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Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
Anti-seizure drug may also help with Alzheimer's
Johns Hopkins angle: This health blog post and online video report on new research led by Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher.

Med India
July 22, 2011
Anti-seizure Drug Improves Brain Function
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a study by Krieger School neuroscientist Michela Gallagher that found that an anti-seizure drug improves cognitive function in patients with a condition that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer’s.

MedPage Today
July 21, 2011
Patients Fare Better With Well-Mannered Surgeons
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports on a commentary in the Archives of Surgery that was co-authored by Krieger School civility expert P.M. Forni.

Maryland Daily Record
July 21, 2011
King appointed as vice dean for research at Hopkins
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Thursday the appointment of Landon S. King as vice dean for research, effective Sept. 1.

MedPage Today
July 21, 2011
IAS: Daily Pill Cuts HIV Risk in Gay Encounters
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in the article is Chris Beyrer of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

CNN.com
July 21, 2011
When spouse gets sick -- who leaves?
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this feature is Louise Knight, a social worker at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Nature.com
July 21, 2011
Regulations proposed for animal–human chimaeras
Johns Hopkins angle: This story quotes Ruth Faden, director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

The Atlantic
July 20, 2011
Are Vegetables and Exercise Causing Childhood Obesity in China?
Johns Hopkins angle: The story quotes Youfa Wang of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and cocaine addiction
Johns Hopkins angle: This opinion piece discusses a new book that focuses in part on cocaine use by William Halsted, who pioneered modern surgical technique at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The post quotes Julia McMillan, a Johns Hopkins professor of pediatrics.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
Triple-digit heat wave continues in Maryland
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted about why the elderly are particularly at risk in extremely hot weather is Alicia I. Arbaje, an assistant professor and associate director of transitional care research in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

Yahoo! News (HealthDay)
July 22, 2011
Informed-Consent Forms for HIV Research Too Long: Study
Johns Hopkins angle: This HealthDay story reports that a study led by Nancy Kass, deputy director for public health at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, found that the informed-consent documents that study volunteers must sign before joining HIV/AIDS research trials in countries around the world -- including the United States -- are too long and complicated.

Mail Online (U.K.)
July 21, 2011
Girl loses half her brain in car crash... and gains an amazing new artistic ability
Johns Hopkins angle: This story about a young victim of an automobile accident mentions research by neurologist John Freeman, now of the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Wall Street Journal
July 22, 2011
Peru Leader Taps Moderate Cabinet
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions the appointment of Johns Hopkins and Harvard University trained economist Luis Miguel Castilla as economy minister in Peru.

Montgomery Gazette
July 22, 2011
Race to be held in Bethesda for slain lululemon athletica clerk
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that the family of Jayna Murray, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School student killed in March at the lululemon athletica store where she worked in downtown Bethesda, has organized a charity run in her memory.

July 22, 2011
Hospital managers must be assertive, expert says
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted in this piece is William "Bill" Ward, an administrator at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MSNBC.com
July 22, 2011
Stay safe in the ER with life-saving strategies
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions Peter Pronovost, a patient safety expert at the School of Medicine.

The News Eagle (Hawley, Pa.)
July 21, 2011
Tabernacle Bible Church hosts concert
Johns Hopkins angle: This concert preview mentions that recording artist Diane Susek earned a music degree in 1972 from the Peabody Conservatory.

Broadway World
July 22, 2011
Case Scaglione, Joshua Weilerstein Named Assistant Conductors of NY Philharmonic
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Case Scaglione completed postgraduate studies at the Peabody Institute, working with faculty member Gustav Meier.

Athens Banner-Herald (Georgia)
July 22, 2011
Faith: A torah scroll's unlikely journey to Uganda
Johns Hopkins angle: According to this story, Rabbi Avraham Bloomenstiel received a master's degree in music from the Peabody Institute.

Maryland Daily Record
July 21, 2011
On the move – 7/22/11: Sciumeca named sales manager
Johns Hopkins angle: This column reports that Kenneth D. Kozel, the new president and chief executive officer of Shore Health System, holds master's degrees in business and business administration from The Johns Hopkins University. Kozel previously worked in progressively expanding roles at Johns Hopkins Hospital for nearly 10 years.

Maryland Daily Record
July 21, 2011
Week in Review
Johns Hopkins angle: This roundup states that developers of an 88-acre site in East Baltimore will soon unveil a new blueprint for the stalled $1.8 billion redevelopment near Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Maryland Daily Record
July 21, 2011
On the move
Johns Hopkins angle: Herb Retsky, who was named Man of the Year by Har Sinai Congregation’s Brotherhood, received a bachelor's degree in business management from The Johns Hopkins University, according to this roundup.

Maryland Daily Record
July 21, 2011
On the Move
Johns Hopkins angle: Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, became president of the American Heart Association on July 1, according to this brief.

Golf.com
July 21, 2011
The Sage of the Game
Johns Hopkins angle: This profile of David (Doc) Malcolm mentions that he did postgraduate work in genetics at JHU.

Baltimore Sun
July 21, 2011
Dr. Robert Russell Kent, cardiologist and humanitarian, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Kent attended The Johns Hopkins University for three years as an undergraduate and later earned a degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1965 and completed his internship and a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1969.


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Inside Higher Ed
July 22, 2011
Tenure Across Borders
For many full-time faculty members who have not earned tenure, the prospect of conducting interdisciplinary research or collaborating across departments can be, professionally speaking, a risky gambit.

The Boston Globe
July 21, 2011
BU researchers retract genetic study of longevity
Boston University researchers retracted a controversial, high-profile paper that claimed to identify a genetic signature for extreme longevity, after a new analysis showed some of their original data were incorrect.

The Washington Post
July 21, 2011
College presidents, students lobby to keep Pell Grant funding
Before agreeing to raise the federal debt ceiling, Republican lawmakers want Democrats to agree to a number of budget cuts. Some of the proposed plans call for cuts to the Federal Pell Grant Program, which allows many of the country’s poorest students to attend college.

New York Times
July 20, 2011
Standing Sentry at the Next Gate
The forthcoming issue of Education Life, the quarterly supplement that will be published in this Sunday’s Times, is devoted to the subject of graduate schools — and in that spirit I was asked to take a general look, in my regular column, at the admissions process for such institutions.

New York Times
July 20, 2011
Training of Teachers Is Flawed, Study Says
The National Council on Teacher Quality, an advocacy group, was to issue a study on Thursday reporting that most student-teaching programs are seriously flawed. The group has already angered the nation’s schools for teachers with its plans to give them letter grades that would appear in U.S. News and World Report.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 21, 2011
Most Student-Teaching Experiences Are Weak, Report Says
Only a small fraction of the nation's teacher-preparation programs do an adequate job of overseeing their student-teaching field experiences, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. But in the report's appendix, leaders of many of the 134 programs included in the study argue that the council used flawed assumptions and faulty data.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 20, 2011
Education Leaders, Policymakers Struggle To Define Emerging Skills in ‘New Work’ Era
In order to alleviate America’s unemployment problems and eliminate the so-called “skills gap,” colleges and universities must not only produce more graduates but also more graduates with the kind of education and skills that employers demand in an ever-changing global economy.

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