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ABC News
April 20, 2100
Salt Shakedown: Institute of Medicine Urges FDA to Regulate Sodium
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Lawrence Appel, a professor in the School of Medicine who was a member of the Institute of Medicine committee that drafted a report urging the government to set limits on the amount of salt in processed foods.

The Gothamist
April 20, 2010
FDA Joins Salt-Ban Bandwagon
Johns Hopkins angle: Cheryl Anderson, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted in this story. (Baltimore)
April 20, 2010
'Invention Of The Year' Would ID Pathogens
Johns Hopkins angle: Andy Feldman of JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory is interviewed in this story about an APL invention that could help fight bioterrorism.

Sify News (India)
April 21, 2010
Cochlear implantation in kids linked to improved language skills
Johns Hopkins angle: The ANI wire story reports on research led by John Niparko, a professor of otolaryngology in the School of Medicine.

Ivanhoe Newswire
April 21, 2010
Earlier the Better for Cochlear Implants
Johns Hopkins angle: John Niparko, director of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at John Hopkins, led a study that concludes that children with hearing loss who receive a cochlear implant before the age of 18 months experience dramatic hearing improvements and are able to nearly catch up to their peers with normal hearing.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 21, 2010
Picture of Health Blog: Deaf children benefit from cochlear implants early
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post reports that a Johns Hopkins study has found that deaf children who received cochlear implants before they reached 18 months old saw a marked improvement in their ability to hear, speak and comprehend.
April 20, 2010
More tributes to Reds Wolman from all those who miss him
Johns Hopkins angle: This science blog post reports on additional tributes to M. Gordon “Reds” Wolman, the longtime JHU geography and environmental engineering professor who died recently. The piece mentions a recent Homewood memorial service in his honor and has links to videos about Wolman.

BBC News
April 20, 2010
Hospital death rates 'too blunt' to measure performance
Johns Hopkins angle: Death rates should no longer be used to judge the quality of hospitals because they produce figures that can be misleading, according to Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine and colleague Richard Lilford, professor of clinical epidemiology at Birmingham University.
April 21, 2010
Using death rates to judge hospital performance 'a bad idea'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a medical journal article co-authored by Peter Pronovost, a, professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the School of Medicine.

Financial Times
April 21, 2010
Mortality figures mislead in rating ward care
Johns Hopkins angle: Death rates should no longer be used to judge the quality of hospitals because they produce figures that can be misleading, according to Peter Pronovost of the School of Medicine and colleague Richard Lilford, professor of clinical epidemiology at Birmingham University.

American Medical News
April 21, 2010
"Grey's Anatomy," "House" dramas inspire ethics lessons
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes the study’s co-author, Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Inside Higher Ed
April 21, 2010
The Back-Up Plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Robert A. Moffitt, a Krieger School economist.
April 20, 2010
In the Green Room: The State of International Monetary Policy
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that Whiting School economist Steve Hanke was part of a panel associated with a lecture titled, “The Dollar, The Euro, and the International Monetary Order: What is the U.S. to Do?" The lecture was hosted by the Heritage Foundation.

Cap Times (Madison, Wis.)
April 21, 2010
Shelley A. Hearne: Save antibiotics so antibiotics can save us
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is by Shelley A. Hearne, a visiting professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

New Scientist
April 20, 2010
Bumpology: Active fetus, boisterous child? Uh-oh
Johns Hopkins angle: This column includes comments from Janet DiPietro, a professor and associate research dean in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Science News
April 20, 2010
Colorectal cancer risk linked to stomach bacterium, inflammation
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes William Nelson, a professor and director of the Department of Oncology in the School of Medicine.

The Washington Post
April 21, 2010
Nominee for Medicare-Medicaid agency has reputation for being a ‘visionary'
Johns Hopkins angle: Peter Pronovost, medical director of the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

Baltimore Messenger
April 21, 2010
Shopping center plan is food for thought at restaurant
Johns Hopkins angle: In this article about community reactions to a proposed new shopping center near 25th and Howard streets, anchored by a Wal-mart and a Lowe’s, a businessman praises the plan, suggesting it will benefit JHU’s Homewood campus and nearby neighborhoods.

April 20, 2010
Weight Gain, Smoking May Make Prostate Cancer Deadlier
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by Corinne E. Joshu, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at Bloomberg School of Public Health. Joshu is quoted.

The Med Guru
April 21, 2010
Cold weather ups prostate cancer risk--study
Johns Hopkins angle: Corinne Joshu, a researcher at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.
April 21, 2010
Connecting the dots in the clouds of data on drug performance could yield new medical benefits
Johns Hopkins angle: Sonal Singh of the School of Medicine is co-author of this piece.

April 20, 2010
Test Pinpoints Aggressive Prostate Tumors
Johns Hopkins angle: Led by Robert W. Veltri, an associate professor of urology and oncology at the School of Medicine, researchers are developing a new blood test to help identify which men with early prostate cancer can forgo immediate treatment.

Reuters Health
April 21, 2010
In poor countries, taller moms' kids are healthier
Johns Hopkins angle: Parul Christian of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health comments on the research that was the topic of this story.

Boyertown Area Times (Pennsylvania)
April 21, 2010
Former Boyertown music teacher takes second retirement at 86
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Peg Lamb earned academic credits at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

The Washington Post
April 21, 2010
In gross anatomy, Howard U.'s Ashraf Aziz sees nothing but grace
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Marie Dauenheimer has a master's in medical illustration from the School of Medicine.

Baltimore City Paper
April 21, 2010
Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair
Johns Hopkins angle: This weekend's Spring Fair was selected as a "Critic's Pick."

Consortium News
April 20, 2010
Obama's Nuclear Spring Fell Back
Johns Hopkins angle: Melvin Goodman, an adjunct professor at JHU, is the writer of this column.

Maryland Daily Record
April 19, 2010
Augustine: Md. has good chance for Northrop
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions The Johns Hopkins University.

Scientific American
April 20, 2010
Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that studies of psilocybin in the terminally ill are going on at several universities, including Johns Hopkins. (Chevy Chase, Md.)
April 21, 2010
Chevy Chase student rides to top at snowboard competition
Johns Hopkins angle: This community news column mentions that funds raised by the upcoming Wilhelmina E. Bell-Taylor Race for Lung Life will support a Johns Hopkins clinical trial focusing on the impact and early detection of lung cancer among nonsmokers. (Montgomery County, Md.)
April 21, 2010
Panel to discuss closing minority achievement gap
Johns Hopkins angle: This school news column reports that JHU’s Montgomery County campus will host a panel discussion on how educators can close the persistent achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian-American peers. Among the panel members will be Robert Balfanz, research scientist at the Krieger School’s Center for Social Organization of Schools.

Chicago Daily Herald
April 21, 2010
Glenbard East fetes 2010 Distinguished Alumni
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions that NASA scientist Richard P. Cebula earned his Ph.D. at JHU.

Pop Matters
April 19, 2010
Elaine Lachica: I Think I Can See the Ocean
Johns Hopkins angle: Lachica was trained at the Peabody Conservatory.

Illinois Valley News
April 21, 2010
LBMS in top 100 schools Oregon schools
Johns Hopkins angle: The article mentions that Lorna Byrne Middle School in Cave Junction has been honored as among the Top 100 Schools in Oregon in a program of JHU’s Center for Talented Youth.

Main Line Media News (Philadelphia)
April 20, 2010
Podcast: Villa's Christina Zecca named Main Line Student of the Week
Johns Hopkins angle: Zecca was named a State Award Recipient by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
April 21, 2010
Face Off: Q&A with ESPN's Matt Ward
Johns Hopkins angle: Ward posits that Loyola has a "good chance" of "getting past" Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2010
C. Milton Wright beats Fallston in girls lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Liz Johnson will play lacrosse for Johns Hopkins next year.


Washington Post – College Inc. blog
April 21, 2010
Penn President Amy Gutmann on why apps are up
Penn drew 26,938 applicants this year for 2,420 slots, narrowing the school's admission rate to 14 percent.

Associated Press
April 21, 2010
Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degree Attainment
Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses.

Chronicle of Higher Education – Head Count blog
April 20, 2010
Surprise! We Love You. Now Please Help Us Recruit.
Last Saturday, Wilkes University put its mascot, "the Colonel," and 30 of its students on a school bus. At each stop, members of this surprise greeting committee (the "Colonel Coalition") swarmed an unsuspecting high-school senior who plans to attend the university this fall.

Washington Post
April 20, 2010
New generation of college hopefuls apply to many schools
One-fifth of college applicants nationwide apply to seven or more schools, twice the rate of a decade ago, according to data from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

New York Times
April 21, 2010
The Rise of Asia's Universities – op-ed
After greatly expanding access to higher education, the leading countries of Asia are focused on building universities that can compete with the finest in the world.

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 21, 2010
Latin American Universities Strive to Raise Their Global Profiles
As a result, U.S. colleges have begun to look south for partnerships with elite institutions in countries like Chile and Mexico.

Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2010
Vigil held for slain Frostburg athlete
The Frostburg State University community gathered Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of an early morning shooting Sunday that killed one member of the men's basketball team and injured another.

Johns Hopkins University