Jan de Beur receives Shirley Hohl Award

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Suzanne Jan de Beur, associate professor and chief of the Division of Endocrinology at Bayview, has been selected by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) for the Shirley Hohl Award. The Shirley Hohl Award is given to an individual whose activities best represent and have made significant contributions to the dedicated and(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Appropriately Ordering Urine Cultures

One Minute Guide to: Appropriately Ordering Urine Cultures

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Q: Should I routinely obtain a urine culture from my asymptomatic inpatients? What if the urinalysis indicates the presence of both bacteria and white blood cells? What if my patient has a chronic indwelling catheter? Context: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most commonly encountered bacterial infections in the ambulatory, inpatient and long-term care settings.(...)

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Pulmonary Hypertension Program receives PHA Accreditation

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently certified the DOM Pulmonary Hypertension Program as a Center of Comprehensive Care for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). This accreditation demonstrates the team’s clinical excellence in diagnosis and comprehensive management of PH patients through criteria established by world leaders in the field. The team, led by Paul Hassoun, professor(...)

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Cosgrove selected to participate in the White House’s Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

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Sara Cosgrove, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Johns Hopkins Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was selected by the White House to help address solutions to the ever-growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Cosgrove, along with more than 150 stakeholders in the field, outlined current and future contributions to antibiotic stewardship(...)

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Team Captains Still Needed for Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

Team Captains Still Needed for Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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This year the Johns Hopkins Medicine has committed to recruiting 500 walkers and raising $50,000 for diabetes research, education and advocacy through participation in the American Diabetes Association—Baltimore Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. The walk will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Canton Waterfront Park starting at 8 a.m. The Department of(...)

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Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart

Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart

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ARTICLE: Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart AUTHORS: Gaurav Kaushik, Alice Spenlehauer, Ayla O. Sessions, Adriana S. Trujillo, Alexander Fuhrmann, Zongming Fu, Vidya Venkatraman, Danielle Pohl, Jeremy Tuler, Mingyi Wang, Edward G. Lakatta, Karen Ocorr, Rolf Bodmer, Sanford I. Bernstein, Jennifer E. Van Eyk, Anthony Cammarato and Adam J. Engler(...)

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Grand Challenges Explorations Grant Program

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Beginning this September, the team will be accepting applications for the next round Grand Challenges Explorations grants. 52 projects in(...)

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Engaging Community Partners

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Please join the Translational Research Communities (TRC) and the Research Participant & Community (RCPC) Core on Wednesday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Tilghman Auditorium on 733 N. Broadway Street as they collaborate to host a seminar discussing the importance of community involvement in conducting clinical research. This seminar will feature speakers(...)

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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day

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Observed annually on June 19, World Sickle Cell Day has been designated by the United Nations as a day to raise global awareness about the significant public health burden known as sickle cell disease, which is a serious inherited disorder of the blood. Sickle cell disease is one of the most common inherited disorders of the blood(...)

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