Developments from the Development Office

Developments from the Development Office

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The Department of Medicine Development Office is pleased to share that we have exceeded our annual goal, raising $26.2M in FY18 which will be directed towards faculty and program support, research and unrestricted use. Several highlights of our year include: $375K pledge supporting the Murex Leadership Award in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care(...)

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

As we prepare for fall the next academic season, I hope you have had a chance to break away and recharge yourself this summer. I want to congratulate this year’s graduates.  Your hard work and perseverance has paid off.  For those of you returning to school, I wish you the best of luck. Over the(...)

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Randomized Evaluation of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Patients With Acute Heart Failure and Dopamine

Randomized Evaluation of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Patients With Acute Heart Failure and Dopamine

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ARTICLE: Randomized Evaluation of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction Patients With Acute Heart Failure and Dopamine AUTHORS: Kavita Sharma, Joban Vaishnav, Rohan Kalathiya, Jiun-Ruey Hu, John Miller, Nishant Shah, Terence Hill, Michelle Sharp, Allison Tsao, Kevin M. Alexander, Richa Gupta, Kristina Montemayor, Lara Kovell, Jessica E. Chasler, Yizhen J. Lee, Derek M. Fine, David A. Kass, Robert G. Weiss, David R. Thiemann, Chiadi E. Ndumele, Steven P. Schulman, Stuart D. Russell and on behalf of Osler Medical House Staff JOURNAL: JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Aug(...)

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Rounding Out the Summer

Rounding Out the Summer

Posted by  | Patient Care

The BCU is rounding out its quarterly validations for the month of August. Twenty-six nurses, eight laboratory technicians, six respiratory therapists, three radiology technicians, 17 providers and 13 infection control personnel completed over 200 total hours of training. One of the more fun training objectives included the annual fire extinguisher training with personnel from the(...)

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Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine Initiative Comes to Hopkins

Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine Initiative Comes to Hopkins

Posted by  | Patient Care, Research

The Department of Medicine welcomes BRIM- Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine. The BRIM initiative is a NIH funded study to evaluate an evidence-based pro-diversity intervention throughout academic medicine. Despite having an explicit commitment to equality and fairness, stereotypes can influence our judgments, decision-making and behaviors in unwanted and unintended ways. Evidence from multiple disciplines including(...)

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Reverend Melvin B. Tuggle East Baltimore Community Excellence and Sustainability Award

Reverend Melvin B. Tuggle East Baltimore Community Excellence and Sustainability Award

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The Reverend Melvin B. Tuggle Community Award was established in honor of Rev. Melvin B. Tuggle, II a lifelong East Baltimore resident. Rev. Tuggle is the founder and chair of Heart, Body, and Soul, Inc., a partnership between CURE (Clergy United for Renewal in East Baltimore) and The Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health, Medicine,(...)

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Relation between alcohol consumption in midlife and dementia in late life

Relation between alcohol consumption in midlife and dementia in late life

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ARTICLE: Relation between alcohol consumption in midlife and dementia in late life AUTHOR: Sevil Yasar JOURNAL: BMJ. 2018 Aug 1;362:k3164. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3164. Alzheimer’s disease is a rapidly growing clinical and public health problem with currently no disease modifying therapies to treat or prevent the disease.1 Research suggests that pathological changes precede clinical symptoms by decades,2 resulting in an(...)

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