Day: August 16, 2010

Plans set for Johns Hopkins at Keswick

August 16, 2010

New paint’s being applied, elevators are being upgraded, security is being enhanced to Johns Hopkins standards, and a new name has been bestowed on the former Zurich Insurance Co. property in North Baltimore: Johns Hopkins at Keswick. By October, the first wave of Johns Hopkins employees—some 350 members of the Patient Financial Services Office currently […]

Johns Hopkins establishes new clinical research network

August 16, 2010

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, in collaboration with Anne Arundel Health System and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, has established a new network of academic and community-based clinical researchers, the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. The JHCRN, which will provide new opportunities for research collaborations, is designed to accelerate the transfer […]

CSOS-led team wins $30 mill ‘innovation’ grant

August 16, 2010

Johns Hopkins’ Center for Social Organization of Schools and its partners in Diplomas Now, an innovative turnaround model for low-performing secondary schools, have won a $30 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation program. The i3 program awarded shares of $650 million to 49 school districts, nonprofit education organizations and […]

Eighteen receive Fulbrights to study abroad in 2010–2011

August 16, 2010

Eighteen doctoral students and alumni from across the university will have the opportunity to study abroad during the 2010–2011 academic year through the prestigious Fulbright Program. Johns Hopkins’ latest “Fulbrighters” from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, School of Medicine, School of Public Health and SAIS are among more than […]

Johns Hopkins partners with Navy to staff global humanitarian mission

August 16, 2010

Johns Hopkins Medicine has signed an agreement with the U.S. Navy to provide medical and disaster research experts to staff the USS Iwo Jima during the next four months, as the ship sets sail to provide medical assistance to Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana and Suriname. The voyage is part of the Navy’s annual humanitarian […]

Secretary of State Clinton to give address at SAIS today

August 16, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak at SAIS at 11:30 a.m. today, Aug. 16, about the Global Health Initiative, a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. Clinton is expected to describe the initiative’s core principles and call on governments, organizations and individuals to join the United States in pursuing a sustainable approach […]

Showcasing the ancient world in new digs

August 16, 2010

In the past, visitors to Homewood’s Gilman Hall might have strolled by Sanchita Balachandran and wondered what she did. She’d have been the one wearing the respirator and purple rubber gloves, likely on her way to conserve an Egyptian mummy in a nondescript, dimly lit room on the first floor of the building. Balachandran, the […]

Materials scientist seeks dwarfism clues in cell’s membrane

August 16, 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. Achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, is caused by a genetic mutation: A single […]

Grand Reopening set for renovated Gilman Hall

August 16, 2010

After three years of top-to-bottom renovations, the Homewood campus’s flagship building will celebrate a new beginning with a Grand Reopening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30. Visitors will be welcomed by President Ronald J. Daniels and Katherine S. Newman, the James B. Knapp Dean-Designate of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and […]

Ellicott Dredges joins Jhpiego malaria program in Nigeria

August 16, 2010

Baltimore manufacturer Ellicott Dredges has begun a partnership with Jhpiego in support of its Malaria in Pregnancy Program in Nigeria. The 125-year-old company, which operates in 80 countries, has made a $100,000-plus multiyear commitment to buy anti-malaria medicines, insecticide-treated bed nets and other supplies to protect women and children in Akwa Ibom state in the […]

Homewood campus responds to peak electricity demand

August 16, 2010

On one sweltering day this summer, employees in nonresearch buildings at Homewood were without air conditioning and were asked to turn off as many lights and electronics as possible—all for a good cause. The campus is participating in the Demand Load Response Program that allows PJM, whose electric grid serves 13 states and Washington, D.C., […]

Riordan Roett of SAIS publishes book on ‘The New Brazil’

August 16, 2010

Riordan Roett, director of the Western Hemisphere Studies and Latin American Studies programs at SAIS, has released The New Brazil, recently published by Brookings Institution Press. In the book, Roett tells the story of South America’s largest country as it has evolved from a remote Portuguese colony into a regional leader, a respected representative for […]

Scientists identify DNA that may contribute to uniqueness

August 16, 2010

Building on a tool that they developed in yeast four years ago, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine scanned the human genome and discovered what they believe is the reason people have such a variety of physical traits and disease risks. In a report published in the June 25 issue of Cell, […]

Youth exposure to alcohol ads in magazines is declining

August 16, 2010

Youth exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines declined by 48 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to a new study by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Although 325 alcohol brands advertised in magazines in 2008, just 16 accounted for half the advertising placed in […]

Researchers urge wider use of diarrheal disease control measures

August 16, 2010

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health urge wider use of oral rehydration solution, zinc supplementation and rotavirus vaccine to reduce the deaths from diarrheal disease worldwide. Diarrheal disease kills approximately 1.5 million children under age 5 each year. The researchers’ findings and recommendations are published in the July 3 edition of […]

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