Day: March 22, 2010

Tuitions are set for 2010-2011

March 22, 2010

Tuition for full-time undergraduates at The Johns Hopkins University will increase 3.9 percent this fall, the second consecutive increase below 4 percent. “Johns Hopkins understands that this has been a very difficult time,” President Ronald J. Daniels said, “and we have worked hard to recognize the challenges faced by many students and families in a […]

Public Health awarded $15 mill for lab renovations

March 22, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive nearly $15 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for renovation and modernization of laboratory space at its main facility at 615 N. Wolfe St. The grant was awarded by the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. The […]

SoM to host ‘A Tribute to 150+ Women Professors’ celebration

March 22, 2010

Florence Sabin, the famed pathologist, became the first woman given the title of full professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in 1917. The second female professor wasn’t named until more than 40 years later. And when Janice Clements was promoted in 1990, she was only the 24th woman in the nearly 100-year […]

Homewood memorial service set for M. Gordon ‘Reds’ Wolman

March 22, 2010

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 11, on the Homewood campus to celebrate the life of M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, an internationally respected expert in river science, water resources management and environmental education. Wolman, an important and beloved member of The Johns Hopkins University faculty for more than half a century, died […]

JHU faculty and staff star in NIH videos about careers in genomics

March 22, 2010

Video interviews featuring faculty and staff from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Medicine debuted last week on the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Web site. The independently produced videos are meant to inspire high school and college students to consider careers in genomics or genetics. The library of nearly 50 […]

Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema debuts at Homewood

March 22, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, marks the beginning of the first Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema at Johns Hopkins. The festival, to be held over two weeks on the Homewood campus, will be launched with a screening of The Class (Entre les murs), Laurent Cantet’s cinéma vérité–style story about a junior high school in a tough […]

Homewood’s gardening guru

March 22, 2010

Mark Selivan loves to take time out of his day to smell the roses. To be fair, he gives equal opportunity to the tulips, daffodils, crocuses, magnolias and other colorful blooms that have popped up across the Homewood campus. No surprise that Selivan, the university’s grounds manager, revels in the onset of spring. The native […]

Broholm of KSAS wins Neutron Scattering Society research award

March 22, 2010

Collin Broholm, the Gerhard H. Dieke Professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins, has won the Neutron Scattering Society of America’s 2010 Sustained Research Prize for outstanding studies of correlated electron physics in magnets, metals and superconductors, as well as for the development of neutron scattering techniques. According […]

Researchers receive $1 mill to map ‘mobile DNA’ in humans

March 22, 2010

Sequencing the human genome was just one step in understanding our biology; researchers still know very little about the function of most of our DNA. Now, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has been awarded $1 million in stimulus funding to examine how certain mobile segments of DNA known as […]

Inexpensive acne drug found to prevent HIV breakout

March 22, 2010

Johns Hopkins scientists have found that a safe and inexpensive antibiotic in use since the 1970s for treating acne effectively targets infected immune cells in which HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, lies dormant and prevents them from reactivating and replicating. The drug, minocycline, likely will improve on the current treatment regimens of HIV-infected patients […]

‘Keeping up with the neighbors’ speeds vaccine use

March 22, 2010

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted an analysis of worldwide use of Haemophilus influenza Type b vaccine, or Hib, to determine what factors influenced a nation’s adoption of the vaccine. The study found that a nation’s eligibility for support from the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization, also known as […]

Why symptoms of schizophrenia emerge in young adulthood

March 22, 2010

In reports of two new studies, a Johns Hopkins–led research team says it has identified the mechanisms rooted in two anatomical brain abnormalities that may explain the onset of schizophrenia and the reason symptoms don’t develop until young adulthood. Both types of anatomical glitches are influenced by a gene known as DISC1, whose mutant form […]

Independent public health evaluations could save lives

March 22, 2010

New child survival programs must engage evaluation teams from the start to identify the major causes of child mortality in intervention areas and to ensure that appropriate resources are available to scale up coverage and treatment, according to a retrospective evaluation led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study—the […]

Safety checklist continues to keep hospital infections in check

March 22, 2010

The state of Michigan, which used a five-step checklist developed at Johns Hopkins to virtually eliminate bloodstream infections in its hospitals’ intensive care units, has been able to keep the number of these common, costly and potentially lethal infections near zero, even three years after adopting the standardized procedures. A report on the work was […]

Hopkins History: The price tag of federal research support at SoM

March 22, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been receiving federal support for research for many decades. Faculty and deans of the school, and university presidents and trustees, have been interested in this source of financial support just as long. On Dec. 9, 1936, President Isaiah Bowman informed the trustees about three federally supported projects […]

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