Issue: 2012 January 9

Hot Jobs — January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012

Homewood Office of Human Resources Wyman Park Building, Suite W600 410-516-7196 Critical postings within our Homewood Division include the following; applications are being accepted for these immediate opportunities. For more detailed job descriptions and to apply, go to jobs.jhu.edu. 50722 University Disability Services Officer 50948 Director, Instructional Resource Center 50718 Senior Research Service Analyst 50702 […]

Symposium on Teaching Excellence in the Sciences

January 9, 2012

A group of nationally renowned science education leaders will speak at Johns Hopkins on Friday, Jan. 20, in an effort to advance the Gateway Sciences Initiative. The symposium is designed to demonstrate the university’s commitment to promoting significant, positive improvement in gateway science education, and to encourage innovation in course, program or curricular design. The event, […]

Classifieds — January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012

APARTMENTS/HOUSES FOR RENT Ashland (Hunt Valley/Cockeysville), 4BR, 3.5BA TH w/hot tub, AC, front loading W/D, 2 fps, fenced patio w/storage. $1,975/mo. 410-790-6903. Brewers Hill, rehabbed 2BR, 2.5BA TH, gourmet kitchen, fin’d bsmt, no pets, avail Feb 1. $1,850/mo. 410-303-1214 or hudsonstreetrental@hotmail.com. Charles Village, newly renov’d 1BR apt in safe, quiet neighborhood, 1st flr, hdwd flrs, […]

Calendar — January 9, 2012

January 9, 2012

COLLOQUIA Fri., Jan. 13, 2 p.m. “Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Russell Taylor, WSE and SoM. Parsons Auditorium.  APL DISCUSSION/ TALKS Mon., Jan. 9, noon. “Does Drinking Tube Well Water Cause Diarrheal Disease in Bangladesh?” a Global Water Program panel discussion with Alexander van Geen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, […]

Gunshot, stabbing victims recovering without exploratory surgery

January 9, 2012

Although more patients with abdominal gunshot and stab wounds can successfully forgo emergency “exploratory” surgery and its potential complications, new Johns Hopkins research suggests that choosing the wrong patients for this “watchful waiting” approach substantially increases their risk of death from these injuries. “Managing gunshot and stab wounds without exploratory surgery prevents complications, saves money […]

Scientists chart gene expression in the brain across lifespan

January 9, 2012

The expression, or “switching on,” of specific genes in the human genome is what makes each human tissue and each human being unique. A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Lieber Institute for Brain Development and the National Institute of Mental Health found that many gene expression […]

Will there be blood? Yes, if donors are compensated, research shows

January 9, 2012

While U.S. hospitals struggle to maintain adequate blood supplies, a new study co-authored by a Johns Hopkins University business professor shows that economic incentives can significantly increase donations from the public. In addition, the findings suggest that similar methods could be used to build up lifesaving supplies of human bone marrow, organs and body parts […]

Discovery warns of catastrophic failure of lithium-ion batteries

January 9, 2012

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed an inexpensive sensor that can warn of impending catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries. The sensor is based on the researchers’ discovery of an intrinsic relationship between the internal temperature of lithium-ion cells and an easily measured electrical parameter of the cell. Due to their […]

Commission calls for better oversight of human subjects research

January 9, 2012

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has released its report “Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research,” recommending changes to better protect research volunteers. Primary among the commission’s recommendations was to organize and make public the data on federally funded human subject research. The commission reports that in fiscal year 2010, […]

Reminder about university textbook policy

January 9, 2012

With a new semester set to commence, Johns Hopkins officials are reminding faculty, staff and students of the universitywide textbook affordability policy in compliance with new state and federal laws. The intent is to lower the cost of textbooks by ensuring that people have appropriate options and pertinent and timely information when selecting and purchasing […]

Six Johns Hopkins researchers elected to 2011 AAAS

January 9, 2012

Six Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Barry Zirkin of the Bloomberg School of Public Health; Kit Hansell Bowen and Sarah Woodson of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; and Andrew Feinberg, Min Li and Paula Pitha-Rowe of the School […]

IOM committee calls for end to most research on chimpanzees

January 9, 2012

In a report released Dec. 15 on the use of chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science called for a dramatic shift away from federally funded experimentation on humanity’s closest relative in the animal kingdom. The report concludes that scientific advances now provide effective alternatives to […]

Wm. Polk Carey, whose gift launched business school, dies at 81

January 9, 2012

At the turn of the 21st century, Johns Hopkins was one of only three top-ranked U.S. universities without a full-time business school. JHU had offered business courses since the early 1900s, but in a part-time format. Then, on Jan. 1, 2007, a sea change: The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School was launched with Wm. Polk […]

$9.5 mill federal grant to support ‘asthma genome’ project

January 9, 2012

A Johns Hopkins–led team of experts in genetics, immunology, epidemiology and allergic disease has embarked on a four-year effort to map the genetic code, or whole genome, of 1,000 people of African descent, including men and women from Baltimore. Researchers say that their initial goal is to find genetic variations underlying asthma and to explain why […]

Marsha Wills-Karp to chair SPH’s Environmental Health Sciences

January 9, 2012

Marsha Wills-Karp, a leader in the study of the molecular mechanisms of asthma, has been selected to chair the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Wills-Karp joined the Bloomberg School on Jan. 1 and will assume her full duties as department chair on March 1. “Marsha is […]

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