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Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., named vice dean for education
The appointment of Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., acclaimed cardiologist and award-winning teacher, as the new vice dean for education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was anounced on April 1, 2013.
Roy is ideally qualified to serve as vice dean for education, a position in which he will oversee undergraduate, graduate, residency, postdoctoral and continuing medical education programs, as well as the Welch Medical Library. An internationally recognized expert on the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease, and a superb physician renowned for his sensitivity and skill at doctor-patient communication, he is devoted to educating the next generation of physicians.
The Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Professor of Medicine, Roy has spent his entire professional career at Johns Hopkins. Among many other roles, he served as director of the internal medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for nearly a decade. He developed an innovative course, “Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life” (TRIPLE), which teaches Hopkins students the attitudes and skills necessary to provide compassionate, patient-centered medical care and prepares them for residency and professional life.
Co-director of the Aliki Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Roy helped create and works with residents and students in this novel program that teaches the importance of knowing patients as individuals in order to provide optimal patient care. He has served as senior associate dean for faculty development in the medical school, as well as executive vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview, where he also has been deputy director for education.
In 2004, Roy was recognized for his work on doctor-patient communication by being named the inaugural Miller Family Scholar. In addition, from 2004 through 2010, he served as director of the cardiovascular disease group in the NIH-funded Johns Hopkins Center for Mind-Body Research.
An amazing scholar, Roy has written extensively on how medical students can improve their efforts to attain the residencies they want and has won a shelf-full of teaching awards. He is a five-time recipient of the School of Medicine’s George J. Stuart Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching, as well as the Professor’s Award for Distinction in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences.
The American College of Physicians has honored Roy with both its Theodore E. Woodward Award for Medical Education and its C. Lockard Conley Award—named for one of Hopkins’ greatest hematologists and a famous mentor of residents and fellows—for contributions to resident education and research. Roy received the highest honor of the College when he became a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2012.
A native of New York City, Roy came to Hopkins as an intern in 1986, having received his medical degree from Boston University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He rose to assistant chief of the service on the Osler medical housestaff—earning the Daniel Baker Jr. Memorial Award for Patient Care—before completing a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health. He joined the faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 2006.
Roy succeeds David Nichols, M.D., M.B.A., who was named the inaugural vice dean for education in 2000 and left Hopkins in September 2012 to become president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics.
Students come together to meet a community need - For several years now, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) has developed and run Community Adolescent Sexuality Education (CASE), a program targeted toward eighth grade students that covers topics ranging from decision-making, goal setting, sexually transmitted infections, nutrition and anatomy. (April 2012)
Inspiring Young Researchers - April 13 marked the 35th annual Young Investigators' Day, when School of Medicine trainee researchers are recognized for their accomplishments in the lab. (April 2012)
View the Johns Hopkins Medicine Town Meeting Online - On April 5, Edward Miller, M.D., Dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald Peterson, President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and EVP of Johns Hopkins Medicine, hosted a JHM town meeting -- the second in the JHM 3.0 thought leader series.
During the meeting, executive administrators Ted Chambers and Christina Lundquist provided an operational update on the Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. William Baumgartner, Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and President of the School of Medicine Clinical Practice Association, spoke about his role as senior vice president of the Office Johns Hopkins Physicians. Phil Cole, Director of Pharmacology and Molecular Science, also shared how institution-wide collaboration and multidisciplinary teams make a difference in research opportunities and outcomes. (April 2012)
Rewarding Excellence in Education - Learn more about The Institute for Excellence in Education. (March 2012)
Closing East Baltimore's Health Care Gap - Learn more about the Charm City Clinic. (February 2012)
Meeting the Needs of Inner City Patients - The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program prepares physicians to address challenges facing the urban poor and underserved. (February 2012)
Fostering Diversity - In 2010, the School of Medicine launched the Johns Hopkins Medicine Scholars as part of the school’s commitment to strengthening diversity among its students. (February 2012)
JHU Students' Company Accepted into NY Accelerator - Ahead Research, founded by two Johns Hopkins medical students, was accepted into Blueprint Health. (January 2012)
NIH Director's Pioneer Award - Congratulations to James E.K. Hildreth, Med '87, and Andrew P. Feinberg, Med '76, 2011 recipients of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award.
Johns Hopkins' "Genes to Society" Curriculum Featured - In October 2011, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's "Genes to Society" curriculum was featured Urbanite magazine's article "Med School Redux".
Johns Hopkins to Develop Medical School and Teaching Hospital in Malaysia - November 2010 - Johns Hopkins signed an agreement to help Malaysia develop its first fully integrated private four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital. The agreement was signed on November 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin observed the signing ceremony. Read more from the JHU Gazette, on page 4 of the Dome and on the Johns Hopkins Medicine website.
Health Care Reform -October 2010 - View a presentation by Dean Edward Miller about how health care reform will impact Johns Hopkins. Learn about the role Hopkins played in the debate and agreements that Congress made with various industries and organizations to gain support of the law. Also find out about Hopkins’ strategy to address health care reform.
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that hospitalized patients do not receive more than one in 10 doses of doctor-ordered blood thinners prescribed to prevent potentially lethal or disabling blood clots, a decision they say may be fueled by misguided concern by patients and their caregivers.Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/medications_to_prevent_clots_not_reaching_some_patients
As anyone who’s ever mixed up the sugar and salt while baking knows, too much of a good thing can be inedible.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/gustatory_tug_of_war_key_to_whether_salty_foods_taste_good
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Get Half-Million Dollar Gift to Develop Genome-Based Test for Cancer - 6/13/13An anonymous donor has given $500,000 to conduct large-scale clinical trials and laboratory research on the “PapGene” test, a genomic-based screening test that detects ovarian and endometrial cancers in cervical fluid.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/scientists_at_johns_hopkins_get_half_million_dollar_gift_to_develop_genome_based_test_for_cancer
Health Advocate Irene Pollin Donates $10 Million to The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease - 6/13/13Irene Pollin, a passionate health advocate and founder of a national organization devoted to heart disease prevention in women, has made a $10 million gift to the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/health_advocate_irene_pollin_donates_10_million_to_the_johns_hopkins_ciccarone_center_for_prevention_of_heart_disease
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers working with animals has developed a vaccine that prevents the virulent TB bacterium from invading the brain and causing the highly lethal condition TB meningitis, a disease that disproportionately occurs in TB-infected children and in adults with compromised immune system.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMThttp://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/experimental_vaccine_shows_promise_against_tb_meningitis