Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins
has announced funding of the following grants, effective
Nov. 25, 2008:
♦ "Substance Use Disorders for the Internist:
A Curriculum for Internal Medicine
Residents and Faculty," Amina Chaudhry and Edith Vargo.
♦ "Development of a Brief Video to Impact
Clinician Respect and Empathy Towards Patients
With Sickle Cell Disease," Mary Catherine Beach, Neda
Ratanawongsa, Sophie Lanzkron, Mark T.
Hughes and Rochelle V. Brown.
♦ "Building Relationships in HIV Care: The
Role of Emotional Dialogue," Mary Catherine
Beach, Richard D. Moore, Debra L. Roter and Gail V.
♦ "Utilizing Audit and Feedback to Improve
Hospitalists' Performance in Tobacco
Dependence Counseling," Flora Kisuule and Scott Wright.
♦ "Increasing Our Understanding of
Philanthropy to Academic Medicine," Scott Wright,
Rosalyn Stewart, Leah Wolfe, Richard Paisner, John A.
Flynn, Heidi Menken and Joe Carrese.
The Osler Center was established in 2002 within the
Division of General Internal Medicine to
train physicians in the basic elements of a sound
doctor-patient relationship. It is dedicated to
training a new generation of doctors who communicate
effectively with patients and their families;
apply good diagnostic skills and the best of medical
science to the care of their patients; set up health
care systems that deliver accessible, patient-friendly,
high-quality care; and act as a steadfast guide
and source of support to patients, no matter where they
choose to seek specialty care.