Day: September 14, 2009

It’s official: Ronald J. Daniels is installed as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins

September 14, 2009

This weekend, friends and colleagues old and new dubbed Ronald J. Daniels a man of passion, a man of wisdom, a man of ideas, a man of compassion, a man of ideals and a man of boundless energy who brings results. Then, once depleted of superlatives, they all wished him well as he begins the […]

Neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson opens 2009 MSE Symposium

September 14, 2009

Pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin Carson will lead off the university’s annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Homewood’s Shriver Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and a reception in the Clipper Room follows the talk.

School of Public Health celebrates Edyth Schoenrich at 90

September 14, 2009

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, along with family and friends, celebrated the 90th birthday of longtime faculty member Edyth Schoenrich in a special tribute held Sept. 9 in Sommer Hall. In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Schoenrich has been a major force in the advancement of professional involvement in preventive medicine and public health, both at the Bloomberg School and throughout the world.

Animal TB ‘tracker’ expected to speed drug, vaccine studies

September 14, 2009

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a novel way to monitor in real time the behavior of the TB bacterium in mouse lungs, noninvasively pinpointing the exact location of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The new monitoring system is expected to speed up what is currently a slow and cumbersome process to test the safety and efficacy of various TB drug regimens and vaccines in animals. Plans are already under way for developing a similar system to monitor TB disease in humans.

JHU researchers make stem cells from developing sperm

September 14, 2009

The promise of stem cell therapy may lie in uncovering how adult cells revert to a primordial, stem cell state, whose fate is yet to be determined. Now, cell scientists at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have identified key molecular players responsible for this reversion in fruit fly sperm cells. Reporting online Aug. 6 in Cell Stem Cell, researchers show that two proteins are responsible for redirecting cells on the way to becoming sperm back to stem cells.

Former NATO Ambassador Volker joins SAIS Center on Transatlantic Relations

September 14, 2009

The SAIS Center on Transatlantic Relations has announced the appointment of Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, as managing director and senior fellow, effective Sept. 8.

Crunching the numbers on hormone-related disorders in U.S.

September 14, 2009

A dogged review of the medical literature has produced what is believed to be the nation’s first comprehensive estimate of the extent of dozens of endocrine disorders in the United States.

Adam Liptak of ‘N.Y. Times’ to discuss the Roberts Court

September 14, 2009

New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak will discuss the court under the leadership of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at Johns Hopkins’ 2009 Constitutional Forum, a discussion of important legal issues held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

Homewood, JHMI campuses report first cases of H1N1 flu

September 14, 2009

The first likely cases of H1N1 flu at Johns Hopkins were reported last week on the Homewood and JHMI campuses, but so far, the numbers are small: One student at Homewood and two from the School of Medicine have tested positive for influenza A.

Finding: Hepatitis C treatment options equally effective

September 14, 2009

Study redefines treatment for the potentially deadly liver-damaging disease

Corresponding with President Ira Remsen

September 14, 2009

Ira Remsen, Johns Hopkins president, and professor of chemistry, could be direct and to the point in his correspondence. Take the exchange of letters between him and a PhD alumnus, Lyman C. Newell, professor of chemistry at Boston University.

Meet the new jhu.edu: Revamped Web site debuts

September 14, 2009

Johns Hopkins sports a new virtual front door.
The university this weekend went live with its new home page, the first stage of a complete Web site overhaul.

Faculty author of Bill Clinton book to talk at Barnes & Noble

September 14, 2009

Psychologist John Gartner, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will discuss his latest book, In Search of Bill Clinton, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins.

Score! Johns Hopkins Athletics is now on Twitter

September 14, 2009

Fans of Johns Hopkins Athletics can now keep up with the Blue Jays on Twitter by going to http//twitter.com/HopkinsSports. Followers will be able to get in-game score updates, links to articles and other news about Blue Jay teams.

Donors needed at this week’s Homewood campus blood drive

September 14, 2009

Approximately 95 percent of the U.S. population will need blood during their lifetimes or know someone who will, yet only about 5 percent give blood, a reason why donors are always needed. Fall drives are particularly important because they help replenish area blood supplies depleted over the summer.

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