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Fox News (Reuters)
May 13, 2010
Study: Benefits of Prenatal Vitamin A Last a Decade
Johns Hopkins angle: This Reuters story reports that a new study led by William Checkley of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose malnourished mothers took vitamin A during pregnancy had stronger lungs throughout childhood.

Britian News Net
May 13, 2010
Maternal Vitamin A improves offspring lung function
Johns Hopkins angle: This Britian News Net story reports that a new study led by William Checkley of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose malnourished mothers took vitamin A during pregnancy had stronger lungs throughout childhood.

Baltimore Sun
May 12, 2010
Dr. Dan McDougal
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Dan McDougal spent two years as a rheumatology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post
May 13, 2010
Linda E. Hartung
Johns Hopkins angle: The retired public health nurse was a 1939 graduate of the Johns Hopkins school of nursing.

The Washington Post
May 13, 2010
GMU grad to don great-grandmother's gown at commencement
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Daniel T. Brooks Jr.will wear a gown first worn by his great-great-grandmother in 1910 and by his cousin, Amanda Crowley, who wore it in 2009, during her graduation from Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun Blogs
May 12, 2010
Read Street: Oprah, HBO to examine story of Henrietta Lacks
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog reports that HBO Films announced yesterday that it has acquired the rights to "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," a popular book that examines the extraordinary -- and controversial -- scientific contribution made by a young, black Baltimore County woman treated at Johns Hopkins more than a half-century ago.

PBS NewsHour
May 12, 2010
Author Wes Moore's Book Explores His Own Alternate Reality
Johns Hopkins angle: An interview with author Wes Moore, a Johns Hopkins alumnus.

WJZ-TV13 (Baltimore)
May 12, 2010
Love's Death Becomes Learning Lesson For All
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this television report, Maryvale Prep student Kate Henninger is headed to Johns Hopkins to play lacrosse next year. Henniger was interviewed for this story.

All Headline News
May 13, 2010
Vitamin A Supplementation Linked To Better Lung Function In Babies
Johns Hopkins angle: This AHN story reports that new research by experts at Johns Hopkins indicates that vitamin A supplementation in pregnant women is linked with better lung function in their children.

TopNews (ANI)
May 13, 2010
Maternal Vitamin A improves offspring lung function
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports that a new study led by William Checkley of the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose malnourished mothers took vitamin A during pregnancy had stronger lungs throughout childhood.


TopNews (ANI)
May 13, 2010
Vaccine response could depend on your sex
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI article reports that researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by Sabra Klein, have claimed that biological differences between the sexes could be a significant predictor of responses to vaccines.

Washington Business Journal
May 12, 2010
Good job advice from a dad
Johns Hopkins angle: This column notes that Patrick Madsen of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School offers some good job advice on a blog called "What's Next, Gen Y?"

AllAfrica.com
May 13, 2010
Rwanda: Global Health Leaders Conclude Kigali Meet
Johns Hopkins angle: Jhpiego, an international non-profit organization afflilated with Johns Hopkins, on Tuesday concluded a global health summit aimed at boosting maternal and neo-natal health.


Nanowerk
May 13, 2010
Building organs block by block with 'biological legos'
Johns Hopkins angle: Jennifer Elisseeff, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the Whiting School, commented in this story on MIT research.

Delaware County Daily Times
May 13, 2010
Study finds county is still lacking on health issues
Johns Hopkins angle: A crowd of more than 40 residents listened as researchers from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Delaware County Council discussed the findings of a recent public health study Wednesday night. Beth Resnick was quoted.

Modern Ghana
May 13, 2010
Safe Water Network to Expand Commitment to Water Solutions in West Africa
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Johns Hopkins University 's Bloomberg School of Public Health is conducting an independent three-year evaluation to measure the effectiveness of the WaterHealth Centres to deliver positive health outcomes.

Philadelphia Daily News
May 13, 2010
Providers picked for seven schools set for makeovers
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the West Philly High School council is considering Johns Hopkins University as a provider.

Philadelphia Daily News
May 13, 2010
Delco study cites gaps in public health services
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that, in June 2008, the county contracted with Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health to survey its public health services and identify needs. The study was funded with a $50,000 state grant.

Palladium Item
May 13, 2010
RCS taking early steps to eliminate 9 teachers' jobs
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the GradNation Report summit conducted by Johns Hopkins University.

St. George Spectrum (Utah)
May 13, 2010
Study has surprising results
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Dixie State College student Jareau Cordell was accepted to do a fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University medical school.

Maryland Reporter
May 12, 2010
Leaving the Legislature: Carolyn Krysiak
Johns Hopkins angle: Krysiak is on the board of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Annapolis Capital
May 13, 2010
Blues on the Bay
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, the Johns Hopkins Cranio-Facial Center has been a beneficiary of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival.

Lebanon Daily News (Pa.)
May 13, 2010
Seven Falcons announce college choices
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that football player Mike Meagher has committed to Johns Hopkins.

Laurinberg Exchange (NC)
May 13, 2010
Louise Lofgren Dunn (obituary)
Johns Hopkins angle: Dunn earned her nursing degree at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Heritage Newspapers (Southeast Michigan)
May 11, 2010
U of M conductor pens book
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on the release of the book, "The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor," by conductor Gustav Meier, who heads the directing program at JHU’s Peabody Institute.

Owings Mills Times
May 12, 2010
Uplifting Harmony
Johns Hopkins angle: This article notes that Ralene Jacobson, Baltimore County's Teacher of the Year, is a graduate of JHU’s Peabody Institute.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS


NPR – All Things Considered
May 12, 2010
Middle East Woos U.S. Colleges
In Qatar, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown University, Texas A&M, Northwestern and others have outposts in a complex called Education City. They offer something that students around the world crave: a real American degree.

New York Times – The Choice blog
May 12, 2010
The Early Line on Admission Yields (and Wait-List Offers)
Before colleges turn their attention from screening the Class of 2014 to recruiting the Class of 2015, they will calculate one last measurement of this admissions season: their yields.

Inside Higher Ed
May 13, 2010
Quick Take: Private Colleges Balk at Accrediting Council's Disclosure Proposal
A proposed change in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's policies for recognizing accrediting agencies is drawing criticism from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Chronicle of Higher Education
May 12, 2010
U. of Virginia President Meets With Governor to Push for Access to Law-Enforcement Records
How information from state law-enforcement agencies can make college campuses safer dominated the discussion.

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