Issue: 2011 December 5

John Lipsky, formerly of IMF, joins economics program at SAIS

December 5, 2011

John Lipsky, who recently retired from the International Monetary Fund, will join SAIS on Jan. 1 as a distinguished visiting scholar with the school’s International Economics Program. Lipsky served for five years as the IMF’s first deputy managing director, the organization’s No. 2 leadership role. Most recently, he was a special adviser to managing director […]

Open house at Evergreen

December 5, 2011

For those seeking a special holiday gift, 10 art chairs up for silent auction at Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library offer a distinctive twist on functional furnishings. Continuing its tradition of celebrating the talents of local artists, artisans and designers, the Gilded Age house museum asked local talents to creatively decorate an IKEA […]

Ratcheting up teaching of sciences

December 5, 2011

Early in 2012, science education will get its day—and then some. A group of nationally renowned science education leaders will speak at Johns Hopkins next month at the first institutionwide Symposium on Teaching Excellence in the Sciences. The symposium seeks to advance the university’s Gateway Sciences Initiative, a yearlong effort launched this summer to promote […]

Presumed consent no answer to solving organ shortage in U.S.

December 5, 2011

Changing the organ donation process in this country from opt in—by checking a box on a driver’s license application, for example—to opt out, which presumes someone’s willingness to donate after death unless he explicitly objects while alive, would not likely increase the donation rate in the United States, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Some organ […]

Mobile clinics, home visits don’t help asthmatic kids who need care

December 5, 2011

A new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of Baltimore City children with asthma shows that two programs designed to improve disease outcomes among those who may be affected the worst fall short of expectations. The Breathmobile, a mobile clinic that brings preventive asthma care and education to low-income inner-city patients, did not improve asthma outcomes, nor […]

School of Nursing researcher to compare parenting programs

December 5, 2011

Do current parenting programs meet the needs of Baltimore families? Through a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, Johns Hopkins nurse researcher Deborah Gross will answer that question by comparing and measuring the impact on Baltimore families of two programs: Gross’ Chicago Parent Program and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, the current “gold […]

Peabody to celebrate life of musicologist Piero Weiss

December 5, 2011

Atribute to the prominent musicologist and longtime Peabody faculty member Piero Weiss will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, in Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. “A Celebration of the Life of Piero Weiss” will include performances and remarks by students and friends, including Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, Seymour Lipkin and Richard […]

Evidence grows for value of calcium test to gauge heart attack risk

December 5, 2011

Determining a person’s risk for a heart attack based on age, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and smoking history is often not clear-cut, so doctors may order a test called cardiac calcium scoring. The test uses a CT scan to look for a buildup of calcium in the walls of the coronary arteries and can be […]

Classifieds — December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

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Cyclone sweeps the series

December 5, 2011

With the power of rubber bands, Walt Mayfield (hands up) and Khari Douglas (foreground), both first-year engineering students from Texas, won the annual Mechanical Engineering freshman design competition on Nov. 30 with their entry, the Texas Cyclone. For the project, part of Freshman Experiences in Mechanical Engineering, students could use up to six rubber bands […]

Keeping you informed: Survey to gauge internal communications

December 5, 2011

Where and how do you get your Johns Hopkins news? Do you want to know even more about what the university and its people are doing? The university’s Office of Communications would like to know. The office is launching a survey today to better understand the effectiveness of current internal communications activities and build new […]

Lighting of the Quads

December 5, 2011

Members of the Johns Hopkins community gathered outside the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on a cool, clear November night for the Lighting of the Quads, an annual tradition that kicks off the holiday season at Homewood. The Nov. 30 ceremony included holiday musical performances by the Pep Band, the Sirens and the AllNighters before President […]

Jhpiego and partners receive $65 million for Malawi project

December 5, 2011

The United States Agency for International Development has awarded Jhpiego a cooperative agreement of $65 million for Support for Service Delivery-Excellence in Malawi. Over the course of the project, SSD-E will reach 8 million Malawians with priority essential health-package services through a phased approach that achieves 90 percent coverage in 15 districts. The goals of […]

Depressive symptoms linked to limited mobility in older blacks

December 5, 2011

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and featured in a 2011 issue of the Journal of Gerontology has identified demographic and health-related characteristics that were related to mobility limitation. Investigators found that African-American women who reported major depressive symptoms had nearly three times the odds of mobility […]

Notices — December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011

Funding for Musculoskeletal Research Projects — The Johns Hopkins Center for Musculoskeletal Research announces the availability of funding for pilot and feasibility projects. The CMR funds are available to encourage innovative research in pathogenic mechanisms, basic science and therapeutic approaches related to muscle and bone research. Three grants of $30,000 (direct costs only) for a […]

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