Journeys in Medicine

A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Department of Medicine faculty and staff enjoyed an engaging dialogue with Melvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police last month. He successfully built the case that many of the current challenges between the police and the community are a deficit in relational equity between the two groups who ultimately(...)

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Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

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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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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

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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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