July 19, 2010

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Johns Hopkins Medicine adds four to its board of trustees

Four leaders in the financial, pharmaceutical and medical fields have been selected for one-year terms on the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine. One has also been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The new members, who began their terms July 1, are N. Anthony […]

20 years in a row: JHH again tops ‘U.S. News’ rankings

For the 20th year in a row, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has taken the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of American hospitals, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top five in 10 others.
Calling the two-decade record “astonishing,” the leadership of Johns Hopkins Medicine said the credit belongs […]

Researchers rate effectiveness of early childhood ed programs

Early childhood education programs can have an important impact on increasing the school readiness of young children, but some programs have stronger evidence of effectiveness than others, according to a comprehensive research review by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Research and Reform in Education.
The purpose of the review was to examine the research on various […]

Pediatric clinical studies appear prone to bias, review shows

A Johns Hopkins review of nearly 150 randomized controlled trials on children, all published in well-regarded medical journals, reveals that 40 percent to 60 percent of the studies either failed to take steps to minimize risk for bias or at least to properly describe those measures.
A report of the team’s findings in the August issue of […]

Talent Development National Conference set for Baltimore

More than 150 educators from across the country will attend the Talent Development National Conference July 26 and 27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The biennial conference showcases the work of the Talent Development Middle Grades and Talent Development High Schools whole-school reform models.
Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University research scientist and […]

School of Ed now hosts New Horizons website for educators

The School of Education is now hosting a website that provides educators with access to the latest research on effective teaching and learning practices.
Since its inception in 1980, the mission of the New Horizons for Learning site has been to identify, communicate and help implement more effective ways of learning for classroom teachers. Johns Hopkins […]

School of Nursing receives DNP program accreditation

The Board of Commissioners for the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education has granted accreditation to the School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, extending through June 30, 2015. The accreditation is effective as of Oct. 19, 2009, which was the first day of the CCNE on-site evaluation of the school.
The board determined that the […]