Day: April 5, 2010

Hopkins buys former Zurich property

April 5, 2010

Johns Hopkins on March 30 completed the acquisition of the former Zurich Insurance Co. property in North Baltimore, which it will use primarily to consolidate financial operations and information technology currently located at a number of locations. The Zurich property, which will undergo renovations before it is occupied later this year, contains approximately 415,000 square […]

Spreading our academic wealth

April 5, 2010

Nobel Prize winner Carol Greider will give the inaugural talk in the Provost’s Lecture Series, which is intended to spread the wealth of academic excellence at Johns Hopkins among its campuses. Greider, the Daniel Nathans Professor and director of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences in East Baltimore, […]

Civil engineer assesses damage to Chile’s hospitals

April 5, 2010

Judith Mitrani-Reiser, an assistant research professor of civil engineering in Johns Hopkins’ Whiting School of Engineering, recently spent a week in Chile looking at how well buildings and infrastructure had withstood the magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the nation on Feb. 27. Mitrani-Reiser studies safety and economic issues associated with structures, how structural risks can […]

Can an incentive program help drug users with mental issues?

April 5, 2010

Men and women trying to shake their drug habits while also dealing with mental disorders pose difficult challenges for medical providers and health care policy-makers. And while combining psychiatric and addiction treatment services at one location holds great promise, this model has so far proved disappointing. What often happens is that patients show up to […]

Businessman Rob Mosbacher Jr. to present Ginder Lecture

April 5, 2010

Rob Mosbacher Jr., former president and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corp., is this year’s speaker for the Carey Business School’s Ginder Lecture, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, in Mason Hall on the Homewood campus. His talk is titled “Fighting Poverty With Entrepreneurial Capitalism: A New Strategy.” Originally planned for […]

Calling all alums: Alumni Weekend/Reunion is for you

April 5, 2010

The Office of Alumni Relations wants the 2010 version of the annual reunion/homecoming weekend to be one giant Johns Hopkins party. The guest list just got a lot bigger. The April weekend had traditionally been for reunion classes and all Homewood alumni. Taking a cue from President Ronald J. Daniels’ emphasis on “one Johns Hopkins,” […]

Latin American Studies Program presents three-day film festival

April 5, 2010

The Program in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins will present a three-day film series, Weaving Lives: Documenting Inequalities in the Global World, this week on the Homewood campus. A keynote address by Saskia Sassen, the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, will open the series at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April […]

Environmental impacts of nanotech form symposium focus

April 5, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology will hold its fourth annual symposium, “Environmental and Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials,” on Thursday, April 29, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and researchers from across the university are invited to submit posters. The deadline for poster title registration is April 22. This year’s symposium brings together […]

Public Health offers three new graduate degree programs

April 5, 2010

Beginning in fall 2010, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will begin offering three new master’s degree programs: the master of health science in social factors in health, the master of health science in health economics, and the combined bachelor of arts and master of health science in health policy. The programs are […]

Carey School plans Pre-Clinical Translational Research Workshop

April 5, 2010

The Carey Business School is planning a daylong workshop on methods for making translational research projects attractive to potential investors. The Pre-Clinical Translational Research Workshop, scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at the university’s Downtown Center, is designed for professionals involved in public or private research in the academic, pharmaceutical and biotech fields. Carey officials say […]

Jhpiego gets $22.9 mill to increase contraceptive use in Kenyan cities

April 5, 2010

Jhpiego has been selected for a $22.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead its Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative and continue the organization’s work with the urban poor in reproductive health. In this role, Jhpiego will lead a team of partner organizations to improve the quality and availability of family-planning […]

Biz affiliation could increase risk of transmission of avian flu

April 5, 2010

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examines the potential influence that the business connections between broiler-chicken growers may have on the transmission of avian influenza, H5N1. According to the study, the risk of between-farm transmission is significantly greater among farms within the same company group than it is […]

Study: Some groups with brain tumors less likely to get referrals

April 5, 2010

African-American, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged patients with brain tumors are significantly less likely to be referred to high-volume hospitals that specialize in neurosurgery than other patients of similar age, the same gender and with similar co-morbidities, according to new research by Johns Hopkins doctors. The finding, published in the March Archives of Surgery, suggests a […]

Milestone anniversary recognition events to begin on June 3

April 5, 2010

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has announced this year’s Staff Recognition Program. Johns Hopkins University staff celebrating milestone anniversaries or who are retiring will be recognized at the annual series of recognition events in June. Honorees may select from a variety of custom-designed service awards, and orders must be placed—by phone, mail or […]

National Book Award winner Mark Doty to give poetry reading

April 5, 2010

The Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading celebrates its 13th season on Sunday, April 11, when poet Mark Doty reads from his work at 5 p.m. in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Meyerhoff Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth. “Ferocious, luminous and important” is how renowned poet Mary Oliver has described […]

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