Day: June 6, 2011

Record-breaking class of 2015: Highest yield, most diverse

June 6, 2011

Thirty-seven percent of the 3,552 high school students offered admission into the undergraduate class of 2015 have enrolled, giving the Homewood schools their highest-ever yield, according to John Latting, dean of undergraduate admissions. The 1,302 members of the class of 2015 were drawn from 19,388 applicants, a tally that set another record high. A third […]

A summer growth spurt

June 6, 2011

Here we grow again. Cranes, hard hat crews and the pop of nail guns will be omnipresent this summer on the Homewood campus as a bevy of capital projects, big and small, continue or commence. The progress has a downside, however, as the sheer volume of projects will lead to some detours and access issues […]

Johns Hopkins Medicine establishes innovative Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

June 6, 2011

Recognizing the urgent need to advance the science of reducing preventable harm and to improve health care quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine is announcing the establishment of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, an organization whose work will benefit not only patients at Johns Hopkins but those around the world. A $10 million gift […]

And off they go!

June 6, 2011

The day featured uplifting speeches, several impromptu on-stage moments, and a joyous and raucous celebration of the Class of 2011. A cameo appearance by the Baltimore summer, however, might have stolen the show. On a humid day that had many dabbing foreheads and guzzling water, President Ronald J. Daniels conferred degrees on 6,634 graduates at […]

Clay Armbrister named senior vice president, chief of staff

June 6, 2011

Clarence D. “Clay” Armbrister, chief of staff to Philadelphia’s mayor and former executive vice president of Temple University, has been appointed senior vice president and chief of staff of The Johns Hopkins University. Armbrister will work closely with the university’s president, Ronald J. Daniels, helping him coordinate initiatives across the university and manage short- and […]

JHM, Walgreens to collaborate on population-based research

June 6, 2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens have entered into a wide-ranging agreement designed to promote collaboration on population-based research and to jointly review and develop protocols to improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases. In addition, JHM and Walgreens will explore together the development of new models for improving care for individuals. This will include the […]

Peninsula Regional joins Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

June 6, 2011

Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in Salisbury, Md., is the latest health system to join the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. Developed by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, JHCRN is designed to establish a network of academic- and community-based clinical researchers who provide new opportunities for research collaborations and accelerate the transfer […]

First cohort completes Racism, Immigration and Citizenship course

June 6, 2011

The first cohort of students enrolled in a new academic concentration called Racism, Immigration and Citizenship has just completed its course of study. Created in 2007 under the umbrella of the Center for Africana Studies, this interdisciplinary program explores the complex interactions of three topics that are traditionally studied individually. On May 10, Michael Hanchard, […]

SAIS Bologna celebrates grads

June 6, 2011

On May 28, a cloudless sunlit Saturday morning in Bologna, Italy, the SAIS Bologna Center Class of 2011, parents, friends, faculty and staff gathered in the center’s auditorium for the annual commencement ceremony. Remarks were made by Kenneth H. Keller, director of the center and professor of science and technology policy, and Erik Jones, professor […]

Seven MacArthur Fellows to inaugurate new speaker series

June 6, 2011

Seven recipients of MacArthur “genius” fellowships—all from the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia region—will kick off the first Johns Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series, to be hosted on the East Baltimore campus. The theme for the event, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today, June 6, in the Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical […]

Johns Hopkins expert finds randomness rules in turbulent flows

June 6, 2011

It seems perfectly natural to expect that two motorists who depart from the same location and follow the same directions will end up at the same destination. But according to a Johns Hopkins University mathematical physicist, this is not true when the “directions” are provided by a turbulent fluid flow, such as you find in […]

Antifungal drug delays chemo need in advanced prostate cancer

June 6, 2011

The oral antifungal drug itraconazole, most commonly used to treat nail fungus, may keep prostate cancer from worsening and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced disease. Details of the finding, from a clinical trial led by Johns Hopkins experts, were presented June 4 at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual […]

SoN’s Nightingale wheelchair is part of centennial celebration

June 6, 2011

A piece of nursing history has traveled across the U.S. as part of a celebration honoring a century of nursing excellence. Florence Nightingale’s wheelchair, until recently on display at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, was carefully crated and shipped to the Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing to be displayed as part of […]

Homegrown spirits on tap at Homewood Museum event

June 6, 2011

The newest wave in artisan drinks—the craft spirits movement—comes to Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum on Friday, June 10, with potent shots of vodkas, whiskeys and heritage liqueurs made by modern American micro-distillers who are resurrecting pre-Prohibition traditional techniques and recipes using locally sourced ingredients. Guests at Evening of Traditional Beverages: Homegrown Spirits will discover how […]

‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Social Network’ under the stars at Homewood

June 6, 2011

Two hit movies will be screened, free of charge, on two Friday nights this month on Homewood’s Keyser Quadrangle. Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films will present Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 on June 10 and The Social Network—starring the Homewood campus as a stand-in for Harvard—on June 17. Guests are encouraged to bring […]

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