Vice Chairs

CORRIE: JHU and Apple Collaborate to Bring Cardiac Care to your Fingertips

CORRIE: JHU and Apple Collaborate to Bring Cardiac Care to your Fingertips

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

Imagine: one day you’re well, going about activities as always, and then something happens to change your life forever. We see it everyday. In this case, it’s crushing chest pain, shortness of breath: a heart attack. Now ask yourself: How will this change the way you live tomorrow? Are you prepared to make those changes?(...)

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Crews Selected to Serve on PCORI Advisory Panel

Crews Selected to Serve on PCORI Advisory Panel

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

Deidra Crews, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, has been selected to serve on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities was created to help guide the organization’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda, a framework to guide funding that will give patients(...)

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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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Take Your Ideas to Bootcamp

Take Your Ideas to Bootcamp

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

The word “bootcamp” conjures up images of drill sergeants training military recruits or similarly inspired fitness training programs. The idea is to improve fitness, strength and stamina by pushing someone to their physical and mental limits. For some of us, it sounds a bit like internship- a time in life that we remember fondly but(...)

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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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