Day: August 31, 2009

New provost steps into his post

August 31, 2009

“The opportunity to work with people with such diverse backgrounds and interests is one of the wonderful things about the job of provost,” said Lloyd Minor.

Finance and Administration names new controller

August 31, 2009

Gregory Oler appointment is part of reorganization of the university office

Welcome to Johns Hopkins

August 31, 2009

The Class of 2013— and carloads of stuff—arrives at Homewood

Preparing for the arrival of students—and the H1N1 virus

August 31, 2009

After months of planning, university puts its anti-flu campaign into motion

School of Public Health testing H1N1 flu vaccine

August 31, 2009

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been selected by CSL Biotherapies of Australia as the lead site to conduct tests for a vaccine against the new H1N1 influenza. The trial will vaccinate 1,300 adults from sites across the United States and is one of the largest H1N1 vaccine trials currently under way. […]

Computational process zeroes in on top genetic cancer suspects

August 31, 2009

Johns Hopkins engineers have devised innovative computer software that can sift through hundreds of genetic mutations and highlight the DNA changes that are most likely to promote cancer. The goal is to provide critical help to researchers who are poring over numerous newly discovered gene mutations, many of which are harmless or have no connection […]

Common sleeping disorder ups chances of dying for snorers

August 31, 2009

Nightly bouts of interrupted, oxygen-deprived sleep from a collapsed airway in the upper neck raise the chances of dying in middle-aged to elderly people by as much as 46 percent in the most severe cases, according to a landmark study on sleep apnea by lung experts at Johns Hopkins and six other U.S. medical centers […]

LEGOs show researchers what happens inside lab-on-a-chip

August 31, 2009

Johns Hopkins engineers are using a popular children’s toy to help them visualize the behavior of particles, cells and molecules in environments too small to see with the naked eye. These researchers are arranging little LEGO pieces shaped like pegs to re-create microscopic activity taking place inside lab-on-a-chip devices at a scale they can more […]

Setting priorities for patient-safety efforts means hard choices

August 31, 2009

Is it more urgent for hospitals, doctors and nurses to focus resources on preventing the thousands of falls that injure hospitalized patients each year, or to home in on preventing rare but dramatic instances of wrong-side surgery? Is it best to concentrate immediately on preventing pediatric medical errors, or on preventing drug interactions in the […]

European REACH legislation may require more animals, funds

August 31, 2009

The European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemical substances) legislation is intended as a comprehensive safety evaluation for commercial chemicals used in consumer products that are traded in Europe at amounts more than one ton per year. However, implementation of the regulation may require 54 million research animals and 9.5 billion euros […]

Registration open now for President’s Day of Service

August 31, 2009

Projects included in “Be the Change: The President’s Day of Service” are stream cleanups, sorting donated clothing, painting a high school library and cafeteria, cleaning vacant lots, helping in community gardens and harvesting produce for the hungry.

Homewood-JHMI shuttle schedule updated, effective today

August 31, 2009

The Homewood-JHMI Shuttle schedule has been updated, effective today, Aug. 31. The new schedule contains slight modifications, notes upcoming holidays and is available on the buses and online at www.parking.jhu.edu. Any questions, concerns or feedback can be sent to shuttles@jhu.edu.

Diversity Leadership Council announces conference plans

August 31, 2009

The sixth annual Diversity Leadership Council’s Diversity Conference will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5. The theme is “Leadership: Transforming Diversity Into Inclusion,” and the opening speaker will be Deborah Elam, chief diversity officer for General Electric Global. Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels will give the luncheon speech. Proposals for presentation topics are now […]

Injury Center receives five-year renewal from CDC

August 31, 2009

The Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is one of four injury control research centers nationwide selected for funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. It was awarded $4.87 million over five years. Injury control research centers […]

‘U.S. News & World Report’ releases Best Colleges rankings

August 31, 2009

Johns Hopkins takes a step up this year, moving from the 15th to 14th spot in U.S. News & World Report’s latest tally of the country’s Best National Universities, part of its annual Best Colleges issue. Harvard and Princeton tied this year for the top ranking, followed by Yale at No. 3. In rankings for […]

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