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MSNBC.com
March 3, 2010
Always lost? It may be in your genes
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature concerns a study conducted by a team that included Barbara Landau, the Dick and Lydia Todd Professor of Cognitive Science in the Krieger School.

HealthDay
March 4, 2010
Newer Blood Test Predicts Diabetes, Heart Disease
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on research led by Elizabeth Selvin, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Selvin is quoted.

Sify News (India)
March 4, 2010
Hemoglobin A1c test better indicator of diabetes risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research led by Elizabeth Selvin, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Selvin is quoted.

WebMD.com
March 3, 2010
A1c Test Identifies Diabetes, Heart Risk
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI wire story reports on research led by Elizabeth Selvin, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Selvin is quoted.

Lebanon Express (Oregon)
March 3, 2010
Screenings help fight fatal domestics
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to a screening program based on research conducted by a team of researchers led by Jacquelyn Campbell, a professor in JHU’s School of Nursing.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 3, 2010
Gansler wants prescription "take-back" program
Johns Hopkins angle: This article includes comments from Ellen Silbergeld, an environmental health engineering professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore City Paper
March 3, 2010
Carbon Monoxide Detectors Now Mandatory in Baltimore Homes
Johns Hopkins angle: This news item mentions that Johns Hopkins Children's Safety, located in the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, has 250 basic carbon-monoxide detectors to give away to qualified people who cannot afford them. Kisha Price, a health educator at Johns Hopkins Children's Safety, is quoted.

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 4, 2010
Delco to release public-health study by mid-March
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that by the end of next week Delaware County residents will be able to see the full results of a study of county health issues conducted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Delaware County Times (Pennsylvania)
March 4, 2010
Study shows county lags behind on health issues
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Delaware County is lagging in several important areas regarding the health of its residents, according to findings of a Bloomberg School of Public Health study released Wednesday. It also states that a briefing on the study will be presented by Beth Resnick, an assistant scientist who headed the research team.

ScientificAmerican.com
March 4, 2010
Recycling Some Hospital Waste (Not The Really Gross Kind)
Johns Hopkins angle: This podcast transcript reports on research led by Martin Markary, an associate professor of surgery in the School of Medicine.

Wired Science
March 3, 2010
Research Calls Forensic DNA Technique Into Question
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Nickolas Papadopoulos, an associate professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine and co-author of a study published recently in Nature.

The Scientist.com
March 3, 2010
Surprising mtDNA diversity
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post quotes Nickolas Papadopoulos, an associate professor of cancer biology in the School of Medicine and co-author of a study published recently in Nature.

Dundalk Eagle (Maryland)
March 3, 2010
HEALTHWATCH: Former Eagle reporter finds meaning in organ donation
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the kidney donation program at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Examiner
March 4, 2010
Montgomery officials count on biotech efforts to pay off
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Montgomery County officials have high hopes that pouring money into biotechnology startups and forging a stronger partnership with JHU will yield “a big payoff.”

Reuters.com
March 3, 2010
Child seizure study finds oldest drug works best
Johns Hopkins angle: This wire service story quotes from a medical journal commentary written by epilepsy expert Eileen Vining, a professor of neurology and pediatrics in the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2010
Baker Awards honor violist, sculptor, film animator
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that one of the award recipients is film animator Karen Yasinsky, a lecturer in the Krieger School's Film and Media Studies program.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2010
New study outlines a generation of snackers
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature quotes Lawrence J. Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2010
Friends of Miriam Frankl push for mandatory interlock law
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor is from Natalie Draisin, an undergraduate and friend of Miriam Frankl, who died as the result of a hit-and-run accident in October.

Baltimore Sun
March 3, 2010
Enough with the reading photo-ops
Johns Hopkins angle: This letter to the editor mentions JHU President Ronald Daniels.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
March 3, 2010
Madrigals for the 21st Century
Johns Hopkins angle: Judah Adashi, who teaches at the Peabody Institute, is interviewed.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2010
Compression hose might help varicose veins
Johns Hopkins angle: Jennifer Heller, director of the Johns Hopkins Vein Center at the hospital system's Bayview campus, is quoted.

Huffington Post
March 3, 2010
Timothy Cooper: Dr. Leslie King Hammond's Artistic Vitality (VIDEO)
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions that Leslie King-Hammond, graduate dean emeritus and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at Maryland Institute College of Art, earned her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from JHU.


Jewish World Review
March 4, 2010
How to ruin a child
Johns Hopkins angle: This George Will column states, “In 1999, a Johns Hopkins University study found that some school districts that abolished driver's education courses experienced a 27 percent decrease in auto accidents among 16- and 17-year-olds.”

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2010
Maryland prison escapes: How great was this?
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins doctors are mentioned in this article.

New York Times
March 4, 2010
Choptank
Johns Hopkins angle: This restaurant review mentions "dorm rooms at Johns Hopkins" in describing the restaurant's atmosphere.

New York Times – Dealbook blog
March 4, 2010
Rubenstein to Succeed Schwarzman at Kennedy
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions that David M. Rubenstein serves on the Board of Trustees at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2010
Finnerty's career-high 5 goals lead Loyola over Bellarmine
Johns Hopkins angle: The article reports that JHU’s women's lacrosse team defeated Stony Brook.

The Capital (Annapolis)
March 3, 2010
Exhibit honors 10 county sports heroes
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that among those who participated in this salute to Anne Arundel County sports heroes was National Lacrosse Hall of Famer Brian Wood, who played for JHU’s men’s lacrosse team.

Summit Daily News (Colorado)
March 4, 2010
Season Preview: Summit High boys' lacrosse
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Summit High boys lacrosse head coach Michael O'Neill was an all-American and national player of the year in lacrosse for JHU in the 1970s.

Baltimore Sun
March 4, 2010
George H. Bacot Jr., glass firm executive
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Bacot earned a degree from the university.

The Daily Review (Towanda, Pa.)
March 4, 2010
Arthur B. King, M.D., Scholarship to be awarded
Johns Hopkins angle: This story states that Arthur B. King, for whom this scholarship is named, received his M.D. degree in 1939 from JHU.


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Washington Post
March 4, 2010
Area students will protest higher education tuition hikes
Leaders of a California-born protest movement will try to spread their message across the nation today, with student rallies against budget cuts and tuition hikes at public colleges.

Inside Higher Ed
March 4, 2010
Medical Schools Expand -- and Contract
Economic realities shrink classes at a few U.S. medical schools, undercutting the push to increase the physician work force.

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 4, 2010
Industrialists Create New Private Universities in India
Disappointed by the public sector, millionaire businessmen try their hand at higher education.

Washington Post
March 4, 2010
College Park to install security cameras in Old Town
A $500,000 stimulus grant is paying for the closed-circuit television and license plate reader cameras, which will be monitored by The University of Maryland, College Park's Department of Public Safety.

National Public Radio
March 4, 2010
Myths That Make It Hard To Stop Campus Rape
NPR News Investigations and the Center for Public Integrity have teamed up to examine the ongoing problem of sexual assaults on college campuses. This is the fourth part in the series.

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