June 21, 2010
Infectious diseases cause nearly two-thirds of child deaths
Preventable infectious diseases cause two-thirds of child deaths, according to a new study published May 12 by The Lancet.
Experts from the World Health Organization and UNICEF’s Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group assessed data from 193 countries to produce estimates by country, region and the world. While the number of deaths has declined globally over the […]
SoN joins Md. Alliance to Transform the Health Professions
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has joined the Maryland Alliance to Transform the Health Professions to help address Maryland’s growing health care needs.
The organization, composed of more than a dozen academic health institutions and historically black colleges and universities in Maryland, is working with the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to […]
Jhpiego gives international award to Ghanaian midwife
In the developing world, midwives are frontline health care providers, giving life-saving information to pregnant women, counseling HIV-positive women on how to protect their unborn children from infections, preparing women to give birth and plan their families, helping deliver babies and connecting the greater community to health care.
On June 6, in recognition of the invaluable […]
Chesney-penned play now an on-demand Press paperback
Alan M. Chesney, former dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, didn’t spend all his time delving into strictly scientific and administrative matters. He wrote not only a three-volume history of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine but also penned a play. His 1939 one-act work, The Flowering of an Idea, presents […]
New textbook policy goes into effect
On July 1, Johns Hopkins will roll out a universitywide textbook affordability policy in compliance with new state and federal laws. The intent is to lower the cost of textbooks by ensuring that faculty, staff and students have appropriate options and pertinent and timely information when selecting and purchasing course materials.
The new policy comes in […]
Bioethicists examine ethical oversight in quality initiatives
New findings from Johns Hopkins suggest that most quality improvement initiatives in U.S. hospitals are reviewed internally before they are conducted but that there is not routine consideration of the ethical issues associated with them.
Most of these quality improvement initiatives are reviewed internally, by a management team or office, clinicians leading the effort or an […]
Restricting blood supply to prostate tumors delays disease progression
A blood vessel–blocking drug called tasquinimod slowed the rate of disease progression in a clinical trial of 200 prostate cancer patients, according to experts at Johns Hopkins, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Duke University.
The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting held June 4 to 8 in Chicago.
Tasquinimod is a so-called “anti-angiogenesis” […]
Income, race combine to make perfect storm for kidney disease
African-Americans with incomes below the poverty line have a significantly higher risk of chronic kidney disease than higher-income African-Americans or whites of any socioeconomic status, research led by scientists at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging shows.
The study, conducted in a racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of participants from Baltimore City, could help […]
New brain research institute chooses home in bioscience park
The Lieber Institute for Brain Development, a neuroscience research institute dedicated to developing novel treatments, diagnostic tests and insights into disorders arising from abnormalities in brain development, has announced that it will establish a permanent research facility at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, next to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus.
JH surgeon among ‘Nifty 50’ to speak at D.C. schools
In an effort to ignite a passion for science and engineering in middle and high school students, the USA Science & Engineering Festival has tapped 50 professionals—among them, high-tech entrepreneurs, financiers, policymakers, actors, journalists, educators, explorers, video game developers, spies, alien hunters, astronauts and surgeons—to speak at Washington, D.C.–area schools during its October festival.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, […]
Field trip brings fifth-graders to science teachers’ labs at JHU
Since October, two DoGEE faculty members have visited City Springs Elementary School in East Baltimore on a monthly basis, leading hourlong science sessions in which they unravel basic science principles, such as water tension and electricity, through simple and lively experiments and demonstrations.
On June 8, 60 of the fifth-grade students visited Homewood campus labs as […]
Live Near Your Work house tours planned for Bayview neighborhood
The Live Near Your Work program and Southeast Community Development Corp. will hold an open house and home tour in the Bayview neighborhood, the community nestled between the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus and Joseph Lee Park, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 1. Richard Bennett, president of the medical center, and […]
A note to readers about style changes in ‘The Gazette’
Goodbye Web site, hello website. This month, the Associated Press released the 10th edition of its stylebook—the longtime standard-bearer for journalists and other writers—and with this issue, The Gazette will follow the new guidelines for social media and adopt other changes contained in the reference book.
Among those that might be noticeable to readers are some […]