Day: April 4, 2011

New institute to tackle ‘grand challenges’

April 4, 2011

A new Johns Hopkins institute, opening today, will bring together the university’s experts in engineering, medicine, public health, the social and physical sciences, education and other fields to solve tough national-scale problems that require a multidisciplinary approach. Some of the institute’s initial targets may include patient safety enhancement, development of individualized learning plans for K-12 […]

Celebration of the arts to begin on three campuses

April 4, 2011

Viewers of Hopkins, the seven-part ABC network news documentary that aired in the summer of 2008, know the special blend of tension, elation and heartache that embodies life at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Award–winning series portrayed doctors, nurses and many patients who agreed to share remarkably private moments. This week, seven faculty and […]

Class of 2015 takes shape for Homewood schools

April 4, 2011

Acceptance emails and envelopes are in the hands of the 3,032 potential members of the Johns Hopkins University class of 2015, but that doesn’t mean the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is taking it easy. Though the office just wrapped up months of poring over a record-breaking 19,388 applications to begin forming the next freshman class […]

Young Investigators honored

April 4, 2011

With the arrival of spring comes the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s 34th annual Young Investigators’ Day celebration honoring junior researchers’ scientific accomplishments. This year’s event recognizes 13 graduate students and six postdoctoral fellows with awards. The program will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in the Mountcastle Auditorium on the […]

Messenger sends back first image of Mercury from orbit

April 4, 2011

At 3:40 a.m. on March 28, Messenger delivered its first image since entering orbit about Mercury on March 17. The image was taken by the Mercury Dual Imaging System as the spacecraft sailed high above Mercury’s south pole. It provides a glimpse of portions of Mercury’s surface not previously seen by spacecraft. The image was […]

New Blue Jay Shuttle begins Homewood routes today

April 4, 2011

The Homewood Security Escort Van service has a new name, effective today, April 4. The Blue Jay Shuttle, now operating under the Office of Parking and Transportation, will provide routes and point-to-point services to Johns Hopkins affiliates within a limited service area surrounding the Homewood campus. The operator is Broadway Services Inc. Transportation management and […]

MD/PhD student receives prestigious Soros Fellowship

April 4, 2011

Brian Goh, a second-year student in the MD/PhD program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. In announcing the 2011 recipients last week, the foundation’s board said that the awards “highlight the extraordinary promise, diversity, drive and determination of […]

James A. Harmon to give Carey Business School Ginder Lecture

April 4, 2011

James A. Harmon, chairman of Caravel Management and of the board of the World Resources Institute, is the speaker for this year’s Ginder Lecture, presented by the Carey Business School. His talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the school’s Harbor East campus, 4th floor, and will be preceded by a […]

Poets Forche, Madzirov set for CTY’s Joshua Ringel Reading

April 4, 2011

The Joshua Ringel Memorial Reading celebrates its 14th season on Sunday, April 10, when poets Carolyn Forche and special guest Nikola Madzirov read from their work at 5 p.m. in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Meyerhoff Auditorium. The event is sponsored by Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth. Known as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn […]

Visions of Homewood

April 4, 2011

Opening this week: An intimate exhibition of 10 photographs by Johns Hopkins junior Lydia Alcock that is inspired by the human history of Homewood Museum, built in 1801 as the country home of Charles and Harriet Carroll. By connecting her ghostly images to excerpts from Harriet’s poetry, Alcock invites visitors to see themselves as a […]

Could HIV-infected organs save lives?

April 4, 2011

If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months rather than the years they currently wait on the list, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. “If this legal ban were lifted, we […]

Heart drug cuts prostate cancer risk, has therapeutic potential

April 4, 2011

Johns Hopkins scientists and their colleagues paired laboratory and epidemiologic data to find that men using the cardiac drug digoxin had a 24 percent lower risk for prostate cancer. The scientists say that further research about the discovery may lead to use of the drug, or new ones that work the same way, to treat […]

Electronic faucets hinder, not help, hospital infection control

April 4, 2011

A study of newly installed hands-free faucets at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, all equipped with the latest electronic-eye sensors to automatically detect hands and dispense preset amounts of water, shows that they were more likely to be contaminated with one of the most common and hazardous bacteria in hospitals compared to old-style fixtures with separate handles […]

Most states unclear about storage and use of babies’ blood samples

April 4, 2011

State laws and policies governing the storage and use of surplus blood samples taken from newborns as part of the routine health screening process range from explicit to nonexistent, leaving many parents ill-informed about how their babies’ leftover blood might be used, according to a team led by a member of the Johns Hopkins Berman […]

SAIS to host forum on Japan earthquake and tsunami

April 4, 2011

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies will host a forum, “Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami: Dimensions of the Disaster and Future Prospects,” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. The forum, hosted by the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS and the student-led SAIS Japan Relief Team, includes Ichiro […]

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