Day: January 19, 2010

Dean Michael Klag of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

January 19, 2010

Michael J. Klag, a physician and internationally known expert on the epidemiology and prevention of heart and kidney disease, took the helm of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2005.

Education Dean Fessler to retire; Hardiman named to interim post

January 19, 2010

After postponing, at the request of President Daniels, the planned retirement that he had announced in September 2008, Dean Ralph Fessler of the School of Education will leave his post this month.

Wilmer Eye Institute to collaborate with Saudi Arabian hospital

January 19, 2010

The Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Medicine announced last week that it will collaborate in research, education and patient care with the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Homewood Museum awarded Save America’s Treasures grant

January 19, 2010

Homewood Museum at The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a Save America’s Treasures grant to support the conservation and preservation of its south portico.

Setting a course for adventure

January 19, 2010

Last May, P. Kyle McCarter led a 16-day tour across Turkey. The 15-person group started in Istanbul and then traveled the country’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. They hiked, bused and spent about half the trip cruising on gulet yachts.

Engineering for Professionals offers new degree in info assurance

January 19, 2010

A new master of science degree in information assurance is now available through Johns Hopkins’ Engineering for Professionals, the part-time graduate program of the Whiting School of Engineering.

Workers’ comp research gives insight into curbing health costs

January 19, 2010

Analyzing physicians’ practice patterns may hold valuable clues about how to curb the nation’s rising health care costs, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

A step closer to treating memory loss in age-related diseases

January 19, 2010

Michela Gallagher has spent more than two decades trying to solve the mysteries of the aging brain. What happens to our gray matter as we get older? How—and why—do those changes occur? And, perhaps most importantly, what strategies and approaches might help treat—or, eventually, even prevent—memory loss in age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias?

Discovery could curb Chesapeake fish kills

January 19, 2010

A microbe commonly found in the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways emits a poison not just to protect itself but to stun and immobilize the prey it plans to eat, a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins and three other universities has discovered. The findings about algae linked to massive fish kills could lead to new ways to slow the growth of these tiny but toxic marine creatures.

Spine immobilization may do harm to both gunshot, stabbing victims

January 19, 2010

Patients are twice as likely to die if not taken to the hospital immediately

H1N1 lessons: Critical illness in kids unpredictable, survivable

January 19, 2010

Lessons learned from the first 13 children at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to become critically ill from the H1N1 virus show that serious complications developed quickly, unpredictably, with great variations from patient to patient and with serious need for vigilant monitoring and quick treatment adjustments.

JHU mathematician shares Veblen Prize

January 19, 2010

William P. Minicozzi II, a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, received the 2010 American Mathematical Society’s Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry on Jan. 14 at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco.

Getting a better look at life

January 19, 2010

Gary Brooker is no stranger to new technology. He’s been inventing microscopes to assist him and other scientists throughout the world in the discovery process for decades. His latest challenge: developing two new widefield nonscanning imaging technologies for fluorescence 3D microscopy so that scientists can see more detail inside live cells to help unravel the mysteries of how cells function in health and disease.

Theatre Hopkins announces productions for 2010 season

January 19, 2010

Theatre Hopkins, celebrating its 88th season, has announced that it will present two musicals in 2010 at the Swirnow Theater on the Homewood campus. Opening in February will be Follies: Concert Version and in June, the Maryland premiere of The Glorious Ones. The concert version of Follies, featuring Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award–winning score, with book […]

Men in Nursing to host talk on future of the profession

January 19, 2010

Michael Bleich, dean of the Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing, will give a presentation next week about the future of nursing. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in room 140 of the School of Nursing, with a reception to follow in the Carpenter Room. […]

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