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Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
A testy reception for new East Baltimore plans
Johns Hopkins angle: This feature focuses on an 88-acre redevelopment project north of Johns Hopkins Hospital and about relations between Johns Hopkins and the surrounding community. Ronald J. Daniels, president of the Johns Hopkins University, is quoted.

Maryland Daily Record
July 28, 2011
Residents rebuke EBDI developer
Johns Hopkins angle: This article about a community meeting to discuss the progress of a non-profit redevelopment project in East Baltimore, in which Johns Hopkins University is a partner, also mentions Johns Hopkins Hospital.

NPR
July 28, 2011
Treatment Boosts Survival Rates For Some Kidney Transplant Patients
Johns Hopkins angle: Surgeon Robert Montgomery of the School of Medicine is interviewed about a new procedure that “desensitizes” patients before a kidney transplant in order to reduce the chance that the patients’ bodies reject their new organs.

Voice of America
July 28, 2011
Transplant Procedure Increases Supply of Available Kidneys
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is surgeon Robert Montgomery of the School of Medicine.

Yahoo! News LiveScience
July 28, 2011
New Therapy Could Boost Kidney Transplant Survival Rates
Johns Hopkins angle: Surgeon Robert Montgomery of the School of Medicine is quoted in this story about a new procedure that “desensitizes” patients before a kidney transplant in order to reduce the chance that the patients’ bodies reject their new organs.

WBAL-TV 11
July 28, 2011
Experts: Decline In Foreclosures Won't Last
Johns Hopkins angle: Interviewed is Roger Staiger of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Nature.com
July 27, 2011
Injectable implant to help doctors save face
Johns Hopkins angle: This piece reports that Jennifer Elisseeff, a biomedical engineer at Johns Hopkins and her colleagues have developed soft tissue implants from a combination of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and the synthetic polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG). The team publishes its results in Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday.

Popsci
Johns 28, 2011
Half-Synthetic Half-Biological Material Replaces Soft Facial Tissues, Letting Doctors Shape Implants to Order
Johns Hopkins angle: This article features research by a biomedical engineering team led by Jennifer Elisseeff.

WebMD
July 29, 2011
Tamoxifen Gives 15-Year Breast Cancer Protection
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine that was co-authored by Antonio C. Wolff, MD, of Johns Hopkins University.

Med India
July 29, 2011
Study Sheds Light on How Some Breast Cancers Alter Their Sensitivity to Estrogen
Johns Hopkins angle: A study led by Zachary E. Stine, a postdoctoral fellow working in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, sheds light on why some breast cancer cells become resistant to the anti-cancer effects of the drug tamoxifen.

Gulf News
July 29, 2011
Stronger banks, weaker economy
Johns Hopkins angle: This commentary was written by Whiting School applied economist, Steve Hanke.

Baltimore Business Journal
July 29, 2011
Maryland health agency lease deal hits $65 a square foot
Johns Hopkins angle: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has agreed to pay $65.38 per square foot for a new $165 million health laboratory to be built for it at the Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins.

Maryland Daily Record
July 28, 2011
On the move – 7/29/11: Nachlas named firm’s senior VP
Johns Hopkins angle: Dr. Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been selected as one of 65 prominent “Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review magazine, according to a brief in this weekly roundup. The roundup also states that Herb Retsky has been named Man of the Year by Har Sinai Congregation’s Brotherhood. Retsky has a bachelor's degree in business management from Johns Hopkins University. The roundup also mentions that John P. (Jack) Hollerbach, founder and president of Hollerbach & Associates consulting, has been named a mentor to the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business INNoVATE program for aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs, and Victoria K. Fretwell has been elected chair of the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees, effective July 1, according to the roundup. Fretwell is director of external affairs for Priority Partners/Johns Hopkins HealthCare.

Med India
July 29, 2011
Newer Treatments to Avert Tuberculosis in HIV Infected Adults
Johns Hopkins angle: This article makes mention of a study led by Richard Chaisson of the School of Medicine.

Gazette (Maryland)
July 29, 2011
Maryland starts trying to get citizens to slim down
Johns Hopkins angle: This story mentions the Maryland Healthy Stores program, a partnership between the state of Maryland and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ghana News
July 29, 2011
Benefits of reading to a baby in the womb
Johns Hopkins angle: This column mentions a 2008 study from Johns Hopkins University.

Cecil Whig (Maryland)
July 29, 2011
State launches plan to reduce cancer deaths
Johns Hopkins angle: This story reports that Maryland health officials launched a new cancer reduction initiative -- Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan --Tuesday at Johns Hopkins University.

Baltimore Sun
July 27, 2011
Non-surgical treatments for sciatica
Johns Hopkins angle: This page provides a transcript of the live online health chat conducted Wednesday with Steven P. Cohen, an associate professor and researcher with the School of Medicine.

The Dundalk Eagle
July 27, 2011
Bayview program offers help, hope with Creative Alternatives
Johns Hopkins angle: Quoted is Mohamad J. Karamin of Bayview’s Creative Alternatives program.

Chicago Defender
July 28, 2011
Brandon Keith Brown continues journey as accomplished conductor, pianist
Johns Hopkins angle: This article mentions that Brown studied under Gustav Meier while earning a master’s degree from the Peabody Institute, where he won the Peabody Career Grant.

Maryland Coast Dispatch (Ocean City, Md.)
July 29, 2011
Bank Of Ocean City Opens Students Safe Deposit Box
Johns Hopkins angle: The winner of this contest was Matthew Carey, who will attend JHU next year.

Los Angeles Times
July 29, 2011
Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
Johns Hopkins angle: Sambi died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The Washington Post
July 29, 2011
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Vatican’s U.S. envoy, dies at 73
Johns Hopkins angle: This article states that Archbishop Pietro Sambi died at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications of lung surgery.

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 29, 2011
Archbishop P. Sambi | Papal aide in U.S., 73
Johns Hopkins angle: Sambi died at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Vatican announced.

Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
Vatican's envoy to U.S. dies at Hopkins after lung surgery
Johns Hopkins angle: This article reports that Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
Shirley L. Tansey, clinical social worker, dies
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary mentions that Tansey earned a master's degree in mental health counseling in 1973 from the School of Medicine.

Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
Charles S. 'DC' Reed, hospital food director
Johns Hopkins angle: This obituary states that Reed was a former food service director at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
Nellie H. 'Nonnie' Bartlett, educator
Johns Hopkins angle: Bartlett earned a master's degree in education in 1968 from The Johns Hopkins University, this obituary states.

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New York Times
July 28, 2011
Rival Plans Avoid Tough Decisions
After intense lobbying by colleges and college students, House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senator Harry Reid have for now rejected proposals for deep cuts in the Pell grant program, which serves people from lower-income families.

Inside Higher Ed
July 29, 2011
Fixing Debt
In the face of economic and political uncertainty, colleges are working to convert potentially volatile debt to a more stable form, but peace of mind comes at a cost.

New York Times
July 29, 2011
Long Fights for Sports Equity, Even With a Law
While a college or university in violation of Title IX risks losing its federal funds, that penalty has never been used, and there are no examples of cases being referred to the justice department.

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 28, 2011
NSF Announces Public-Private Partnership to Advance Technology
The National Science Foundation will spend $1.25-million this year to connect university grantees with the private sector to help convert academic research into products.

Inside Higher Ed
July 29, 2011
Social Networking Nudge
Some colleges think they can increase students' engagement with Foursquare, a popular location-based site. Are they right?

Chronicle of Higher Education
July 28, 2011
Admissions Group Adopts 'Goldilocks Approach' to Controversy Over Paid Recruiters
The board of the National Association for College Admission Counseling has backed away from a proposal to bar its members from using commissioned recruiters overseas.

Washington Post
July 28, 2011
More colleges helping out with the financial burdens of internships
As career centers and college advisers push students to take on at least one internship, administrators have begun to address the financial burden that often accompanies internships, especially unpaid ones. A number of schools have established or increased financial aid for interns in the past few years, although no one formally tracks such programs.

Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2011
State audit criticizes Morgan State for lack of scholarship oversight
Morgan State University awarded scholarships of incorrect amounts because of lax review procedures, according to a state audit released Thursday.

Washington Post
July 29, 2011
U-Va. program celebrates the embattled book
Welcome to Rare Book School, summer camp for bibliophiles. Tucked in the basement of the cavernous main library at the University of Virginia, the school is an annual five-week homage to the printed page. Or is it an elegy?

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