Day: June 8, 2009

JHU, partners launch Research Means Hope campaign

June 8, 2009

With medical science on the verge of numerous breakthroughs to cures and treatments for a host of human diseases, a coalition of research organizations led by The Johns Hopkins University and four other founding partners is striving to make sure that ample federal funds to fuel such discoveries are there now and into the foreseeable future.

INBT hosts series of professional development seminars for students

June 8, 2009

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology will host four seminars for future scientists and engineers this summer, to expand students’ knowledge of issues and ideas outside of the laboratory and classroom experience.

Obituary: Economist Horst Siebert, 71, of SAIS’ Bologna Center

June 8, 2009

Horst Siebert, who held the Heinz Nixdorf Chair in European Integration and Economic Policy at SAIS’ Bologna Center, died June 2 in the Kantonsspital Munsterlingen in Switzerland. He was 71.

Cost-effective measures could stop child pneumonia deaths

June 8, 2009

Implementing measures to improve nutrition, indoor air pollution, immunization coverage and the management of pneumonia cases could be cost-effective and significantly reduce child mortality from pneumonia, according to a study led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

When adults have an anxiety disorder, their kids need help too

June 8, 2009

In what is believed to be the first U.S. study designed to prevent anxiety disorders in the children of anxious parents, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have found that a family-based program reduced symptoms and the risk of developing an anxiety disorder among these children.

Study finds parents’ influence on children’s eating habits is small

June 8, 2009

The popular belief that healthy eating starts at home, and that parents’ dietary choices help children establish their nutritional beliefs and behaviors, may need rethinking, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mock CPR drills in kids show many residents fail in key skills

June 8, 2009

Research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center exposes alarming gaps in training hospital residents in “first response” emergency treatment of staged cardiorespiratory arrests in children, while at the same time offering a potent recipe for fixing the problem.

Survey suggests higher risk of falls due to dizziness in aged

June 8, 2009

A full third of American adults–69 million men and women over age 40–are up to 12 times more likely to have a serious fall because they have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that throws them off balance and makes them dizzy, according to Johns Hopkins experts.

JHU and BD Diagnostics partner for master’s fellowship

June 8, 2009

The Johns Hopkins University and BD Diagnostics have partnered to offer a unique master’s fellowship in the field of bioscience regulatory affairs. The program, which begins in the fall semester, is now accepting applications.

Fund-raiser nets more than $70,000 for transplant research

June 8, 2009

An evening of opera music featuring Metropolitan Opera star Denyce Graves was held recently to raise funds to benefit organ transplant surgery research and care at Johns Hopkins. The event, titled “Let the Music Move You,” was attended by 70 guests at the singer’s home in Bethesda, Md.

Winners!

June 8, 2009

175 students from 42 Baltimore City Public Schools participated in a recent citywide chess tournament at Homewood’s Glass Pavilion. We show you the winners.

Remember to be recognized

June 8, 2009

Official kudos and service awards will be distributed to Johns Hopkins University staff members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries of five, 10 and 15 years at afternoon recognition receptions that run throughout June. The events are coordinated by the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs.

At SPH, city male students discuss effects of ‘fatherlessness’

June 8, 2009

A recent School of Public Health event brought together 125 male students from Baltimore City schools with leaders in the African-American community to screen the new documentary Men II Boys and participate in a community discussion on how to become fathers to the fatherless.

JHM to develop advanced health care services for government agencies

June 8, 2009

Johns Hopkins HealthCare, the managed care arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has signed an agreement with the Winkenwerder Co. for strategic consulting services, a move designed to build on and expand Johns Hopkins’ long-standing relationships with government health agencies.

VP Linda Robertson to join Federal Reserve System

June 8, 2009

Linda Robertson, vice president of government, community and public affairs for the university and vice president for government affairs and community relations at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will become assistant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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