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ICTR in the News: Hopkins Scientists and Practitioners Demonstrate Importance of Federal Research Funding


The following article details contributions performed by ICTR researchers Kamila Alexander, Deidra Crews, and Jordan Green. At Washington, D.C., event, researchers from across JHU showcase their work made possible by federal funding Research is central to the mission of Johns Hopkins University, a founding principle that dates to the inaugural address of the university’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, in 1876. To help underscore the vital role research continues to play at Johns Hopkins and the importance of federal funding in supporting that research, the university will host a showcase of early career researchers and practitioners who have received federal … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: Study Finds One in Five Hospitalized Adults Suffer Side Effects From Prescribed Antibiotics


The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researchers Pranita Tamma, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Sara Cosgrove, M.D., M.S., professor of medicine and director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Infectious disease experts say nearly a fifth of prescriptions were unnecessary A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those side effects … Continue reading

ICTR in the News: Johns Hopkins Medicine Expands Collaboration with Allegheny Health Network and Highmark


The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Officials at Johns Hopkins Medicine announced today an expansion of its five-year affiliation with Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Highmark, which provide health care services and insurance to people in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. The newly expanded relationship aims to support the care of patients with rare and complex adult and pediatric cancers and some organ-transplant patients, widen the portfolio of cancer clinical trials available to AHN’s patients, facilitate participation in medical education, and collaborate on … Continue reading

Johns Hopkins Health System President and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine Announces Retirement at Year’s End


After more than 44 years of unparalleled service to Johns Hopkins, Ronald R. Peterson has announced plans to retire as president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine at the end of 2017. In an announcement to staff, employees learned of Peterson’s plans to retire accompanied by expressions of gratitude from Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, who also summarized Petersons contributions to the institution. “In the life of an institution, there are leaders who leave such a deep and distinctive imprint that their influence … Continue reading

2017 Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Grant Awardees


            Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with Xuezhi (Daniel) Jiang, MD, PhD, Department of OB/GYN, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, and Assistant Professor, Department of OB/GYN, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University have been awarded $50,000 to conduct the study “Pilot Testing a Health Coaching Intervention to Promote Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain.” The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) RAMP grant funding opportunity is awarded annually to promote … Continue reading