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Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2010
Benefit of immobilizing trauma victims questioned
Johns Hopkins angle: Shooting and stabbing victims immobilized to protect their spines might be twice as likely to die because of the delay in transporting them to the hospital, Johns Hopkins researchers conclude in a new study that could trigger a review of treatment protocols used by Maryland paramedics. Lead author Elliott R. Haut of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Science News
January 11, 2010
Skip spine stabilization and get to the hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This report quotes the study’s study coauthor, Elliott Haut, a trauma surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
January 11, 2010
Rawlings-Blake Prepares To Take Over As Mayor
Johns Hopkins angle: This television report concerning the challenges facing incoming Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake includes a comment from Krieger School political scientist Lester Spence.

MSNBC.com
January 12, 2010
Circumcise or not? Parents, you’re on your own
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about the benefits and drawbacks of circumcision mentions Thomas Quinn of the School of Public Health.

The New York Times (AP)
January 12, 2010
Study Finds UNICEF Program In West Africa Fails
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press story reports that aUNICEF program that spent $27 million to decrease child deaths from disease in West Africa has failed, according to a new study by  researchers at the School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2010
Goddard in running for Venus, asteroid missions
Johns Hopkins angle: The first New Frontiers mission was New Horizons, a mission to the dwarf planet Pluto. Developed and managed by Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Lab.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2010
Nonprofits did OK in '08 but '09 won't be as rosy
Johns Hopkins angle: According to a study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, the state's nonprofits weathered the early periods of the recession better than their for-profit counterparts, but that might be changing as donors continue to pull back.

The Washington Post
January 12, 2009
Md. nonprofits grew in 2008 despite recession, study finds
Johns Hopkins angle: Lester, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society, is quoted in this article about his study that found that the number of jobs at Maryland's nonprofit organizations increased in 2008 despite the recession.

Gazette.net (Maryland)
January 11, 2010
Nonprofits bucked trend with job growth
Johns Hopkins angle: This story describes the findings of a report released Monday by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

Washington Business Journal
January 12, 2010
Maryland nonprofit jobs grew in 2008
Johns Hopkins angle: The number of jobs at Maryland's nonprofit organizations increased in 2008 despite the recession, the Washington Post reported, citing a study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

Reuters.com
January 11, 2010
Lead damages child kidneys, even low levels: study
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire service story about Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research quotes lead investigator and pediatric nephrologist Jeffrey Fadrowski and Susan Furth, an associate professor of pediatric nephrology who worked on the study.

HealthDay
January 12, 2010
Very Low Levels of Lead Harm Kids' Kidneys: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research quotes lead investigator and pediatric nephrologist Jeffrey Fadrowski.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
January 11, 2010
Hopkins Study Links Lead Exposure To Kidney Damage
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news report about Johns Hopkins Children’s Center research quotes lead investigator and pediatric nephrologist Jeffrey Fadrowski.

Mangalorean.com (IANS)
January 12, 2010
Even a little lead may damage kids' kidneys
Johns Hopkins angle: This IANS piece quotes Jeffrey Fadrowski of the School of Medicine.

Duniyalive.com (ANI)
January 12, 2010
Small amounts of lead could worsen kids’ kidney function
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI piece quotes Jeffrey Fadrowski of the School of Medicine.

Network World
January 11, 2010
Maryland aims to be cybersecurity 'epicenter'
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that Maryland officials believe the state is well positioned to become the focal point for cybersecurity research because it is home to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. National Security Agency, 12 major military installations and world-class schools such as JHU.

WJZ.com (Channel 13)
January 11, 2010
Maryland Aims To Develop Cyber Security Industry
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report states that “a high-tech workforce of more than 126,000 is already on the job and research universities like Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland could provide the science to help keep systems secure.”

HealthDay
January 11, 2010
Genetic Marker for Aggressive Prostate Cancer Found
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes research team member William B. Isaacs, a professor of urology and oncology in the School of Medicine.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 12, 2010
Number of free, noncredit courses on Web increasing
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the nonprofit OpenCourseWare Consortium now includes about 13,000 free courses from more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations, including Johns Hopkins.

The Washington Post
January 12, 2009
Theater Review: Arena Stage's production of 'Stick Fly'
Johns Hopkins angle: This review of a theater production mentions Johns Hopkins.

Ocala.com
January 12, 2010
Facing End-of-Life Talks, Doctors Choose to Wait
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Daniel Laheru, an associate professor at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

The Register (U.K.)
January 12, 2010
US Matrix-style cyberwar firing range goes to Phase II
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the U.S. government’s “National Cyber Range" project has awarded a $24.8 million contract to JHU’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

ConsortiumNews.com
January 11, 2010
Obama Picks CIA Insider for Inquiry
Johns Hopkins angle: This column is by Melvin Goodman, an adjunct professor of government at JHU.

Times & Transcript (Canada)
January 12, 2010
Remember to enjoy your winter sports safely
Johns Hopkins angle: This story providing winter sports safety tips mentions Jeffrey Hadley of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the School of Public Health.

Tallahassee Democrat
January 12, 2010
Efforts to save girl's life get complicated
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story chronicles efforts by the family of 22-month-old McKenzie Bailey to get her to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of Marfan syndrome.

Honolulu Advertiser
January 12, 2010
Vet, youngest son were constant companions
Johns Hopkins angle: Nicholas Palumbo earned his teaching degree at JHU.

CNS News
January 12, 2010
How Doctors’ Freedom to Act Fast Saved My Life
Johns Hopkins angle: This first-person story mentions John Cameron, chief of surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2010
Getting around just got easier — and it's free
Johns Hopkins angle: In the spring, the Charm City's Purple Route will connect Penn Station with Federal Hill, while the Green Route will tie Johns Hopkins Hospital with Fells Point and City Hall.

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The Washington Post
January 12. 2009
University of Virginia picks its first female president
Leaders of the University of Virginia on Monday elected Teresa A. Sullivan, provost at the University of Michigan, to succeed John T. Casteen III as president of Virginia's higher education flagship.

The Washington Post
January 12. 2009
The Answer Sheet
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog looks at Kiplinger Personal Finance’s best values in both public and private colleges and universities for the current school year.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
January 12, 2009
What They're Reading on College Campuses
The Chronicle's list of best-selling books was compiled from information supplied by stores serving selected campuses, including Johns Hopkins University.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
January 12, 2009
Congress Expected to Focus on Education in 2010
College and university leaders say, since it's inevitable that Congress and President Barack Obama will turn to domestic issues other than health care. High on the list for many advocates is final action on a comprehensive higher education investment bill, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA).

Baltimore Sun
January 12, 2009
Online vs. face-to-face learning programs
State university leaders are working to reverse an October decision by the Maryland Higher Education Commission that quashed an online doctoral program because it duplicated a face-to-face program at Morgan State.

Thaindian News
January 12, 2009
Does a college degree insure against memory problems?
A national study from Brandeis University shows that those with less schooling can significantly compensate for poorer education by engaging in mental exercises that includes word games, puzzles, reading and lectures.

Inside Higher Education
January 12, 2009
Keeping Student Health Affordable
Two major groups representing higher education have called on Congressional leaders to work to protect campus-sponsored student health insurance plans in the final health care reform bill being hashed out by Democrats behind closed doors this month.

New York Times.com
The Choice (Blog)
Commentary: A Plea to Add Consumer Protections to Student Loans
For years, the Department of Education, lenders, and even universities have advertised low student loan default rates, typically in the 5-7 percent range. However, these rates have, until recently, only taken into account those loans that default in the fiscal year after the one in which the loans became payable. This window was recently extended by one year, but still does not capture a huge number of defaults.




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