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June 1-5, 2020

June 1-5, 2020

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    Monthly Biostats: Hierarchically Structured Data

    Nancy Perrin, director of the Biostatistics and Methods Core in the Office for Science and Innovation, will lead a workshop focused on Working with Hierarchically Structured Data from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Zoom link. This seminar will examine different approaches to working with nested data, including multilevel modeling, random effects regression, and general estimating equations to help participants select the analytical strategy to best answer their research question.

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    SON Experts in the Media

    The latest media mentions and appearances by members of the SON community:

    On the Front Lines: Acts of Courage and Kindness in the Age of CoronavirusBaltimore Magazine (Kathleen Bailey, 2013 MSN alumna)

    COVID-19 and Disabilities: Inclusive Disaster Planning Is Crucial for Vulnerable Populations—National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (Gloria Ramsey)

    AHW Researchers Win $2.8M Grant for Intimate Partner Violence Research—JH Alliance for a Healthier World (Nancy Glass)

    Nurse Understaffing and Increased Workload Associated With Multiple Organ Failure—Medscape (Dean Davidson)

    U.S. Hospitals Face Pressure on ICU Beds as Cases Surge—Bloomberg TV (Jason Farley)

    All private nursing facilities will be tested for COVID-19 through partnership between DHHS and CVSWinston-Salem Journal (Alice Bonner)

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    'COVID Considerations': Dean's Podcast
    To spread the word on the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, Dean Patricia Davidson has launched a regular podcast. A recent entry talks about delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine, and the complex and multifaceted reasons people choose vaccination or not. Listen in.
  • COVID-19 Decision Modeling Grant

    With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, researchers from JHSON, Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy, University of Michigan Medical School, and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) have partnered to form the COVID Decision Modeling Initiative to award high-impact decision modeling grants. Applications will be accepted through June 30 and award decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Information.

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    Call for Proposals: Diversity and Inclusion

    The window to submit a workshop proposal for the 17th-annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference is open. The event is Friday, October 23; submissions accepted through June 19. (Submissions must be suitable for a virtual environment.)

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    Peer-to-Peer Nominees (May)

    Congratulations to Peer-to-Peer nominees for the month of May: Judi Damask, Liz Danner, Erika Hornstein, Shelia Love, Libby Miles, and Liz Pallia (who, as this month’s random drawing winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card). Thank you all for setting a positive example for the SON community.

    Nominations for June are now open. Questions: Matt Casse (

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    June SON Birthdays!

    Happy June Birthday to Martha Abshire, Charlene Camponeschi, Amber Clough, Cassandra Creek, Jennifer Dotzenrod, Victoria Goode, Melissa Hunter, Colleen King, Junxin Li, Shelia Love, Paula Nersesian, William Perry, Porscha Reid, Denise Rucker, Sarah Schneider-Firestone, LaQuilah Sharp, Phyllis Sharps, Kischa Singleton, Sibyl Snow, Beverly Winter, Amy Wisowaty, and Chao Hsing Yeh!

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    VIDEO: Lavinia Dock Lecture Series

    The 1st-annual Lavinia Dock Lecture, "Meaningfully Equal," from Monday, June 1 featured Sarah Szanton, Endowed Professor for Health Equity and Social Justice. Lavinia Lloyd Dock was a nurse, feminist, author, pioneer in nursing education and social activist. "In 2020, in the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the Centenary of Suffrage, we are honored to launch this lecture series in honor of those who advocate for health and social justice," said Dean Davidson. If you missed it, here's a link.

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    Dean Announces Strategic Plan
    From Dean Davidson: "The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan is the result of a lengthy, inclusive, and thoughtful collaboration that included faculty, students, staff, our external partners, and the leadership of Executive Vice Dean Marie Nolan and Associate Dean Bruce Schoneboom. It represents a determined charge toward a future that will reflect changes in business practices, shifting priorities, emerging technologies and ways of teaching, new workforce skills and competencies, and a greater commitment to social justice and equity." View the plan in flipbook form.
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    'Emerging From COVID-19'

    Join Professor Jacquelyn Campbell and Johns Hopkins Medicine colleagues 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 for “Emerging from COVID-19: PTSD, Suicide and Domestic Violence" to learn common manifestations of stress from the pandemic, to identify early warning symptoms, and to help yourself and those you love. The seminar is free, but requires registration.

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    Peer-to-Peer Nominees (June)

    Congratulations to Peer-to-Peer nominees for the month of June: Susanna Young and Chadd Cawthon (who, as the month’s random drawing winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card). Thank you both for setting a positive example for the SON community.

    Nominations for July are now open! Questions: Matt Casse (