Day: May 3, 2010

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences names new dean

May 3, 2010

Katherine Newman has had so many connections to Johns Hopkins for so long that actually taking a job here might seem almost anticlimactic. Anticlimactic, that is, if she wasn’t so excited about that job. “Good morning, colleagues,” the newly elected James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences said at her […]

Human Resources views new health-care bill

May 3, 2010

When President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March, he made the long-standing possibility of significant health care reform reality. The much-debated bill will expand health care coverage to more than 30 million previously uninsured Americans. Several provisions of the bill were enacted immediately, such as the Food […]

JHU, N.Y. Stem Cell Foundation to collaborate

May 3, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the New York Stem Cell Foundation are establishing a collaborative program to advance the development and use of stem cells in therapies for a wide range of diseases, the organizations announced last week. The program will train researchers to use stem cells and foster joint research projects. […]

SAP systems to be unavailable during upcoming upgrade

May 3, 2010

Over four days this month, IT@JH will be upgrading SAP in order to implement new and better features and functionality. All SAP systems will be taken offline after normal business hours on Friday, May 14, and will be unavailable until the start of business on Wednesday, May 19. During the downtime, no SAP functions—from shopping […]

Grover Hutchins, renowned JHU pathologist, dies at 77

May 3, 2010

Grover M. Hutchins, a world-renowned pathologist who practiced at Johns Hopkins Medicine for more than 50 years, died April 28 while traveling in Africa, from head injuries sustained from a fall. Hutchins, 77, and his wife, Loretta, both of Baltimore, were on a cruise around the world. Known for his dedication and strong work ethic, […]

Cancer research award recognizes Johns Hopkins basic scientist

May 3, 2010

Joshua T. Mendell, an associate professor in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist, is the recipient of the 30th annual American Association for Cancer Research Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research. The award is for his work […]

Time out with: Beth Stewart, research coordinator, soprano and entrepreneur

May 3, 2010

When the Baltimore Opera Co. dissolved last year, some might have wondered when Charm City would next hear an aria from Carmen, Madame Butterfly, La bohème or another such classic. Turns out, the answer was very soon, thanks to one enterprising Johns Hopkins employee. Beth Stewart, a research coordinator for the School of Medicine’s Pediatric […]

JHU students win $20,000 grand prize in Wharton competition

May 3, 2010

A Johns Hopkins student team that developed a system to make spinal surgery more successful in patients with osteoporosis has won the $20,000 Michelson Grand Prize in the 2010 Wharton Business Plan Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. Since it was launched in 1998, this major competition has drawn more than 150 student teams annually. […]

Kress Foundation grant supports conservation fellow

May 3, 2010

The Sheridan Libraries’ Department of Conservation and Preservation has established a one-year advanced fellowship in book and paper conservation. Funded with a $30,000 grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the program will offer postgraduate conservators the opportunity to work in the libraries’ unique interdisciplinary conservation program, which incorporates advanced book and paper conservation bench […]

Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer: There’s an app for that

May 3, 2010

IPhone, iPad and Motorola Droid users can now, with the touch of a button, instantly access the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office. The new free app allows anyone to easily connect to the office, which operates as the licensing arm for technologies developed by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff and links entrepreneurs and investors with […]

Pediatric residents unprepared for emotional turmoil with critically ill

May 3, 2010

Pediatric residents say they are unprepared to deal with some of the intense emotions they face when caring for critically ill children in the pediatric intensive care unit, according to a survey led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. In the study, the residents said that the sudden death of a patient, a […]

Pay-for-performance policies punish docs caring for obese

May 3, 2010

Pay-for-performance reimbursement of surgeons, intended to reward doctors and hospitals for good patient outcomes, may instead be creating financial incentives for discriminating against obese patients, who are much more likely to suffer expensive complications after even the most routine surgeries, according to new Johns Hopkins research. Medicare and Medicaid, for example, are increasingly using pay-for-performance […]

Anemia tough to tackle in black children with kidney disease

May 3, 2010

Black children with chronic kidney disease have more severe anemia than white children even when they receive the same treatment, according to a multicenter study led by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center that appears in the May issue of the American Journal of Kidney Disease. The findings suggest that inherent biological differences rather than access […]

Technique could reduce risk of bypass surgery–related stroke

May 3, 2010

The standard practice of cooling and then rewarming a patient to prevent organ damage during cardiac bypass surgery may impair the body’s mechanism that controls blood flow to the brain, potentially increasing the patient’s risk of stroke, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests. “For reasons we don’t yet understand, it appears that during rewarming, an […]

Live Near Your Work program holds Home Ownership Expo

May 3, 2010

The Live Near Your Work program will hold a Home Ownership Expo on Monday, May 10, to bring prospective homebuyers together with area community representatives, homeowners associations and a variety of home-related businesses. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore campus. Employees will have the […]

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