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Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2010
Md. infant mortality rate hits new low, but racial disparities remain
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Orin S. Levine, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2010
City schools ready for next step
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by James Campbell, a member of the Baltimore school board, and a senior communications manager at the School of Education at the Johns Hopkins University.

New York Times
July 21, 2010
Glaxo Ordered to End Drug Trial Enrollment
Johns Hopkins angle: Ruth R. Faden, a professor of bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is quoted.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2010
Baltimore's vaccine example
Johns Hopkins angle: The story universal immunization mentions Johns Hopkins University.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
July 22, 2010
Ripples from All Children's-Johns Hopkins merger could touch many
Johns Hopkins angle: This article explores the expected effects in the Tampa Bay area medical community of All Children's Hospital’s acquisition by the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Miami Herald
July 21, 2010
Hopkins to acquire Fla. children's hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This AP story reports that Johns Hopkins Medicine says it will acquire All Children's Hospital & Health System of St. Petersburg, Fla., its first acquisition outside the Baltimore-Washington area. The piece includes information attributed to Edward Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)
July 22, 2010
Editorial: Johns Hopkins deal provides research, funding benefits for All Children's
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece lists some of the benefits expected from Johns Hopkins Medicine’s acquisition of All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

Top News (United Kingdom)
July 22, 2010
Hopkins Announces to Take Over Fla. Children's Hospital
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Johns Hopkins Medicine has announced that it will take over All Children's Hospital & Health System of St. Petersburg, Fla.

WUSF-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
July 21, 2010
All Children's, Johns Hopkins Hospitals Join Forces
Johns Hopkins angle: This story relates that officials at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg are working out the details after announcing Tuesday that the two hospitals are joining forces.

WAMU-FM News (Washington, D.C.)
July 21, 2010
Hopkins To Integrate Florida Hospital Into Network
Johns Hopkins angle: This radio news roundup includes a report that Johns Hopkins Medicine says it is integrating a children's hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., into its network of medical facilities. Steven Thomspon, senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is quoted.

Tampa Bay Business Journal
July 20, 2010
All Children’s Hospital plans to join Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that in a move that could have significant local economic impact, All Children’s Hospital & Health System plans to become a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Softpedia.com (Romania)
July 21, 2010
Early Labor Detector Prevents Premature Births
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature describes a preterm labor detector prototype developed by a team of biomedical engineering master’s degree students at JHU. Karin Hwang, one of the student inventors, is quoted.

NPR.org (National Public Radio)
July 22, 2010
Foreign Policy: America Is No Longer "Top Secret"
Johns Hopkins angle: This online opinion piece is by Thomas G. Mahnken, a visiting scholar at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
July 21, 2010
HIV’s Holy Grail: Hopeful talk of a cure for AIDS
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes a comment from Robert Siliciano, a professor of infectious diseases in the School of Medicine.

TIME.com
July 22, 2010
The Case Against Summer Vacation
Johns Hopkins angle: This story refers to major study by JHU researchers that concluded that while students made similar progress during the school year, regardless of economic status, the better-off kids held steady or continued to advance during the summer — while disadvantaged students fell back.

Yahoo! News
July 21, 2010
Immune to HIV: How Do They Do It?
Johns Hopkins angle: This LiveScience feature, picked up by Yahoo! News, mentions that in a 2006 study, JHU researchers found that a mutation reduced infection by the hepatitis B virus.

The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
July 21, 2010
Eating fish weekly may lower risk of age-related eye disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story reports on Johns Hopkins research conducted by Bonnielin K. Swenor.

Medscape Today
July 21, 2010
Not the Threat You Expect on the Florida Beaches
Johns Hopkins angle: This website features an article and an online video with information from Paul G. Auwaerter of the School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Disease.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2010
Hopkins students design device to prevent premature births
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post describes a preterm labor detector that Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have developed to help prevent premature births. Student inventors Karin Hwang, Chris Courville, Deepika Sagaram and Rose Huang are mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2010
Ann E. Heptinstall (Obit)
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Ann E. Heptinstall joined the staff of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1961 and volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Yahoo! News
July 21, 2010
Book Talk: A bearded lady and skinny man's love sparks novel
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters wire story mentions that Ellen Bryson, whose debut novel is called
"The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno," earned a master of arts degree in creative writing from JHU.

The Cap Times (Madison, Wis.)
July 22, 2010
Fast food-free zones suggested to combat obesity
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Stephen P. Teret, a lawyer and director of The Center for Law and the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.

The Lake Forester (Suburban Chicago)
July 20, 2010
Bernardi reflects on collegiate career
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on Matt Bernardi, who played on JHU’s top-ranked baseball team before he graduated with a major in history and a minor in economics and became a commodities trader in a suburb of Baltimore.

NPR
July 22, 2010
Foreign Policy: America Is No Longer "Top Secret"
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Thomas G. Mahnken,a Visiting Scholar at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies.

Higher Education News

Washington Post
July 22, 2010
U.S. goes from leading to lagging in young college graduates
The United States has fallen from first to 12th in the share of adults ages 25 to 34 with postsecondary degrees, according to a new report from the College Board.

Inside Higher Education
July 22, 2010

Retooling the GI Bill
Gathered at a hearing here Wednesday, U.S. senators grappled with legislation that would attempt to simplify the often dizzying formula for calculating veterans benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. But proposed legislation to simplify the process could wind up reducing benefits for some of those attending private colleges, higher education leaders argue.

New York Times
July 20, 2010
Duke Scientist Suspended Over Rhodes Scholar Claims
Duke University School of Medicine has suspended a researcher and stopped patient enrollment in three cancer studies upon learning of reports that the researcher had overstated his academic credentials.

Boston Globe (Boston.com)
July 21, 2010
Harvard puts tighter limits on medical faculty
Harvard Medical School will prohibit its 11,000 faculty from giving promotional talks for drug and medical device makers and accepting personal gifts, travel, or meals, under a new policy intended partly to guard against companies’ use of Harvard’s prestige to market their products.

Inside Higher Education
July 22, 2010
NSF Would Get Less in Senate Spending Bill
A U.S. Senate appropriations panel approved legislation Wednesday that would give the National Science Foundation slightly less money in 2011 than would proposals by the House of Representatives and President Obama.

Press-Register (Ala.)
July 16, 2010

BP buys up Gulf scientists for legal defense, roiling academic community
For the last few weeks, BP has been offering signing bonuses and lucrative pay to prominent scientists from public universities around the Gulf Coast to aid its defense against spill litigation.

Inside Higher Education
July 21, 2010
Clery Acting
In collaboration with the New York State Police, Hamilton College on Tuesday conducted a full-scale emergency preparedness drill. The simulated hostage situation was meant to test the responses of Hamilton’s administration and campus security, as well as the procedures of about 100 officers from the NYSP, the Utica SWAT team and police departments from several suburbs and the county.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 21, 2010
Advocates Urge Quick Action on Rules Governing For-profits
For-profit, postsecondary institutions face intense scrutiny as the U.S. Department of Education examines responses to proposed regulations designed to ensure students receive valuable educational experiences that will enable them to enter and compete in the nation’s work force.

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