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PBS NewsHour
December 14, 2009
Weekly Poem: 'From Here to There'
Johns Hopkins angle: This poem is by poet and novelist Brad Leithauser, a professor in the Krieger School’s Writing Seminars.

Orlando Sentinel (Florida)
December 12, 2009
Economy tears them apart: Blue-collar couples hit even harder by divorce
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor in the Krieger School.

Chronicle of Higher Education
December 13,2009
Hot Type: A Few University-Press Books Hit Mainstream 'Best Of' Lists
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions that a Johns Hopkins University Press book, "Abraham Lincoln: A Life," by Michael Burlingame, is in the top five of The Atlantic's "Books of the Year" roundup.

Forbes
December 28, 2009
The Art of War
Johns Hopkins angle: SAIS student and Navy veteran Christopher Brownfield is helping Iraqi artists find a market for their work in the United States.

CBC Radio One (Canada)
December 14, 2009
The Current: Afghan Midwives
Johns Hopkins angle: Denise Byrd, Jhpiego Country Director in Afghanistan and Pashtoon Azfar, Jhpiego Midwifery Advisor were both featured on “The Current” in an interview about training Afghan midwives. Linda Bartlett from School of Public Health was also part of the segment.

New York Times
December 15, 2009
Aviation Injuries, Aloft and on the Ground
Johns Hopkins angle: Susan P. Baker of the School of Public Health is quoted in this story about a study she led that revealed that more than 1,000 people a year are hospitalized for aviation-related injuries, with only one-tenth of them passengers in commercial aircraft.

The Washington Post
December 15, 2009
Malaria cases likely half in third of countries
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Lynch, director of the Global Program on Malaria at JHU's Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

WSBTV.com (Atlanta)
December 15, 2009
Malaria Cases Likely Half In Third Of Countries
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Lynch, director of the Global Program on Malaria at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

Maryland Morning
December 15, 2009
Learning to Hear
Johns Hopkins angle: John K. Niparko, head of The Listening Center at Johns Hopkins and a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, was interviewed.

Science News
December 15, 2009
FOR KIDS: Drugs and zzzzzz's
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study led by Una McCann of the School of Medicine which showed that people who take the drug ecstasy may suffer from sleep apnea.

Huffington Post
December 15, 2009
Twenty-Something Men Want Babies, Study Says
Johns Hopkins angle: Freya Sonenstein of the School of Public Health is quoted.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
December 15, 2009
Getting There Blog: Can state track thousands of interlocks?
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog mentions the tragic case of Miriam Frankl, the 20-year-old JHU undergraduate who was killed after being struck crossing the street by a driver under the influence of alcohol.

WJZ.com
December 14, 2009
Police Blame Drunk Driving For Latest Hit-And-Run
Johns Hopkins angle: This report mentions the October death of 20-year-old JHU undergraduate, Miriam Frankl, who was struck by a driver said to be under the influence of alcohol.

Bloomberg
December 14, 2009
Texting, Web-Surfing Spur Nearsightedness Surge, Study Suggests
Johns Hopkins angle: David S. Friedman, a professor of ophthalmology and international health at the Wilmer Eye Institute, comments in this story.

TopNews
December 15, 2009
Life is a blur for many
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about nearsightedness quotes David S. Friedman, a professor of ophthalmology and international health at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Sarasota Herald Tribune
December 15, 2009
Study shows more nearsightedness
Johns Hopkins angle: This story, originating with the Los Angeles Times, quotes David S. Friedman, a professor of ophthalmology and international health at the Wilmer Eye Institute.

Atlanta Journal Constitution
December 15, 2009
Chronic care has major impact
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a recent analysis from Johns Hopkins affiliated researchers proves that coordinated health plans in Medicare can successfully control costs and reduce preventable hospitalizations for those with chronic illnesses.

Zee News (ANI)
December 15, 2009
Steroid jabs may delay diabetes-related eye disease progression
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research led by Neil M. Bressler of the School of medicine that concludes that that injecting steroids into the eye can significantly reduce progression of diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss and blindness.

Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2009
Job training crucial for ex-offenders
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Pamela Paulk, vice president of human resources for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

Minneapolis City Pages
December 15, 2009
Pen Pals Lecture Series: Azar Nafisi
Johns Hopkins angle: Nafisi is a visiting professor at SAIS.

IndianExpress.com
December 15, 2009
Project soon for early detection of TB in children
Johns Hopkins angle: B J Medical College, National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) and Johns Hopkins University researchers are coming together to evaluate a new modified Elistot test developed in UK.

ABC30 (Fresno, Ca.)
December 14, 2009
Do You Lie to your Doc?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story on how patients deceive their physicians mentioned a Johns Hopkins study which looked at how often those with breathing problems used an inhaler. Seventy three percent of patients reported using the inhaler three times a day, but data showed only 15 percent were actually using it that often.

MPR News (Minnesota Public Radio)
December 14, 2009
Health care reform: Sentate compromise hits a snag
Johns Hopkins angle: One of the guests interviewed on this radio broadcast is Bradley Herring, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Bloomberg.com
December 15, 2009
Abu Dhabi May Demand More Power for $10 Billion Dubai Lifeline
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi is donating an undisclosed sum to fund a cardiovascular and critical-care building for Johns Hopkins Hospital. It cites information from Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Dome publication.

ABCNews.com
December 15, 2009
Prostate Cancer Diagnosis May Bring Suicide, Heart Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes said Bruce Trock, an epidemiologist and associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Urology.

CNET News
December 14, 2009
Radiologists rally behind imaging app OsiriX
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Asim Choudhri, a clinical fellow and neuroradiologist in the School of Medicine who led a study in which researchers used a cell phone application to diagnose acute appendicitis with surprising accuracy.

Investor’s Business Daily
December 14, 2009
Senate Health Bill Would Limit Hospital Charges On Uninsured
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a study led by Gerard Anderson, director of JHU’s Center for Hospital Finance and Management. Anderson, a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

The Australian
December 16, 2009
Sex, science and lessons from a murky pond
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a speech given last week by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn refers to the contributions of her former pupil and co-prizewinner Carol Greider of the School of Medicine.

United Press International
December 14, 2009
Therapy may reverse sickle cell disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Jonathan Powell, an associate professor of oncology in the School of Medicine who is affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.


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New York Times – The Choice blog
December 14, 2009
The Early Line on Early Admission
High school seniors who applied either under binding early decision programs or nonbinding early action are beginning to learn their fate in e-mail messages and letters this week.

Inside Higher Ed
December 15, 2009
Appropriations as an Afterthought
Under the massive spending bill passed by the Senate, the majority of education and job training programs would receive the same level of federal support they got in 2009.

Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2009
Microsoft vs. Google
University budgets are tight, and the competition between Google and Microsoft to convert colleges to the companies' free e-mail and other information technology services is fierce.

Baltimore Sun
December 15, 2009
Next Morgan president intends to be agent of change
David Wilson advocates outreach, helping solve communities' problems.

Washington Post
December 15, 2009
In the push for gender equity, turnabout is not fair play – Column
For the past few years, college admissions offices have been seeing far fewer Y chromosomes, and they've been flummoxed about how to the treat the new male minority.

Nashville Public Radio
December 14, 2009
Private Colleges Question Kindergarten-to-Career Data Collection
The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association is asking the state to think twice before collecting more data on students from kindergarten to career.

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