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News from the Emergency Department

Melissa Mason Earns Nursing Honor

Melissa Mason
Melissa Mason, R.N., B.S.N., C.E.N.

The Department of Emergency Medicine’s nursing team and Magnet Committee have honored nursing supervisor Melissa “Missy” Mason, R.N., B.S.N., C.E.N., as the Excellence in Clinical Nurse Leader of the Year for the second straight year. “It is a huge honor to receive this award and recognition for my work in the emergency department,” Mason says.

Mason was nominated by her peers and went on to receive the most overall votes. The award was created by the Magnet Committee as an initiative to help recognize and retain nurse leaders. Nominations recognize excellence and leadership in service, teamwork, accountability and respect.


Erica Shelton Appointed to State Commission

Erica Shelton, M.D.
Erica Shelton, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S.

Erica Shelton, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.S., assistant professor of emergency medicine, was appointed to a four-year term by Gov. Larry Hogan on July 1 to serve as one of 11 members of the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC), an independent commission within the Maryland Department of Health.

Created in 2005, the MCHRC awards grants to health care and community-based organizations to support public health priorities and to expand health care access in underserved areas. The commission also engages in program monitoring and performance measurement for awardees and provides guidance about resource allocation for community-based health programs to better serve the needs of underserved populations across the state.

Since its inception, the MCHRC has awarded 190 grants totaling $60.3 million, and it supports programs in every jurisdiction of the state. Collectively, these programs have served more than 330,000 Marylanders, and grants awarded by the MCHRC have enabled grantees to leverage $19.9 million in additional federal and private/nonprofit resources.​


Jeremiah Hinson Awarded Research Grants

Jeremiah Hinson, MD, PhD
Jeremiah Hinson, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeremiah Hinson, M.D., Ph.D., instructor of emergency medicine, has been awarded two research grants. The awards include a Pilot Project grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Clinician Scientist Career Development Award. Hinson works closely with a team of engineers and computer scientists in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and their research focuses on the translation of data science methodologies to improve clinical outcomes. These recently awarded grants will support his efforts to reduce harm from acute kidney injury in emergency room patients by using a data-driven approach to disease prediction and development of electronic health record-embedded clinical decision support for emergency clinicians.  


Johns Hopkins Nurses Honored by Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore Magazine Excellence in Nursing award winners "Excellence in Nursing" award winners

Eleven Johns Hopkins nurses and nurse leaders, including two with connections to the Department of Emergency Medicine, have been honored for their extraordinary contributions to health care in Baltimore magazine’s third annual “Excellence in Nursing” issue in May.

Among those honored at Johns Hopkins include Zakk Arciaga, B.S.N., R.N., and Jenine Jordan, B.S.N., R.N., who were both nominated by colleagues in the adult Emergency Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Arciaga started as a support associate in the adult Emergency Department in 2011 and worked his way to becoming a registered nurse. “Every day we come to work, try to make people's lives better and work hard at work worth doing,” Arciaga says. “It is a privilege and an honor to work with the brightest and most dedicated individuals ever.”

Jordan began working as a clinical technician in the adult Emergency Department in 2008 and then became a registered nurse. During her time in the ED, she served as a mentor to many nurses, including Arciaga. In 2016, Jordan took on a new role in the case management department. “The adult Emergency Department made me the strong nurse that I am, and I will never be able to fully express my gratitude,” Jordan says.

The publication honored more nurses from Johns Hopkins on its list of the top 50 nurses in the region than from any other area health system. The winners were chosen from hundreds of nominees by a panel of seven highly experience registered nurse advisers, recruited to assist with this effort. View the news release for a list of the Johns Hopkins winners. The full list of winners can be found here.


Emergency Medicine Resident Receives Clinical Excellence Award

Daniel SheetsDaniel Sheets, M.D.

Daniel Sheets, M.D., M.P.H., has become a recipient of the 6th Annual Frank Coulson Resident Clinical Excellence Award. The award, given by the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, aims to recognize and promote clinical excellence for the benefit of individuals and communities that are served. Applicants are submitted by their program directors to the committee. Linda Regan, M.D., program director of the Emergency Medicine Resdency Program, says Sheets demonstrates an enthusiasm for his work, patients and ultrasound, which is one of his specialties. Sheets is the sixth resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s program to be awarded this honor.


Jules Jung Shows Her Dance Moves for a Good Cause

Jules Jung and Leslie Cope performing at the 2017 Dancing with the Hopkins Stars Leslie Cope, Ph.D., and Jules Jung, M.D., performing at the 2017 Dancing with the Hopkins Stars event.

Jules Jung, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, teamed up with her dance partner and husband, Leslie Cope, Ph.D., associate professor of oncology, for the 2017 Dancing with the Hopkins Stars event in March. The annual event raises money for a United Way program or a charity of choice. Through their participation, Jung and Cope raised $8,500 for Moveable Fast, an organization that provides nutritious meals to Baltimore residents living with life-threatening illnesses.

The mirror-ball trophies for best dance performance and highest fundraising couple went to Cindy Delinski, executive assistant in the school of medicine, and Stephen Yang, M.D., professor of surgery.

Watch the 2017 Dancing with the Hopkins Stars program. For more information, view a video about Jung and Cope.


Linda Regan Named Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine’s Inaugural Vice Chair of Education

Linda ReganLinda Regan, M.D.

Linda Regan, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine, has been appointed the first vice chair of education for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In her new role, Regan will oversee all of the department’s education programs and faculty development related to education. She will also maintain her current role as the program director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

Regan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine faculty in 2007. She is a nationally recognized education leader in the field of emergency medicine and has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award and the 2016 Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association Residency Director of the Year Award. She has also been appointed to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine. At Johns Hopkins, her work has been recognized with a number of awards, such as the Institute for Excellence in Education’s Innovative Program Award, the Emergency Department’s Attending of the Year Award given by our nurses, the Chair’s Faculty Leadership Award, and Academic Teacher of the Year Award and Outstanding Faculty Role Model Award given by our residents. 


Emergency Medicine Residents Join Johns Hopkins Teaching Society

Department of Emergency Medicine residents Derrick Ashong, M.D.; Geoffrey Kelly, M.D.; and Daniel Savage, M.D., M.P.H., have been named as three of this year’s 23 inductees into the Distinguished Teaching Society. This is a selective honor society affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s vice dean for education and the Medical Student Government. The society recognizes outstanding and passionate clinical faculty members and residents around the school of medicine and their contributions to clinical medical student teaching. Nominations are made by medical students.

Derrick AshongDerrick Ashong, M.D.
Geoffrey KellyGeoffrey Kelly, M.D.
Daniel SavageDaniel Savage, M.D., M.P.H.

Emergency Medicine Resident Honored

Derrick Ashong, M.D., has been named the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Class of 2017 Housestaff Teaching Award. Each year, the award is presented to one resident in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who is considered the most outstanding clinical teacher, as chosen by the graduating medical student class. The purpose of the award is to recognize the individual’s contributions and also emphasize the importance that the students attach to the concept of residents as teachers.

Ashong, who is one of the chief residents in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will be honored at the residency graduation in May.