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Sociologist and Dean Tries Her Hand at Being Top Academic Leader

"I feel like I'm joining a team with a halo on it," says Katherine Newman, who becomes provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this week.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, University of Wisconsin Madison

Sat Jul 26, 2014

News Max

Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare Puts Healthcare in 'Hands of Bureaucrats'

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson charged on Saturday that Obamacare has taken away Americans' right to make their own healthcare decisions with their physicians.


Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

'Family counts, and it counts for a great deal'

One of the most sobering facts from Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander's long, deep look at the lives of nearly 800 Baltimore children born in the 1970s was this: Only 4 percent of boys and girls from low-income families ended up with a college degree by the time they were 28; kids from a middle-class or affluent background did 10 times better, ... (more)


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Drugs

Budding engineers test their mettle in Rockville

Jared Wine, 17, of Gaithersburg attaches weights to a bridge made of spaghetti and glue that he helped design and build to test the structure's load-bearing strength during the annual contest Friday that marks the end of the monthlong Engineering Innovation summer camp for high school students at Johns Hopkins University in Rockville.


Related Topix: Gaithersburg, MD, Education Etc.

The Baltimore Sun

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.


Related Topix: Owings Mills, MD


The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Announces the...

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - On behalf of its affiliate, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation , the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is pleased to announce that the NREF has reached agreements with DePuy Synthes Spine and Medtronic who will provide funding in support of the foundation's post-residency, clinical fellowship ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Neurological Surgery, Back Pain, Health, University, FL, Duke University, Rush University

The Brattleboro Reformer

Our Opinion: Medical mistakes cost money and lives

Back in 1999, the Institute of Medicine conducted a landmark study, "To Err is Human," which reported that nearly 100,000 people die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.


Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Health Care Provider, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

China Daily

The right time to study abroad

I arrived in the United States as a fresh college graduate from Nanjing University 14 years ago for higher studies, and ultimately completed my doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.


Related Topix: Opinion

Washington University in St. Louis

Brunt named chief of minimally invasive surgery

L. Michael Brunt, MD, a nationally recognized laparoscopic surgeon, has been named chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Surgery, Health

Michael Pitt talks new movie I Origins

In I Origins, a Mike Cahill picture, Pitt portrays Ian Gray, a molecular biologist who discovers scientific evidence that might confirm spiritual beliefs in reincarnation.


Related Topix: Laurel, MD, World News, India,

Business Journal

Health Science Center lands new VP with global experience

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has named Jacqueline Lee Mok, Ph.D., a its new vice president for academic, faculty and student Affairs.


Related Topix: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Arizona

Baltimore Jewish Times


Matthew Bernstein, 17, and Theodore Weinberg, 18, both recent graduates of Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, have won National Merit Scholarships funded by the college or university of their choice.


Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Standardized Testing, Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore County, MD, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Medical News Today

Unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer may be eliminated by new accurate epigenetic test

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed.


Related Topix: Health

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Americans who fight for Israel

He had family members who had survived the Holocaust and felt compelled to fight back at what he perceived as a growing level of anti-Semitism in America.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, San Mateo County, CA, Belmont, CA

Business Journal

Maryland Innovation Initiative invests $6.4M in university-linked projects

Emocha Mobile Health Inc. CEO Sebastian Seiguer. Emocha was among the startup companies to receive funding from the Maryland Innovation Initiative in fiscal 2014.


Related Topix: Maryland, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland College Park

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellow - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

This is a postdoctoral position funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Science

Outside the Beltway

Time To Get Rid Of Summer Vacation For Schoolchildren?

The nine-month, 180-day school year is not a relic of our agrarian past - as many wrongly assume - but rather the legacy of a bygone era when spending hours inside a sweltering, air-conditioning-free classroom was implausible.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News


Gifford-Jones: Burnout 101 for caregivers

Here's a possible Trivial Pursuit question, "What's the fastest growing unpaid profession in North America?" I admit I wouldn't have known the answer.


Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Tuning In: How to Listen Better

Even before the age of digital distractions, people could remember only about 10% of what was said in a face-to-face conversation after a brief distraction, according to a 1987 study that remains a key gauge of conversational recall.


Related Topix: Londonderry, NH


Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture

The American Society of Hematology will honor Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Robert P. Hebbel, MD, of the University of Minnesota Medical School with the 2014 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for their significant research advances in the area of sickle cell disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, Hematology, Vanderbilt University, University of Minnesota, Oncology