Rates of infection after colonoscopy and osophagogastroduodenoscopy in ambulatory surgery centres in the USA

Rates of infection after colonoscopy and osophagogastroduodenoscopy in ambulatory surgery centres in the USA

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ARTICLE: Rates of infection after colonoscopy and osophagogastroduodenoscopy in ambulatory surgery centres in the USA AUTHORS: Peiqi Wang, Tim Xu, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Martin Makary, Anthony Kalloo, Susan Hutfless JOURNAL: Gut. 2018 May 18. pii: gutjnl-2017-315308. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315308. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract OBJECTIVE: Over 15 million colonoscopies and 7 million osophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs) are performed annually in the USA. We aimed to estimate the(...)

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Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs

Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs

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We continue taking applications for the following 2018-2019 Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Programs. Interested individuals should email Darilyn Rohlfing at drohlfin@jhmi.edu as soon as possible to set up a 15-minute phone meeting with one of the program directors. Courses fill quickly and interviews will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Longitudinal Teaching Skills Program(...)

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Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

Singh Named Director of Endoscopy

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Vikesh Singh, associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, will assume the role of Director of Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital effective July 1, 2018. Vikesh is currently the director of the Pancreatitis Center and the medical director of the Pancreatic Islet Autotransplantation Program. He received a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics-biology from Brown University and his M.D.(...)

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Three from the DOM Receive JHU Catalyst Awards

Three from the DOM Receive JHU Catalyst Awards

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Michelle Eakin, Li Gao and Eileen Scully were selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards, representing some of the most creative thinkers from across the university. The awards, accompanied by a $75,000 grant and mentoring opportunities, aim to help launch early career faculty members on a path to a sustainable and rewarding academic career. Michelle Eakin(...)

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Florido Receives PJ Schafer Award

Florido Receives PJ Schafer Award

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Roberta Florido, fellow in the Division of Cardiology, was selected to receive the 2018 PJ Schafer Award from the PJ Schafer Cardiovascular Research Fund. The award was established in memory of PJ Schafer who died of premature heart disease suddenly while playing lacrosse in college. His parents and the community have been raising money to present this annual award(...)

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Improving the Supply and Quality of Deceased-Donor Organs for Transplantation

Improving the Supply and Quality of Deceased-Donor Organs for Transplantation

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ARTICLE: Improving the Supply and Quality of Deceased-Donor Organs for Transplantation AUTHORS: Stefan G. Tullius and Hamid Rabb JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2018 May 17;378(20):1920-1929. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1507080. Introduction Organ transplantation is the treatment of choice for many patients with end-stage diseases, but the supply of organs that are considered acceptable according to current criteria is(...)

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Cohen Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Cohen Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

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Keira Cohen, instructor in the Division of Pulmonary, was selected to receive the Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2018 Career Award for Medical Scientists. The award aims to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service for physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career. She will receive $750,000 over five years in unrestricted(...)

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AAMC Grant Writers Coaching Group

AAMC Grant Writers Coaching Group

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The Grant Writers Coaching Group for National Institute of Health (NIH) awards is designed for racial and ethnic minority faculty who are actively working on a K or R NIH grant proposal. The goal of the program is to support minority faculty in improving critical writing skills to strengthen grant proposals and increase diversity in medicine.(...)

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Punjabi Receives Academic Achievement Award

Punjabi Receives Academic Achievement Award

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Naresh Punjabi, professor in the Division of Pulmonary, was selected to receive the William C. Dement Academic Achievement Award for exceptional initiative and progress in the areas of sleep education and academic research. He will be presented the award at the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The award recognizes members of the sleep field(...)

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