Journeys in Medicine

Civic Engagement Initiative Kickoff Event

Civic Engagement Initiative Kickoff Event

Posted by  | Civic Engagement

We are excited to announce the kickoff event of our department’s Civic Engagement Initiative! We will be hosting a Journeys In Medicine Session focused on police-community relationships, entitled “A Dialogue to Create a Bridge Between the Police and our Community.” Our guest speaker for this forum will be Lt. Colonel Melvin Russell, chief of the(...)

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Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

Posted by  | Administration

The August issue of the journal "Ethnicity and Disease" is dedicated to articles focused on health  in hypertension and related organ damage. Two articles from our own Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, directed by Lisa Cooper, professor in General Internal Medicine, are included. In an original report, Tanvir Hussain summarizes findings from(...)

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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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