Department of Medicine Faculty MeetingFebruary 21, 2012 Announcements Education Update Clinical Update Research Update Budget Update High Throughput Screening Core Tom Grammatopoulos, Ph.D.
Announcements Solomont Simulation Center to open July, 2012 BMC Gala Saturday, May 5, 2012 Seaport PA Program being established at BUSM- Mary Warner, PA-C to be founding director and a Medical Director to be sought soon Evans Centennial Celebration, Friday-Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012 Dim Sum - 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., March 24, 2012, China Pearl Restaurant, 9 Tyler Street, Boston (http://www.bumc.bu.edu/medicine/research-in-the-department/annual-dim-sum-social/)
Medical Grand Rounds February 24th – Paget’s Disease “Update” Joseph Tucci, M.D. March 2nd – CPS Case Robert Lowe, M.D. March 9th – Epidemiology of Congestive Heart Failure: Current Perspectives and Non-Cardio-Centric View Vasan Ramachandran, M.D. March 16th – Nonsurgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis: Past Frustration, Future Promise? David Felson, M.D. March 23rd – Mark Moskowitz Memorial Lecture Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., Ph.D.
Update on Searches Section Chiefs • GI • Geriatrics Director, Primary Care Director, Quality of Clinical Operations Director, Hospital Medicine Unit
Faculty Development and Diversity Academy for Faculty Advancement • Information session Thurs., Feb. 23 @ 12 in EBRC 715 • Application deadline March 2 • http://www.bumc.bu.edu/facdev-medicine/mentoring/ecfdp/ CV Boot Camp with A and P Committee • Tues., March 5 from 12-1 p.m. in Wilkins • Send CVs in advance to email@example.com Walk and Talk • Mon., March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in medical school lobby • Hosted by Emelia Benjamin and Michael Ieong Faculty Friday Social • Fri., March 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. • Estragon Tapas Bar, 700 Harrison Ave.
Successful FellowshipACGME Reviews Pulmonary-Critical Care Endocrine Geriatrics Rheumatology Cardiology • General • EP • Interventional Gastroenterology (3 yrs)
Education Update General Medicine Attendings needed for three week slots in March-May Match update ACGME questionnaire completed ACGME site visit anticipated in spring, 2012 Rachel Simmons, M.D., new Associate Program Director will be starting August, 2012
Clinical Update Nearing completion of Alternative Quality Contract with BCBS – in partnership with Neighborhood Health Centers Meaningful Use Contracts will require faculty signature to get institutional reimbursement Inpatient reorganization • One fewer medical team in ’12-’13 • HMU being expanded • Observation patients to be increasingly diverted from HS teams
Clinical Update BMC financial outlook continues to improve (improved bond rating) Volume-YTD • wRVU’s up 4.1%% • Visits up 7.7% • Discharges down 2.6% Access • Primary care and medicine specialties have slipped Compliance • Sections range from 79-86% correctly coded by clinicians! (best ever!)
BCBS Relative Hospital Prices (2009) According to the Attorney General, BMC has the lowest price for services of any AMC in Boston, by a significant margin 12
Research Update Metabolomics core under review Biostatistical Core services being expanded Revenue from research cores substantially ahead of budget Research space allocation will be reviewed in ongoing manner by Space Advisory group under Dr. Corkey NIH Salary cap lowered by $20K/yr K awardee support initiatives underway
THEMATIC SEMINAR SERIES Jointly Sponsored by The Evans Center & The Department of BiochemistryMitochondria: Engines of Life, Drivers of Disease All talks are in Keefer Auditorium, at 3pm All speakers meet with the graduate students and post docs over lunch March 27, 2012,David G. Nicholls, Ph.D., Professor of Mitochondrial Physiology, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato, CA, and Visiting Professor, University of Lund, Sweden “The Bioenergetics of Mitochondria in the Cell” April 3, 2012, Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine (CMEM), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, “Energyomics-Energenomics: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Complex Diseases” April 10, 2012 Richard Youle, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Chief Biochemistry Section, NIH, NINDS, Bethesda, MD “Mitochondrial Quality Control and Parkinson’s Disease”
New Committee to Discuss and Provide RecommendationsBridges between Basic and Clinical Researchers Evans Center ARC Directors and other Interested Faculty will convene to outline • Realistic Goals • Current barriers • Potential activities and resources to increase interactions and collaborations Faculty interested to participate should contact us (D. Coleman , K. Ravid or B Corkey) First meeting March 15, 2012 at 3:30 pm
Budget Update In negotiation with BMC re funding of departmental services using CARTS model Clinical section budget planning currently on hold pending resolution of BMC funding Finance Committee meeting to make recommendations concerning funds flows and financial support of faculty YTD financial performance better than budget 2012-13 DOM budget likely to be constrained