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News from the Emergency Department
Dr. Edward Bessman Earns Award for Clinical Excellence
Edward Bessman, M.D., M.B.A., assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been honored with the Excellence in Service and Professionalism award from the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. The Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams were launched in 2015 to honor physicians and care teams who embody the best in clinical excellence. Bessman was nominated by colleagues in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center emergency department. Bessman has worked in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s emergency department for 28 years, including 20 years as chair of the ED..
Bhakti Hansoti Earns Academic Achievement Award
Bhakti Hansoti, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., M.P.H., received the 2019 Academic Achievement award from the Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA) at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The award is given to one GEMA member each year who has made significant contributions to the subspecialty of global emergency medicine through investigative research and/or educational endeavors and whose research has helped move the field of emergency medicine forward.
Sharon Bord Awarded for Diversity Leadership
Sharon Bord, M.D., assistant director of medical student education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and assistant professor of emergency medicine, was named a recipient of the 2019 Diversity Leadership Award from the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council in recognition of her work in developing the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Underrepresented Minority Scholarship for Visiting Students program. The program promotes diversity among visiting students in emergency medicine, and encourages students who otherwise may not consider applying for the educational experience.
Julianna Jung Honored for Teaching Excellence
Julianna Jung, M.D., director of medical student education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and associate professor of emergency medicine, was recently selected by medical students to be a member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Distinguished Teaching Society. This is a selective honor society affiliated with the School of Medicine’s vice dean for education and the Medical Student Government. The society recognizes outstanding and passionate clinical faculty members and residents at the school of medicine and their contributions to clinical medical student teaching.
Emergency Ultrasound Program Receives Award
The Department of Emergency Medicine’s point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training program earned the 2019 Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Outstanding Educational Program Award on April 12. The IEE, which is part of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, presents the award to recognize a noteworthy medical or biomedical teaching program that began five years ago or less. Programs are judged on criteria including the ability to address a gap in the field, institutional or community need, scholarship, and use of innovative educational strategies.
Tiffany Fong, M.D., director of emergency ultrasound and assistant professor of emergency medicine, and Randall Rhyne, M.D., director of emergency ultrasound at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and assistant professor of emergency medicine, lead the department’s point-of-care ultrasound training programs.
Julianna Jung and Sharon Bord Chosen As Leaders in National Clerkship Organization
Julianna Jung, M.D., director of medical student education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and associate professor of emergency medicine, has been named president-elect for Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM), the national organization for undergraduate medical educators in emergency medicine. She will serve as vice president for the upcoming year, transitioning to the role of president in 2020. Jung has served on the CDEM executive board for four years—as member-at-large, treasurer and currently secretary.
Sharon Bord, M.D., assistant director of medical student education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and assistant professor of emergency medicine, will also join the CDEM Board this year, having been elected to a member-at large position. This role starts in July, and she will serve for a one-year term. Through CDEM, both faculty members will work together to support and promote undergraduate medical education in EM at the national level.
Emergency Medicine Resident Earns Clinical Excellence Award
Aaryn Hammond, M.D., has been named a recipient of the annual Frank L. Coulson Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence. The award, given by the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins Medicine, recognizes and promotes clinical excellence for the benefit of individuals and communities. Nominations are made by program directors. Linda Regan, M.D., program director of the emergency medicine residency program, says Hammond demonstrates a passion for her work, for patients and for the education of all health care team members. Hammond is the eighth resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine's residency program to receive this honor.
Medical Students Recognize Emergency Medicine Resident
Ruben Troncoso, M.D., M.P.H., a third-year EM resident, has been named the winner of the 2019 Housestaff Teaching Award, a prestigious award selected by the Johns Hopkins Medical Student Society. The award is presented annually to one resident from across the entire institution. The award recognizes outstanding clinical acumen, educational contributions and the ability to serve as a role model for others. "Ruben certainly excels in all these areas, and I am incredibly proud to have been part of his education and training," Dr. Jung says.
This is the second time that an emergency medicine resident has been honored with this award. Former resident Derrick Ashong, M.D., received the award in 2017.
Michael Millin Appointed to Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan selected Michael Millin, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of emergency medicine, to serve on the Statewide Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (SEMSAC). Millin was appointed to the council to represent the Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. SEMSAC is a 31-member council that advises and assists the Maryland Emergency Medical Services Board, which governs all EMS activities in the state.
Jim Scheulen Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award
Jim Scheulen, M.B.A., has been awarded the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award in Emergency Medicine from the Academy of Administrators in Academic Emergency Medicine (AAAEM). Scheulen, who is the chief administrative officer for emergency medicine and capacity management at Johns Hopkins Medicine, was selected for the honor for his 30 years of work in emergency medicine, as a founding member of the AAAEM, as a past president, as the founder of the industry standard benchmarking tool and for being an internationally known thought leader in emergency medicine administration.
Matthew Levy Takes on Additional Roles
Matthew Levy, D.O. M.Sc., associate professor of emergency medicine, has been named the Region III medical director of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), Maryland’s state EMS agency. In this role, Levy collaborates with other EMS medical directors and works closely with state EMS officials on projects and programs in Maryland, including EMS system quality assurance, protocol and program development.
Levy was also recently selected to serve on the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council (SAC). In this capacity, he serves alongside experts from across the country to advice and review American Red Cross policies, procedures and positions. Levy joins Department of Emergency Medicine faculty members Michael Millin, M.D., M.P.H., and Lauren Sauer, M.S., who also serve on the council.
President Daniels Sees Johns Hopkins Bayview Emergency Department in Action
Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, recently visited the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center emergency department to observe and to talk with staff members about their innovate approaches to care.