Rosen Receives Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award

Rosen Receives Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award

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Antony Rosen, professor in the Division of Rheumatology, is the 2018 recipient of the American College of Rheumatology's Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award. This ACR award recognizes dedicated mentors who significantly influence the successful development and career of mentees, and honors one's contributions to the rheumatology profession through outstanding and ongoing mentoring.

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Current Trends, Treatments & Topics in Addiction Medicine

Current Trends, Treatments & Topics in Addiction Medicine

Posted by  | CME, Patient Care

Are you a clinician dealing with increasing rates of addiction in your patient population? Or an addiction medicine specialist working every day to treat patients as our region battles a growing opioid epidemic? Attend the 2018 Annual Meeting and CME Educational Conference of the Maryland-DC Society of Addiction Medicine (MDDCSAM) for a discipline-wide, innovative and(...)

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Eschenbach Named Division Administrator

Eschenbach Named Division Administrator

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Eduardo (Alex) Eschenbach was named the administrator for the Division of Allergy and Immunology earlier this month. In this role, he will support the staff and faculty of the division with the goal of establishing multiple centers of excellence and publishing world-recognized, groundbreaking research. Alex earned a MBA in healthcare administration, data analytics and marketing(...)

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Which way does the axis tip? IBD increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease

Which way does the axis tip? IBD increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease

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ARTICLE: Which way does the axis tip? IBD increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease AUTHORS: Susan Hutfless and Gregor K Wenning JOURNAL: Gut. 2018 Jun 1. pii: gutjnl-2018-316537. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2018-316537. [Epub ahead of print] In Gut, Villumsen et al1 report a statistically significant association between UC and the risk of parkinsonism in a Danish nested case–control study. Patients with Crohn’s(...)

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Knicely Receives Young Investigator Award

Knicely Receives Young Investigator Award

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Daphne Knicely, assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, has been awarded the 2018 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Grant from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to spearhead a vital program that seeks to sharply increase “health literacy” among patients who have chronic kidney disease. Daphne is collaborating on the project with colleague Sumeska Thavarajah, assistant professor(...)

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Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

Structural Heart Disease Clinic at Bayview

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Matthew Czarny, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology, has begun seeing patients at the new Structural Heart Disease Clinic located at Bayview. His focus is on the evaluation and management of complex coronary artery disease and the minimally invasive treatment of “structural heart disease,” which includes valve problems, left atrial appendage occlusion, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,(...)

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Bloomberg American Health Initiative Seed Grants

Bloomberg American Health Initiative Seed Grants

Posted by  | Research

In the U.S., obesity now affects one in six children and adolescents, and more than one-third (34.9 percent or 78.6 million) of adults are obese. The obesity epidemic has roots in the current food system, and poor nutrition and obesity are not the result of a single cause-effect relationship. Instead, they are born of a complex(...)

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Advancing Our Community through Civic Engagement and Culture Change

Advancing Our Community through Civic Engagement and Culture Change

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This month, members of the DOM Civic Engagement Committee published an article in Academic Medicine, the journal of the American Association of Medical College, entitled "A Perspective on the Baltimore Freddie Gray Riots: Turning Tragedy into Civic Engagement and Culture Change in an Academic Department of Medicine." The article talks about the "Journeys in Medicine"(...)

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