Day: March 8, 2010

New global health opps for students

March 8, 2010

Johns Hopkins defines its mission as sharing knowledge with the world. A new initiative will let more university students do that firsthand during their time here. President Ronald J. Daniels on Thursday announced the creation of Johns Hopkins global health awards, 85 grants for students in all divisions to pursue international public health experiences. Thirty […]

High Table: A new tradition is served

March 8, 2010

Welcome, year ones. In true Hogwarts fashion—with a modern touch and some Johns Hopkins flare—the university hosted its inaugural High Table dinner for the freshman class on Tuesday evening. Students, faculty and university administrators gathered in Homewood’s AMR Multipurpose Room for what was billed as the pre-prandial hour, then moved on to Fresh Food Cafe […]

SPH student/JHH resident named Cambridge Gates Scholar

March 8, 2010

On the eve of his interview for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Trevor Ellison crammed as if for a Jeopardy match. The 34-year-old read anything and everything he could, even memorizing national capitals and names of heads of state. “I was thinking of anything that they could possibly ask me, just crazy things,” Ellison says. “I […]

Where are you? Census Bureau needs all students to weigh in

March 8, 2010

Johns Hopkins University students are being urged to be on the lookout. This month, the U.S. Census Bureau began mailing forms to college students around the country who live off campus, asking them to complete a set of questions. Students living in university residences will receive individual questionnaires in April and May. Students are expected […]

Pediatric palliative care initiative launched by JHU researchers

March 8, 2010

An initiative to build empathy and understanding among medical professionals who treat children with chronic health conditions has been awarded a $1 million two-year grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research, an agency of the National Institutes of Health. Co-directed by Cynda H. Rushton, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the […]

Protecting patients: JH flu-shot rates 2x national average

March 8, 2010

A campaign that makes seasonal flu vaccinations for hospital staff free, convenient, ubiquitous and hard to ignore succeeds fairly well in moving care providers closer to a state of “herd” immunity and protecting patients from possible infection transmitted by health care workers, according to results of a survey at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In a report […]

Mosquitoes—not birds—may have carried West Nile virus

March 8, 2010

Mosquitoes—not birds, as suspected—may have a played a primary role in spreading West Nile virus westward across the United States, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study is among the first to examine the role of mosquitoes in the dispersion of West Nile virus across […]

Hemoglobin A1c outperforms fasting glucose for risk prediction

March 8, 2010

Measurements of hemoglobin A1c more accurately identify persons at risk for clinical outcomes than the commonly used measurement of fasting glucose, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Levels of hemoglobin A1c, or HbA1c, accurately predict future diabetes, and they better predict stroke, heart disease and all-cause […]

‘The House Beautiful’ lecture series returns to Evergreen Museum

March 8, 2010

A trio of illustrated talks by notable experts and authors in the fields of architecture, artistic design and decorative arts comes to Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library over a series of Wednesdays beginning March 24. The House Beautiful returns for a third season to the intimate, whimsical setting of the museum’s Bakst Theatre, with lectures […]

ARTBus spotlights Baltimore’s emerging art scene

March 8, 2010

Evergreen Museum & Library’s ARTBus tour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 (rescheduled from its original Feb. 14 date), offers art aficionados and novices an easy navigation of some of Baltimore’s most exciting up-and-coming galleries, artist studios and experimental exhibition spaces. ARTBus, a special project of the Evergreen Museum & Library […]

Six JHU grad students chosen to attend Nobel Laureate meeting

March 8, 2010

Six Johns Hopkins graduate students—from the schools of Engineering, Public Health, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine—have been selected to attend the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held June 27 to July 2 in Lindau, Germany. Aimed at facilitating a transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists, the meeting brings together Nobel laureates in […]

JHU launches master’s degree in energy policy and climate

March 8, 2010

Johns Hopkins will launch today a master of science degree in energy policy and climate. Based at the university’s Washington, D.C. Center, the part-time program addresses the challenges of climate change and sustainable energy systems. “In a carbon-constrained environment, there is a need for people knowledgeable about energy systems, climate change science, carbon management and […]

‘Design Revolution’ comes to Homewood via Airstream

March 8, 2010

A huge trailer rolls onto the Homewood campus this week, and it won’t be carrying construction materials. The 45-foot Airstream, which will be parked from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in front of the MSE Library, is a showcase for new engineering technologies for sustainability. “Driving” the exhibition and the visit is […]

Summer Camp Discoveries Fair planned on E. Baltimore campus

March 8, 2010

The Summer Camp Discoveries Fair, scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 15, on the Turner Concourse, East Baltimore campus, will provide an opportunity for prospective campers and their families to talk with representatives of organizations offering summer activities. Attendees will be able to enter to win discounts toward camp tuition and […]

Notices — March 8, 2010

March 8, 2010

No notices were submitted for publication this week.

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