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Wall Street Journal
July 12, 2011
We Can't Afford to Train Fewer Doctors
Johns Hopkins angle: This op-ed on funding of graduate medical education through Medicare is co-written by Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2011
Slowing R&D spending may hurt long-term recovery
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this business column are Louis Galambos, an economic historian in the Krieger School, and Aris Melissaratos, JHU’s senior advisor for technology development.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 11, 2011
Hopkins researchers to receive $32M in grants
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that two groups of Johns Hopkins University researchers will receive more than $32 million during the next seven years to study how sugars in the body contribute to lung and heart diseases.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
STD twice as common in older women
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog item reports that John Hopkins researchers are finding an unusually high number of cases of the sexually transmitted parasite Trichomonas vaginalis in older women. Quoted is senior study investigator Charlotte Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases.

Bloomberg.com
July 12, 2011
Sex Parasite Is Most Common in Women Older Than 40, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins angle: This Bloomberg wire story quotes senior study investigator Charlotte Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases.

Boston Globe
July 12, 2011
Rise in STD in older women, sexless trend in 20-somethings
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post quotes senior study investigator Charlotte Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases.

Straits Times (Singapore)
July 12, 2011
STD rate twice as high in older women
Johns Hopkins angle: This AFP wire story quotes senior study investigator Charlotte Gaydos, a School of Medicine professor of infectious diseases.

Korea Times
July 10, 2011
Washington pushes Seoul
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Tong Kim, an adjunct professor at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Daily Telegraph (U.K.)
July 12, 2011
We'd be lost without them: meet the team behind GPS
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature tells the story of how Applied Physics Laboratory researchers Frank McClure, Richard Kershner and their colleagues created the blueprint for a new satellite navigation system for the U.S. Navy.

CNET News
July 11, 2011
Researchers mine tweets in search of health trends
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

eBrandz Search Marketing & Technology News
July 12, 2011
Twitter Unwraps Valuable Health Information
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

Gigaom.com
July 7, 2011
Can you crowdsource health information via Twitter?
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports on a study conducted by Whiting School computer scientists Mark Dredze and Michael J. Paul, who used Twitter posts to monitor public health trends.

WAMU News (Washington, D.C.)
July 12, 2011
Mind-Controlling Parasites And Their Zombies
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is the School of Medicine’s Bob Yolken, chair of pediatric neurovirology.

Washington Post
July 12, 2011
Wes Unseld Jr. expected to leave for Golden State
Johns Hopkins angle: Unseld, a 1997 Johns Hopkins graduate, is expected to become an assistant coach with Golden State, according to this article.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2011
Hopkins disrespectful to clerical workers
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece is written by Barbara Moseley, a clerical associate who's been with Johns Hopkins Hospital for 37 years.

Ithaca Journal (N.Y.)
July 11, 2011
Tots can drown in portable swimming pools, too
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece quotes Susan Baker, a professor with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.

ExploreBaltimoreCounty.com
July 12, 2011
Meet the major
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature about Baltimore City police Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper, the Northern District's new commander, mentions that she has a master's degree in applied behavioral science from The Johns Hopkins University.

Outpatient Surgery E-Weekly
July 12, 2011
Obese Patients at Increased Risk Following Plastic Surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: The study’s lead researcher, Martin Makary, a School of Medicine associate professor of surgery, is quoted in this column item.

Warren Times-Observer (Pa.)
July 12, 2011
Warren native working to help Jamaicans with food
Johns Hopkins angle: Patrick Marti received a chemical and biomolecular engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, this article notes.

Inside Higher Ed
July 12, 2011
Where Trendy Is 17th Century
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions a 2009 book on religious colleges, "Seeing the Light," published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

NJ.com
July 12, 2011
Vernon Township man with Barth's syndrome navigates the adult world in a child's body
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Richard Kelley, director of the clinical mass spectrometry laboratory at Kennedy Krieger Institute, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University.

The New York Review of Books
July 14, 2011
The Illusions of Psychiatry
Johns Hopkins angle: This article refers to "one of the leaders of modern psychiatry, Leon Eisenberg, a professor at Johns Hopkins."

Catholic Online
July 12, 2011
Inside Scientology Opens a Secret World for Everyone to See
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about Janet Reitman mentions that she was a 2000 fellow at the International Reporting Project at JHU’s School for Advanced International Studies.

Huffingtonpost.com
July 11, 2011
Why Gardening Helps Your Health
Johns Hopkins angle: This post quotes Anne Palmer, who studies food environments as the program director of Eating for the Future, a program based at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future.

Voice of America
July 11, 2011
Study: Stop-Smoking Aid Ups Cardiovascular Risks
Johns Hopkins angle: Sonal Singh, professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, is quoted in this piece.

ScienceBlog.com
July 12, 2011
Minimally Invasive Treatment for Blocked Heart Valves
Johns Hopkins angle: This blog post refers to cardiac device testing that will be led locally by School of Medicine faculty members Jon Resar and John Conte.

Business Insider
July 11, 2011
A Dismal Jobs Report And More Bad News
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is Steve Hanke, a Whiting School professor of applied economics.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
Kids and pain relief
Johns Hopkins angle: This post calls attention to a live online chat scheduled for noon on July 13. Fielding questions will be Paul Christo, director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at the School of Medicine.

Retford Guardian (U.K.)
July 12, 2011
Heart risks of diabetes drugs compared
Johns Hopkins angle: The School of Medicine is mentioned in this story.

Memphis Commercial Appeal (Tenn.)
July 12, 2011
MRI Interventions prepares for major ClearPoint push
Johns Hopkins angle: The university is mentioned in this story.

Baltimore Sun
July 12, 2011
UMBC adds Martin as assistant coach
Johns Hopkins angle: An item in this sports digest column reports that JHU defender Robert Enright was among the players named to the Tim Flynn23-man squad that will represent the United States at the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse U-19 Men's World Championships in Turku, Finland.

Abington Mariner
July 12, 2011
These Wolverines are All-American girls
Johns Hopkins angle: Midfielder Sarah Biron is slated to become a member of JHU’s women's lacrosse team, this story states. Johns Hopkins coach Janine Tucker is mentioned.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2011
William Pitcher, insurance firm owner, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary notes that Pitcher donated to various charities, including Johns Hopkins Oncology Research and the Wilmer Eye Institute, and that he served on the Johns Hopkins Prostate Cancer Advisory Board. Quoted is Theodore DeWeese, professor and chairman of the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology.

Baltimore Sun
July 11, 2011
Rhoda P. Levin, educator, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: Levin earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, this obituary states.


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Hechinger Report
July 11, 2011
New efforts to raise U.S. college graduation rates
President Barack Obama’s efforts to increase the percentage of Americans with college degrees is running into some of the same stubborn obstacles that have stymied educators, politicians, researchers and philanthropic foundations for years.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 12, 2011
The Middle College School Comes to Maryland
The Academy of Health Sciences — located on the campus of Prince George’s Community College — is part of a network of schools established under the auspices of the Middle College National Consortium and is the first such academy to be established in Maryland.

USA Today
July 11, 2011
Why you want to go to college: In 140 characters or less
The University of Iowa is asking prospective students to tweet in their applications, and offering a full scholarship for the best one.

Inside Higher Ed
July 12, 2011
Themselves to Blame?
Fundraisers are told that they are asking too little of young alumni, while focusing too much on U.S. News -- to their institutions' detriment.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 10, 2011
Efforts to Measure Faculty Workload Don't Add Up
Many legislators accuse professors of living the cushy life and failing to work productively. But much of the labor professors do isn't captured in the data.

New York Times – Opinionator
July 11, 2011
Vocationalism, Academic Freedom and Tenure
A discussion of the new book, “The Faculty Lounges: and Other Reasons Why You Won’t Get the College Education You Paid For,” by Naomi Schaefer Riley.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 12, 2011
College Leaders Discuss One Last Faculty Transition: Retirement
Lots of thought goes into hiring, tenure, and promotion. At an American Council on Education meeting, officials are focusing on the matter of leaving academe behind.

New York Times
July 12, 2011
Guarding Privacy May Not Always Protect Patients
College students over age 18 are generally entitled to full adult confidentiality, but that doesn’t always make it simpler for their doctors. When something goes wrong, their parents often are still the safety net and support.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 11, 2011
As 2012 Elections Loom, Partisans on Both Sides Argue the Effect of Voter-ID Laws on Students
Republicans say they simply want to prevent voter fraud with laws requiring proof of identity. Democrats argue that the measures intend to shrink their pool of youth voters.

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