Day: February 22, 2010

Students encouraged to apply for temporary census jobs

February 22, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring more than a million temporary employees to help conduct the 2010 census this spring, and college students 18 and older are being encouraged to apply. The part-time positions are considered resume builders for students, who will be able to note that they’ve worked for a widely recognized federal government […]

Whiteout: JHU vs. the snow of 2010 … Epic blizzard shut down university–but not all its staff

February 22, 2010

Mark Selivan, grounds manager for the Homewood campus, clearly recalls his Snowmageddon “cry uncle” moment. It came late on Feb. 10, the day a second storm unkindly dumped another 20 inches of snow on an area still reeling from 30-plus inches left from the previous weekend. Selivan stood on the horseshoe steps leading down to […]

Michela Gallagher named interim dean of Arts and Sciences

February 22, 2010

Michela Gallagher, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Brain and Psychological Sciences and vice provost for academic affairs, has been named interim dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. She will assume the position on April 1, when Adam Falk, the current James B. Knapp Dean of the school, leaves Johns Hopkins to assume the presidency of Williams College.

Senior VP search committee announced

February 22, 2010

President Ronald J. Daniels has announced the formation of a search committee to assist him in identifying a successor to James T. McGill, who will retire on June 30 from his position as senior vice president for finance and administration.

Dean Jessica P. Einhorn of SAIS

February 22, 2010

Jessica P. Einhorn made history the moment she assumed leadership of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in 2002. Einhorn, who earned a master’s degree in international affairs from SAIS in 1970, became the first graduate to return as dean. Upon her appointment, Einhorn said she viewed the role as that of […]

Personalized blood tests for cancer developed

February 22, 2010

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have used data from the whole genome sequencing of cancer patients to develop individualized blood tests they believe can help physicians tailor patients’ treatments. The genome-based blood tests, believed to be the first of their kind, may be used to monitor tumor levels after therapy and determine […]

Former Kellogg dean to give Carey Business School lecture

February 22, 2010

Dipak C. Jain, former dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will speak in the Carey Business School’s Dean’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 25. His talk will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Mason Hall on the Homewood campus. Jain is currently the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in […]

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra plays with fire and water

February 22, 2010

The theme of “fire and water” ties together three Hopkins Symphony Orchestra events—two of them free—taking place from Thursday, Feb. 25, through Sunday, Feb. 28, on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. At noon on Thursday, pianist, improviser and composer Lee Pui Ming offers Soundings, an informal free workshop on improvisation, with audience involvement. The hour […]

It’s birthday time for Johns Hopkins University

February 22, 2010

Johns Hopkins turns 134 years old on Monday. Funny, it doesn’t look a day over 90.

NIH grant funds study on stem cells from ALS patients

February 22, 2010

A two-year $3.7 million stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow Johns Hopkins neurologist and lead researcher Jeffrey Rothstein to expand on his long-standing research into the nerve- and muscle-wasting disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Using stem cells developed in a laboratory from skin cell samples taken from 20 ALS patients and […]

Interest grows in medical checklists, but they’re not magic wands

February 22, 2010

In the wake of Johns Hopkins’ success in virtually eliminating intensive-care unit bloodstream infections via a simple five-step checklist, the safety scientist who developed and popularized the tool warns medical colleagues that it is no panacea. “Checklists are useful, but they’re not Harry Potter’s wand,” said Peter Pronovost, a professor of anesthesiology and critical care […]

Obesity—mild or severe—raises kidney stone risk, study finds

February 22, 2010

Obesity nearly doubles the risk of developing kidney stones, but the degree of obesity doesn’t appear to increase or decrease the risk one way or the other, a new study from Johns Hopkins shows. “The common thinking was that as weight rises, kidney stone risk rises as well, but our study refutes that,” said study […]

Seniors stymied unnecessarily in wait for kidney transplants

February 22, 2010

One-third of people over the age of 65 wait longer than necessary for lifesaving new kidneys because their doctors fail to put them in a queue for organs unsuitable to transplant in younger patients but well-suited to seniors, research from Johns Hopkins suggests. Results of a study reported online in the American Journal of Transplantation […]

Study: Small amounts of lead may damage children’s kidneys

February 22, 2010

Small amounts of lead in the bodies of healthy children and teens—amounts well below the levels defined as “concerning” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—may worsen kidney function, according to a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study published in the Jan. 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. In 1991, the CDC reduced the […]

Libby Larsen, James Levine to receive George Peabody Medal

February 22, 2010

The Peabody Institute has announced that the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America will be presented to two individuals in 2010: Libby Larsen and James Levine. Larsen, a composer and founding member of the American Composers Forum (originally the Minnesota Composers Forum), will receive the medal and speak at the Conservatory’s […]

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