Day: October 25, 2010

Q&A with Katherine Newman of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

October 25, 2010

This is part of a yearlong series of talks with the leaders of Johns Hopkins’ nine academic divisions and the Applied Physics Laboratory. Even before she rolled up her sleeves as dean, Katherine S. Newman  began thinking about a long-range vision for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences that would focus on the quality […]

A space switch on land

October 25, 2010

With help from a $1.3 million federal stimulus grant from the National Science Foundation, Johns Hopkins researchers are about to build a powerful energy-efficient computing center in a house-sized room that once served as the mission control center for a NASA astrophysics satellite. The transformation of room 156 of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and […]

Getting the green message out

October 25, 2010

Students, staff and faculty lined up in front of Homewood’s Levering Hall last Wednesday to play a game of guess the water: bottled or filtered tap. Many guessed wrong or had trouble discerning the differences, an uncertainty that only bolstered the Students for Environmental Action group’s point that bottled water—no matter how stylish the package […]

Owen Phillips, world-renowned JH oceanographer, dies at 79

October 25, 2010

Owen Martin Phillips, a Johns Hopkins University faculty member emeritus and renowned oceanographer, died on Oct. 13 at his Chestertown, Md., home. He was 79. Phillips was world-famous for devising a methodology for predicting and describing the shape of ocean waves and, in particular, giant waves—10-story upheavals of the sea surface—knowledge of which is essential […]

School of Public Health receives $2.4 mill high school safety grant

October 25, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education over the next four years as part of the Safe and Supportive School Grants program. Under a $13.2 million grant awarded to the Maryland State Department of Education, researchers from the Bloomberg School and Sheppard Pratt Health […]

Surviving trauma: Being female confers advantages

October 25, 2010

Women who have been severely injured are 14 percent more likely to survive than similarly injured men, according to a new Johns Hopkins study, a difference that researchers believe may be due to the negative impact of male sex hormones on a traumatized immune system. Published in the September issue of The Journal of Trauma, […]

Computer model shows U.S. vulnerable to TB epidemic

October 25, 2010

While the United States has made great progress in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, the nation has become more susceptible to potential epidemics of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, according to a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. Computer simulations show that as TB prevalence falls, the risk increases for more extensive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB. In […]

Hypertension may take toll on youngest black children’s hearts

October 25, 2010

Persistently high blood pressure, or hypertension, may spell worse heart trouble for black children under the age of 13 than for other children of the same ages, according to research led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and published in the November issue of Pediatrics. The study analyzed data from 184 children and young […]

Chronic stress may cause long-lasting changes

October 25, 2010

Long-term exposure to a common stress hormone may leave a lasting mark on the genome and influence how genes that control mood and behavior are expressed, a mouse study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The finding, published in the September issue of Endocrinology, could eventually lead to new ways to explain and treat depression, […]

Diagnostic guidelines a barrier to prompt relief for back pain

October 25, 2010

Slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient, new Johns Hopkins–led research suggests. Though a common cause of back pain, arthritis is difficult to precisely diagnose, experts say, because of the poor […]

Exploring new frontiers

October 25, 2010

Almost 600 seventh-grade students from two Montgomery County middle schools participated in the recent second annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day. The university’s Montgomery County Campus and Center for Biotechnology Education partnered with 19 Montgomery County–based businesses for this event, during which each student spent an hour undertaking hands-on experiments on the Montgomery County […]

SAIS hosts forum on state of marriage in United States

October 25, 2010

In the second installment of the 2010–2011 Provost’s Lecture Series, SAIS will host a forum titled “The Marriage-Go-Round: How and Why Family Life Is Different in the United States Than in Other Wealthy Nations,” featuring a lecture by Andrew J. Cherlin, professor of sociology and public policy at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. […]

Johns Hopkins named Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

October 25, 2010

The National League for Nursing has named the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. According to the NLN website, schools so designated “demonstrate sustained, evidence-based and substantive innovation in the selected area; conduct ongoing research to document the effectiveness of such innovation; set high standards for themselves; […]

NIH holds forum on enrolling pregnant women in trials

October 25, 2010

Ruth R. Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and a leading advocate for increasing clinical studies on pregnant women, spoke on Oct. 18 at a forum that took aim at fears that keep soon-to-be mothers from participating in vital research. The event was hosted by the NIH Office of Research on […]

‘Changing Face of American Poverty’ is topic of discussion

October 25, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern and Tribe Inc. will present a panel discussion titled “The Changing Face of American Poverty” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion. Amid the greatest economic recession in decades, the panelists will address the philosophical and political divide between market solutions and government […]

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