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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Johns Hopkins Graduate Programs Rank Among U.S. News Best

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.”

Johns Hopkins Graduate Programs Rank Among U.S. News Best

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.”

Dean/CEO Edward D. Miller to Retire in 2012

President Ronald J. Daniels announced to faculty and staff members at The Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, May 4, that Edward D. Miller, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, plans to retire in 2012.

Five Johns Hopkins Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Five Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chia-Ling Chien and Marc M. Greenberg of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Valeria Culotta of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Se-Jin Lee and Mark Mattson of the School of Medicine are among 503 new fellows from around the world. Election as an AAAS fellow honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The names of the awardees will be published in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of Science on January 28. The newly elected fellows will be awarded a certificate and a rosette pin during the AAAS Fellows Forum at the 2011 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Johns Hopkins garners more than $260 million in stimulus grants

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.

New JHU Computer To Enable Data Analysis Not Possible Today

Imagine a tool that is a cross between a powerful electron microscope and the Hubble Space Telescope, allowing scientists from disciplines ranging from medicine and genetics to astrophysics, environmental science, oceanography and bioinformatics to examine and analyze enormous amounts of data from both “little picture” and “big picture” perspectives.Using a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group led by computer scientist and astrophysicist Alexander Szalay of Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science is designing and developing such a tool, dubbed the Data-Scope.

Unlocking the Key to Premature Aging in Children

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.

Study Investigates What Support Works Best After Inpatient Rehab

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.