Day: September 7, 2010

A blue-ribbon day for Gilman Hall

September 7, 2010

Hundreds of faculty, staff, students and friends of the university gathered on the Keyser Quad on Aug. 30, the first day of the fall semester, to witness the grand reopening of Gilman Hall, the Homewood campus’s flagship building that underwent three years of top-to-bottom renovations. Guests were welcomed by President Ronald J. Daniels and Katherine […]

NCI grant launches nanotech cancer center

September 7, 2010

Faculty members associated with the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology have received a $13.6 million five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish a Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. The new Johns Hopkins center brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and physicians to develop nanotechnology-based diagnostic platforms and therapeutic strategies for comprehensive […]

Provost’s Lecture Series fall lineup announced

September 7, 2010

China expert and noted author David Lampton will kick off the fall schedule of the new Provost’s Lecture Series, launched this spring to spread the wealth of academic excellence at Johns Hopkins among its campuses. The 2010–2011 academic year will be the first full year for the series, which this fall will feature speakers representing […]

Goal: Giving feeling to a damaged hand or prosthetic limb

September 7, 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. Back in 1980 when The Empire Strikes Back hit the big screen, it seemed like […]

Five BME doctoral candidates named 2011 Siebel Scholars

September 7, 2010

One graduate student is helping to create high-tech prosthetic hands that can be maneuvered by an amputee’s thoughts. Another is trying to convert ordinary skin cells into more useful stem cells. Still another is working to find signs of cancer in a single DNA molecule in a drop of blood. Yet another is making nanoparticles […]

School of Nursing welcomes its largest incoming class

September 7, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has welcomed its highest enrollment of entering baccalaureate students since it opened in 1984. The new class of 154 traditional baccalaureate students began its academic journey on Aug. 25. Combined with the total students in all baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs, the school has 775 students for the […]

Nonprofits a surprising bright spot in national jobs picture

September 7, 2010

Nonprofit employers are providing one of the few bright spots in the country’s dismal employment picture this Labor Day, according to new data released last week by researchers at the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. Initial analysis of data on 21 states spread broadly across the country […]

Study: New Parkinson’s gene is linked to immune system

September 7, 2010

A hunt throughout the human genome for variants associated with common late-onset Parkinson’s disease has revealed a new genetic link that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development. The long-term study involved a global consortium, including Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center for Inherited Disease Research, who performed genomewide association studies […]

Lower blood pressure may preserve kidney function in some

September 7, 2010

Intensively treating hypertension in some African-Americans with kidney disease by pushing blood pressure well below the current recommended goal may significantly decrease the number who lose kidney function and require dialysis, suggests a Johns Hopkins–led study published Sept. 2 in the New England Journal of Medicine. “This is not a panacea. We have a lot […]

Berman Institute scholar calls for regulation of genetic tests

September 7, 2010

An opinion piece by a legal scholar from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in the Aug. 12 issue of Nature calls for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate all health-related genetic tests—whether available directly to consumers or through a health care provider—using an approach that imposes requirements proportionate to a test’s level […]

Street outreach workers important for violence prevention

September 7, 2010

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, based at the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, describes how using street outreach workers is an effective strategy for reaching and engaging youth with the goal of violence prevention and intervention. Street outreach workers are typically members of the community […]

Free JHU-community block party set for Saturday afternoon

September 7, 2010

Convergence—the JHU-community block party that celebrates the relationship between JHU and its Homewood campus neighbor—will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, in the 3200 block of St. Paul Street. The event, now in its sixth year, offers everyone living in, working in and serving the communities surrounding the Homewood campus […]

Jhpiego to host documentary by filmmaker Christy Turlington

September 7, 2010

Jhpiego will host supermodel and filmmaker Christy Turlington for the Baltimore premiere of her documentary film, No Woman, No Cry, an up-close look at issues and challenges facing millions of women throughout the world. In her directorial debut, Turlington shares the stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world—including a remote Maasai […]

Physician/community advocate receives prestigious city award

September 7, 2010

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot announced last week that Barbara Cook, medical director of the Access Partnership, also known as TAP, at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, is the winner of the 2010 Dr. Sebastian Russo Memorial Award. The award was created by the city’s Health […]

Peabody season opens Sunday with organ and guitar recitals

September 7, 2010

The 2010–2011 concert season at the Peabody Institute will open on Sunday, Sept. 12, with two recitals by guest artists, each a virtuoso on his instrument. The weeks that follow will offer concertgoers the first public performance at Peabody on a recently acquired 17th-century violin, the season’s first orchestral concert and the first recital in […]

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