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Minutes: December 12, 2012

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�������������������������������������������������������� 415th ��MEETING OF THE FACULTY SENATE

������������������������������������������������������������� 3 pm, Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

������������������������������������������������ School of Medicine Administration, Board Room 103

PRESENT:� Drs. Ahn, Ahuja, Akpek, Barone, Carroll, Chanmugam, Comfort, Crino, Dlhosh, Fine, Gonzalez-Fernandez, Gottesman, James Herman, Ishii, Kondo, Molinaro, Puttgen, Shuler, Swartz, Taverna, Williams, Wolfgang, Zachara,

Messrs:� J. Green, Kumer, Mandell, Pluznick, Rini, Thomas,

Mmes.� Macura, Srikumaran,

ABSENT: Drs. R. Green, Joseph Herman, Huddle, Johnson, Keefer, Matunis, Nyhan, Pavlovich, Poynton, Resar, Solomon, Tufaro, Wade,

�Mmes.� Altimus,

Messrs:� Bilezikjian, Brennen, Hall,

GUESTS: Drs. Clements, Jones, Rothman,�� Berkowitz, Zhang, Specter

Mmes. Foy, Smith,


I. Ronald J. Daniels, President of the Johns Hopkins University

The meeting was called to order with Dr. Ishii introducing President Ron Daniels who was visiting to gain feedback about a planning document called “Ten by Twenty”. The challenges for the university that the document suggests include:

• The imperative of multi-disciplinary collaboration.

• The transformative capacity of technology.

• Ensuring access to a college education.

• Student expectations in a changing world.

• The globalization of higher education.

• Cuts in research and clinical funding.

• Wrenching needs at home and abroad.

The strategies offered to address these challenges include:

One University

1. Selectively invest in those programs and activities that will advance significantly our core academic mission.

2. Strengthen our capacity for faculty-led interdisciplinary collaboration and launch a set of innovative cross-cutting initiatives that will contribute substantially to the world of ideas and action.

3. Enhance the status and impact of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing, as the world’s preeminent academic health sciences complex by deepening collaboration among these entities and with cognate disciplines in other parts of the university.

Individual Excellence

4. Build Johns Hopkins’ undergraduate experience so it stands among the top ten in the nation.

5. Build on our legacy as America’s first research university by ensuring that at least one-half of our Ph.D. programs stand among the top twenty percent in their fields.

6. Attract the very best faculty and staff in the world through a welcoming and inclusive environment that values performance and celebrates professional achievement.

Commitment to Our Communities

7. Enhance and enrich our ties to Baltimore, the nation and the world, so that Johns Hopkins becomes the exemplar of a globally engaged, urban university.

Institution Building

8. Strengthen the institutional, budgetary, technological and policy frameworks necessary to set priorities, allocate resources, and realize the highest standards of academic excellence.

9. Reinforce our position as the leading university recipient of competitively funded federal research support, while increasing the amount of annual research investment from other sources with appropriate cost recovery.

10. Develop the resource base necessary to support investments in key academic priorities.

Dr. Ishii described the Faculty Senate to President Daniels as the elected body in the SOM that makes recommendations to the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty and asked him to make an opening statement.

President Daniels offered the following ideas which were discussed:

  • This document is in a way a planning mechanism for the fund raising that will be done, but the money is only important if it serves the core mission – it must align with the goals of the faculty
  • Joint school collaboration will be earmarked for support
  • his is a draft that will continue to be discussed and revised
  • We don’t have a lot of data to support “evidence-based academic administration” – we need to find output measures to guide our work that are high quality, impactful, and committed to by the faculty
  • It is important to ask the question “What really matters to us?”� We don’t want to be limited to just what agencies will fund – we need to find resources elsewhere for mission-centric research.
  • From the perspective of the university as a whole, recruiting faculty is key.� What does it mean to be a faculty member?� Are there more unfunded mandates? Are we asking more from faculty?
  • We need resources for curiosity-driven ideas as well as commercial ones. We need to acquire funds to be able to fund more from the Fund for JHM, and be able to articulate why Hopkins is a compelling priority for investment.
  • Inter Professional Education (IPE) is successful in Canada but the barriers to collaboration can be daunting.� President Daniels feels the success of IPE in Canada is less about the structure of universities and more about the single payer system and bringing down costs.
  • �Immigrations issues for international students who graduate from this institution may mean that their future opportunities are limited.� Hopkins should participate in immigration reform.

II. Announcements from the Chair

Dr. Ishii offered the following announcement:�

  • Kudos go out to the faculty for their 99% compliance with the vaccination policy.
  • Dr. John Flynn received 10,000 responses to the EPIC survey which was great!� In summary, most people think it is important and most feel they are not prepared.� Note signing is becoming critically important because in EPIC, you cannot bill until a note is signed.� Under EPIC, privileges will be suspended if notes are not signed.
  • Dr. John Colmers strategic plan has been presented to the Board and will be presented to the Faculty Senate in February.


III. Minutes�

�The Minutes of the 414th meeting held on November 7, 2012 were reviewed and approved as distributed.


IV, Scott Berkowitz, M.D., Medical Director for Accountable Care, OJHP

�J-CHIP is the $20 million CMS grant awarded to the Johns Hopkins Health System. �Scott Berkowitz is one of the key leaders in developing and now administering the grant, which will play an instrumental role in accountable care and population health. �Dr. Berkowitz reported that the quality of health care varies widely cross communities in Maryland with a 20 year discrepancy in life expectancy between adjacent neighborhoods.� The current cost of healthcare is unsustainable.� Health care Reform is 100 years old with the first proposal coming from Teddy Roosevelt in 1912.� This proposal improves the coordination of care, breaking down silos and improving communications between patients, family, and health care providers.� The basic approach is integrated care.� Output measures are in place to prove success. This proposal challenges the traditional way healthcare is delivered in the inner city

V. Chair’s Wrap Up - Dr. Ishii �

�The proposal for a Hopkins patient website was discussed at the last ABMF meeting and there was so much discussion that it was tabled for next time.

�There being no further business this meeting was adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Respectfully submitted,


�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Linda Dillon Jones, Ph.D.

�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Recording Secretary


Future Faculty Senate meetings:

All meetings will be held in the School of Medicine Board Room (SOM 103), 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

January 23rd, 2013

February 20th, 2013

March 20th, 2013

April 17th, 2013

May 8th, 2013

June 19th, 2013