Vice Chairs

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 At least some of the affected health systems had been warned for months about out-of-date computer(...)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

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

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

Posted by  | Research

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

Posted by  | Congratulations

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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What Happens When the Weather is Bad?

What Happens When the Weather is Bad?

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Now in the cold days of January, winter storms are always a possibility. This is the time to review the Inclement Weather guidelines. Below is the updated version sent by Ambulatory Services. These policies apply to ambulatory clinics. Decisions regarding closures are made by the Incident Command Team with leadership representation present for JHH, Bayview and(...)

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Hopkins Start-up “Quickfires” to Find Solutions for  Metabolic Diseases

Hopkins Start-up “Quickfires” to Find Solutions for Metabolic Diseases

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

Look around Hopkins and you see a culture that has been shaped by the giants in medicine and science. Portraits decorate our walls, and clinical teams, buildings and events are named after famous physicians and scientists. Perhaps less visible is the impact of the teams and processes that enable discoveries to become implementable improvements- drugs,(...)

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Significant Changes in Processes for Computer Purchase and Network Security

Significant Changes in Processes for Computer Purchase and Network Security

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

On Dec 1, 2016, a new Computing Device Acquisition policy (document access limited to JH personnel) went into effect across all of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System. This policy affects the way that computing devices are purchased, how they are configured for network access and how they are managed by IT(...)

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