Journeys in Medicine

Steering Committee Members Needed: DOM Civic Engagement Initiative

Steering Committee Members Needed: DOM Civic Engagement Initiative

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Vice Chair Contributors

In response to Dean Rothman’s request to department directors to devise a plan and generate ideas for Hopkins to make a positive impact on the Baltimore community following the riots that ensued after the funeral of Freddie Gray, Drs. Anderson and Golden announced a five-part lecture series entitled “Journeys in Medicine,” on May 1, 2015(...)

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Women of Color in Academic Medicine

Women of Color in Academic Medicine

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Recently the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) released an analytic brief highlighting the demographics and challenges of women of color who are full-time medical school faculty. This unique group may experience two forms of bias—one based on sex and the other based on race/ethnicity. Few prior studies had documented the number of women of(...)

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The Equity of Care Campaign

The Equity of Care Campaign

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

On Monday, May 9 the Maryland Hospital Association announced that Maryland is the first state with 100 percent participation in the national effort to reduce disparities in the health of minority populations. Through the Equity of Care campaign, participating hospitals agree to: Choose a quality measure to stratify by race, ethnicity and language preference Determine whether(...)

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Poverty and Comfort

Poverty and Comfort

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

In the Science of Health section of the March issue of Scientific American, Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London, describes "The Disease of Poverty." He highlights the following important points: Poor health outcomes in low income individuals in the US are more prevalent than in low income(...)

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Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research: A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

The December 2015 issue of PLOS Medicine featured a policy forum entitled "Diversity in Clinical and Biomedical Research:  A Promise Yet to Be Fulfilled." This provocative article reminds us that health disparities persist across race/ethnicity for the majority of Healthy People 2010 health indicators and that most physicians and scientists are informed by research extrapolated from(...)

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AAMC Report Examines How to Increase the Pipeline of Black Men Entering Medical School

AAMC Report Examines How to Increase the Pipeline of Black Men Entering Medical School

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

In order to care for a more racially diverse U.S. population, it is critical to have a physician workforce that reflects that diversity. In the December 1 issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Medical News and Perspectives piece highlights the decline in the number of black males enrolling in medical school in(...)

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Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Quality improvement strategies can target several areas—health systems (case management, team changes, electronic patient registry, facilitated relay of information to clinicians, continuous QI), health-care providers (audit and feedback, clinician education, clinician reminders, financial incentives) or patients (patient education, promotion of self-management, reminder systems).  A recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in Diabetes Care in 2013(...)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

Posted by  | Administration

Johns Hopkins Medicine is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, which recognize outstanding commitments to volunteer community service by members of Johns Hopkins. All faculty, staff, trainees, employees, graduate students and retirees are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. Awards will be(...)

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