Sanofi iAwards Program Initiative

Sanofi iAwards Program Initiative

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Sanofi and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will launch the Sanofi Innovation Awards (Sanofi iAwards) program, on Wednesday, June 10 from 5-6 p.m. in the Sheikh Zayed Tower, room 2119A. The event is open to everyone and will be followed by a reception. Sanofi is a leading global healthcare company engaged in the research, development,(...)

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Mid-Career Faculty Career Development Seminar

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The Association of American Medical Colleges will launch a new professional development program for mid-career minority faculty on September 18-19 at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta Georgia. The Department of Medicine Diversity Council will assist with travel expenses for one mid-career faculty member who is accepted to attend. This seminar will address the specific(...)

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American Thoracic Society Awards

American Thoracic Society Awards

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Roy Brower, professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical and Care Medicine, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Critical Care Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. This award signifies a career devoted to research and teaching of the science and practice of critical care medicine and outstanding service to the assembly(...)

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Phosphorus-32, a Clinically Available Drug, Inhibits Cancer Growth by Inducing DNA Double-Strand Breakage

Phosphorus-32, a Clinically Available Drug, Inhibits Cancer Growth by Inducing DNA Double-Strand Breakage

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ARTICLE: Phosphorus-32, a Clinically Available Drug, Inhibits Cancer Growth by Inducing DNA Double-Strand Breakage AUTHOURS: Yulan Cheng, Ana P. Kiess, Joseph M. Herman, Martin G. Pomper, Stephen J. Meltzer, John M. Abraham JOURNAL: PLoS One. 2015 Jun 1;10(6):e0128152. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128152. eCollection 2015. Abstract Radioisotopes that emit electrons (beta particles), such as radioiodine, can effectively kill(...)

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Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy

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Have an idea for a new patient safety program but not sure where to start? Employees within Johns Hopkins Medicine who want to develop their skills as change agents for safe, high-quality care are encouraged to apply to the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy. This nine-month program prepares future leaders to transform the clinical(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Thrombophilia Testing

One Minute Guide to: Thrombophilia Testing

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Q: Should I test my patient with a provoked deep vein thrombosis (DVT) for hereditary thrombophilia? Context: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between 300,000 and 600,000 Americans are affected by venous thromboembolism (VTE) yearly. Of these, roughly 60,000 – 100,000 Americans die of VTE yearly, with 25% of deaths occurring within(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 5: Next Steps & Summary

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 5: Next Steps & Summary

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There is still much to do to build a working model. We will continue to have compensation model discussions and updates at upcoming division director meetings and soon will select a compensation committee that is broadly representative of our department. In addition, the DOM administrative team will have discussions and training with division administrators, financial(...)

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Thank you for a successful Nursing Week!

Thank you for a successful Nursing Week!

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Nursing Week a huge success by celebrating our nurses for not only one week, but throughout the entire month. We held several events to show our appreciation for our dedicated nursing staff including Dr. Anderson’s Heart Healthy Thank You on May 18 where Dr. Anderson and(...)

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Comparison of breast cancer risk in women with and without systemic lupus erythematosus in a Medicare population

Comparison of breast cancer risk in women with and without systemic lupus erythematosus in a Medicare population

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ARTICLE: Comparison of breast cancer risk in women with and without systemic lupus erythematosus in a Medicare population AUTHORS: Waseem Khaliq, Rehan Qayyum Jeffrey Clough, Dhananjay Vaidya, Antonio C. Wolff, Diane M. Becker JOURNAL: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Jun;151(2):465-74. doi: 10.1007/s10549-015-3412-5. Epub  2015 May 10. Abstract Studies have suggested a decreased breast cancer risk(...)

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