Issue: 2011 December 19

A new leader for Johns Hopkins Medicine

December 19, 2011

Doctor, scientist, teacher, mentor, administrator, leader. The incoming dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine is all of these. But which came first? “My love of science developed first, in high school,” Paul Rothman said. “It was during college that the idea of being a physician first developed, […]

Obituary: Pediatric anesthesiologist Mark Rossberg, 50

December 19, 2011

Mark Rossberg, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns HopkinsUniversity School of Medicine, died Dec. 15 of complications from prostate cancer. He was 50. Rossberg was known for his skill in handling some of the most challenging cases in pediatric […]

A chili day on the Homewood campus

December 19, 2011

The competition just keeps getting hotter. This year’s Chili Cook-Off and Bake-Off—an annual Homewood campus fundraiser for the United Way of Central Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund—drew 11 entries in the chili category and six in the baked goods taste-off. For $5, the Dec. 5 lunchtime crowd got to sample the contenders and […]

Cheers — December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER Kathleen Barnes, professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, has received a four-year $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund her ongoing studies of asthma in populations of African descent. Barnes has achieved international prominence for her work in defining the genetic basis of […]

Milestones — December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 20 years of service Jones, Alice, Johns Hopkins University Press   15 years of service Wong, Albert, Montgomery County Campus   10 years of service Baxley, Philip, Center for Talented Youth   5 years of service Wymer, Frederick, Center for Talented Youth   BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 35 years of […]

Classifieds — December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Ashland/Hunt Valley/Cockeysville, 4BR, 3.5BA TH, AC, front loader W/D, 2 fps, hot tub, fenced patio w/storage, walk to NCR trail, avail Jan 1. $1,975/mo. 410-790-6903. Bolton Hill, 1BR apt sublet, free prkng and laundry, 15-min walk to Penn Station, nr light rail/metro. $800/mo incl heat, water, Internet. qhgb253@gmail.com. Brewers Hill, rehabbed 2BR, […]

Calendar — December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

BLOOD DRIVES Thurs., Dec. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, call 410-614-0913 or email johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi .edu. Turner Concourse.  EB COLLOQUIA Fri., Jan. 6, 2 p.m. “Weathering the Storm: Patents in the Cloud,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with patent attorney Richard Gilly. Parsons Auditorium.  APL INFORMATION SESSIONS […]

Pediatric heart transplants: Whites more likely to survive long term

December 19, 2011

White heart transplant patients under the age of 18 are more than twice as likely to be alive a decade after surgery as their African-American counterparts, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The findings, part of a large-scale review of factors that appear to significantly influence long-term survival among pediatric heart transplant patients, were presented Nov. […]

Nobelist Adam Riess gets the star treatment in Sweden

December 19, 2011

Two months after being named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, Adam Riess accepted his Nobel medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences during a ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday, Dec. 10. During their time in Stockholm, Riess and his fellow laureates were treated as celebrities. In addition to receiving their […]

Shealer appointed VP and general counsel of JHH and health system

December 19, 2011

G. Daniel Shealer Jr. has been appointed vice president and general counsel of The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He succeeds Joanne Pollak, who in July assumed the duties of chief of staff to the Office of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Shealer served as the health system’s deputy general counsel for […]

David Eisele named the Andelot Professor of Laryngology, Otology

December 19, 2011

David W. Eisele, a faculty member from 1988 to 2001 in the School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, has been appointed the Andelot Professor of Laryngology and Otology and director of the department, effective March 1, 2012. He will succeed John Niparko, who has served as interim director since August 2009, when […]

Teens pick water when sugary beverage calorie count is more understandable

December 19, 2011

Thirsty? If you’re a teen, you may be more inclined to reach for plain old H2O if you knew how many calories were in sugar-sweetened beverages—this according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers examined the effect of providing clear and visible caloric information […]

JH collaborates with Lockheed Martin to build next-gen ICU

December 19, 2011

The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality of Johns Hopkins Medicine is collaborating with the Lockheed Martin Corp., a global security and technology company, to create a safer and more efficient hospital intensive care unit model. The two organizations will work to streamline complex and fragmented clinical systems and processes to reduce medical errors […]

NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes begin space environment tests

December 19, 2011

NASA’s Radiation Belt Storm Probes, twin spacecraft being built and tested at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, have entered a challenging series of tests designed to certify that they are ready for their August 2012 launch and two-year mission in Earth’s orbit. The coordinated measurements of the two RBSP spacecraft will advance our […]

In treating third-degree burns, hydrogel helps grow new skin

December 19, 2011

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a jellylike material and wound treatment method that in early experiments on skin damaged by severe burns appeared to regenerate healthy, scar-free tissue. In the Dec. 12–16 online Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers reported their promising results from mouse tissue tests. The new […]

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