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NPR – Morning Edition
October 12, 2010
Military Tries New Approach To Treating Head Injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: Quotes Ibolja Cernak, who studied brain injuries on the battlefields of Kosovo. Now she works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

Congressional Quarterly
October 11, 2010
Health Care’s Election Equalizer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Adam Sheingate, an associate professor of political science in the Krieger School and an expert on the politics of health policy.

Baltimore Sun
October 11, 2010
Money to fund research into battlefield limb injuries
Johns Hopkins angle: The Picture of Health blog reports that the Bloomberg School of Public Health was awarded $38.6 million from the Department of Defense to expand the orthopedic trauma care research it began last year. Quoted is Ellen MacKenzie, principal investigator and the Fred and Julie Soper Professor and chair of the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy and Management.

USA Today
October 11, 2010
Treatments for vision loss are in sight
Johns Hopkins angle: Oliver Schein, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Comprehensive Eye Service at the Wilmer Eye Institute, is quoted.

Project Syndicate
October 11, 2010
Rules for a Frugal Superpower
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece was written by Michael Mandelbaum, professor of American Foreign Policy at SAIS, and the author of The Frugal Superpower: America’s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era.

The Washington Post
October 11, 2010
In Bosnia, Hillary Clinton calls for 'second wind' of co-existence
Johns Hopkins angle: Kurt Volker of the Center on Transatlantic Relations at SAIS, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2010
Calls To Punish China Over Yuan Are Misguided -Goldman's O'Neill
Johns Hopkins angle: This article points to a speech given by Jim O'Neill, chairman of asset management at the investment bank, at SAIS last week.

Forbes Blogs
October 11, 2010
Debating The True Value Of The Chinese Yuan
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Pieter Bottelier, an adjunct professor at SAIS.

Baltimore Sun
October 8, 2010
Indoor drowning risks
Johns Hopkins angle: This Charm City moms blog item states that FOX45 television station is slated to air public service announcements targeting moms and other caregivers in Baltimore about the risks of indoor drowning. It notes that the PSAs were developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
October 11, 2010
Retinal Disease Treatments for Elders Doubled Over 10 Years
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay News piece is study leader Pradeep Ramulu, of Wilmer Eye Institute.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek (HealthDay)
October 11, 2010
Danish Study Suggests Jaundice-Autism Link
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this HealthDay story is Gary Goldstein, a professor of pediatrics and neurology at the School of Medicine.

The Med Guru
October 12, 2010
Severe jaundice may lead to autism in newborns, finds study
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Gary Goldstein, a professor of pediatrics and neurology at the School of Medicine.

Mail & Guardian Online (South Africa)
October 12, 2010
Why vaccination fear spells disaster for developing world
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Lois Privor-Dumm of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

BioMed Middle East
October 12, 2010
Computer Predicts Pancreatic Cancer
Johns Hopkins angle: Using a computer program, researchers from Johns Hopkins have predicted which changes in the DNA code may cause pancreatic cells to become cancerous and deadly. The study was led by Hannah Carter of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computational Medicine.

ABC2 News (Baltimore)
October 11, 2010
Fundraising event to wheel-up money for Johns Hopkins Sarcoma Center
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Kristy Webb from the Sarcoma Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital appeared on Monday on "Good Morning, Maryland."

The Scotsman
October 12, 2010
Ruth Walker: " 'With Respect' Can there be two more misused words in the English lexicon?"
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Sylvain Dore of the School of Medicine.

New America Foundation
October 12, 2010
QUALITY: Focusing on Urban Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post mentions a story that appeared in the Baltimore Sun last weekend about efforts at Johns Hopkins to train doctors to deal with urban health issues. Quoted is Chris Gibbons, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.

Becker's Hospital Review
October 11, 2010
Johns Hopkins' Urban Health Program Gaining Momentum
Johns Hopkins angle: Johns Hopkins Medicine received acclaim for its new, innovative Urban Health Residency Program for medical students in a recent Baltimore Sun report. The program is the first of its kind in the U.S.

Healthcare News (UK)
October 12, 2010
New hope in filariasis battle
Johns Hopkins angle: Mentioned is Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, a molecular microbiologist at the School of Public Health.

Inside Higher Ed
October 12, 2010
Habitats for Academic Freedom
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Johns Hopkins is one of two foreign universities that have ended collaborations with Singapore’s government in "high-profile divorces." It said that Johns Hopkins University had a graduate biomedical campus there.

Austin American Statesman
October 12, 2010
Interview with Rebecca Skloot, author of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'
Johns Hopkins angle: Henrietta Lacks was a patient at Johns Hopkins in the early 1950s.

The Local (Sweden)
October 11, 2010
Swede 'engulfed in flames' after US surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is James Campbell, a neurosurgeon and pain specialist at the School of Medicine.

Freeport Journal Standard (Ill.)
October 11, 2010
Conservation should not be political
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2002 study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that estimated that three calories of energy are needed to create one calorie of edible food.

Daily Local News (Pa.)
October 12, 2010
'Agent Tom' sex crime plea found in records
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece mentions the Sexual Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

InlandSoCal.com (Riverside, Calif.)
October 7, 2010
Conductor brings passion for music to Riverside
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Tomasz Golka, Riverside County Philharmonic's new music director, mentions that Golka studied conducting with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar at the Peabody Conservatory.

MSNBC.msn.com
October 6, 2010
Peoria Symphony Hosts Russian Talent
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that pianist Eun Joo Chung studied at the Peabody Institute.

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ca.)
October 11, 2010
Whittemore hits milestone
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, The Bulldogs beat Johns Hopkins 7-6 in water polo.

Laurinburg Exchange (NC)
October 11, 2010
New Hope Baptist Church announces new pastor
Johns Hopkins angle: New pastor Thomas Marshall holds a degree from Johns Hopkins.

News Herald (Ohio)
October 12, 2010
Dan K. Thomasson: Ivies don't have monopoly on education
Johns Hopkins angle: This column about choosing a college mentions Johns Hopkins University.

Sacramento Press (Calif.)
October 11, 2010
Film Industry "Boot Camp" with award-winning Producer
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Larry Meistrich, head of Nehst Studios and producer of the Oscar winner "Sling Blade," has taught master classes at Johns Hopkins.

Frederick News-Post
October 12, 2010
Locals crowd Baker Park to walk for a diabetes cure
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that some of the money from the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes will be donated to Johns Hopkins.

Medfield Press (Mass.)
October 11, 2010
Medfield girls make earrings to raise money for cancer research
Johns Hopkins angle: Proceeds from the earrings benefit Johns Hopkins.

HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS

New York Times – The Choice blog
October 11, 2010
‘Some of the More Mundane Moments in Life Make Great Essays’
Admissions officers from Princeton, the College of Wooster, the Rochester Institute of Technology and others share the topics that inspire the best personal statements from applicants.

Chronicle of Higher Education
October 10, 2010
For Students Nearing Ph.D.'s, Scant Hope in Tight Market
There is more competition than ever from recent Ph.D.'s, tenure-track professors looking to upgrade, experienced postdocs and visiting professors with plenty of teaching credentials.

Miami Herald
October 11, 2010
For-profit colleges slam state schools
A Fort Lauderdale-based for-profit college says its reputation is being unfairly smeared -- prompting a lawsuit against a Florida community college.

New York Times
October 12, 2010
France Wrestles With Its 2 Tiers of Higher Education
Gallic pride has given way to defensiveness, and even a certain embarrassment, as French institutions are ranked poorly.


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