Issue: 2011 September 6

Tuition support now available for 30 health IT scholars

February 6, 2012

Applicants who meet a Feb. 15 deadline for the fall 2012 Applied Health Informatics Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing are eligible for $10,000 in tuition support. Patricia Abbott, director of the program, said that additional monies will provide tuition support for up to 30 applicants. The funding has been made through the […]

Historic Homewood ArtWalks planned for Fridays this fall

September 6, 2011

Historic Homewood ArtWalks—free guided 45-minute walking tours between Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art that illuminate the art, architecture and history within the quarter-mile urban oasis—begin again this month. Weather permitting, they will take place on Fridays in September and October, with tour departures at noon and 1 p.m. The noon […]

Blood donations target sickle cell disease patients

September 6, 2011

Faculty, staff and students are urged to make time to donate blood at the Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Blood Drive being held next week on the Homewood campus. According to the American Red Cross, sickle cell disease affects 80,000 African-Americans in the United States. Individuals with this disease are at risk for great pain, organ […]

Nominations sought for MLK Jr. Community Service Award

September 6, 2011

Organizers of the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration are calling for nominations of faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees for the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service. Recipients who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism, citizenship and activism that characterized King’s life will be recognized at the annual commemoration event, to […]

Books being collected for city schools, senior centers

September 6, 2011

During the month of September, the Office of Community Services, part of Government and Community Affairs, is conducting its second annual Books for Baltimore! drive for new and gently used books of all reading levels. All donated books will benefit Baltimore schools and senior centers. Drop-off locations are the 550 Building and the Johns Hopkins […]

Johns Hopkins ED staffs medical tents at Grand Prix

September 6, 2011

At the request of city officials and organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix, the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine provided doctors, nurses and paramedics to staff medical tents at the Labor Day weekend event as a public service. More than 100,000 spectators were expected to attend the three-day event. “Johns Hopkins has a long-standing […]

Calendar — September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

COLLOQUIA Thurs., Sept. 8, 3 p.m. “Make Your Self Well: The Moral and Medical Life of a 19th-Century Subscription Press,” a Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with Alicia Puglionesi, SoM. Seminar Room, 3rd floor, Welch Medical Library.  EB CONFERENCES Fri., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Global Conference on […]

Classifieds — September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

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Notices — September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

HSO Auditions — Auditions for the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra will be held from Thursday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 10. The audition is open to all Johns Hopkins students, faculty, staff and alumni and to community members. Learn more about HSO at For more audition information, and to sign up for a time, go […]

Greater focus needed on mental health triage in disaster response

September 6, 2011

Johns Hopkins bioethicists say that disaster-response planning has generally overlooked the special needs of people who suffer from pre-existing and serious mental conditions. Survivors already diagnosed with schizophrenia, dementia, addictions and bipolar disorder, they point out, are vulnerable long before a disaster strikes. In a commentary appearing in the June issue of the journal Biosecurity […]

School uniform drive receives strong support from JHU community

September 6, 2011

The Johns Hopkins Adopt-a-Student Uniform Drive, an initiative designed to help low-income families meet the financial challenge of mandatory school uniforms, provided 120 students in 23 Baltimore City Public Schools with uniforms in its inaugural year. The initial goal of the drive was to sponsor 30 students with two uniforms each, at the cost of […]

CT angiography in asymptomatic patients shows no clear benefit

September 6, 2011

Coronary computed tomographic angiography, which can detect plaque buildup in heart vessels, is sometimes used as a screening tool to assess the risk for a heart attack. However, the usefulness of the test on low-risk patients who do not have coronary symptoms, such as chest pain, has been unclear. In the first large-population study to […]

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra announces 30th anniversary lineup

September 6, 2011

The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra has announced its 30th anniversary season, which begins in October. Jed Gaylin, now in his 19th season as music director of the HSO, will lead the orchestra through its four symphonic concerts in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, pianist Katie Mahan joins […]

To clear digital waste, ‘think green’ JHU researchers say

September 6, 2011

A digital dumping ground lies inside most computers, a wasteland where old, rarely used and unneeded files pile up. Such data can deplete precious storage space, bog down the system’s efficiency and sap its energy. Conventional rubbish trucks can’t clear this invisible byte blight. But two researchers say that real-world trash management tactics point the way […]

Researchers develop new way to predict heart transplant survival

September 6, 2011

Johns Hopkins researchers say that they have developed a formula to predict which heart transplant patients are at greatest risk of death in the year following their surgeries, information that could help medical teams figure out who would benefit most from the small number of available organs. “Donor hearts are a limited resource,” said John […]

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