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ABCNews.com
January 21, 2010
Haiti Relief Aid Can Sway Risk for Mental Woes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes comments from Laura Murray, a clinical psychologist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, and Judith Bass, a psychiatric epidemiologist at the center.

Bloomberg
January 22, 2010
Haiti Says Quake to Cut GDP 25%, 2 Million Homeless (Update1)
Johns Hopkins angle:  Riordan Roett of SAIS is quoted.

ABC2news.com (WMAR-TV – Channel 2, Baltimore)
January 21, 2010
Johns Hopkins Doctors Helping in Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This news brief lists three Johns Hopkins physicians who are now in Haiti, providing medical care to earthquake victims.

CBSNews.com
January 21, 2010
Magazine Picks Top Moms In Health Care
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Working Mother magazine has named the 10 most powerful moms in health care. Among them is Julie Freischlag, who chairs the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and who is, according to the magazine, one of only three female chief surgeons in the U.S.

Associated Press
January 21, 2010
Combat Wounds Not the Leading Cause of Evacuations
Johns Hopkins angle: American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan were more likely to be medically evacuated for health problems such as a bad back than for combat injuries, according to a study led by Steven Cohen of the School of Medicine in Baltimore and colleagues.

Agence France-Press
January 22, 2010
US TROOPS PULLED FROM MIDDLE EAST HAVE PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Steven Cohen of the School of Medicine reveals that U.S. troops withdrawn from the front line in Iraq and Afghanistan for medical reasons from 2004 to 2007 were increasingly evacuated because of psychiatric problems.

HealthDay
January 22, 2010
Even in War Zones, Battle Doesn't Cause Most Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on research led by Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor of anesthesiology in the School of Medicine and a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.

PRESS TV (Iran)
January 22, 2010
Psychiatric disorders spiral among US troops
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study led by Steven Cohen, an associate professor in the School of Medicine.

BBC
January 22, 2010
US troops 'vulnerable to back pain’
Johns Hopkins angle: U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be withdrawn from the battlefield due to back or joint pain than combat injuries, according to a study out of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Associated Press
January 21, 2010
Experts clash over merits of 21-year-old drinking age at Statehouse hearing in Vermont
Johns Hopkins angle: David Jernigan, an associate professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

The Times Argus (Barre, Vermont)
January 22, 2010
Vermont drinking age debate renewed
Johns Hopkins angle: This article covers a state hearing about proposed revision of the drinking age law in Vermont. David Jernigan, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, argued against lowering the drinking age, the story reports.

WCAX.com (South Burlington, Vt.)
January 21, 2010
Lawmakers examine drinking age change
Johns Hopkins angle: This TV news report about a state hearing about possible revision of Vermont’s drinking age law includes comments from David Jernigan, an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, who argued against lowering the drinking age.

Baltimore Sun
January 22, 2010
Healthy-heart program asks Baltimore to ease up on salt
Johns Hopkins angle: Stephen Teret, associate dean for faculty and education in Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

CNN Health
January 21, 2010
Study: Cutting salt intake would boost nation's health
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, produced in collaboration with Health Magazine, includes comments from Cheryl Anderson, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

U.S. News & World Report Online
January 22, 2010
Circumcision: The Flap Over Foreskin Continues
Johns Hopkins angle: This men’s health blog quotes Ronald Gray, a professor and expert on epidemiology and infectious disease at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CNN Health
January 21, 2010
The surprising reason why being overweight isn't healthy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature, produced in collaboration with Health Magazine, includes comments from Mary Margaret Huizinga, director of the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center.

MedCity News
January 21, 2010
Michigan device maker Somanetics posts lower-than-expected fourth-quarter sales
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that device maker Somanetics completed a key licensing deal in 2009 for cerebral autoregulation technology that was developed at JHU.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2010
Editorial: County’s plan to transform UMC has leadership to make it happen
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece refers to a report stating that Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2002 it generated $7 billion in income for Maryland and was responsible for one of every $28 in the state’s economy.

Baltimore Business Journal
January 21, 2010
Obama nominates Hayden, Tabb for national library board
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that President Barack Obama has named Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board.

Sindh Today (ANI)
January 22, 2010
Microbe’s toxic hunting habits could help curb massive fish kills
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a team of researchers from four universities, including JHU’s Whiting School of Engineering, has discovered that a microbe commonly found in waterways emits a poison not just to protect itself, but to stun and immobilize the prey it plans to eat, which could help curb massive fish kills. Joseph Katz is quoted.

Government Info Security
January 22, 2010
Johns Hopkins Introduces Part-Time MS in Information Assurance
Johns Hopkins angle:  This piece reports that the Whiting School of Engineering is now offering a new part-time graduate program in information security and quotes Tom Longstaff, vice chair of the IA program and a senior IA scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

Las Vegas Sun
January 22, 2010
Attending to UMC’s woes
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions that Johns Hopkins University is the largest employer in Maryland.

Business Gazette (Md.)
January 22, 2010
A new strategy, weapon in the war on malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: The Malaria Vaccine Initiative is launching a collaboration with the Bloomberg School of Public Health, among others, to produce a new type of vaccine that would break the mosquito-human-mosquito malaria transmission cycle. Peter Agre of the School of Medicine is quoted.

Business Gazette (Md.)
January 22, 2010
Industry veteran tapped to lead Maryland biotech center
Johns Hopkins angle: Judith Britz did a postdoctoral fellowship at JHU.

National Post
January 22, 2010
Rewriting the Fed's history
Johns Hopkins angle: This column was written by Whiting School economist Steve Hanke.

NorthJersey.com
January 22, 2010
RHS basketball alums reunite on D-III court
Johns Hopkins angle: This college sports column reports on Sarah Higbee, a freshman forward on JHU’s women’s basketball team.


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Bloomberg News
January 22, 2010
Princeton Surge Beats Harvard, Yale as Applications Soar
Princeton's applications for freshman admission increased by 19 percent, while Harvard, the most selective college in the Ivy League, rose 5 percent. Brown University's applications soared 20 percent while Duke University's jumped 12 percent. The Baltimore Sun has reported that Johns Hopkins applications have reached a record high and the Washington Post has interviewed Dean of Undergraduate Admission John Latting for a similar story.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 22, 2010
American Universities Rush to the Front Lines in Haiti
While many American colleges are providing financial assistance to Haiti, some, like Creighton University School of Medicine, have sent teams of nurses and surgeons.

Chronicle of Higher Education
January 22, 2010
Business Curricula Need a Strong Dose of the Liberal Arts, Scholars Say
Undergraduate business programs should be more deeply infused with the virtues of a traditional liberal-arts education, two scholars said at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

New York Times
January 22, 2010
Swine Flu Shots Catching on at Colleges
College students are beginning to get swine flu shots in growing numbers, according to a report by the American College Health Association.

Inside Higher Ed
January 21, 2010
Union's Man
A University of Maryland professor has pulled his institution into a heated labor debate in California, prompting a rebuke from administrators and inviting questions about his own conflicts of interest.

WashingtonPost.com
January 22, 2010
College Inc. and Campus Overload
Daniel de Vise and Jenna Johnson are writing two new Washington Post blogs geared toward higher education.



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