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The Washington Post (AP online)
January 13, 2010
Mexico still waiting for most swine flu vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle:Article quotes Orin Levine, director of the International Vaccine Access Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 12, 2010
Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute teams with Saudi hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Peter J. McDonnell, William Holland Wilmer professor of ophthalmology and the director of the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins, is quoted in a statement.

Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2010
Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute partners with Saudi experts
Johns Hopkins angle: The Wilmer Eye Institute will partner with the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on research, education
and patient care.

Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2010
Henry S. Wells Jr.
Johns Hopkins angle: Obituary for a 1937 mechanical engineering alumnus who was a founding member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.

American Medical News
January 13. 2010
Physician counseling boosts likelihood of women getting breast cancer screening MRI
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes lead researcher Wendie Berg, a breast imaging specialist at Green Spring Station.

LaxPower
January 13, 2010
Q&A with Joe Cuozzo, Author of 'The Ward Melville Diary'
Johns Hopkins angle: Cuozzo mentions Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala as one of the college coaches he admires.

FederalNewsRadio.com
January 13, 2010
DARPA heads to the National Cyber Range
Johns Hopkins angle: Multimillion-dollar contracts have been awarded to Lockheed and Johns Hopkins to come up with prototypes to revolutionize the state of the art for large-scale cyber testing.

Military and Aerospace Electronics
January 13, 2010
DARPA moves ahead with National Cyber Range project for advanced cyber security research
Johns Hopkins angle: multimillion-dollar contracts have been awarded to Lockheed and Johns Hopkins to come up with prototypes to revolutionize the state of the art for large-scale cyber testing.

Bloomberg News
January 13, 2010
Suffocated Babies in Rural China Highlight Divide, Study Shows
Johns Hopkins angle: A story on SPH research indicating a gap between rural and urban China in terms of injury-related deaths.

Triple Pundit
January 13, 2010
The Latest, Greatest Tools for Health Care Reform: Soap, and Fewer Drugs
Johns Hopkins angle: Posting includes a mention of Peter Pronovost of SoM and his checklists for improving patient safety.

Gaithersburg Gazette
January 13, 2010
Star artists
Johns Hopkins angle: Four Gaithersburg High School students are finalists in an art contest for high school students sponsored by Johns Hopkins University.

Korea Times
January 13, 2010
Know What’s in Your Food
Johns Hopkins angle: Opinion piece by Lee Seung-hee, a nutritionist and second-year doctoral student at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Denver Post
January 13, 2010
Owner Shinn facing surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn will undergo prostate surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Fort Myers News-Press (Fla.)
January 13, 2010
Mark McGwire changed steroids story - and Fort Myers grad's life
Johns Hopkins angle: Story on a young man who caught Mark McGwire's NL-record 57th home run in 1998 and went on to win a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship to pay for medical school at Johns Hopkins.

St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minn.)
January 13, 2010
Immobilizing victims harmful?
Johns Hopkins angle: Report on SoM research questioning practice of immobilizing gunshot or stab victims before transporting them to the hospital.

Salt Lake City Deseret News (Utah)
January 13, 2010
Brzezinski says use of force against Iran would be 'a disaster'
Johns Hopkins angle: Story quotes SAIS's Zbigniew Brzezinski, who spoke at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

POP City (Pa.)
January 13, 2010
What Baltimore Has That Pittsburgh Wants
Johns Hopkins angle: Feature mentions the Stieff Silver factory now largely occupied by Johns Hopkins as an example of adaptive reuse in Baltimore.

Voice of America
January 13, 2010
Health: Now, an Update on Those New Year's Resolutions
Johns Hopkins angle: A report on SoM research that smokers face a short-term increased risk of diabetes when they quit the habit.

Kyiv Post (Ukraine)
January 13, 2010
Mexico still waiting for most swine flu vaccines
Johns Hopkins angle: This Associated Press article quotes Orin Levine, director of the International Vaccine Access Center at JHU.

Deseret News (Utah)
January 12, 2010
Brzezinski says use of force against Iran would be 'a disaster'
Johns Hopkins angle: The article provides coverage of a speech delivered by Zbigniew Brzezinski, a professor of American foreign policy at JHU’s School of advanced International Studies.

New Kerala ( India)
January 13, 2010
Having multiple family members with pancreatic cancer increases risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on research led by Alison P. Klein, an associate professor at School of Medicine’s Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center.

HealthDay
January 13, 2010
With Pancreatic Cancer, Age Factors Into Familial Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on new School of Medicine research.

Gazette.net
January 13, 2010
Gaithersburg West plan will see months more of delay
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about negotiations between Montgomery County and Johns Hopkins over the Belward Farm development plan includes a comment from Elaine Amir, executive director of the university's Montgomery County campus.

Florida Today
January 13, 2010
Satellite High grad on 'American Idol'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Noel Turner, who is studying neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, has passed a Florida audition and will compete in
the Hollywood rounds of this year’s “American Idol” competition.

American Medical News
January 13, 2010
Physician counseling boosts likelihood of women getting breast cancer screening MRI
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on research led by Wendie Berg, a breast imaging specialist at Johns Hopkins' Green Spring Station and an assistant professor of radiology in the School of Medicine. Berg is quoted.

TwinCities.com – Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
January 12, 2010
Immobilizing victims harmful?
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item reports on a study led by Elliott Haut, an assistant professor of trauma surgery in the School of Medicine. Haut is
quoted.

WJZ.com (Channel 13 – Baltimore)
January 12, 2010
Immobilizing Patients May Harm Survival Chances
Johns Hopkins angle: This television news report focuses on research led by Elliott Haut, an assistant professor of trauma surgery in the School of Medicine, who is q
quoted.

BBC News
January 12, 2010
Unicef child-death campaign in Africa 'failed'
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about new Johns Hopkins research quotes Jennifer Bryce, a senior scientist in the university’s Bloomberg School of Public
Health.

WBAL-TV (Channel 11 – Baltimore)
January 12, 2010
Alcohol Tax Supporters Push Dime-A-Drink Tax
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this television report, a recent Johns Hopkins study found that dividends from raising the tax would result in fewer
alcoholics and alcohol-related traffic deaths.

The Hill
January 13, 2010
Announcements January 13, 2010
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item states that Jackie Quinones, who received a master’s degree from JHU’s School of Advanced International in May, recently began her position as a professional staff member with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.).

United Press International
January 12, 2010
Most costs from small group of doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to research led by Edward J. Bernacki, as associate professor of occupational health in the School of Medicine.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin
January 13, 2010
Case called disrespectful over use of Mink's photo
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Wendy Mink, a writer and independent scholar who teaches at the Johns Hopkins Washington Center.

Daily Times (Delaware County, Pa.)
January 13, 2010
Colleges: Bodur’s bucket gives Swarthmore the edge
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports column includes a brief describing the JHU men’s basketball team’s 64-58 victory over Swarthmore. Players Ryan Carmichael and Jordan Martinez are mentioned.

 

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New York Times
January 13, 2010
‘Baby Einstein’ Founder Goes to Court
A co-founder of the “Baby Einstein” video company has asked a court to order the University of Washington to disclose research records relating to two studies that linked television viewing by young children to attention problems and delayed language development.

Washington Post
January 13, 2010
Etching found at Catholic University may be a Rembrandt
Soon after becoming president of Catholic University, the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell went in search of paper towels in his bathroom cabinet. Something on the bottom shelf caught his eye. Under a pile of junk, he found an old frame. In the frame was a tiny etching ... signed "Rembrandt."

Inside Higher Ed
January 13, 2010
Circular Ratings
New research raises additional questions about the "reputational" survey that is worth 25 percent (more than any other factor) on the U.S. News & World
Report rankings of colleges.

USA Today
January 12, 2010
Study: Students more stressed now than during Depression?
An Associated Press story reporting on a San Diego State study suggesting that five times as many high school and college students are dealing with anxiety
and other mental health issues as youth of the same age studied in the Great Depression.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 12, 2010
Educational Data Breaches Declined Last Year, Report Says
The number of data breaches at educational institutions last year was slightly lower than each of the previous two years, according to a report released
Monday by the Identity Theft Resource Center.

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