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October 23, 2009
Mexico pushing for homegrown swine flu vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Andrew Pekosz of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer
October 23, 2009
Fear of flu contagion breeds intolerance
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS civility expert P.M. Forni was quoted about civility in a time when people fear an H1N1
October 22, 2009
Computer model predicts hurricane power outages
Johns Hopkins angle: This Science Fair blog item reports on a study whose authors include Seth Guikema, an assistant
professor of geography and environmental engineering in the Whiting School. Guikema is quoted.

The Washington Times
October 23, 2009
Biden: U.S. committed to NATO
Johns Hopkins angle: This story includes comments from Daniel Hamilton, director of the Center for Transatlantic
Relations at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2009
In fundraising, Kratovil keeps pace
Johns Hopkins angle: Senator Andy Harris is an obstetric anesthesiologist who works at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

New York Times Blogs
October 23, 2009
The Caucus: The Early Word: The Public Option Rises
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentions that Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies will hold a discussion
today centered on cracking the mystery behind King Tut’s death.

Washington Post
October 23, 2009
New works of science nonfiction
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes Chris Von Dollen, a junior at Johns Hopkins, where team members for the
International Genetically Engineered Machine competition are contributing to a long-term faculty project to redesign
the genetic makeup of yeast.
October 22, 2009
Just a little respect? Not for obese patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This Wellness blog item reports on a study led by Mary Margaret Huizinga, an assistant professor
of general internal medicine in the School of Medicine. She is quoted.

The Hindu
October 23, 2009
Doctors have less respect for obese patients: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Mary Margaret Huizinga of the School of Medicine reveals that doctors have less
respect for their obese patients than they do for patients of normal weight.
October 23, 2009
Physicians have less respect for fat patients
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS wire story concerns a study led by Mary Margaret Huizinga, assistant professor of
general internal medicine in the School of Medicine. Huizinga is quoted.

Bio-IT World
October 22, 2009
Personal Genome Sequencing Identifies Mendelian Mutations
Johns Hopkins angle: This report includes information provided by David Valle, a professor and director of the School
of Medicine’s Institute of Genetic Medicine.

Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency)
October 23, 2009
BUDGET: RM100 Million For Permata Programme
Johns Hopkins angle: This article concerns a government allocation for a children’s education program that will be
implemented by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in collaboration with JHU.
October 23, 2009
New microRNA Data Could Classify Bladder Cancer by Type
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Stephen J. Meltzer, identified as the Harry and Betty Myerberg/Thomas R.
Hendrix Professor of Gastroenterology in the Departments of Medicine and Oncology at the School of Medicine and Sidney
Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

New America Media
October 22, 2009
Where are the Black NFL Owners?
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary, originally in The Washington Afro, mentions Levi Watkins Jr., a professor of
cardiac surgery and an associate dean in the School of Medicine.

Burlington Free Press
October 23, 2009
Essex cancer survivor climbs Kilimanjaro
Johns Hopkins angle: Kelly Carpenter graduated from the School of Nursing in 2007.

Radio Free Europe
October 23, 2009
Albright Says Russia Still Concerned With NATO
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of SAIS is quoted.

The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
October 23, 2009
Idol singer helps raise awareness
Johns Hopkins angle: Carlton Haywood Jr of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at JHU, is quoted.

CBS News
October 22, 2009
Strain Emerges Between U.S. and Japan
Johns Hopkins angle: Kent Calder, the director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at SAIS is

Red Orbit
October 22, 2009
Now Hear This
Johns Hopkins angle: A team that includes Paul A. Fuchs, Ph.D., the John E. Bordley Professor of Otolaryngology–Head
and Neck Surgery and co-director of the Center for Sensory Biology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
has for the first time, managed to measure and record in rat models the elusive electrical activity of the type II
neurons in the snail-shell-like structure of the ear called the cochlea.

Citizen of Morris County (NJ)
October 22, 2009
Taxes, the economy are issues in 26th District Assembly race
Johns Hopkins angle: Republican Jay Webber is a JHU alumnus.

Maryland Business Gazette
October 23, 2009
Newswatch: Seguro buys rights for surgery device
Johns Hopkins angle: Seguro Surgical of Columbia, which specializes in commercializing surgical instrumentation, has
acquired the global marketing rights to a novel device for use in abdominal surgery from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
October 23, 2009
Big losses mount for Baltimore's hospitals
Johns Hopkins angle: Fiscal 2009 financial results for Johns Hopkins Hospital. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical
Center and Howard County General Hospital are mentioned.

Baltimore Jewish Times
October 22, 2009
Israeli Doctors Disinvited from Egypt Confab
Johns Hopkins angle: A conference in Egypt about breast cancer is sponsored by the Suzanne Mubarak Women’s
International Peace Movement, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and the United States Agency for International
Development, with assistance from the Institute of International Education and the Johns Hopkins University Center for
Communication Programs.

Gulf News
October 22, 2009
Dollar: Down but not out
Johns Hopkins angle: Anne Krueger of Johns Hopkins University, a former first deputy director of the International
Monetary Fund, is quoted.


NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
October 22, 2009
Swine flu rolls across college campuses
The American College Health Association reported Thursday that 95 percent of college campuses reported new cases last
week – the highest number since the survey started in August.

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
October 22, 2009
Flu U
Experts fear that college students' generally lax attitude toward the swine flu pandemic may contribute to its spread
beyond campuses.

Associated Press
October 22, 2009
Duncan: 'Revolutionary change' needed in teachers colleges
The Obama administration is calling for an overhaul of college programs that prepare teachers, saying they are cash
cows that do a mediocre job of preparing teachers for the classroom.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 23, 2009
Colleges' No-Loan Aid Policies Aren't Easy to Uncover, Study Finds
The "no loan" financial-aid policies adopted by some elite colleges in recent years have been much debated in
higher-education circles.

National Public Radio - All Things Considered
October 22, 2009
More Colleges Turn To Uncle Sam For Student Loans
The Obama administration wants to bypass banks and have the federal government lend the money directly to students.

Washington Post
October 23, 2009
Virginia Tech looks into YouTube threat
Virginia Tech officials said Thursday that they are investigating a YouTube posting that might have threatened another
massacre at the university.

Washington Post
October 23, 2009
New works of science nonfiction
Creating an original organism required no bolt of lightning for a team of University of Virginia students. But it did
take buckets of ice, vials of bacteria and a FedEx delivery.

Johns Hopkins University