Issue: 2012 June 25

University names VP, strategic initiatives, and VP, chief of staff and secretary to the board

June 28, 2012

President Ronald J. Daniels has announced two key administrative appointments at The Johns Hopkins University: a vice president, chief of staff and secretary to the board of trustees; and a vice president, strategic initiatives. Jacqueline Lee Mok, currently The University of Arizona’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, as well as senior vice […]

A great big family picnic

June 25, 2012

Almost 1,700 staff members, faculty and their families attended the JHU Staff Appreciation Picnic held June 8 on the grounds of Johns Hopkins at Eastern, where a catered BBQ dinner was served by members of the administration, and attendees played carnival games and sang karaoke. “The picnic is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and thank […]

For the Record: Cheers

June 25, 2012

BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER Clifton “Bing” Bingham III, an associate professor of medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, has received a two-year $500,000 grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. A rheumatologist, Bingham is developing an interactive questionnaire that will help incorporate the unique, personal perspectives of individual rheumatoid arthritis patients into their […]

JHH recognized as one of best U.S. hospitals to work in

June 25, 2012

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked as one of the top 25 in the United States for which to work by HealthExecNews.com. The editors assessed such elements as opportunities for professional development, exceptional benefits, compensation, efficient workflow and employee satisfaction.  

Microsorting device could catch roaming cancer cells

June 25, 2012

In life, we sort soiled laundry from clean, ripe fruit from rotten. Two Johns Hopkins engineers say that they have found an easy way to use gravity or simple forces to similarly sort microscopic particles and bits of biological matter—including circulating tumor cells. In the May 25 online issue of Physical Review Letters, German Drazer, […]

Correction

June 25, 2012

The June 11 Gazette article on the JHU Press’ War of 1812 book series incorrectly identified two books—187 Things You Should Know About the War of 1812 and In Full Glory Reflected—as being Press books and part of the series. The two works are being distributed by the Press but were published by the Maryland […]

JHU’s Bennett and WMAP team awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize

June 25, 2012

The Gruber Foundation announced June 20 that the 2012 Cosmology Prize will be awarded to Johns Hopkins University Professor Charles L. Bennett and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe space mission science team that he led. Bennett and the WMAP team are being recognized by the foundation for their transformative study of an ancient light dating […]

‘Master molecule’ may improve stem cell heart attack treatment

June 25, 2012

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may hold the key to turning cardiac stem cells into blood vessels or muscle tissue, a finding that may lead to better ways to treat heart attack patients. Human heart tissue does not heal well after a heart attack, instead forming debilitating scars. For reasons […]

Calendar

June 25, 2012

LECTURES Tues., July 3, 8 p.m. “Exploring the Depths of 30 Doradus,” an STScI public lecture by Elena Sabbi, STScI. Bahcall Auditorium, Muller Bldg.  HW SEMINARS Mon., June 25, noon. “Promoting Public Health and Bioethics in a Developing Country,” an International Health seminar with Myint Htwe, Myanmar Ministry of Health. RSVP to mnyunt@jhsph.edu. E6519 SPH.  […]

Shuttle changes now in effect on two routes

June 25, 2012

Changes for two shuttle routes went into effect on June 18. The Stieff Building stop has moved from the Keswick-Homewood-Eastern-JHMI Shuttle route to the Homewood–Mount Washington Shuttle route. Approximate travel time to the Stieff Building from Homewood’s Mason Hall is two minutes; approximate travel time from Mount Washington’s McAuley Hall is 12 minutes. Departure times […]

Flexner family’s contributions to medical education are honored

June 25, 2012

Four generations of the Flexner family, starting with Abraham Flexner, who in 1886 earned a bachelor of arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Arts and Sciences, and continuing on to his great-great-nephew Charles Flexner, who graduated from the university’s School of Medicine in 1982, will be honored with the 2012 Heritage Award […]

Plan to end preventable child deaths in a generation outlined

June 25, 2012

Preventable childhood deaths caused by illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea can be nearly eliminated in 10 years, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health. In a commentary featured in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers outline […]

Alumni teaching award goes to Jacobellis at SAIS Bologna

June 25, 2012

Fabrizio Jacobellis, adjunct professor of international economics at SAIS Bologna, was awarded the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award for academic year 2011–12 during the SAIS Bologna Commencement Ceremony, held May 26 in Bologna, Italy.   Below are Jacobellis’ responses to the questions The Gazette has asked all the recipients.   How would […]

CTY offers summer scholarships for gifted rural students

June 25, 2012

All kids need a place where they feel like they belong. But when you are smart and living in a rural area, finding classes and cultural opportunities, libraries and labs, and teachers and peers to inspire and engage you can be difficult. Rural Connections, a new scholarship program launched this summer by Johns Hopkins’ Center […]

New data: HIV superinfection rate comparable to initial infection

June 25, 2012

Human immunodeficiency virus superinfection may be as common as initial HIV infection and is not limited to high-risk populations, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In the first large-scale study of HIV superinfection in a […]

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