Day: April 12, 2010

Benefits site gets a fresh new look

April 12, 2010

The Office of Human Resources wants Johns Hopkins employees to know their benefits. The picture just got a lot clearer. The office went live today with a greatly revamped benefits page and a new HR Facebook page that will feature a wealth of benefits information. An updated Total Rewards statement will be available on Wednesday. […]

Honoring young investigators

April 12, 2010

It’s that time of year again, when the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine celebrates all the young investigators who help power its research enterprise. This year’s event honors 12 graduate students and six postdoctoral fellows. The program will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, in the Mountcastle Auditorium and will be […]

Applications up 14 percent for incoming Homewood class

April 12, 2010

For the eighth year in a row, a record-breaking number of people—18,455—applied for undergraduate admission to the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, a 14 percent increase over last year. At the same time, the university’s admissions rate fell to a record low: Only 20.4 percent of those applying for entry in fall 2010 […]

Gregg Semenza named Canada Gairdner Award winner

April 12, 2010

Gregg Semenza, director of the Vascular Biology program at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering and a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, is one of seven recipients of the 2010 Canada Gairdner Awards. Canada’s only international science prizes, they are among the world’s most prestigious medical research awards. The awards, each […]

Neha Deshpande wins prestigious Truman Scholarship

April 12, 2010

Neha Deshpande, a Johns Hopkins University student from Monmouth Junction, N.J., is one of 60 students from 54 U.S. colleges and universities to be named a 2010 Truman Scholar. The prestigious award is given each year by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation to extraordinary undergraduates in their third year of college who are committed […]

KSAS launches drive to fund Miriam D. Frankl scholarship

April 12, 2010

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has launched an initiative to raise funds for an endowed scholarship in memory of Miriam D. Frankl, Class of 2011. The selected KSAS undergraduate recipients of the scholarship will be chosen solely on financial need, and will be able to renew the scholarship for a total of four […]

Three days of films at Homewood

April 12, 2010

Classic movies, indie films, animation, documentaries and obscure short films are all on the marquee for Johns Hopkins Film Fest 2010, which takes place April 16 to 18 on the Homewood campus. Sponsored by the student-run Johns Hopkins Film Society, the festival is a nonprofit event that seeks to promote works by budding independent and […]

Museums and Society Program hosts community symposium

April 12, 2010

Befitting its name, the Program in Museums and Society in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is hosting a community symposium this week with a group of Baltimore-based curators, artists and collectors to discuss the challenges and opportunities museums face in making their collections more accessible, engaging and relevant to local audiences. “Collections and […]

The Johns Hopkins Hospital launches Meatless Monday

April 12, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is launching a campaign today to encourage healthier eating among patients, visitors and staff: Meatless Monday. Every Monday the hospital’s renovated Cobblestone Café will offer only vegetarian meal options at its Wellness Corner to promote the benefits of eating more grains, fruits and vegetables. Meals containing meat will still be available […]

Evergreen Museum & Library presents flamenco in concert

April 12, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library concludes its 2009–2010 Music at Evergreen concert series at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, with the multidisciplinary ensemble Segue presenting Ritmo, Color y Pasión, a celebration of the Spanish art of flamenco. A mix of Spanish, Argentinean and Cuban-influenced music and dance, the program showcases works by Joaquín […]

Microbes-testing method is invention of the year

April 12, 2010

Amethod to quickly determine whether potentially harmful microbes are resistant to certain drugs has been named the year’s top invention at the Applied Physics Laboratory. The winner was chosen from the 118 inventions reported by 218 APL staff members and collaborators in 2009. An independent panel of 30 representatives from industry, the high-tech sector and […]

University of Konstanz and SPH establish CAAT-Europe

April 12, 2010

The University of Konstanz in Germany and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have jointly established the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing–Europe in an effort to promote better coordination in toxicity testing. The new center, modeled after the Bloomberg School’s Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, will conduct scientific research to find […]

More benefits are found from mild exercise in critically ill

April 12, 2010

A new report from critical care experts at Johns Hopkins shows that physicians can cut back by half their use of prescription sedatives so that critically ill patients can be alert and awake to exercise more. Curtailing use of the drowsiness-inducing medications not only allows patients in the intensive care unit to participate in mild […]

Myths about teens busted in new guide for parents, others

April 12, 2010

The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development was written by Clea McNeely and Jayne Blanchard of the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to dispel many common myths about adolescence with the latest scientific findings on the physical, emotional, cognitive, sexual and spiritual development of […]

Fatal injuries are increasing in older Americans, study finds

April 12, 2010

The risk of dying from injuries is increasing for Americans ages 65 and older, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Injury Research and Policy. The report found significant increases in death rates from falls (up 42 percent), machinery (up 46 percent), motorcycle crashes (up 145 […]

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