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Diagnoses at your fingertips

July 23, 2012

Got symptoms? Two fourth-year Johns Hopkins School of Medicine students have invented a Web and mobile device application to take some guesswork out of what’s ailing you. And they recently won a significant cash prize to take their brainchild to the next level. Symcat—which stands for symptoms-based, computer-assisted triage—allows the user to enter symptoms (fever, […]

Students’ cellphone screening device for anemia wins $250,000 prize

July 23, 2012

  Could a low-cost screening device connected to a cellphone save thousands of women and children from anemia-related deaths and disabilities? That’s the goal of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering undergraduates who say they’ve developed a noninvasive way to identify women with this dangerous blood disorder in developing nations. The device is designed to convert the […]

Bloomberg School to offer MPH degree program in India

July 9, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, will offer a master of public health degree program in Jaipur, India, beginning this fall. The program is specifically intended for citizens and residents of India and low- and middle-income countries in the region and will focus […]

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 […]

Best of Baltimore Research

July 9, 2012

A Baltimore-based study, led by scientists at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging and published in 2010, found that African-Americans with incomes below the poverty line have a significantly higher risk of chronic kidney disease than higher-income African-Americans or whites of any socioeconomic status. After completing this study, School of Medicine faculty member Deidra […]

Send-off and honors celebrate career of JHU’s go-to guy

July 9, 2012

The university has said goodbye to its go-to guy, but wants to make sure he’s not forgotten. Generations of students and staff have come to know Jerome “Jerry” Schnydman, a beloved and admired figure on campus who forged a legend on the lacrosse field nearly 40 years ago and then gave his alma mater more […]

SAIS says farewell to Dean Jessica Einhorn

June 25, 2012

Members of the SAIS community heaped praise, well-wishes and gifts on departing Dean Jessica Einhorn earlier this month at an event held on the school’s main campus in Washington, D.C. Those gathered at the intimate gathering also learned which Downton Abbey character Einhorn most closely matched, and how the dean will spend a portion of […]

Class of 2016 nets highest yield at Homewood

June 11, 2012

In the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at The Johns Hopkins University, the story is much the same this spring as it has been for the past two years: Once again, the incoming freshman class has given the Homewood schools their highest-ever yield from an increasingly large pool of applicants. As of June 1, 37.5 percent […]

JHM honors departing Dean Miller

June 11, 2012

The university and Johns Hopkins Medicine will honor a transformative leader today and look toward the future at a daylong conference titled Moving Academic Medicine Forward, held in honor of Edward D. Miller, the longtime dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Miller will step down from his post on June […]

Hail our supergrads

May 25, 2012

The Johns Hopkins University Commencement speakers evoked an optimistic spirit, superheroes and even pizza as they imparted words of wisdom, and humor, to the Class of 2012. On a sunny spring day that had begun with threatening gray clouds, President Ronald J. Daniels conferred degrees on 7,529 graduates at the university’s 136th Commencement ceremony marking […]

Mercury in dolphins: Study compares captive, wild toxin levels

May 21, 2012

Amid growing concerns about the spread of harmful mercury in plants and animals, a new study by researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the National Aquarium has compared levels of the chemical in captive dolphins and in dolphins found in the wild. The captive animals were fed a controlled diet, while the wild mammals […]

Groundbreaking set for School of Engineering’s Malone Hall

May 21, 2012

Johns Hopkins University leaders, trustees, faculty, students and guests will gather on Wednesday, May 23, on the Homewood campus for the groundbreaking of Malone Hall, a 69,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building on the Alonzo G. and Virginia G. Decker Quadrangle that will house at least three collaborative research institutes. The building is made possible through a $30 […]

Making learning come alive

May 21, 2012

Students inherently want to learn and succeed. Great teachers help them achieve these aims. They use passion, humor, dedication and even the occasional puppy or other prop to aid students on their path of discovery. Good teachers also know how to adapt and, in these attention span–challenged days, keep topics interesting and engaging. One Johns […]

Blue Jays Forever

May 15, 2012

From face painting to class banner waving—and even some sword swallowing—thousands displayed all manner of Blue Jay spirit at Alumni Weekend 2012, held May 4 to 6. Homecoming featured more than 70 events this year, including Saturday’s new Hullabalooza, a late-night dance party with live music and a “glow bar” under a tent on the […]

Robert J. Adams named associate provost for animal research

May 14, 2012

Robert J. Adams, a veterinarian, biomedical researcher and member of the faculty for 35 years, has been appointed associate provost for animal research and resources at The Johns Hopkins University. Adams, who had been filling the position on an interim basis, directs the care of more than 150,000 animals—the vast majority of them mice and […]

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