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WYPR-FM
May 5, 2009
Stimulus to Aide Baltimore Area's Research Institutes
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on impact of federal stimulus funding on local research universities includes quotes from acting Provost Scott Zeger and human resources senior director Cherita Hobbs.

The Star (Malaysia)
May 6, 2009
Helping the gifted
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a presentation by Lea Ybarra, executive director of JHU’s Center for Talented Youth, who was in Kuala Lumpur recently to speak at the International Early Childhood Education and Care Conference.

Philanthropy Journal
May 5, 2009
Nonprofit lobbying seen as underfunded
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a recent report from the Johns Hopkins University Nonprofit Listening Post Project, and the piece quotes Lester Salamon, director of the JHU’s Center for Civil Society Studies.

Success Magazine
May 6, 2009
Your Personal Best - Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
Johns Hopkins angle: A profile of Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa.

Ivanhoe
May 6, 2009
Chemical in Medical Plastics Hard on the Heart
Johns Hopkins angle: The story quotes Artin Shoukas, a professor of biomedical engineering, physiology and anesthesiology at the School of Medicine.

Marketplace (Radio Program)
May 5, 2009
Controversy over pollution permits
Johns Hopkins angle: The story quotes Scott Barrett of SAIS, who is a professor of Environmental Economics and International Political Economy; director of the International Policy Program; and director of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative.

Washington Post
May 6, 2009
Questions and Answers
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz of the School of Public Health answers readers' questions about the swine flu.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2009
Mild flu could hit harder in the fall
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, who studies the flu at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in the story.

Baltimore Sun
May 6, 2009
Gift for council: outdated sanitizer
Johns Hopkins angle: The Sun's Laura Vozzella phones Andrew Pekosz, associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, to ask if Purell, expired or not, actually kills the flu virus.

Business Gazette (Md.)
May 6, 2009
Disregard flu predictions, Potomac expert says
Johns Hopkins angle: The story mentions that John G. Bartlett, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is part of a six-member Swine Flu Medical Advisory Board, holding conference calls with Gov. Martin O'Malley at least once a day to discuss new developments in the illness, also known as the H1N1 virus.

Cambridge Chronicle (Mass.)
May 5, 2009
Longy names Pellicano chamber orchestra conductor
Johns Hopkins angle: The article states that the Longy School of Music has appointed Julian Pellicano as the artistic director of large ensembles in the conservatory and principal conductor of the Longy Chamber Orchestra and Longy Chamber Winds. Pellicano earned double bachelor’s degrees in percussion and philosophy from the Peabody Conservatory and Johns Hopkins University.

OregonLive.com
May 5, 2009
Genetic Testing System Is Badly Flawed, Experts Say
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story quotes Kathy Hudson, director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Genome Web
May 5, 2009
Personalized Med Backers Make Suggestions for New HHS Secretary
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a letter, prepared in part by JHU’s Genetics and Public Policy Center, urging new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to develop "a new regulatory framework." The article also quoted from a statement by the center’s director, Kathy Hudson.

Elkart Truth (Indiana)
May 6, 2009
Healthy reasons to shake the dangerous salt habit
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Lawrence J. Appel, a professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and a salt panel member at the Institute of Medicine, a scientific advisory panel.

The Province (Canada)
May 6, 2009
Mother's antibodies may contribute to autism
Johns Hopkins angle: Piece focuses on research by Harvey Singer of the School of Medicine.

Connecticut Post (Bridgeport)
May 6, 2009
Roundup of college commencements
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup reports that Fairfield University’s commencement speaker will be Peter Pronovost, a 1987 graduate of Fairfield who is a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Bangkok Post (Thailand)
May 6, 2009
Jakrapob, man on a (misguided) mission?
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece mentions that Jakrapob Penkair, a prominent Thai businessman and political figure, earned his master's degree from Johns Hopkins.

ESPN.com
May 5, 2009
Rankings more telling than seedings
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse plays Brown University’s team on Saturday.

NorthJersey.com (New Jersey)
May 6, 2009
Emr is player of the year
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column reports that Todd Emr, a Johns Hopkins senior and a star on the university's baseball team, has been named Centennial Conference Player of the Year.

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