Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in nursing, education, medicine, and biomedical engineering are considered among the best in the country, according to the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Graduate Schools.”
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Johns Hopkins University graduate programs in nursing, education, medicine, and biomedical engineering remain among the best in the nation, according to the newest U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best Graduate Schools.”
Before the program ended on September 30, Johns Hopkins received $260 million in National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation research grants through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the federal stimulus act or ARRA.
Using a $325,000 National Institutes of Health grant supplement, administered by the federal stimulus act, Susan Michaelis and her team at the School of Medicine are working hard to unlock the secrets of progeria, a disease that afflicts more than 50 children in 30 countries. Specifically, Michaelis is investigating the role that a protein known as lamin A plays in the disease.
One of the greatest challenges in helping substance abusers recover is ensuring that they have access to— and participate in — follow-up care, counseling and support after their release from inpatient rehabilitation programs. Using a $959,822 National Institute on Drug Abuse grant funded by the federal stimulus act, Maxine Stitzer, a professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, will study what programs are most successful in helping encourage people coming out of inpatient treatment centers to enroll in care that will support their recovery.