Day: August 2, 2010

Nonprofits in city get greening tips

August 2, 2010

Local organizations that assist those in need are getting some collegial Earth-friendly support this summer. The Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore City recently embarked on an effort to green area nonprofits while at the same time educating students on sustainability measures and the vital role that these socially focused organizations play in the community. The […]

Q&A with Peabody’s Jeffrey Sharkey

August 2, 2010

When Jeffrey Sharkey became director of Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Institute, he remarked that it should aim to be one of the top two or three music schools in the country and an institution of international importance. Sharkey said that many of the “ingredients” were there to make that happen. He noted the school’s breadth, which […]

APL breaks ground for spacecraft integration facility

August 2, 2010

Officials from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, along with government and construction industry representatives, broke ground July 16 for a new spacecraft assembly and testing facility on the APL campus in Laurel, Md. Designated as Building 30, the $30 million facility is scheduled to open by fall 2012. The 47,500-square-foot structure will include […]

All Children’s Hospital in Florida to integrate with JH Medicine

August 2, 2010

Johns Hopkins Medicine and All Children’s Hospital & Health System of St. Petersburg, Fla., have signed a letter of intent to integrate. After due diligence is completed sometime later this year, ACH will join the Johns Hopkins Health System as a fully integrated member of JHM. JHHS and its affiliates, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, […]

$2.5 million NIH Pioneer Award goes to JHU pharmacologist Liu

August 2, 2010

A Johns Hopkins scientist who proposes to design and create an all-new series of novel drugs is one of 17 winners of a special grant known as a Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award, to Jun O. Liu, a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences and oncology in the Johns Hopkins […]

University mourns killing of research technologist Stephen Pitcairn, 23

August 2, 2010

Stephen B. Pitcairn, a respected Johns Hopkins research technologist and an aspiring physician, was laid to rest last week in his native Florida, days after he was killed in what police said was an apparent robbery. Pitcairn, who was 23, was walking home from Penn Station around 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, when a […]

Hopkins Nursing collaborates to immunize Baltimore kids

August 2, 2010

In a campaign that began July 22 in Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is partnering with the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization to raise awareness for the immunization of children around the world. Through a new program called “Breakthrough for Child Survival in […]

‘Magnetricity’ discoverer to give lecture at Homewood

August 2, 2010

Steven Bramwell, the University College London physicist who discovered the concept of “magnetricity,” will give a lecture on Thursday, Aug. 5, on the Homewood campus. It will take place at 5 p.m. in Schafler Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. The lecture is part of an international conference, Highly Frustrated Magnetism 2010, […]

SoN-trained ‘youth mentors’ provide support for new moms

August 2, 2010

New and expecting mothers in Baltimore City have a new resource to help them make the transition to motherhood. On June 28, 13 “youth mentors” were trained in the Text4Baby program by Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan and Ellen Ray of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing as part of the B’more for Healthy Babies initiative. […]

CPR without mouth-to-mouth may be better for cardiac victims

August 2, 2010

A leading expert in cardiopulmonary resuscitation says that two new studies from U.S. and European researchers support the case for dropping mouth-to-mouth, or rescue, breathing by bystanders and using “hands-only” chest compressions during the life-saving practice better known as CPR. The findings, the expert says, concur with the latest science advisory statement from the American Heart […]

HIV treatment observed by patient’s supporter improves survival

August 2, 2010

When applied to HIV care, the community-based model of directly observed therapy, or DOT, has no effect on virologic outcomes but significantly improves patient survival. This is according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with colleagues at University of Cape Town, South Africa, who conducted the first randomized […]

Delay unlikely to worsen tumors for low-risk prostate cancer

August 2, 2010

Johns Hopkins experts have found that men enrolled in an active surveillance program for prostate cancer who eventually needed surgery to remove their prostates fared just as well as men who opted to remove the gland immediately, except if a follow-up biopsy during surveillance showed high-grade cancer. The findings were presented at the American Society […]

Novel radiotracer shines light on brains of Alzheimer’s patients

August 2, 2010

A trial of a novel radioactive compound readily and safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients from those of healthy volunteers on brain scans and opens the doors to making such imaging available beyond facilities that can manufacture their own radioactive compounds. The results, reported by a Johns Hopkins team in the June Journal of […]

Bioethicists urge docs to build trust with sickle-cell patients

August 2, 2010

Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics have published a study showing that among adults with sickle cell disease, unsatisfactory interactions with health care providers in the past affect their trust in the medical profession more broadly. “Our research serves as a reminder to clinicians caring for sickle cell patients that simple […]

Students design early-labor detector to prevent premature births

August 2, 2010

The birth of a baby is usually a joyous event, but when a child is born too early, worrisome complications can occur, including serious health problems for the baby and steep medical bills for the family. To address this, Johns Hopkins graduate students and their faculty adviser have invented a system to pick up very […]

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