Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 20, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 20, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 18
Osler Center for Clinical Excellence Announces Grants

The 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. Berkenblit.

♦ "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.


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