Day: May 10, 2010

Push begins to ramp up health IT

May 10, 2010

Ever wonder how a pharmacist deciphers a physician’s quickly scribbled notes on a prescription without making an error, or why in 2010 a fax machine is still needed to transmit a patient’s medical records? Now imagine an electronic prescription sent from the practioner’s cell phone, and a health clinic that can quickly retrieve a patient’s […]

Trophies in bloom for spring teams

May 10, 2010

The calendar flipped to May and titles began to pop up like tulips for the baseball, women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s tennis teams. In whirlwind fashion, Johns Hopkins celebrated four Centennial Conference championships in one thrilling four-hour period on Sunday, May 2. Three of the squads now have national titles in their […]

KSAS scores big with ACLS New Faculty Fellows program

May 10, 2010

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and four of its recent graduates are benefiting from a new initiative addressing the tough job market facing today’s young PhDs. The American Council of Learned Societies’ New Faculty Fellows program is providing two-year positions, with annual stipends of $50,000, to 50 recently minted doctors of the humanities […]

Johns Hopkins to unveil Center for Biotechnology Education

May 10, 2010

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Advanced Academic Programs will unveil the Center for Biotechnology Education this week at its fifth annual biotechnology research symposium, to be held on the university’s Montgomery County Campus. The center will expand the scope of Johns Hopkins’ biotechnology education by adding symposia, workshops, youth development programs and noncredit […]

Craig, Yau of SoM elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 10, 2010

Nancy L. Craig, a professor of molecular biology and genetics, and King-Wai Yau, a professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology, both in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, are among 72 scientists nationwide newly elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences, an honorary society that advises the government on scientific matters. “Johns Hopkins […]

James B. West of WSE receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

May 10, 2010

James B. West, a researcher in the Whiting School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Medical Award in Electrical Engineering. The prestigious award was one of 11 presented this year by the Franklin Institute to honor accomplishments in science, technology and business. Since 1824, the Philadelphia-based institute, founded […]

Engineering students seek to solve real-world challenges

May 10, 2010

During two engineering design showcases held last week on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses, many Whiting School students demonstrated that they were aiming for the stars. Sometimes, literally: One team built mechanical legs to help a future spacecraft land gently on the moon. Other teams targeted the moon figuratively by designing devices that may […]

Charting ocean currents with a cutting-edge supercomputer

May 10, 2010

This is part of an occasional series on Johns Hopkins research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. If you have a study you would like to be considered for inclusion, contact Lisa De Nike at lde@jhu.edu. Using a $736,000 grant administered through the federal stimulus act, a Johns Hopkins earth scientist […]

Language of instruction not most important for English-learners

May 10, 2010

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Research and Reform in Education could change the way schools in the United States teach nonnative speakers to read and speak in English. The traditional argument surrounding the instruction of English-language learners has been whether English immersion or bilingual approaches work the best. But the […]

Academy of Clinical Excellence hosts patient care symposium

May 10, 2010

Last year, Johns Hopkins introduced a new initiative—the first of its kind—to recognize clinically excellent academic physicians who have achieved a level of mastery in communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism and humanism, and negotiation of the health care system. Called the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, it is based at Bayview Medical Center. The academy […]

Spouses caring for partners with dementia at risk of same fate

May 10, 2010

Husbands or wives who care for spouses with dementia are six times more likely to develop the memory-impairing condition than those whose spouses don’t have it, according to results of a 12-year study led by Johns Hopkins, Utah State and Duke universities. The increased risk that the researchers saw among caregivers was on par with […]

Despite tests, high blood pressure hard to recognize in children

May 10, 2010

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of 2,500 patient records suggests that medical staff fail to check a child’s blood pressure a fifth of the time and, in those whose blood pressure they do check, they are not recognizing what constitutes an abnormal reading. Researchers say the consequences are that pediatricians and nurses may be missing […]

Social context may affect obesity disparities more than race

May 10, 2010

When analyzing obesity disparities among women, socioeconomic status and social context may be more important than race, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Health Disparities Solutions. The authors examined race disparities in obesity among black and white women living in the same social context […]

Parents favor e-mail access to child’s pediatrician, study finds

May 10, 2010

Given the option, most parents would gladly e-mail their child’s pediatrician with nonurgent questions about minor ailments or symptoms, medication, feeding, sleeping and follow-up appointments, according to a preliminary small survey conducted by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The study’s findings were presented May 2 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held in […]

H1N1 drills expose gaps in hospital infection protection

May 10, 2010

Resuscitation drills conducted during the first weeks of the H1N1 outbreak in May 2009 have exposed critical gaps in basic protection among hospital first-responders, according to a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study. Failing to use personal protection such as gowns, glasses, respirator masks and gloves during infection outbreaks makes hospital staff vulnerable to infection and […]

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