Day: January 24, 2011

Libraries in the information age

January 24, 2011

Winston Tabb likes a challenge, and he’s OK with change. Tabb became Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and director of the Sheridan Libraries in September 2002. Since his arrival at Johns Hopkins, he has accepted additional assignments, as dean of the university’s museums and as head of a number of arts initiatives. As Sheridan Dean, […]

Nursing extends its outreach

January 24, 2011

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, which already has strong local and international ties, wants to extend beyond its walls even further. In September 2010, the school launched the Center for Global Nursing to apply worldwide Johns Hopkins expertise in nursing education, practice, research and related policy. Closer to home, the school’s Community Outreach Program […]

Teaching future docs the basics of medication errors

January 24, 2011

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report that allowing medical students to play detective by watching, spotting and analyzing common medication errors as they occur can go a long way toward helping prevent potentially fatal mistakes in the students’ future practices. The observational course, now taught as part of the Johns Hopkins School of […]

JHU admissions applications hit record high for ninth year

January 24, 2011

For the ninth consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins University Office of Undergraduate Admissions has received a record number of applications for undergraduate admission. As of Jan. 18, 19,201 applications for the class of 2015 had been received, representing an increase of 742 applications, or 4 percent, over last year’s pool. There were increases in the […]

BSi grants $5 mill to JH groups to study cognitive disorders

January 24, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute has funded a total of $5 million to 12 different research groups at Johns Hopkins to launch the new Synapses, Circuits and Cognitive Disorders Program. The new BSi initiative aims to understand the fundamentals of brain function by focusing on the synapse—the point of contact between two nerve cells—to […]

JHU launches national search for CTY executive director

January 24, 2011

A search committee was recently formed to find an executive director for the Center for Talented Youth to succeed Lea Ybarra, who will leave Johns Hopkins this fall after 14 years in her current role. The 16-person committee is composed of university administrators and faculty from across the divisions, and members of CTY’s advisory board and […]

John Bartlett and Chris Beyrer named to new AIDS board

January 24, 2011

John Bartlett, a professor in the School of Medicine, and Chris Beyrer, a professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, have been appointed to the newly established Scientific Advisory Board for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR. The board will advise Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. global AIDS coordinator for the […]

PBS head Paula Kerger to speak at Leaders + Legends

January 24, 2011

Paula A. Kerger, president and chief executive officer of PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The event takes place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. Her talk is titled […]

Online tool can help seniors determine risk for dementia

January 24, 2011

A quick online assessment tool developed by Johns Hopkins researchers can help worried seniors find out if they are at risk of developing dementia and determine whether they should seek a comprehensive, face-to-face diagnosis from a physician, according to a new study. The tool, which is being refined and validated, is not meant to replace a […]

Shipping transplant kidneys is safe, Hopkins research finds

January 24, 2011

Kidney transplants using organs from live donors work just as well if the kidneys are shipped—be it across town or across the country—as when the donors and recipients are operated on at the same hospital, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Transplantation, bolster the growing practice of […]

Clinical trials cited for ignoring previous relevant research

January 24, 2011

The vast majority of already published and relevant clinical trials of a given drug, device or procedure are routinely ignored by scientists conducting new research on the same topic, a new Johns Hopkins study suggests. The authors of the findings, reported in the Jan. 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, argue that these omissions […]

APL ‘weatherman’ mines data for use by Lab and others

January 24, 2011

Rich Giannola’s weather interest is more than a backyard hobby. An atmospheric scientist in the Global Engagement Department at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, he not only operates a manual weather station at home but has also maintained APL’s automated weather station and related website since both were established in 1996. The APL station, […]

Youth exposure to alcohol TV ads growing fast, mostly on cable

January 24, 2011

Youth exposure to alcohol advertising on U.S. television increased 71 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a report released in December by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Despite efforts by alcohol companies to strengthen their self-regulatory standards, the average number of ads seen […]

Nonprofits and the information revolution

January 24, 2011

Nonprofit organizations across the United States report considerable progress in keeping their organizations on the cutting edge of technological change, but many remain disappointed with their current level of information technology, according to a recent survey conducted by the Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Listening Post Project. The overwhelming majority of nonprofits (88 percent) report that information […]

Brain Science Institute inks deal to develop novel therapeutics

January 24, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute has entered into an agreement with Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. to advance the development of novel therapeutics for neurological and psychiatric diseases. Under terms of the agreement, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals will support translational research at the Brain Science Institute, and OMJPI scientists and BSi researchers will collaborate to identify new therapeutic […]

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