Vice Chairs

Bass Elected to American Clinical and Climatological Association

Bass Elected to American Clinical and Climatological Association

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Eric Bass, vice chair for faculty development and promotions, was recently elected to the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA) on the basis of his leadership, excellence in his field, high level of integrity and spirit of diversity. The association was created in 1884 by physicians and scientists with the desire to improve medical education, research and practice in(...)

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Introducing the C-CORE (Collaboration Center of Research Excellence) Initiative

Introducing the C-CORE (Collaboration Center of Research Excellence) Initiative

Posted by  | Research

Faculty from all ranks and across the entire spectrum of basic, clinical and population research face substantial barriers to implementing their research ideas. From trying to calculate sample size for a grant application to conceptualizing the design and implementation of clinical research, faculty could benefit from access to best practices, research methods expertise and interested(...)

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Global Cyberattack in Progress

Global Cyberattack in Progress

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There is a global cyberattack in progress. Early indications are that it’s a variant of Petya malware, described by the Internet Storm Center here. The current attack has already affected computers throughout the Heritage Valley Health System in Pennsylvania, as well as disrupting Merck’s computer network. This attack is similar in some ways to last(...)

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New Opportunities to Lunch with the Director

New Opportunities to Lunch with the Director

Posted by  | Administration, Leadership

I was delighted by our last grand rounds led by Drs. Sherita Golden and Lee Biddison. It addressed new efforts to parsimoniously define the purposes and mission of our department, interactively discussed ways to improve the work experience of our clinical faculty and outlined progress and opportunities to more effectively engage our community. I am eager(...)

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Our Network of Computers Benefits from Individual Security Measures

Our Network of Computers Benefits from Individual Security Measures

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Today's news is dominated by the extensive worldwide cybersecurity attack. The root causes are a matter for speculation and investigation at this point, but a couple of things seem clear: Health systems have been affected, with impacts on patient care <https://www.wired.com/2017/05/ransomware-meltdown-experts-warned>, <https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/nhs-ransomware-cyber-attack> At least some of the affected health systems had been warned for months about out-of-date computer(...)

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Tomaselli Named Editor-in-Chief of JCI

Tomaselli Named Editor-in-Chief of JCI

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Gordon Tomaselli, professor and chief of the Division of Cardiology, was named the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Investigation at the ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting in Chicago last week. Gordon will serve a five-year term with an editorial board of peer scientists based here at Hopkins. Deputy editors include Rexford Ahima and Arturo Casadevall. The JCI is(...)

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Pasricha and Kulkarni Discover Birth/Death Cycle of Neurons in the Gut

Pasricha and Kulkarni Discover Birth/Death Cycle of Neurons in the Gut

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Jay Pasricha, professor in Gastroenterology, and Subhash Kulkarni, assistant professor in GI, led a research team that discovered the birth-and-death cycle of the neurons that form the network of millions of nerve cells throughout the digestive tract. For the full press release, visit: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hopkins_researchers_discover_birth_and_death_life_cycle_of_neurons_in_the_adult_mouse_gut

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Golden Receives Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award

Golden Receives Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award

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Sherita Golden, professor of Endocrinology and executive vice chair of the DOM, was recently named the co-recipient of the prestigious Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Virginia recognizing her professional accomplishments, outstanding innovation and exemplary leadership in the field of Medicine. She will be presented with the award by the dean of the(...)

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