Issue: 2011 September 12

Classifieds — September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

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Calendar — September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

BLOOD DRIVES Wed., Sept. 14, and Thurs., Sept. 15, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. JHU/American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, email johnshopkinsblooddrive@jhmi .edu or call 410-614-0913. Turner Concourse.  EB COLLOQUIA Tues., Sept. 13, 4 p.m. “Well-Being in a World of Want: Some Reflections on Recent Fieldwork in Sierra Leone,” an Anthropology colloquium with […]

Individual health insurance mandate important for patients, doctors

September 12, 2011

Editor’s note: Due to a technical error, an unrelated story ran with the above headline in the Sept. 6 issue of The Gazette. The correct story appears below. We regret the error. While the battle over the legality of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring most individuals to purchase health insurance continues to be fought, […]

Looking for the roots of racial bias in delivery of health care

September 12, 2011

New Johns Hopkins research shows that medical students—just like the general American population—may have unconscious if not overt preferences for white people, but this innate bias does not appear to translate into different or lesser health care of other races. The research findings, published in the Sept. 7 issue of the Journal of the American […]

Study: Advanced practice nurse care comparable to physician care

September 12, 2011

Today’s primary care physicians in the U.S. are too few in number to meet the health care needs of a burgeoning population, and health care reform will only amplify the problem. That’s where nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and other advanced practice nurses enter the picture. Do these master’s-trained, board-certified nurses have the skills needed for […]

Antidepressant RXs on rise in those with no psychiatric diagnosis

September 12, 2011

Americans are no strangers to antidepressants. During the last 20 years the use of antidepressants has grown significantly, making them one of the most costly, and the third most commonly prescribed class of, medications in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2005 to 2008 nearly 8.9 percent of […]

Exhibition explores scientific, artistic aspects of illustrator’s illness

September 12, 2011

Lonni Sue Johnson’s quirky, clever, colorful illustrations appeared in such prominent publications as The New Yorker and The New York Times before an attack of viral encephalitis in 2007 that left the artist (who also was a pilot and an organic dairy farmer) with severe memory-impairing brain damage. The virus attacked both sides of Johnson’s […]

Vaccinations in 72 poorest countries could avert 6.4 million deaths

September 12, 2011

By scaling up childhood vaccinations in 72 of the world’s poorest countries, an estimated 6.4 million deaths could be averted between 2011 and 2020, with a corresponding economic value of between $151 billion and $231 billion, according to two new studies by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health investigators published in the June issue […]

Legal scholar to discuss debate over health care reform law

September 12, 2011

Georgetown University Law Center Professor Randy E. Barnett will discuss the Affordable Care Act at The Johns Hopkins University’s 2011 Constitutional Forum, which is held in conjunction with the annual observance of Constitution Day and focuses on important legal issues. During his talk, “Commandeering the People: Why ObamaCare is Unconstitutional,” Barnett will discuss the debate […]

President Daniels to kick off this year’s Leaders + Legends series

September 12, 2011

Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels will be the inaugural speaker for the fourth year of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series, which begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East. In his remarks, titled “Enduring Institutions, Evolving Cities: Johns Hopkins and […]

Study begins of minimally invasive treatment for blocked heart valves in risky patients

September 12, 2011

Heart experts at Johns Hopkins have begun testing a new device designed to replace blocked aortic valves in patients for whom traditional open-heart surgery is considered too risky, such as elderly patients and those with other serious medical conditions. The testing is part of a nationwide study to evaluate the device, which is deployed in […]

Phase 2 of Epic initiative now recruiting employees

September 12, 2011

The second phase of Epic, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s systemwide electronic medical records initiative, is now being implemented, and about 85 positions need to be filled within a short time frame. The first round of interviews begins today, Sept. 12. The initial rollout, Ambulatory First, focused on the ambulatory centers and community outpatient sites. The second […]

President’s Day of Service scheduled for Sept. 24

September 12, 2011

On Saturday, Sept. 24, more than 1,000 Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff and alumni will fan out over Baltimore and beyond to lend a hand to local nonprofit organizations and community centers. The President’s Day of Service, organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Social Concern, was set into motion by President Ron Daniels when […]

SAIS to hold forum on ‘The World 10 Years After 9/11’

September 12, 2011

How have the 9/11 attacks and the turbulent years that followed changed the way we view the world today, and what are the implications for foreign policy, intelligence and defense? A panel of SAIS faculty and scholars—all of them engaged as senior government officials during this period—will reflect on the recent past and offer recommendations […]

JHU/community block party set for Sunday afternoon

September 12, 2011

Convergence, the annual JHU/community block party, sets up shop for its seventh go-round from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, in the 3200 block of St. Paul Street. Students are invited to join residents of neighborhoods surrounding the Homewood campus, and other members of the university community, for an afternoon of free food […]

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