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Recent and Noteworthy
Dr. Jennifer Stevens Research On Overdose Admissions In The ICU Receives National Attention
In research recently highlighted in Forbes and presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting in May 2015, Jennifer Stevens, MD, identified an alarming increase in critical care admissions for opioid overdoses nationally. Among over 28 million hospitalizations to over 200 hospitals, Dr. Stevens found a total increase of 87% in ICU deaths from overdoses over a 7 year period. Dr. Stevens is a federally-funded health services researcher who studies variation in delivery of critical care and novel ways of aligning patient need and health care resources.
BIDMC Leading Investigation of Esophageal Pressure-guided Ventilation
BIDMC is the coordinating center and primary clinical site of the ongoing NIH/NHLBI Phase II randomized controlled trial of esophageal pressure-guided mechanical ventilation for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), commonly referred to as EPvent 2. BIDMC is recognized as a national leader in the use of esophageal pressure monitoring for ARDS, and division members are playing a critical role in what is expected to be the major clinical trial of this ventilator management strategy.
Dr. Mary Rice testifies on greenhouse emissions and health
Dr. Rice (fellowship class of 2013, current BIDMC faculty) has testified as a representative of the American Thoracic Society before the Senate and at a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology committee. Dr. Rice discussed the scientific literature, her own research findings related to ozone exposure and lung function in the Framingham Heart Study, and her personal concern for air quality as a mother of 3 young children.
MGH Named #1 Hospital In America
MGH was named #1 in patient care by US News & World Report, topped the Nature Index list of health care organization for publishing research in high-impact journals, was the most recognized institution for quality training programs and received the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
Awards For Fellows And Junior Faculty
A number of fellows and junior faculty received awards for their outstanding research this year. Rachel Knipe, Corey Hardin and David Lagares received grants from the American Thoracic Society, Sydney Montesi received funding from the CHEST Foundation, and Katy Black and Jason Griffith received American Lung Association grants. Chris Richards was awarded a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fellowship and Jason Griffith was the recipient of the prestigious Parker B. Francis Fellowship.
Dr. Jessica McCannon Leads Work To Establish Partners-wide Quality Metrics For COPD
Dr. McCannon (fellowship class of 2012, current MGH faculty), started an outreach program for patients with COPD from MGH Health Centers in Chelsea, Revere, Everett and Charlestown, improving health of patients with COPD, and supporting hospital-wide efforts to reduce COPD readmissions. The MGPO is supporting her work on a specialty-primary care collaborative pilot in Chelsea to enhance care of patients with COPD, and she has begun to establish a Parters-wide working group for Partners Population Health Management that will establish the first Partners-wide quality metrics for a pulmonary disease (COPD).