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Dr. White Receives Award for Promoting Gobal Health
December 2013
Dr. Clinton White, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, has received the prestigious Ben Kean Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The medal is bestowed every three years for clinical and educational excellence in tropical medicine. Dr. White's nomination stated that he is a "shining example of how an outstanding clinician-investigator has selflessly promoted the careers of his trainees over his own." "I'm very honored. For me, this is an outgrowth of my father's legacy and my desire to do something to give back, a way to be involved in helping poor countries," Dr. White said in a news release.

Dr. David H. Walker, chair of the Department of Pathology at UTMB said that it "was a special pleasure for me as president of the ASTMH to present this award to my deeply-valued colleague, Clinton White. He has raised the involvement of UTMB in education and research on tropical diseases to a level which makes me proud of both him and our institution."

White joined the faculty of UTMB in 2007 and established the global health track for students. His students, his protégés, or as he calls them, his "children" and "grandchildren" are at institutions such as Harvard, Yale, UCLA, UCSF and Vanderbilt to name just a few. Others are working in South America and Africa. White recently returned from Cusco, Peru where he helped one of his trainees establish a collaborative research center that was largely funded by private donations that White obtained.

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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