Issue: 2011 November 14

Thomas Smith named director of palliative care for Johns Hopkins Medicine

November 14, 2011

Thomas Smith has been named director of palliative care for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the inaugural Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Care in the School of Medicine’s Department of Oncology. In this new directorship, he will lead palliative care efforts throughout the system. “Tom has a national and international reputation as one of […]

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 […]

Hot Jobs — November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

Homewood Office of Human Resources Wyman Park Building, Suite W600 410-516-7196 If you have experience with programs for academically advanced young people and/or distance education, we have several openings at our Center for Talented Youth. The CTYOnline Program offers about 60 different courses to eligible students around the world, with about 9,000 enrollments a year. […]

Researchers discover how breast cancer spreads to lungs

November 14, 2011

The spread of breast cancer is responsible for more than 90 percent of breast cancer deaths. Now, the process by which it spreads—or metastasizes—has been unraveled by researchers at Johns Hopkins. Reporting in two papers, the researchers have discovered the switch that enables breast cancer cells to travel to and be received in the lungs. […]

Sickle cell community forum to educate, empower patients

November 14, 2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine last week brought together community members to develop a communications campaign to engage patients, health care professionals and legislators in the fight against sickle cell disease. “Linking Awareness to Action”—a dinner, panel and group discussion—was the first of a four-part community forum series to educate and empower individuals living with sickle cell […]

It’s an A-plus for student in Homewood Security’s ‘classroom’

November 14, 2011

Christina Warner tagged along on one of the university’s weekly neighborhood security walks, which, among other things, teach students to help thwart crime by keeping their eyes peeled. Apparently, she’s a fast learner. Before the hour-and-a-quarter stroll through Charles Village was over, the senior had triggered a police manhunt and was responsible for the arrest […]

Calendar — November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

COLLOQUIA Tues., Nov. 15, 4:15 p.m. “Light-Triggered Reactions in Small Molecular Ions,” a Chemistry colloquium with Mathias Weber, University of Colorado. 233 Remsen.  HW Wed., Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m. “Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanetary Atmospheres,” an STSci colloquium with Heather Knutson, Caltech. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW Thurs., Nov. 17, 3 p.m. “After Apollo: The […]

Imagining their new community school

November 14, 2011

On a beautiful fall day last week, students of East Baltimore Community School walked five blocks to the site of their new school building, scheduled to open in August 2013. Students posted their dreams for the future, which were written on 3 x 5 cards, on the fence surrounding the site and performed a ribbon-cutting […]

Peabody Opera Theatre to present Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’

November 14, 2011

The Peabody Opera Theatre will present Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress this weekend in the historic Baltimore theater now known as the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. The inaugural season of Lyric Opera Baltimore—the successor to the Baltimore Opera Company, which ceased operations in 2009—opened on Nov. 4 with La traviata […]

Navigating the minefield of inner-city adolescence

November 14, 2011

Julia Romano called it “the camp game.” The 10 teenage students at SunRise Academy day school in Washington, D.C., were asked to break up into two groups and negotiate joint use of a co-owned campground, replete with swimming hole, picnic area, cabins and open spaces. Do they cut the camp in half? Share use of […]

Johns Hopkins Hospital contractors turn over keys to new facility

November 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Hospital becomes the official owner today of the new 1.6 million-square-foot facility that will house the Sheikh Zayed Tower and Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. At 12:30 p.m., construction company officials will hand over a ceremonial key to Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins […]

Combo ‘epigenetic’ therapy may restore anti-cancer gene activity

November 14, 2011

A new type of therapy aimed at reversing the gene silencing that promotes cancer-cell growth has shown promising results in a small clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Forty-five late-stage lung cancer patients who received a two-drug combination designed to restore anti-cancer gene activity survived about two months longer than […]

Addressing childhood obesity

November 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a $16 million U54 cooperative agreement from the National Institutes of Health to establish a global center of excellence to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity will emphasize the integration of geospatial analysis with a systems science […]

Classifieds — November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Bolton Hill, studio/1BR apt, huge windows, fp, full kitchen, deck, yd, priv prkng, huge BA w/double vanities, sep shower, soaking tub, can be partly furn’d, great for short-term residents. $950/mo. erasmocha@yahoo.com. Butchers Hill/Patterson Park, bright brick TH, 1BR + office, hdwd flrs, W/D, patio, nr park, conv to JHMI/JHH, refs req’d. $800/mo […]

Carey School and MICA partner for innovative degree

November 14, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art will partner to launch the MBA/MA in Design Leadership, focusing on the integration of creative thinking into all aspects of organizational management and development. In addition to providing the knowledge and skills traditionally associated with an MBA curriculum, this full-time, dual-degree program […]

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