Best Practices Workshops feature leaders in various academic fields to share insights and facilitate workshops to engage the community of faculty and administration in the top-down process of change.
Speakers include previous ADVANCE program directors and administrators, leaders in industry and local organizations (e.g., Procter and Gamble, GE) that promote equity and diversity in their organizations and scholars specializing in broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the STEM disciplines.
May 4-5, 2015
Dr. Barbara Fivush, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief Pediatric Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Myron Weisfeldt, MD, Director of the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University will conduct a series of workshops for women and administration in the College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's and the VA Medical Center.
Dr. Barbara Fivush is Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology, and Associate Dean of Women in Science and Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Fivush was the first pediatric nephrology fellow to graduate from the division in 1983. Her research interests have been dominated by her concern for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Early on in her career, she studied the safety and efficacy of various vaccines in children maintained on dialysis and in kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Fivush was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the current standards for vaccinating children with CKD. Over the last 15 years, she has worked to develop quality measures for pediatric patients with CKD. Her work in this area has resulted in improved care for these children and holds the promise to improve long-term outcomes among children who undergo dialysis. She was previously involved in a national multi-center collaborative project to study the progression of kidney disease in children, and is presently involved in a second national collaborative trial to compare several management approaches to children who have vesicoureteral reflux. Dr. Fivush also heads the Office of Women in Science and Medicine, an office that fosters the academic progress of women faculty, through education, advocacy, mentoring and networking.
Dr. Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt is University Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was the William Osler Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine there from 2001 to 2014. He was also Physician-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Weisfeldt has broad interests in hemodynamics, cardiovascular aging, and resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Dr. Weisfeldt received a BA and MD from the Johns Hopkins University. He trained in Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. From 1991 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Samuel Bard Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Medical Service at the Columbia-Presbyterian Campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. From 1975 to 1991, he was Director of the Cardiology Division at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Weisfeldt was Chairman of the Cardiology Advisory Board of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute from 1987 to 1990 and held the position of President of the American Heart Association in 1990. Dr. Weisfeldt is a member of the Institute of Medicine. His research interests have included heart function, age changes in the heart and circulation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In 2003 he was appointed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to be the Study Chair for a large-scale ongoing clinical trials network to conduct randomized definitive trials of devices, drugs and other therapies for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and severe traumatic injury.