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The 39th Annual Mason F. Lord Lecture presented on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 39th Annual Mason F. Lord Lecture was presented on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Caroline S. Blaum, M.D., MS, Diane and Arthur Belfer Professor of Geriatrics; Director,Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care New York University Langone Medical Center. The topic was Health Care Redesign: Challenges and Successes in an Academic Medicia Center" please look at the following link to watch lecture on video.

http://webcast.jhu.edu/Mediasite/Play/7feadfaa3dd54123b2fef2aa15bc74271d?catalog=623e1cce-d35b-486d-8340-5fb10c8828a6

Dr. Peter Abadir has been selected as a Fellow of the Wound Health Society Foundation

Dr. Peter Abadir has been selected as a Fellow of the Wound Healing Society Foundation.  Dr. Abadir will be inducted at the annual meeting on April 25, 2014 where he present the Annual 3M-WHS Lecture. The fellowship includes $15,000 for studying the effects of angiotensin receptor blocker on diabetic wounds

Drs. Green and Schoenborn are the newest faculty members in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology effective July 1, 2014

Drs. Green and Schoenborn are the newest faculty members in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology effective July 1, 2014.  Both Drs. Green and Schoenborn are graduates of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview and will complete fellowships in Geriatric Medicine in June. They will have practices in the Beacham Ambulatory Center in addition to other clinical duties.  Dr. Green is focusing her research on improving medical decision-making for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, with a focus on the use of invasive medical technologies.  Dr. Schoenborn is focusing her research on developing strategies to translate geriatrics best practices into community-based care.

Matt McNabney, MD, has been unanimously selected by the Executive Committee of the American Geriatrics Society as Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee

Matt McNabney, MD, has been unanimously selected by the Executive Committee of the American Geriatrics Society as Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee. This committee is responsible for selecting educational sessions for the annual meeting and ensuring that the annual meeting remains the premier forum for health care professionals in geriatrics. This appointment is an outstanding recognition of Matt’s leadership on a national level.

Danelle Cayea, MD, MS, has been selected  for an IEE Outstanding  Educator award for Teaching

Danelle Cayea, MD, MS, has been selected  for an IEE Outstanding  Educator award for Teaching.  Hopkins has many deserving teachers and this was a very competitive year. However, Dr. Cayea was found by the committee to be the most outstanding nominee and will be this year’s recipient of the IEE Teaching Award in the “ Less than 10 years as faculty” category.

Dr. Colleen Christmas, colleagues Dr. Rebeca Rios and Laura Hanyok and student members have been selected by the Primary Care Consortium for a project called, Behavioral Health Coaching Elective to Promote Primary Care Interest

Dr. Colleen Christmas and colleagues, Drs. Rebeca Rios and Laura Hanyok along with student members of the Primary Care Progress group at Hopkins on their selection by the Primary Care Consortium for a project called, Behavioral Health Coaching Elective to Promote Primary Care Interest ($13,662.50). Through support of this grant, a select set of first and second year medical students will participate in health coaching seminars to enable them to take on a more active role in the care of the patients they see during the Longitudinal Clerkship course. This will involve more regular contact with select patients and with faculty mentors. Through this active engagement students, it is hoped that they will begin to experience the joy of primary care early in their training. 

Dr. Anuj Bhatnager, Clinical Fellow in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, has been recruited to become an Associate Medical Director with Riverside PACE in Richmond, VA

Dr. Anuj Bhatnagar, Clinical Fellow in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, has been recruited to become an Associate Medical Director with Riverside PACE in Richmond, VA, on completion of his fellowship in June. The Riverside PACE program is part of 6 sites operated by the Riverside Health System. In addition to his clinical care and leadership, Dr. Bhatnagar will devote 10% of his effort to research.  Many thanks to Dr. Matt McNabney and other faculty who have mentored and advised Anuj during his fellowship.

Ariel Green, MD, MPH has been selected for a KL2 grant to support her research and research training

Ariel Green, MD, MPH has been selected to receive The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Junior Faculty Career Development Award (KL2).  This is a three year program that "supports the career development of individuals dedicated to a career in clinical investigation and who aspire to develop into future leaders in clinical research." Dr. Green’s research aims to improve medical decision-making for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, with a focus on the use of invasive medical technologies.
Dr. Green’s mentor, Dr. Bruce Leff, and colleagues, Drs. Esther Oh and Alicia Arbaje, are recent past recipients of this grant and assisted her with the application.

Drs. McKenzie, Stewart, Bellantoni and Finucane publish article “Bacteruria in Individuals who Become Delirious”

Drs. McKenzie, Stewart, Bellantoni and Finucane have published the article “Bacteruria in Individuals who Become Delirious”.  A common and potentially harmful form of misuse of antibiotic occurs when delirium is misattributed to bacteria that are living passively in the bladder. Dr. McKenzie et al nicely delineates the problem and identifies several potential research questions that might shed light on the dilemma and offers guidance on the use of antibiotics in this situation.

Laura Gibson, a Training Administrator in Graduate Medical Education is recognized for her national leadership with ACGME and ADGAP

Laura Gibson is recognized for her national leadership with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).  Laura has coordinated the ADGAP Fellowship Coordinators Session and presented a workshop on “Leadership Skills for Coordinators” at the recent ACGME Annual Education Conference.

Dr. Alicia Arbaje and colleagues published an article “Regardless of Age” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Alicia Arbaje and colleagues published an article “Regardless of Age” in the Journal of General Internal Medicine The article is important evidence of the contribution that geriatrician in health service research are making to improve the care the broader population of patient’s with complex illness. The article focuses on holistic approaches to patient care, caregiver support, and delivery system redesign, geriatrics has advanced our understanding of optimal care during transitions. 

Age of Champions Documentary Proves You're Never Too Old to be Fit

Students from the SON and SOM, along with residents from JHH and JHBMC, joined the Division of Geriatric Medicine for a special screening of the PBS documentary "Age of Champions" on February 4, 2014. Mr. John Tatum (96 years old), featured in the film and native Washingtonian, inspired guests with his accomplishments of being a 9-time medal winner in the National Senior Olympics games in the sport of swimming. Mr. Tatum still trains at the Takoma Aquatics Facility and enjoys the camaraderie of competing on a team as well as being with the kids (he refers to the 70-85 year olds as "kids). This film and Mr. Tatum left the audience inspired and truly proved that we never get too old to be fit. "The film was FABULOUS! I had so much fun. What an inspiration. Thank you so much!" Rebecca Backer (Johns Hopkins School of Nursing '14).

Qian-Li Xue, Ph.D. promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Qian-Li Xue, Ph.D. has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Xue is a biostatistician who is recognized nationally for his expertise in evaluating the trajectory of frailty and has been leading a team in developing an animal model to better understand and characterize sarcopenia.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology recognizes the following faculty:

  • Colleen Christmas, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, on receiving the Theodore E. Woodward Award from the American College of Physicians (Maryland Chapter) for her contributions to medical education and promoting diversity
  • Danelle Cayea, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, on receiving the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Clinical Teacher of the Year Award
  • Elizabeth "Ibby" Tanner, Ph.D., CRNP, Associate Professor of Nursing, on receiving the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Dennis W. Jahnigen Award
  • William "Bucky" Greenough, MD, Professor of Medicine, on receiving the first Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Peter Abadir Named a Nathan Shock Scholar

Dr. Peter Abadir, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been named the Nathan Shock Scholar for 2014-2015.

Each of the Nathan Shock Scholars is specially selected by the Division's leadership in recognition of their early career accomplishments in basic and epidemiological research and promise of future success. Howard and Baird Shock established the Nathan Shock Scholar Program at Johns Hopkins in memory of their father, the late Nathan Shock, Ph.D. (1906-1989). Dr. Shock is considered an early pioneer in the field of gerontology research and served as the director of the National Institute of Aging's Gerontology Research Center, among other accomplishments, over the course of his distinguished career.

Dr. Abadir, Joseph Baird Shock, John Howard Shock, Sevil Yasar, M.D., Cindy Roy, Ph.D. Qian-li Xue, Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Abadir (front right), Mr. Joseph Baird Shock (upper left), Mr. John Howard Shock (middle), Sevil Yasar, M.D., Ph.D. (left), Cindy Roy, Ph. D. (center) and Qian-li Xue, Ph.D. (right)

Accompanying Dr. Abadir in the photo above are Dr. Nathan Shock's sons, Mr. Joseph Baird Shock and Mr. John Howard Shock, as well as the previous Nathan Shock Scholars:

  • Sevil Yasar, M.D., Ph.D. (2012-2013)
  • Cindy Roy, Ph.D. (2007-2009)
  • Qian-li Xue, Ph.D. (2010-2011)
 

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