Category: Academic Centers and Affiliates

Myanmar health leaders take Johns Hopkins bioethics lessons home

July 23, 2012

The impact of intensive summer bioethics courses extends around the globe as health leaders from Myanmar take their lessons home. Myaing Myaing Nyunt, an assistant professor of clinical pharmacology and international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has long been interested in developing bioethics training in her native Myanmar. When she […]

Berman Bioethics Institute to study informed consent options

July 23, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is a recipient of one of 50 pilot projects to be funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study stakeholder views of streamlined informed consent options for comparative effectiveness research studies. “We are so pleased that questions of informed consent will be included in these pilot projects,” […]

Hopkins-Nanjing Center celebrates 25 years

July 9, 2012

President Ronald J. Daniels and incoming SAIS Dean Vali R. Nasr led the university’s delegation to celebrate in China the 25th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins University–Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. The festivities kicked off on June 15 with the center’s annual commencement ceremony, where Daniels had the opportunity to address the […]

African Bioethics Program receives NIH continuation grant

July 9, 2012

The Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is planning its second decade of building capacity in research ethics across sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a five-year grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. In the program, an African institution is selected each year to […]

JHU Press: Telling stories of the ‘forgotten war’

June 11, 2012

The War of 1812 has long suffered an inferiority complex. Unluckily wedged between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the conflict often gets overlooked and thus earned the nicknames the “forgotten war” and the “Rodney Dangerfield of armed engagements.” For most Americans, knowledge of the war is limited to the victories of the USS […]

Inaugural Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy installed

May 21, 2012

Jeffrey Kahn, deputy director for policy and administration at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and an authority on research and public health ethics, was installed May 1 as the inaugural Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy. Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University, was […]

JHU Press marks 30 years of ’36-Hour Day’ with 5th edition

November 14, 2011

When the Johns Hopkins University Press published The 36-Hour Day in 1981, the subject of the book—Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias—was little known and barely discussed. In the 30 years since, 2.5 million copies of the Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins–authored book have been sold, and the fifth edition—with 30,000 trade paper and 5,000 large-print […]

Frontiers in Medicine and Science Day

November 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus recently hosted 600 seventh-graders for the third annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day. The event, which is run in partnership with 17 other research centers, companies and health care organizations, includes an hour of hands-on science and medical activities at the campus and an hourlong lab tour at […]

CTY site for gifted math, science students wins ‘Science’ top honor

October 31, 2011

Cogito.org, a website and online community for gifted math and science students, won the prestigious Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) Oct. 27 in recognition of its success at bringing students from all over the world together to “geek out” about a wealth of topics ranging from extrasolar planets to epigenetics. Cogito was […]

Johns Hopkins bioethicist honored for work on social justice issues in health policy

October 17, 2011

Ruth Faden, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and an authority on research ethics and social justice considerations in health policy, is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award given by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. The award was presented Oct. 15 during the organization’s annual meeting in […]

CTY-led collaborators present free guide for local high-achievers

September 12, 2011

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and local education leaders this week will unveil Compass: A Directory of Resources for Bright Students in Baltimore. Produced by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, Compass puts in one place information on more […]

Fall deadline nears for CTY grades 2–8 gifted testing

November 8, 2010

Nov. 22 is the fall deadline for enrolling a gifted child in grades 2 through 8 in the 2010–2011 Center for Talented Youth Global Talent Search. Enrolled students take above-grade-level tests that can lead to eligibility for CTY’s popular online and summer courses. Enrollment by Nov. 22 helps families meet future test deadlines so they […]

New from JHU Press: The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals

October 19, 2009

The Eponym Dictionary of Mammals By Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins and Michael Grayson Just who was the Przewalski after whom Przewalski’s horse was named? Or Husson, the eponym for the rat Hydromys hussoni? Or the Geoffroy whose name is forever linked to Geoffroy’s cat? This unique reference book provides a brief look at the real lives […]

JHU brings virtual learning to Baltimore County schools

October 12, 2009

Software engineers at Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Laboratory, in collaboration with JHU’s Center for Technology in Education, have developed a prototype Virtual Learning Environment to provide Baltimore County students with a gaminglike experience to augment existing math and science curricula.

Now on tap: The ‘fizzics’ of beer

October 5, 2009

Physicist’s JHU Press book delves into science of popular beverage

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