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MSN.com
October 30, 2009
Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that Emily Henkle of the School of Public Health conducted a study of pregnant women in Bangladesh to determine the rate of flu infection in their infants.

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 30, 2009
Studies find pregnant mothers' flu shots help babies
Johns Hopkins angle: Paul G. Auwaerter, of the School of Medicine, is quoted.

New Kerala
October 30, 2009
Pregnant women at increased risk of serious flu-related complications
Johns Hopkins angle: Pranita Tamma, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center,is quoted in this ANI story, which reports on a study conducted by JHU and other institutions that reveals that pregnant women who catch the flu are at a serious risk for flu-related complications, including death.

Red Orbit
October 30, 2009
Lessons From Flu Seasons Past
Johns Hopkins angle: Pranita Tamma, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is quoted in this story, which reports on a study conducted by JHU and other institutions that reveals that pregnant women who catch the flu are at a serious risk for flu-related complications, including death.

BBC
October 29, 2009
The new lobbyists vying for US attention
Johns Hopkins angle: Walter Andersen of SAIS is quoted.

The Denver Channel
October 30, 2009
Study Blames 17,000 Deaths On No Insurance
Johns Hopkins angle: Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have done a study that concludes
that a lack of health insurance might have contributed to the deaths of 17,000 hospitalized children in the U.S. over 20 years. David Chang of the School of Medicine is quoted. This Internet Broadcasting story appeared on numerous Web sites.

The Washington Post
October 30, 2009
In Baltimore, risky business
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a documentary on the subprime mortgage crisis, mentions Johns
Hopkins.

Maryland Daily Record
October 29, 2009
Hopkins health system faces pension funding rule issues
Johns Hopkins angle: Ron Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins health system, is quoted.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 30, 2009
Carnegie Mellon professors get $1.5 million for astronomical study
Johns Hopkins angle: KSAS astrophysicist Alexander Szalay is quoted.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 30, 2009
Issues with growing H1N1 strain delay production of doses
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a vaccine expert and associate professor of molecular biology and
immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this article.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 30, 2009
Health officials say state is short a million doses of H1N1 vaccine
Johns Hopkins angle: Andrew Pekosz, a vaccine expert and associate professor of molecular biology and
immunology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Sowetan
October 30, 2009
Size matters when it comes to AIDS
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters piece reports that a study led by Godfrey Kigozi of Johns Hopkins
University’s Rakai Health Sciences Programme in Uganda found that men with larger foreskins are more likely to become infected with the AIDS virus.

Providence Journal
October 30, 2009
Study of Providence children: Even slightly high lead levels hurt abilities
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study of Providence children entering kindergarten in recent years found that
even those with relatively low levels of lead in their blood were far more likely to fail to meet national standards for readiness to read. Pat McLaine of the School of Public Health led the study.

Health Scout
October 29, 2009
17,000 Child Deaths Linked to Lack of Insurance
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News piece covers a new study by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center
that states that an estimated 17,000 children in the United States might have died unnecessarily over nearly two decades because they didn't have health insurance.

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2009
Macabre movies miss the mark
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes KSAS's John Astin.

Denver Post
October 30, 2009
Too many students drop out of school
Johns Hopkins angle: The sobering number of Colorado's high school dropouts was revealed in a new study by
Johns Hopkins University released this week by the Colorado Graduates Initiative.

St. Helena Star (Ca.)
October 30, 2009
Cancer Center nearly ready
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a medical team that includes Pedro Ramirez, a surgical oncologist
who trained at the School of Medicine.

AllAfrica.com
October 29, 2009
Guinea: Former U.S. Envoy Says Military Must Surrender Power
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions KSAS political scientist, Siba Grovogui.

Huffington Post
October 29, 2009
Where Are the Firing Offenses in Medicine?
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions the work of Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
October 30, 2009
4 teens charged in city spray paint vandalism
Johns Hopkins angle: A city police officer working overtime security for the Johns Hopkins University in
North Baltimore arrested four teenagers on East University Parkway early Thursday on charges of vandalizing three cars and a garage with spray paint.

Jewish Times of South Jersey
October 30, 2009
The Spirit of Italian Opera Highlights Bay-Atlantic’s Season Opening
Johns Hopkins angle: Jed Gaylin has been the music director of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra since 1993
and, since 2007, the principal guest conductor of the National Film and Radio Philharmonic in Beijing, China.

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New York Times
October 30, 2009
College Enrollment Set Record in 2008
Almost 40 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds were enrolled in college last year, a Pew Research Center study
found.

Wall Street Journal
October 30, 2009
Slump Sinks Visa Program
A coveted visa program that feeds skilled workers to top-tier U.S. technology companies and universities is
on track to leave thousands of spots unfilled for the first time since 2003.

Boston Globe
October 30, 2009
Amid tumult, a degree of stability
Higher education is one of the few major industries in New England to add jobs over the past year. Still,
industry analysts and college financial managers predict that more difficult times.

Inside Higher Ed
October 30, 2009
NCAA Begins Search for New President
After weeks of speculation over who might succeed Myles Brand, NCAA officials said Thursday afternoon that
the search had begun.

Inside Higher Ed
October 29, 2009
DNA Swab for Your Job
Many colleges now require criminal background checks of all new employees. But the University of Akron is
stating that new employees must be willing to submit a DNA sample.

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