Day: February 8, 2010

New real-time tracker for JHU internationals

February 8, 2010

Apple’s new iPad tablet computer might be the gadget of the moment, but Johns Hopkins has its own new piece of technology with the signature lowercase vowel—and those who serve the thousands of JHU internationals eagerly welcomed its arrival. The university has implemented a new Web-based system to manage the immigration applications and processes related […]

Connecting with Baltimore nonprofits

February 8, 2010

Heather Thompson opened her talk on the food pyramid with a healthy heaping of knowledge on grains. The part-time MPH student at the School of Public Health then veered off into the meat and beans territory, with stops at all the other groups, from vegetables to the “know your limits” fats and sugars. Thompson’s audience […]

T. Rowe Price chairman, CIO, to give Leaders & Legends talk

February 8, 2010

Brian C. Rogers, chairman and chief investment officer of T. Rowe Price Group, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Legg Mason Tower, in Harbor East. Rogers, whose remarks are titled “Leading Through a Financial […]

Renowned poet Paul Muldoon to give Turnbull Memorial Lecture

February 8, 2010

Renowned poet Paul Muldoon will give the Percy Graeme Turnbull Memorial Lecture at Johns Hopkins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, on the Homewood campus; the location will be announced soon. The event, originally slated for Feb. 9 in Mudd Hall Auditorium, was rescheduled because of weather. Muldoon, a native of Ireland, was described […]

Mosbacher to give Carey School’s Ginder Lecture

February 8, 2010

Rob Mosbacher Jr., former president and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corp., is this year’s speaker at the Carey Business School’s Ginder Lecture, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the school’s Downtown Center. His talk is titled “Fighting Poverty With Entrepreneurial Capitalism—A New Strategy.” An independent agency of the U.S. government that […]

Former SBA executive to give Washington, D.C., lecture

February 8, 2010

Former deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza will speak on “The Innovator’s Challenge in an Age of Accountability” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at Johns Hopkins’ Bernstein-Offit Building in Washington, D.C. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Society of Minority Business […]

English Department launches poetry series

February 8, 2010

The English Department at Johns Hopkins will launch a new series of poetry readings on the Homewood campus with a reading by Lisa Robertson at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, in Shriver Hall’s Clipper Room. The Poetry at Hopkins English series was created by Christopher Nealon, an associate professor and director of Graduate Studies, […]

108 jobs created by ARRA funding; all will be filled soon

February 8, 2010

One year ago this month, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a legislative initiative designed to stimulate domestic spending and create jobs by pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy. Millions of those dollars have landed at Johns Hopkins and are being put to use on groundbreaking research projects. […]

Four from JHU tapped for new mayor’s transition committees

February 8, 2010

Before being installed last week as Baltimore mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake selected four Johns Hopkins officials to serve on her transition committees. President Ronald J. Daniels and Philip Leaf, professor in the School of Public Health, were tapped for the Education and Youth Services Committee. Levi Watkins, professor in the School of Medicine, and Richard Bennett, […]

C. Lockard Conley, 94, pioneering hematologist

February 8, 2010

C. Lockard Conley, a pioneering Johns Hopkins hematologist and acclaimed teacher who conducted landmark inquiries into blood coagulation, blood platelets, hemorrhagic diseases, hemoglobins and sickle cell anemia while simultaneously inspiring generations of students and young researchers, died of Parkinson’s disease on Jan. 30 at his home in Catonsville, Md. He was 94. Conley, who also […]

Assessing cardio care for HIV/AIDS patients

February 8, 2010

In a three-year study of 700 Baltimore patients with HIV/AIDS, Jason Farley, an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, will explore the effectiveness of health care clinicians in preventing cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS patients. “In an HIV/AIDS clinic population, we’re very focused on treating HIV, but we’re also involved in providing primary […]

Ability to navigate may be linked to genes, JHU researcher says

February 8, 2010

Imagine that you are emerging from the subway and heading for your destination when you realize that you are going in the wrong direction. For a moment, you feel disoriented, but a scan of landmarks and the layout of the surrounding streets quickly helps you pinpoint your location, and you make it to your appointment […]

Lighter sedation for elderly in surgery may reduce disorientation

February 8, 2010

A common complication following surgery in elderly patients is postoperative delirium, a state of confusion that can lead to long-term health problems and cause some elderly patients to complain that they “never felt the same” again after an operation. But a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests that simply limiting the depth of sedation during […]

Discussion: Reasoning through the rationing of end-of-life care

February 8, 2010

Acknowledging that the idea of rationing health care, particularly at the end of life, may incite too much vitriol to get much rational consideration, a Johns Hopkins emeritus professor of neurology called for the start of a discussion anyway, with an opinion piece featured in January’s issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics. In the […]

Human growth hormone: Not a life extender after all?

February 8, 2010

People profoundly deficient in human growth hormone due to a genetic mutation appear to live just as long as people who make normal amounts of the hormone, a new study shows. The findings suggest that HGH may not be the “fountain of youth” that some researchers have suggested. “Without HGH, these people still live long, […]

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