Recognized at SHM and SGIM Meetings

Members of the DOM Recognized at SHM and SGIM Meetings

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The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Annual Conference took place last month in Orlando during which several members of the DOM were recognized: Anika Alvanzo, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, presented at the conference. Dan Brotman, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was inducted as a Master of Hospital Medicine (MHM).(...)

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Coresh and Grams Present Research on Kidney Disease

Coresh and Grams Present Research on Kidney Disease

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Josef Coresh, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Morgan Grams, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, presented data to Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) in Barcelona, and their research findings resulted in two papers which are now published in the concurrent issues of Kidney International and Kidney International Reports. This was the first time KDIGO commissioned(...)

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Members of the DOM Honored by the IEE

Members of the DOM Honored by the IEE

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Gail Berkenblit, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, received the Teaching Award for Faculty of 10 or More Years. Jeanne Clark, professor and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, was selected as this year’s winner of the Institute for Excellence in Education's (IEE) Mentorship Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in mentoring.(...)

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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. Professor:   Associate Professor: Rachel Damico, Pulmonary Amy DeZern, Hematology Allison Hays, Cardiology Elizabeth Ratchford, Cardiology Assistant Professor: Ashwini Davison, Geriatrics Ivonne Pena, Hospital Medicine We would also like to welcome our new faculty members who joined the department last quarter. Abdul Amir, adjunct assistant(...)

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Affordability and availability of off-patent drugs in the United States—the case for importing from abroad: observational study

Affordability and availability of off-patent drugs in the United States—the case for importing from abroad: observational study

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ARTICLE: Affordability and availability of off-patent drugs in the United States—the case for importing from abroad: observational study AUTHORS: Ravi Gupta, Thomas J Bollyky, Matthew Cohen, Joseph S Ross, Aaron S Kesselheim JOURNAL: BMJ. 2018 Mar 19;360:k831. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k831. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether off-patent prescription drugs at risk of sudden price increases or shortages in the United States are available from(...)

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Flores Named Division Administrator for Nephrology

Flores Named Division Administrator for Nephrology

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Sunghee Flores, M.B.A, was named division administrator for the Division of Nephrology. Sunghee started her professional career with Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2002 working with grants and contracts and departmental finances. She remained in that position for five years before leaving to join the Medical Clinic P.A. as CFO in 2007.(...)

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Germline mutations in the alternative pathway of complement predispose to HELLP syndrome

Germline mutations in the alternative pathway of complement predispose to HELLP syndrome

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ARTICLE: Germline mutations in the alternative pathway of complement predispose to HELLP syndrome  AUTHORS: Arthur J. Vaught, Evan M. Braunstein, Jagar Jasem, Xuan Yuan, Igor Makhlin, Solange Eloundou, Andrea C. Baines, Samuel A. Merrill, Shruti Chaturvedi, Karin Blakemore, C. John Sperati and Robert A. Brodsky JOURNAL: JCI Insight. 2018 Mar 22;3(6). pii: 99128. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.99128. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) syndrome is a severe variant(...)

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Ebola and Special Pathogen Simulation Training

Ebola and Special Pathogen Simulation Training

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Our nurse educator, nurse manager and a BCU super user traveled to New York City’s Bellevue hospital for two full days of training and knowledge sharing. Hospital representatives from around the country attended the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) Ebola and Special Pathogen Simulation training to practice skills while in full personal protective(...)

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Grand Challenges Explorations Grants

Grand Challenges Explorations Grants

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Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1200 researchers in more than 65 countries. Applicants can be(...)

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