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Chapter News

Congratulations New Maryland Chapter Fellows

  • Ashley Kinder, MD, FACP
  • Paul D. O'Rourke, Jr., MD, FACP
  • Maia Tavadze, MD, FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Maryland Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Maryland Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

Paul Auewaerter
Advances in Meningoencephalitis Evaluation and Management

Laura Cappelli
Autoimmune Diseases

Robert Chow
Mastering the Match for U.S. Students

Michael DeBaun
Sickle Cell Anemia: Care of the Adult Patient
Transitional Care of Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

Brian Hasselfeld
C. Wesley Eisele Lecture: The Future of Telemedicine

Jonathan Chen, California Northern
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning for Clinical Care of the Future

Linda Lee
Care for the Inpatient GI Bleed

Karly Murphy
Evidence-Based Treatment of Depression for Non-Psychiatrists

David Spragg
Atrial Fibrillation: Insights from the Guidelines for the Practitioner

Marlene Williams
Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Chapter Members Receive National Awards

(October 2021) We are very pleased to announce that two members of the Maryland Chapter have won the following very prestigious awards presented by the national American College of Physicians organization:

Dr. Janaki Deepak has been chosen to receive the Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator from the American College of Physicians.  The award recognizes an ACP member who is an internal medicine interest group leader, clinical clerkship director, program director, or faculty member (no higher than the level of an associate professor of medicine) who  spends a significant amount of time teaching medical students.

Dr. Deidra Crews has been chosen to receive Mastership.  ACP Bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of "integrity, positions of honor, impact in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine." Masters must be highly accomplished persons demonstrating impact in practice, leadership, or in medical research. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as renown within their field and/or ACP chapter, research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, administrative positions, care of patients, and service to their community.

Dr. Deepak has been an instrumental and very important part of the Maryland ACP since her residency. She has been involved with student and resident activities for a number of years, and without her we would not be able to host the Doctors and Student Dilemma contest so successfully each year - EVEN DURING A PANDEMIC.  She has served as co-chair to our Internal Medical Graduates group (IMG) for several years, and recently has taken on some new roles in the Chapter, serving as co-chair of the Health & Public Policy committee and Vice President of the Chapter.

Dr. Crews has been a very important member of our Chapter and was even the first recipient of our Diversity & Inclusion award presented at our 2021 Chapter meeting.  Her career at Johns Hopkins has been one devoted to the Baltimore community.  She is so very deserving of being awarded a Mastership in ACP.

Please take the time to send congratulations to both of these ladies who have been so successful in their careers both locally and nationally.

MD ACP Advisory Group 


 

Juneteenth

(June 2021) President Joseph Biden signed legislation on June 17, 2021 making Juneteenth a federal holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that enslaved persons in Galveston, Texas learned the news of emancipation from Union troops who had just arrived in the area, in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation which had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln over two years prior. It has historically been celebrated as a second Independence Day in local and regional celebrations across the U.S. since 1866 and is an opportunity to share a long legacy of African American cultural traditions. The Maryland ACP Chapter strongly supports observance of Juneteenth as a day of reflection, to learn from our history and prepare ourselves for the important work ahead of us.


Join the Chapter's Diversity Committee!

(Spring 2021) Right before everyone's life changed forever, our Diversity Committee met on a very cold February evening to discuss activities for the upcoming year and beyond. The group, led by Drs. Erica Johson and Kim Adkins were able to develop a list of activities and projects which we hope to be able to implement once we are all back in action as a group. One of our main activities will be to advise our Chapter on best practices related to diversity and inclusion as well as establishing mentoring programs for our residents and students. If you are interested in becoming a member of our group (we want to include as many diverse groups as possible), just contact the chapter staff, Maryellen Woodward.


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(Spring 2021) Wondering about Maryland's CME requirements? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.