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Washington Post (Associated Press)
December 16, 2009
Malaria cases likely half in third of countries
Johns Hopkins angle: Matthew Lynch, director of the Global Program on Malaria at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this Associated Press piece.

San Francisco Chronicle
December 16, 2009
U.S. should give away H1N1 swine flu vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Ruth A. Karron, director of the Center for Immunization Research,  Orin S. Levine, executive director of the International Vaccine Access Center, both at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Ruth R. Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Financial Times
December 15, 2009
Profile: Music helps hit the right note with clients
Johns Hopkins angle: Sun Ciying attended Peabody Conservatory.

United Press International
December 15, 2009
Americans have more access to cancer drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: The UPI wire story reports on research led by Ruth R. Faden, director of The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics.

Bloomberg.com
December 16, 2009
Doctor Shortage in U.S. Won’t Be Aided by More Medical Students
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has adopted a curriculum that exposes medical students to community clinics and situations in hospitals where they work in teams.

Money Times
December 16, 2009
Close up activities behind Myopia: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes David Friedman, a professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.

Foreign Policy
December 14, 2009
On a Wing and a Prayer
Johns Hopkins angle: An opinion piece on the new Airbus A400M European military transport article, written by Bjoern Seibert, visiting scholar at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS.
 
Black Voices
December 15, 2009
Breakthrough Treatment for Adults With Sickle Cell Anemia
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research by a team from the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University.

IEEE Spectrum
December 15, 2009
Packaging: The Red-Headed Stepchild of the Semiconductor Industry
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Andreas Andreou, a professor of electrical and computer engineering in JHU’s Whiting School.

The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.)
December 16, 2009
Tossing Teddy bears
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature is about the families of two girls who first met when each was at the Pediatric Oncology Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the summer of 2008, Abbey for surgery and MacKenzie for a stem-cell treatment.

TVNZ.com (Television New Zealand)
December 16, 2009
Patients urged to weigh CT scan risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story quotes Elliot Fishman, a professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

New Kerala (India)
December 16, 2009
Social service can improve older adults' brain functions
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article about new Bloomberg School of Public health research includes comments from lead investigator Michelle C. Carlson, associate professor in the school’s Department of Mental Health and Center on Aging and Health.

Maryland Daily Record
December 16, 2009
Report says Md. aid for energy efficiency would have benefits
Johns Hopkins angle: The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Environmental Research collaborated with Johns Hopkins, Towson University and the University of California, Merced, on a report, commissioned by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The report concluded that state aid to improve energy efficiency in Maryland homes that use natural gas could result in substantial economic and environmental benefits.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 16, 2009
Stetler joined Revenue after stint in House
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Stephen H. Stetler, the Pennsylvania state revenue secretary who was charged in a public corruption investigation yesterday, received a master of administrative science degree from JHU.

York Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
December 16, 2009
Six charges for Stetler in Bonusgate
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that former longtime Pennsylvania state Rep. Steve Stetler,  who is facing charges in a grand jury investigation into the misuse of public funds and state employees for legislative campaigns, earned a master's degree with an emphasis in finance from JHU.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune
December 16, 2009
New chief rocks Minneapolis Fed
Johns Hopkins angle: Narayana Kocherlakota's parents earned Ph.Ds in statitics from Johns Hopkins.

Reuters India
December 16, 2009
Patients urged to weigh CT scan risks and benefits
Johns Hopkins angle: Eliot Fishman, a professor of radiology at Johns Hopkins University is quoted.

MyFoxDC (Washington, DC)
December 16, 2009
Doctors Warn of Energy Drink Dangers
Johns Hopkins angle: Daniel Evatt of the School of Medicine was interviewed for this story about caffeine consumption.

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Baltimore Sun
December 16, 2009
11 Md. colleges receive $865,000 in BRAC grants
The grants will help fill jobs created by the military base realignment and closure, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced Tuesday.

New York Times
December 16, 2009
Pittsburgh Sets Vote on Adding Tax on Tuition
The mayor of Pittsburgh says a 1 percent tuition tax on students attending college in Pittsburgh will raise revenue needed to pay pensions for retired city workers.

Wall Street Journal
December 16, 2009
Weighing the Value of That College Diploma - Column
As millions of students labor over college applications this month, they and their parents are pondering just how big a tuition bill they want to pay. 

Inside Higher Ed
December 16, 2009
Another Letter from Washington on Student Loans - Quick Take
Four leading Congressional Republicans told college presidents in a letter that "the elimination of the [Federal Family Education Loan Program] is not imminent."

Inside Higher Ed
December 16, 2009
Gender Matters
Does having a woman in the top job (or the No. 2 slot) make a difference? When it comes to faculty hiring, the answer appears to be Yes.
















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