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To the Johns Hopkins Medicine community


December 11th, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Effective today, Dec. 11, the COVID-19 vaccine request form is available to complete in MyChart for Johns Hopkins Medicine personnel with a MyChart account.
If you do not have a MyChart account, or if it has not been activated, you should have received a MyChart account activation request email this week. Please activate the account now to gain access to MyChart and the vaccine request form. If you have any questions about the activation email, if you experience issues activating your account, or if you think you should have received an activation request but didn’t, please call the Epic MyChart help desk at 888-676-3433 for assistance.

Once you have a MyChart account, follow these steps to access the COVID-19 vaccine request form:

  1. Log into MyChart with your username and password.
  2. You will then be directed to the home screen, where you will see “COVID-19 Vaccine Request Form for JHM Personnel” near the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the green “Fill out form” button to access the form.

If you don’t see the form when you access MyChart, navigate to Menu > Questionnaires > COVID-19 Vaccine Request Form for JHM Personnel. If you have issues or questions, please contact the Epic MyChart help desk.

In the MyChart form, you will indicate whether you want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. The vaccine is optional. Completing the request form will put you into the vaccine random selection process. Upon completion, you will remain in the selection process until you’ve received the vaccine, unless you change your mind and change the MyChart request form. All employees will be given an opportunity to receive the vaccine.

If you want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please complete the request form and identify your current work situation as accurately as possible. You can return to the form and update your information at any time if your work situation or decision about the vaccine changes. Before submitting your information, you will be assigned a vaccine priority group based on your responses. When you are selected for the vaccine, you will receive a MyChart scheduling ticket via email. To ensure that MyChart has the correct information to reach you, please review your communication preferences in MyChart by navigating to Menu > Personal Information > Contact Information.

For more support resources about using MyChart during the COVID-19 pandemic, including Frequently Asked Questions, access the COVID-19 Internal Resource Portal.


Gabe Kelen, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.)
Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR)
Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System

Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Director of Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention
Johns Hopkins Health System

Robert Carter, M.S.N., R.N., C.F.R.N., C.P.E.N., N.R.P.
Interim Senior Director
Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Emergency Management


Johns Hopkins School Of Medicine News

We Are Happy to Announce...

Dear Colleagues,

A few weeks ago, we updated you on the development of a clinical promotion track and asked for your input on the proposal. Thank you to all who provided feedback, as well as to the many who participated along the way.

Last week, following a unanimous vote of support by the faculty senate, the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty approved the creation of a clinical track in our promotions process, as well as the associated promotion criteria. We believe this step underscores our commitment to recognizing excellence across all parts of our tripartite mission.

Over the next few months, we will complete an implementation plan for this track, as well as modify the Gold Book to reflect this new opportunity. We anticipate rolling out the track in the coming year, and will continue to update you.

Many people have worked hard to bring us to this point. We want to thank everyone involved for their incredible effort, especially the leaders of our clinical track committee, David Eisele, Scott Wright and Cindy Rand.

We are confident this new clinical promotion pathway will recognize, reward and advance the careers of faculty whose primary academic focus, professional effort and time commitment is the delivery and teaching of clinically excellent patient care.


Paul B. Rothman, M.D. (served from 2012-2022)
Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Landon S. King, M.D.
Executive Vice Dean
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2021 Junior Faculty Leadership Program

Join fellow School of Medicine faculty for this leadership course designed for junior faculty members. Throughout nine sessions, you will increase your leadership knowledge, practice leadership skills, establish your leadership identity and grow your community of colleague leaders. (JHED ID required to view link.)


Upcoming Events

Part-time faculty are invited to participate in most Johns Hopkins Faculty Development programs.


Recognizing Part-Time Faculty

Congratulations, Dr. Newman!

Kudos and congratulations to Dr. Mary M. Newman, who was recognized as the 2020–2021 Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher by the American College of Physicians. This prestigious national award honors individuals for outstanding, sustained voluntary service in the education of medical students and residents. As a recipient of this award Dr. Newman “demonstrated outstanding teaching prowess, displayed exemplary characteristics of care and concern for individual patients at the bedside, and served as a role model and mentor.”

Dr. Newman has taught hundreds of students and residents during her career, participating as faculty in the Basic Medical Clerkship, the Longitudinal Ambulatory clerkship, and others. In learner evaluations she is consistently top ranked for knowledge, diagnostic insights, and clinical management skills. She is a member of the Thayer firm, and is highly sought after as a teaching attending. In addition to her work with Hopkins students, she has worked broadly with learners across the state and nation during her work with the American College of Physicians. During her term as the Governor of the Maryland ACP, she collaborated with student members to start the highly competitive Health Policy Externship for students and residents at the ACP Washington Office. She continues to provide Hopkins learners the important and unusual perspectives of a physician who has dedicated years to professional service, political advocacy, and improving the practice of primary care.

Dr. Newman maintains an important role in educating the community of practicing physicians in addition to her roles in undergraduate and graduate medical education. She lectures nationally on women’s health, primary care, and chronic care management. She is a doctor’s doctor, and cares for the families of many Hopkins faculty as well as the families of other physicians. Very importantly, she has helped to shape the professional practice of medicine at a national level, through her work in numerous professional committees and taskforces over the years. In addition to her active medical practice, she is President of Park Medical Associates, and she serves as a member of the Part-time Faculty Advisory Committee and the Johns Hopkins Green Spring Board of Governors. In addition to her work in the ACP, she is a longstanding member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the Maryland Governor's Council, and numerous professional organizations. She has served tirelessly on numerous panels and committees to improve the practice of medicine. As an educator, Dr. Newman been instrumental in ensuring that our residents and students receive the clinical knowledge that will make them caring and insightful physicians.

Please join us in congratulating Mary on this well-deserved honor!

Find out additional information about the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award, including past winners, as well as the full list of recipients of 2020–2021 American College of Physicians awards and masterships.

Dr. Newman


  • Congratulations, Dr. Leavitt!

    The Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety award is presented to the physician who partners with patients, families, colleagues and staff members to optimize patient outcomes and eliminate preventable harm. Dr. Colleen Leavitt received the Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety Award, April 2019.

    Dr. Colleen Leavitt
  • Congratulations, Dr. Showel!

    The Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork award is presented to the physician, nurse and/or team who engages colleagues in shared decision-making, fostering cooperation and open communication. Dr. Margaret Showel received the Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork Award, April 2019.

    Dr. Margaret Showel
  • Congratulations, Dr. Lerner!

    The Best Consulting Physician award is presented to the physician providing superior consulting or specialized services. Dr. Andrew Lerner received the Best Consulting Physician Award, April 2019.

    Dr. Andrew Lerner
  • Congratulations, Dr. Dlhosh!

    The Professors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching were established in 1981 by the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty and are intended to honor each year members of the faculty whose teaching is judged to have had a profound effect on students in the School of Medicine. Dr. Dlhosh was awarded The Professors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony, on Wednesday, May 22 in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

    Dr. Dlhosh
  • Congratulations, Dr. Kumra!

    The IEE offers peer nominated and peer reviewed awards to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards are given at the annual IEE Education Conference and Celebration. Dr. Tina Kumra received the IEE Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award April 2019.

    Dr. Kumra
  • Congratulations, Dr. Dahlman!

    Dr. Holly Ryerson Dahlman, was awarded the 2019 Samuel P Asper Award for excellence in Internal Medicine. Dr. Holly Ryerson Dahlman was the 2019 recipient of the Samuel P Asper Award. This peer-reviewed award is granted by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians for excellence in internal medicine. Dr. Dahlman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves on the Health Policy Committee. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Part-time Faculty Advisory Committee and teaches in the Advanced Ambulatory Clerkship. Her focus is primary care delivery innovation, and her practice has won three national awards for EHR innovations to improve hypertension control. Dr. Dahlman has presented at the eClinicalWorks National Users Conference and conducted a national webinar for Million Hearts through the CDC and CMS Innovations Center. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and trained on the Osler Medical Housestaff before going into full time clinical practice.

    Dr. Dahlman


Congratulations, Dr. Fine!

Congratulations to Dr. Ira Fine for being honored with the Professor’s Award for Teaching by a Member of the Part-time Faculty at the School of Medicine’s Graduation Ceremony in May 2018. Dr. Fine has been a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology for more than 25 years. In this role he has taught generations of medical students, residents, and fellows. His contributions to the missions of teaching, research, and patient care at Hopkins have been substantial. One of his many contributions is the Dr. Ira T. Fine Discovery Fund, which sponsors innovative research to end suffering caused by arthritis and inflammatory disease. Dr. Fine is chairman of the Board of Governors at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station where he practices internal medicine, specializing in rheumatology. A member of numerous medical and professional organizations, Dr. Fine is also a member of the Hospital Board of Directors. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed a medical internship and residency at the University of Maryland Hospital. Dr. Fine completed a fellowship in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Fine


  • Congratulations, Dr. Chen!

    The IEE offers peer nominated and peer reviewed awards to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards are given at the annual IEE Education Conference and Celebration. Dr. Belinda Chen received the IEE Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award April 2017.

    Belinda Chen
  • Congratulations, Dr. Newman!

    The IEE offers peer nominated and peer reviewed awards to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards are given at the annual IEE Education Conference and Celebration. Dr. Mary Newman received the Professors' Award for Clinical Teaching by a member of the part-time faculty; May 2017.

    Dr. Newman
  • Congratulations, Dr. Papel!

    Dr. Ira Papel has been promoted to the academic rank of Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Papel completed medical school at Boston University and completed a fellowship in facial and plastic surgery at Hopkins in 1987. Since completing his fellowship, Dr. Papel has maintained a busy clinical practice, first as a full-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins, and now in a private practice closely affiliated with Hopkins. Clinical investigation and reporting has been an important facet of his practice since the beginning. Dr. Papel is a past president of both the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is co-director of the JHU SOM Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship, and has been a Visiting Professor at more than 30 universities in the US and abroad. Dr. Papel has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers, proceedings reviews and book chapters, and has received numerous honors. He has contributed to the training of generations of students, and fellows during his career.

    Dr. Papel
  • Congratulations, Dr. Weiss!

    The Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award is presented annually by local Chapters or Associations to recognize community physicians who have contributed with distinction to the education and training of medical students. AΩA provides a permanent plaque for each Chapter’s dean’s office; a plate with the name of each year’s honoree may be added each year that the award is given. Honorees receive a framed certificate and engraved key ring. Dr. Howard Weiss received the AΩA Volunteer Faculty Award for the Maryland Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Chapter. May 2017.

    Dr. Weiss
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