Infectious Diseases

CCGHE India Impact Luncheon

CCGHE India Impact Luncheon

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Patient Care

On October 23, staff, faculty and friends of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) gathered to provide an update on the research, education, technology and leadership development in India, an initiative made possible by benefactors including Raj and Kamla Gupta and David Haas (pictured above) who have been instrumental in the continued success(...)

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5 From the DOM Among Most Cited Researchers

5 From the DOM Among Most Cited Researchers

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

Five Department of Medicine faculty members have been named Highly Cited Researchers 2017 by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of Thomson Reuters, which identifies the world’s most influential contemporary researchers across 21 scientific fields. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) as Highly Cited(...)

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Siliciano Receives Grant Renewal

Siliciano Receives Grant Renewal

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

Robert Siliciano, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, recently received seven more years of funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to continue his work studying the latent reservoir for HIV. Robert and his lab have been studying this topic for over 20 years with grants from HHMI, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Bill(...)

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Three From the DOM Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Three From the DOM Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Posted by  | Congratulations

I'd like to congratulate Felica Hill-Briggs, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, and Robert Siliciano, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, as well as our director Mark Anderson for their incredible achievements that led to their election into the National Academy of Medicine this week. Election to the academy is considered one of the(...)

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Research Integrity Colloquium

Research Integrity Colloquium

Posted by  | Research

"Responsible Mentoring in the Clinical Research Arena,” will take place on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Hurd Hall and feature presentations by Dave Thomas, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Aids Research Clinical Core and Stanhope Bayne-Jones Professor of Medicine; and Suzanne Topalian,(...)

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Faculty Promotions and Additions

Faculty Promotions and Additions

Posted by  | Congratulations

Congratulations to all of the below faculty members who were recently promoted. Associate Professor:   Assistant Professor: Ann Marie Parker, Pulmonary Jennifer Townsend, Infectious Diseases Swaytha Yalamanchi, Endocrinology Instructor: Lingling Xian, Hematology We would also like to welcome our new faculty members who joined the department last quarter. Wael AlJaroudi, adjunct assistant professor in Cardiology Katherine Allen,(...)

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CFAR to Partner in $59 Million Unitaid Grant to Control TB

CFAR to Partner in $59 Million Unitaid Grant to Control TB

Posted by  | Patient Care

The Executive Board of Unitaid, the Geneva-based UN agency promoting innovations to end global pandemics, has approved a new grant to the Aurum Institute of South Africa, Johns Hopkins University and other partners to improve the uptake of treatment to prevent tuberculosis (TB), the world’s leading infectious disease killer. The $59 million grant, called IMPAACT4TB,(...)

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Piggott Named Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education and Graduate Student Diversity

Piggott Named Assistant Dean for Graduate Biomedical Education and Graduate Student Diversity

Posted by  | Congratulations

We are delighted to announce that Damani Piggott will become assistant dean for graduate biomedical education and graduate student diversity effective Sept. 1. Dr. Piggott was born in Trinidad and Tobago and came to the United States as an international student to attend Morehouse College, where he graduated summa cum laude as the class valedictorian.(...)

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Chaisson Appointed to the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis

Chaisson Appointed to the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis

Posted by  | Congratulations

Richard Chaisson, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was invited to participate in the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis in order to synthesize existing epidemiologic and economic analysis to demonstrate why we need to invest more in TB programs and research. The commission was established by Lancet editor Richard Horton and the UN Secretary-General’s Special(...)

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July Report from the Development Office

July Report from the Development Office

Posted by  | Administration

With your help we had a fabulous year, raising $28,014,385 in gifts and pledges for FY17! Thank you to our many partners across the faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine. A few highlights from the 4th quarter include: A $200K bequest intention from Jim Melton for the John Bartlett Specialty Practice in ID(...)

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