Issue: 2011 October 3

Stopping infection saves hundreds of kids, millions of dollars

October 3, 2011

Following some basic rules of central line hygiene and maintenance, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and 87 other pediatric hospitals have, over five years, saved hundreds of patient lives and more than $100 million by preventing nearly 3,000 central line bloodstream infections, hospital officials announced on Sept. 12. The results mark a pivotal milestone in an […]

Stent added during minimally invasive surgery prevents bulging vessels

October 3, 2011

The addition of a simple stent can help prevent potentially lethal blood vessel bulges in the brain from recurring after they are repaired in a minimally invasive “coiling” procedure, according to new research by Johns Hopkins physicians. A report on the research, published in the July Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, could make coiling a more […]

Uninsured trauma patients more likely to use ED for follow-up

October 3, 2011

Providing access to an outpatient clinic isn’t enough to keep some trauma patients who have been discharged from the hospital from returning to the emergency department for follow-up care, even for such minor needs as pain medication refills and dressing changes, according to new Johns Hopkins research. Reporting in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the […]

Three from Johns Hopkins to receive Presidential Early Career Awards

October 3, 2011

Johns Hopkins faculty members who study robotics, biostatistics and international health are among 94 researchers selected this year to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The awards, announced last week by President Barack Obama, are the U.S. government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent […]

Predicting which ARVD patients are at risk of sudden cardiac death

October 3, 2011

Johns Hopkins experts in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or ARVD, have defined a set of criteria that could be used to assess a patient’s need for an implanted defibrillator to prevent sudden death. In a study published in the Sept. 27 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that is now online, […]

‘UFO Hunters’ host Birnes to talk at Barnes & Noble

October 3, 2011

The host of the History Channel’s UFO Hunters, William J. Birnes, will be at Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins this week to discuss and sign copies of his new book, The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America. In this sequel to The Haunting of America, Birnes and co-author Joel Martin update the story of how paranormal events […]

Advanced Academic Programs to host two events on careers in the life sciences

October 3, 2011

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Advanced Academic Programs this week is hosting two evening events called Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences and Job Search Strategies. The sessions, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, on the Montgomery County Campus and on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the Homewood campus, will include […]

Classifieds — October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011

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Hundreds of helping hands

October 3, 2011

The collective power of one university was on full display for the 2011 President’s Day of Service. Nearly 1,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni turned out on Sept. 24 to lend a hand to local nonprofit organizations and community centers in Baltimore and beyond. Participants took part in more than 40 projects. They planted gardens, […]

Peabody performers booked for new WYPR HD channel

October 3, 2011

Beginning at noon today, Oct. 3, Peabody Intermezzo—an hour of recitals by outstanding Peabody Institute students—will hit the airwaves on Classical WYPR, the radio station’s recently launched high-definition channel. The program can also be heard on WYPR’s website, www.wypr.org. Jeffrey Sharkey, director of the Peabody Institute, is host for the show, which will be recorded […]

International Health turns 50—and grows

October 3, 2011

The Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of International Health, the first and largest academic program of its kind, turned a distinguished half-century old last month. To mark the milestone occasion, the department honored two of the world’s leading public health philanthropists and unveiled a new center to save the lives of mothers and newborns […]

Orbital observations of Mercury reveal unprecedented surface detail

October 3, 2011

After only six months in orbit around Mercury, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft—built and operated by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory—is sending back information that has revolutionized the way scientists think about the innermost planet. Analyses of new data from the spacecraft show, among other things, new evidence that flood volcanism has been widespread on Mercury, […]

Calendar — October 3, 2011

October 3, 2011

COLLOQUIA Tues., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “A Poiesis of Cessation and Continuity: Yolmo Buddhist Engagements With Life, Death and Mourning,” an Anthropology colloquium with Robert Desjarlais, Sarah Lawrence College. 404 Macaulay.  HW Tues., Oct. 4, 4:15 p.m. “Through the Looking-Glass, and What the Quantum Chemist Found There,” a Chemistry colloquium with T. Daniel Crawford, Virginia […]

Books: Taxes exact highest toll from poorest Americans

October 3, 2011

Poor Americans are shouldering an unfair tax burden, a toll that is exacerbating poverty-related problems, such as obesity, early mortality, low-graduation rates, teen pregnancy and crime, according to the authors of the book Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged (University of California Press, 2011). Through Taxing the Poor, co-authors Katherine S. Newman, […]

Baltimore City one-day homeless youth count reaches 640

October 3, 2011

Results from the 2011 parallel count of homeless and unstably housed youth in Baltimore City identified 640 adolescents and young adults between the ages of 13 and 25 living out on their own, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian. In 2009, the parallel count number was 426 homeless young people. The count was conducted by […]

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