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WBAL Radio Baltimore
January 26, 2010
Hopkins 'Go Team' Going To Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response will deploy a group of Johns Hopkins physicians, nurses and other experts Wednesday to Haiti to help that nation's injured and suffering. A second group will leave Feb. 4.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
January 27, 2010
Docs blog from Haiti
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog includes a dispatch from aid workers from the JHU-affiliated Jhpiego and reference to 10 members of Johns Hopkins special disaster team, known as the "Go Team," the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response.


The Washington Post
January 27, 2010
Yearbooks ending at University of Virginia, other colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions "Hullabaloo," Johns Hopkins University's yearbook.

The Washington Post
January 27, 2010
Report shows how Montgomery, Fairfax measure up
Johns Hopkins angle: Story mentions the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County campus in Gaithersburg.

Washington Examiner
January 27, 2010
Rockville mayor criticizes Science City plan
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that advocates of Science City, led by officials at Johns Hopkins University, want to build a massive biotech center, with up to 60,000 employees working in what had been farmland just a few years ago.

The Washington Post
January 26, 2010
Creepy crawlies can really get under your skin
Johns Hopkins angle: Bernard Cohen, head of dermatology at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, is quoted.

The Washington Post
January 26, 2010
More blood pressure worry: It's linked to dementia
Johns Hopkins angle: Article points to a Johns Hopkins University-led study that tracked 983 people for more than 15 years, starting in middle age.

The Daily Record
January 26, 2010
In mediation, try to view your adversary as a person
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Louise Phipps Senft, founder of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation and professor in Harvard’s Program on Negotiation Insight Initiative, and at the University of Maryland School of Law and Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine and Carey Business School.

DNA India (ANI)
January 27, 2010
Human growth hormone is no 'fountain of youth'
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a new study, led by Robert Salvatori, associate professor in the Department of Endocrinology at the School of Medicine, shows that levels of human growth hormone in the body do not seem to affect life span positively or negatively. This piece also appeared online in a number of other publications.

eMaxHealth.com
January 27, 2010
Human Growth Hormone Not an Antiaging Marvel
Johns Hopkins angle: A new study led by Robert Salvatori, associate professor in the Department of Endocrinology at the School of Medicine, shows that levels of human growth hormone in the body do not seem to affect life span positively or negatively.

HealthScout (HealthDay News)
January 26, 2010
Skipping Insulin May Not Be Uncommon
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay News story reports that more than half of the people who need to take insulin to control their diabetes skip an injection now and then, according to a new study led by Mark Peyrot of the School of Medicine.

Pretoria News ( South Africa)
January 27, 2010
Aids ignorance in SA is down, survey says
Johns Hopkins angle: Larry Kincade of the Bloomberg School of Public Health is quoted in this story, which appeared online in numerous South African publications.

Nature.com
January 26, 2010
Lawsuit rekindles gene-patent debate
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a court case which will have widespread implications for gene patenting mentions that in October 2009, Myriad purchased an exclusive license for the PALB2 gene, which can be used to detect the hereditary risk of developing pancreatic cancer, from Johns Hopkins University.

Gazette (Maryland)
January 27, 2010
A new strategy, weapon in the war on malaria
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that the Malaria Vaccine Initiative is launching a collaboration with the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, D.C., to produce a new type of vaccine that would break the mosquito-human-mosquito malaria transmission cycle.

BBC Blogs
January 27, 2010
Pocket Cops in Baltimore
Johns Hopkins angle: This blogger notes that "More than $100m worth of grants has gone to Johns Hopkins University Hospital, the city's biggest employer."

WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore
January 26, 2010
Woman Bitten By Cobra Bags Snake, Takes To Docs
Johns Hopkins angle: A woman who was bitten by a cobra was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
January 27, 2010
Plea for help with terminal cancer was a scam, police say
Johns Hopkins angle: Dina Perouty Leone claimed to have been treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for cancer, but that is not true.

News.az (Azerbaijan)
January 27, 2010
EU sees Azerbaijan as energy partner it can do business with
Johns Hopkins angle: News.Az interviews Jan Sir, an energy expert at SAIS's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.

Mail Tribune (Oregon)
January 27, 2010
Unemployment rate for teens in Oregon 28 percent above average
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, studies from economists at Johns Hopkins University and other universities have shown that vulnerable young adults suffer significantly more employment loss as a result of a minimum wage increase.

Baltimore City Paper
January 27, 2010
Written on the Mind and the Body
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature story mentions John A. Rich's new book "Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men," which was published by the JHU Press.

Memphis Daily News
January 27, 2010
Medical Imaging Makes Gains In Memphis
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that the technology behind SurgiVision grew from discoveries by researchers in the mid-1990s at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
January 27, 2010
Dorothy T. Schultz, environmental worker (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Schultz earned a master's degree in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.


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Chronicle of Higher Education
January 26, 2010
Obama's Proposed Budget 'Freeze' Would Fall Lightly on Education, White House Says
The restriction would not affect Pell Grants and largely would spare other education programs, an administration official said.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
January 27, 2010
Minority Male Plight Demands Broad U.S. Action, College Board Says
A College Board report highlighting the “overwhelming barriers” U.S. minority males confront in becoming educated and productive citizens.

Inside Higher Ed
January 27, 2010
Online Enrollment Up 17%
One in every four students now takes at least one course online. But study finds increases aren't necessarily matched by faculty respect.

Inside Higher Ed
January 27, 2010
Take Two for GI Bill
After admittedly being overwhelmed by a deluge of new veterans seeking benefits, VA officials now say they have -- for the most part -- at least paid veterans their full benefits for the fall semester.

Washington Post
January 27, 2010
Obama to promote more education spending in State of the Union speech
In higher education, Obama will urge the passage of legislation that would change student lending, eliminating a program that relies on private banks to make federally


Baltimore Sun
January 27, 2010
Two possibilities remain for Senator's future
Bids for the 71-year-old Senator Theatre have been pared to Towson University and the Charles Theatre.


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