Tag: johns hopkins

Testing their wings

April 11, 2011

Seasoned researchers know to follow the spark of an idea wherever it may lead. At Johns Hopkins, even the youngest investigators are encouraged to do the same, thanks to the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. Since 1993, PURAs have been helping students’ ideas take flight, whether the journey takes them across campus to a wet lab […]

6,323 degrees in the sun

June 7, 2010

Before commencement day’s end, the Class of 2010 would hear many wise words of counsel on how to find a better way to do things, to seek the truth and to positively impact humanity. The day’s first, and perhaps most practical, lesson was more straightforward. Hydrate.

On a steamy Baltimore day that started in the 80s and crept into the 90s, President Ronald J. Daniels conferred degrees on 6,323 graduates at Johns Hopkins’ 134th universitywide commencement ceremony, held on May 27.

Johns Hopkins astrophysicist is co-winner of million-dollar Shaw Prize

June 7, 2010

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles Bennett and two colleagues have been awarded this year’s $1 million Shaw Prize in astronomy for groundbreaking research that has helped determine the precise age, composition and curvature of the universe. Bennett was cited for his accomplishments as principal investigator of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, a spacecraft that in […]

Six granted honorary degrees, Society of Scholars inductees recognized

June 7, 2010

Between 1880 and 2009, 436 honorary degrees have been awarded by Johns Hopkins University. On Thursday, six new members were added to this illustrious group that features leaders in various fields of study, practice and service. During the universitywide commencement ceremony, honorary degrees were conferred on Michael M.E. Johns, chancellor of Emory University and former […]

Berman Institute faculty to lead FDA-sponsored exam of drug study issues

June 7, 2010

The director and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics have been appointed co-chairs of an Institute of Medicine committee that will evaluate the scientific and ethical issues involved in studies of drug safety after FDA approval. Ruth Faden, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Steven Goodman, a […]

Sibley Memorial Hospital in D.C. to join Johns Hopkins Medicine

June 7, 2010

In a move to address growing interest in more efficient, integrated regional health care services for patients, officials of Sibley Memorial Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. have announced their intention to enter into discussions regarding the integration of Sibley Hospital into the Johns Hopkins Health System. Both systems say it is anticipated […]

30 Johns Hopkins researchers receive Md. stem cell funding

June 7, 2010

Thirty Johns Hopkins researchers have been awarded funding from the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission under the Maryland Stem Cell Research Act of 2006. In all, 141 applications were reviewed and 42 projects funded, totaling $11.7 million. This year’s funded projects include: • Investigator-Initiated Research Grants, designed for investigators with preliminary data supporting the grant […]

Steve Forbes to speak at Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends

June 7, 2010

International financial authority Steve Forbes, president and chief executive officer of Forbes Media and editor in chief of Forbes magazine, is the featured speaker for a special installment of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders + Legends lecture series to be held on Monday, June 14, in Washington, D.C. His topic is “Leadership and […]

Genetic ‘parts’ list created for key part of brain

June 7, 2010

A Johns Hopkins and Japanese research team has generated the first comprehensive genetic “parts” list of a mouse hypothalamus, an enigmatic region of the brain—in humans, roughly cherry-sized—that controls hunger, thirst, fatigue, body temperature and wake-sleep cycles and links the central nervous system to control of hormone levels. Flaws in hypothalamus development may underlie both […]