Day: September 7, 2009

Daniels to be installed as president

September 7, 2009

His peers know him as a gifted academic leader, noted scholar and energetic collaborator with a passion for engaging global and national minds, as well as those closer to home. This week, Ronald J. Daniels will add another appellation when he is installed as the 14th president of The Johns Hopkins University. Daniels, who has […]

Events honoring the installation of Ronald J. Daniels as 14th president of The Johns Hopkins University

September 7, 2009

Friday, September 11 through Tuesday, September 29.

New tool may help docs predict COPD death risk

September 7, 2009

Researchers have developed an index scale to help physicians predict a patient’s risk of dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.

First Night inducts freshmen into Homewood student body

September 7, 2009

In a show of unity, nearly 500 upperclassmen joined with the Class of 2013 for a candlelight ceremony on Homewood’s Wyman Quad

A peach of a place

September 7, 2009

Recently, hundreds of Johns Hopkins staff, faculty, students, patients and community members took time out on a pleasant late summer day to stroll through the new Farmers Market at Johns Hopkins. Few left empty-handed.

Carey School’s Dean’s Lecture Series presents fall speaker

September 7, 2009

Carolyn Woo, dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, is the speaker for the fall 2009 installment of the Carey Business School’s Dean’s Lecture Series. Her talk, “Business Leadership for the Global Commons,” is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Homewood’s Mason Hall. Appointed dean in […]

EP develops three new online grad courses for BRAC workers

September 7, 2009

Three online courses in systems engineering, designed to prepare workers for jobs coming to Maryland through the federal Base Realignment and Closure process, are being launched by Engineering for Professionals, the part-time graduate program of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. The new master’s level courses, all developed by EP faculty, are Software Systems […]

Authors Sung J. Woo, LaDawn Black to visit Barnes & Noble

September 7, 2009

Authors Sung J. Woo and LaDawn Black will be visiting Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins this week. Woo is the author of the critically acclaimed Everything Asian, a coming-of-age novel chronicling the world of 12-year-old David Kim, who moves from Korea with his mother and sister to join his father in New Jersey. His short […]

SAIS to examine critical role of religion in international affairs

September 7, 2009

Each summer, a subject of special interest is selected at SAIS to serve as a substantive theme in the coming academic year. During 2009 – 2010, the school will examine the critical role of religion in international affairs. With events in Iran; the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; the search for lasting peace in […]

Deaths from unintentional injuries increase for many groups

September 7, 2009

Rate of poisoning mortality triples in white women between ages of 45 and 64 While the total mortality rate from unintentional injury increased in the United States by 11 percent between 1999 and 2005, far larger increases were seen in some subgroups analyzed by age, race, ethnicity and type of injury by researchers at the […]

Drug yields positive response in people with skin, brain cancer

September 7, 2009

The Hedgehog signaling pathway is involved in a preliminary study and case report describing positive responses to an experimental anticancer drug in a majority of people with advanced or metastatic basal cell skin cancers. One patient with the most common type of pediatric brain cancer, medulloblastoma, also showed tumor shrinkage. Initial results of the drug […]

Disclosing financial conflicts of interest may not be enough

September 7, 2009

Disclosure of financial conflicts of interest to potential participants in research is important but may have a limited role in managing these conflicts, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins, Duke and Wake Forest. The study’s recommendations provide a framework for establishing sound policy and practices for how best to disclose financial conflicts of […]

HIV subtype linked to increased likelihood for dementia

September 7, 2009

Patients infected with a particular subtype of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are more likely to develop dementia than patients with other subtypes, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows. The finding, reported in the September issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first to demonstrate that the specific type of […]

An end-of-summer ritual

September 7, 2009

The prospect of stormy weather could not deter attendees of the 2009 Johns Hopkins Picnic from coming out for a fun afternoon with great food, a DJ, dancing and kids’ games.

Patient perception is vital when reporting medical errors

September 7, 2009

When reporting medical errors, patients’ perceptions of their physicians’ disclosure may be key to gaining their trust, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. However, a positive perception of the disclosure has little effect on the lawsuit risk a physician faces. Researchers examined volunteer responses to several videos depicting the […]

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