Issue: 2012 February 20

Home-schoolers’ field trip

February 20, 2012

Fifty home-schooled students grades pre-K to seven—all part of the LEAP Co-op in Montgomery County—got a hands-on science lesson on Feb. 6, thanks to representatives from the JHU Center for Biotechnology Education. After a brief primer on lab safety from Audrey Moshfeghian, CBE senior lab coordinator at Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery County Campus, the pre-K through […]

Chlorhexidine umbilical cord care can save newborn lives

February 20, 2012

Cleansing a newborn’s umbilical cord with chlorhexidine can reduce his risk of infection and death during the first weeks of life by as much as 20 percent, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The study, conducted in rural Bangladesh in partnership with ICDDR,B and Bangladeshi […]

Classifieds — February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Brewers Hill, 2BR, 2.5BA rehab, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, deck, no pets. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Charles Village, lg 1BR apt in the Marylander, avail until March 10, spacious, semi-furn’d, 2-min walk to JHU shuttle stop, ideal for a student. $450/3 wks incl utils. sumerabhojani@hotmail.com. Deep Creek Lake/Wisp, cozy 2BR cabin w/full […]

Calendar — February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

COLLOQUIA Tues., Feb. 21, 4 p.m. “Bembe and the Outside: Exteriority and Creole Becoming in a Central Cuban Praise Feast,” an Anthropology colloquium with Todd Ochoa, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 404 Macaulay.  HW Tues., Feb. 21, 4:15 p.m. “Transition Metal Complexes as Functional Mimics of Metalloenzymes That Process O2 or NO,” a Chemistry […]

Notices — February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

Public Health Career Fair -— The 28th Annual Public Health Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Feinstone Hall and Gallery. Sponsored by the Career Services Office, the fair is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to meet with […]

Milestones — February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL CENTERS 35 years of service Smith, Patricia, Johns Hopkins University Press   15 years of service Amir, Elaine, Montgomery County Campus Brodsky, Simeon, Center for Talented Youth White, Galen, III, Center for Talented Youth   10 years of service Kim, Young, Jhpiego Peroutka, Paul, Johns Hopkins University Press   5 years of […]

New technique dissolves blood clots in brain, lowers stroke risk

February 20, 2012

Johns Hopkins neurologists report success with a new means of getting rid of potentially lethal blood clots in the brain safely, without cutting through easily damaged brain tissue or removing large pieces of skull. The minimally invasive treatment, they report, increased by 10 to 15 percent the number of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage, who could […]

Using risk-adjustment strategies to navigate road to health care reform

February 20, 2012

A paper authored by Jonathan Weiner and colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, appearing in the Feb. 8 issue of Health Affairs, describes why health reform could lead to favorable or adverse risk selection across health plans. The article reviews provisions within the Affordable Care Act legislation and discusses key risk-adjustment implementation […]

‘Taking Root in the City’

February 20, 2012

The university’s Homewood Museum, in partnership with the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will present a conversation on urban agriculture and local sustainability at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, in Room 101 of the Mattin Center’s F. Ross Jones Building on the Homewood campus. The […]

Johns Hopkins senior Hannah Joo wins Churchill Scholarship

February 20, 2012

Hannah Joo, a Johns Hopkins University senior from Redmond, Wash., has been selected as a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. The Churchill Scholarship is awarded to 14 students nationwide who have demonstrated a capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering or mathematics by completing […]

Info session set for Carey School ‘global immersion’ course

February 20, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will hold an information session on Thursday, Feb. 23, for a “global immersion” course the school will offer in the spring in Baltimore and Istanbul. The session will take place via conference call and webinar from noon to 1 p.m. Open to Johns Hopkins graduate students interested in learning […]

Millions without hearing aids could benefit

February 20, 2012

Though an estimated 26.7 million Americans age 50 and older have hearing loss, only about one in seven uses a hearing aid, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. The finding adds clarity to less-rigorous estimates by device manufacturers and demonstrates how widespread undertreatment of hearing loss is in the United States, […]

Elevated glucose associated with undetected heart damage

February 20, 2012

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, injures the heart, even in patients without a history of heart disease or diabetes. Researchers found that elevated levels of glycated hemoglobin, or HbA1c, a marker for chronic hyperglycemia and diabetes, were associated with […]

Animal study finds surprising clues to obesity-induced infertility

February 20, 2012

Infertility is common among obese women, but the reasons remain poorly understood and few treatments exist. Now a team of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center scientists, conducting experiments in mice, has uncovered what it considers surprising evidence that insulin resistance, long considered a prime suspect, has little to do with infertility in women with type 2 […]

Sequencing cancer mutations: There’s now an app for that

February 20, 2012

Using precise information about an individual’s genetic makeup is becoming increasingly routine for developing tailored treatments for breast, lung, colon and other cancers. But techniques used to identify meaningful gene mutations depend on analyzing sequences of both normal and mutant DNA in tumor samples, a process that can yield ambiguous results. Now, a team of […]

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