Day: January 25, 2010

Devastating Haitian earthquake puts Johns Hopkins in emergency mode

January 25, 2010

As soon as news broke last week of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Johns Hopkins faculty and staff switched into emergency mode, tracking the whereabouts there of any university affiliates and offering expertise where needed

JH researchers awarded $8 mill to develop method to rid body of HIV

January 25, 2010

A multidisciplinary research team at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has been awarded $8 million in funding by the National Institute of Mental Health to develop methods to rid the body of HIV.

Baltimore Interfaith Coalition sponsors Vigil Against Violence

January 25, 2010

Johns Hopkins University chaplain the Rev. Albert Mosley and youth violence prevention expert Philip J. Leaf of the Bloomberg School of Public Health will be joined by faith leaders and members of Baltimore area churches, synagogues and mosques at a Vigil Against Violence set for 7 to 8:15 p.m. today, Jan. 25, at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.

Obama taps libraries dean Winston Tabb for national board

January 25, 2010

Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to the National Museum and Library Services Board. The nomination, announced last week by the White House, requires confirmation by the Senate.

Peabody Spotlight concerts announced for E. Baltimore

January 25, 2010

The JHMI Office of Cultural Affairs last week launched Peabody Spotlight, a series of noontime concerts to be performed on eight Wednesdays in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus and also broadcast within the hospital on channel 54.

Men’s lacrosse tix for faculty and staff available on Feb. 1

January 25, 2010

Tickets for the Blue Jays 2010 men’s lacrosse season will be available beginning next Monday, Feb. 1. To receive two complimentary season passes, faculty and staff members should bring a valid university ID to the main office in Homewood’s Athletic Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. (To accommodate faculty and staff, […]

Film, workshops to address racism in health care

January 25, 2010

Producer/director Crystal Emery’s film The Deadliest Disease in America will be screened at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus. The 55-minute film will be followed by four workshops: “What Racism Looks Like in Health Care Delivery and Why You Should Report It,” “Doctor/Patient Communication,” “Empowering Community Organizations […]

‘On the Road’ takes a look at early Maryland transportation

January 25, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum will open its fourth annual student-curated focus show, On the Road: Travel and Transportation in Early Maryland, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28 (snow date: Feb. 4). On view through Wednesday, March 31, the exhibition explores how Marylanders traveled from 1775 through to the laying […]

Goal: Improve cardio health in Baltimore substance abusers

January 25, 2010

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing researcher Benita Walton-Moss is partnering with Baltimore’s community leaders in reaching out to substance abusers with hypertension, with the goal of improving cardiovascular health. The associate professor is launching a two-and-a-half-year study in a Baltimore neighborhood with the aim of decreasing the high rate of hypertension among African-Americans, particularly those […]

Combat injury not leading cause of medical evac from war zones

January 25, 2010

Musculoskeletal problems take more out of action; psychiatric illness on rise

Who gets expensive cancer drugs? A tale of two nations

January 25, 2010

The well-worn notion that patients in the United States have unfettered access to the most expensive cancer drugs while the United Kingdom’s nationalized health care system regularly denies access to some high-cost treatments needs rethinking, a team of bioethicists and health policy experts says in a report out Dec. 14. Delving into the question of […]

Social service activities can improve brain for older adults

January 25, 2010

Volunteer service such as tutoring children can help older adults delay or reverse declining brain function, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, the researchers found that seniors participating in a youth mentoring program made gains in key brain regions that […]

Dynamic chamber puts chemical weapons sensors to the test

January 25, 2010

Applied Physics Laboratory engineers have constructed a first-of-its-kind chamber to test the viability of sensors designed to detect chemical warfare agents under realistic battlefield conditions. While the use of chemical weapons was outlawed by the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993, terrorists have increasingly deployed chemical armaments against civilian and military populations over the past decade. […]

Illegal ‘club drug’ may lead to sleep apnea, scientists find

January 25, 2010

Repeated use of the drug popularly known as “ecstasy” significantly raises the risk of developing sleep apnea in otherwise healthy young adults with no other known risk factors for the sleep disturbance, a new study by Johns Hopkins scientists suggests. The finding is the latest highlighting the potential dangers of the amphetamine-style chemical, currently used […]

Hopkins scientists discover a controller of brain circuitry

January 25, 2010

By combining a research technique that dates back 136 years with modern molecular genetics, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist has been able to see how a mammal’s brain shrewdly revisits and reuses the same molecular cues to control the complex design of its circuits. Details of the observation in lab mice, published Dec. 24 in Nature, […]

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