Day: October 18, 2010

Rare books find home at Johns Hopkins

October 18, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries have acquired a unique collection of 280 rare books and manuscripts relating to the history of scientific discovery from the late 15th to the 20th centuries. A generous bequest from the Hinkes family, the collection was assembled over 20 years by Elliott Hinkes, a member of the School of […]

Whiting School of Engineering students take a Jhpiego field trip

October 18, 2010

Johns Hopkins University engineering students are helping design biomedical solutions for health care problems in the developing world as part of a unique partnership with Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit and Johns Hopkins affiliate working to prevent needless deaths of women and families. The 15 students, all enrolled in the one-year graduate program of the […]

Four JHU researchers elected into NAS’s Institute of Medicine

October 18, 2010

Four Johns Hopkins University faculty members have been elected into the prestigious National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine. This honor was bestowed upon Benjamin S. Carson Sr., Carol Greider, Roger A. Johns and Jeremy Sugarman. Each year the Institute of Medicine elects 65 members, based on service excellence and career achievement, to contribute to […]

SoM receives $3.84 mill to expand urban health residencies

October 18, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been awarded a $3.84 million federal grant to support the creation of the Osler Urban Health Residency Program, which will bolster the institution’s mission to produce primary care physician leaders versed in the medical and social issues that afflict the underserved of Baltimore City. The five-year grant, […]

2010 United Way campaigns kick off this week

October 18, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ 2010 United Way of Central Maryland campaign, which kicks off today, will once again play a major role in the daily lives of thousands of Marylanders in need. Mark Furst, president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland, said that the organization will focus this year on meeting the basic needs of […]

Nanomagic to super synapses: JHU exhibits at Science Fest

October 18, 2010

Six teams of Johns Hopkins researchers with expertise in nanotechnology, particle physics and other fields will participate this weekend in an ambitious event centered on the National Mall in Washington: a mammoth exposition at the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival. The free two-day expo on the National Mall and in surrounding areas will feature […]

Computer program helps researchers predict pancreatic cancer

October 18, 2010

Using a computer program, researchers from Johns Hopkins have predicted which changes in the DNA code may cause pancreatic cells to become cancerous and deadly. The investigators say the findings could lead to more focused studies on better ways to treat the disease, which has only a 5 percent survival rate five years after diagnosis. […]

Volunteer Summit will examine challenges facing the university

October 18, 2010

This week, President Ronald J. Daniels will convene almost 300 Johns Hopkins leaders—including senior administration, trustees, members of the alumni council, advisory board members and other volunteers from all university divisions—for a two-day summit in Baltimore to help chart the future course of the university. The 2010 Volunteer Summit will mark the first gathering of […]

Nearly 3 of 100 Americans have a food allergy, study says

October 18, 2010

An estimated 2.5 percent of Americans—7.5 million people—have at least one food allergy, and young black children with asthma appear to be at the highest risk, according to findings from what is believed to be the largest food allergy study to date. The research was conducted by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, the […]

Nature’s sights, sounds ease pain during bone marrow extraction

October 18, 2010

As the song says, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and now researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that the sights and sounds of chirping birds, ribbiting frogs and water trickling downstream can ease the substantial pain of bone marrow extraction in one of five people who must endure it. In a […]

Despite jobs picture, Michigan nonprofit employment grows

October 18, 2010

The nonprofit sector has been one of the few engines of job growth in Michigan in the past decade, and it has sustained this record during the recent recession, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins. Between 2001 and 2007, nonprofit employment in Michigan grew by 17.4 percent, while for-profit employment declined by 9.5 […]

New therapeutic target for some breast cancers

October 18, 2010

A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of the stuff to flow in, according to Johns Hopkins scientists. Their discovery of this surprisingly opposite function, reported Oct. 1 in Cell, highlights the link between calcium and cancer and holds the promise of a new therapeutic target […]

25 years of lifelong learning: A milestone for retiree program

October 18, 2010

This fall marks 25 years of lifelong learning for a community of Johns Hopkins scholars. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1986 as the Evergreen Society to fill a need within the community for learning opportunities for retired individuals. Today, it continues to thrive and serve a population that […]

Special education doctoral program receives Department of Education grant

October 18, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, has awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant to the Johns Hopkins School of Education to support graduate students in an innovative special education leadership program. This doctoral program will address the shortage of professors in special education and prepare personnel to engage in […]

Wind-Down Wednesday aims to help students recharge

October 18, 2010

In the midst of midterms, Homewood’s Center for Health Education and Wellness is offering students an oasis from exams. On Wind-Down Wednesday, Oct. 20, Levering Hall’s Levering Lounge will be transformed into an official study-free zone from 1 to 4 p.m. The idea behind the event is to give students an opportunity to decompress and […]

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