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US News & World Report (HealthDay)
February 21, 2011
Going 'Green' May Cut Hospital Costs
Johns Hopkins angle: HealthDay news reports that a study led by Martin Makary of the School of Medicine found that implementing practical, environmentally friendly practices in operating rooms and other hospital facilities could reduce health-care costs without compromising patient safety.


Fox News
February 21, 2011
Going Green in the Operating Room
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Martin Makary of the School of Medicine found that implementing practical, environmentally friendly practices in operating rooms and other hospital facilities could reduce health-care costs without compromising patient safety.

OneIndia.com (ANI)
February 21, 2011
Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids' skin wounds
Johns Hopkins angle: This ANI story reports on a study out of the Children’s Center that has indicated that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining is more important than the choice of antibiotic. Quoted is lead investigator Aaron Chen, an emergency physician the Children’s Center.

Washington Post
February 21, 2011
Cost to keep sexual offenders in check is escalating for Virginia
Johns Hopkins angle: blog post quotes Fred Berlin, founder of the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Free in-home kits help encourage STD testing in young people
Johns Hopkins angle: This article quotes Charlotte A. Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases who helped develop a program that runs a website offering teens and others free in-home testing kits for three of the most commonly reported sexually transmitted diseases.

Red Orbit
February 22, 2011
Famed Neurosurgeon's Century-Old Notes Reveal 'Modern' Style Admission of Medical Error
Johns Hopkins angle: Katherine Latimer, a medical student at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this story, which reports that a review of groundbreaking neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing's notes, made at the turn of the last century, has turned up copious documentation of his own surgical mishaps as well as his suggestions for preventing those mistakes in the future. Also quoted is Alfredo Quinones, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Doctors can and should learn from their mistakes
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post talks about researchers who reviewed the notes of one of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s groundbreaking neurosurgeons, Harvey Cushing. Quoted are Johns Hopkins medical student Katherine Latimer and Alfredo Quinones, a School of Medicine associate professor of neurosurgery.

Foreign Policy Magazine
March/April
Nothing to See Here
Johns Hopkins angle: Fouad Ajami, a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, wrote this piece.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Group proposes alternative currency to support local economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature includes a comment from Steve H. Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
February 21, 2011
Gastric Bypass Best for Weight Loss, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story about gastric bypass surgery mentions that the average cost of a bariatric surgery is nearly $30,000, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins University.

Yahoo! News
February 22, 2011
Wow! 6 Solar System Planets Shine in One New Photo
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this Live Science story is Brett Denevi of APL.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
In Balto. Co., providing interpretation services emerges as crucial need
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this story is Cheri C. Wilson, a research associate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Teen suicide: More schools bring issue out of shadows
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about high school suicide prevention programs, originally in the Chicago Tribune, mentions a high school that updated its health curriculum with the help of Johns Hopkins University.

Gulf News
February 22, 2011
Surgery saves six-year-old Emirati boy's life
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about doctors at Tawam Hospital mentions that the facility is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

NBC12 TV (Richmond)
February 21, 2011
State lawmakers to honor Lacks Tuesday
Johns Hopkins angle: The Virginia State Legislature was scheduled today to honor Henrietta Lacks, who was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital back in the early 1950s, and whose “immortal” cells have revolutionized medicine. Lacks, her life and medical legacy are the topics of a best selling book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Charleston Daily Mail (West Virginia)
February 22, 2011
Granddaughter's medical ordeal recalls story from youth
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a study done last year on appendicitis in children by researchers at the Children’s Center.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Horizon Foundation president plans to retire by end of '12
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reported on the retirement plans of Richard M. Krieg, president and CEO of the Horizon Foundation, which was created as a result of the merger of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard County General Hospital.

Cape Times (South Africa)
February 22, 2011
Bono’s mystery woman a busy doctor
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this article, Shahra Sattar recently won a scholarship to the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She shared the stage with U2’s Bono during his Cape Town concert.

Chronicle of Higher Education
February 20, 2011
One Animal Researcher Refuses to Hide
Johns Hopkins angle: J. David Jentsch, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of California at Los Angeles, went to the Johns Hopkins University at age 18 with two years of college credit and graduated with a bachelor's degree in behavioral biology by 20.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 21, 2011
Hopkins names Suburban CEO to head community group
Johns Hopkins angle: Suburban Hospital CEO Brian Gragnolati has been named senior vice president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and will head Johns Hopkins Medicine’s newly created community division.

Palm Beach Daily News
February 21, 2011
Bingham: ‘Why’ behind osteoarthritis remains mystery, but weight loss, exercise can help reduce pain
Johns Hopkins angle: Clifton Bingham III, director of the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, spoke at A Woman’s Journey conference at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 22, 2011
Finding fibromyalgia relief
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Paul Christo of the School of Medicine will discuss fibromyalgia with readers at noon on February 23.

Syracuse Post-Standard
February 22, 2011
Bob Behler, the new boss at defense contractor SRC in Cicero, vows to keep America safe
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Behler recently served as a general manager at APL.

NJ.com
February 21, 2011
Princeton University hosts 'Coming Together' interfaith conference for students from 30 colleges
Johns Hopkins angle: This story notes that in the past, Johns Hopkins has hosted “Coming Together” conferences.

Lexington Clipper-Herald (Nebraska)
February 13, 2011
Texting for your baby's health
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Elizabeth "Betty" T. Jordan, a registered nurse and director of the undergraduate program at the School of Nursing.

Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
February 22, 2011
With bow in one hand, pacifier in another, Cleveland Orchestra violist stands out as both artist, mother
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about violist Eliesha Nelson notes that her husband, Jon Cline, is a trained musician whose mother is a former dean of the Peabody Conservatory.

Lindsay Post (Ontario, Canada)
February 18, 2011
String performers make classical hip, relevant
This feature about The Infinitus String Trio states that the members hold degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory.

Scranton Times-Tribune
February 22, 2011
Smith excels for West Chester University indoor track team
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story and round up mentions that Brian Peters (Abington Heights) was elected a captain for the Johns Hopkins University football team for the 2011 season. In 11 games this season, the junior defensive end had 25 tackles and 1½ sacks for the Blue Jays.

Boulder Daily Camera (Colorado)
February 21, 2011
Hoopla takes over at Broomfield, Longmont
Johns Hopkins angle: This sports story mentions that Taylor Kitayama broke a pair of records in the pool for the Johns Hopkins women`s swim team over the weekend. Kitayama won both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke races at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Q&A with ESPN's Mark Dixon
Johns Hopkins angle: This lacrosse blog interview with ESPN analyst and former Johns Hopkins midfielder Mark Dixon includes comments about Saturday’s men’s game between Towson and Johns Hopkins.

Baltimore Sun
February 21, 2011
Dr. Jimmy Boyd Zachary, kidney specialist, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this obituary, Zachary was a retired Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center physician who had joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1963. Quoted in the obituary is David A. Spector, an associate professor of nephrology in the School of Medicine.

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HIGHER EDUCATION NEWS
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Chronicle of Higher Education
February 22, 2011
$10-Million Grant Program Will Support State Efforts to Boost College-Completion Rates
The nonprofit group Complete College America will help states shift toward rewarding colleges based on student performance.

Washington Post Magazine
February 20, 2011
Eight ways to get higher education into shape
The story takes a look at eight big problems facing the academy and, aided by some of its greatest minds, offers up some big ideas to help solve them.

USA Today
February 22, 2011
Economy shuffles Princeton Review's Best Value Colleges
Though it isn't mentioned by name in this story, Johns Hopkins is one of the nation's 50 "Best Value" private colleges and universities, according to the Princeton Review.

USA Today
February 22, 2011
Schools tout efforts to keep tuition in check
As colleges and universities begin setting tuition for the upcoming academic year, a few schools are already touting their efforts to keep costs down.

Baltimore Business Journal
February 21, 2011
Search to find Caret's replacement at Towson is on
William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, forms a search committee to find a replacement for Robert Caret, the outgoing president at Towson University.

Washington Post
February 20, 2011
A University of Virginia student has a bright idea: 'Flash seminars'
Once or twice a week, students collect in some idle classroom or lounge for a "flash seminar," an ad hoc performance of pedagogy. The time and place, professor and students are always different. But the goal never varies: "to find learning outside the classroom."



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