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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.


Six Johns Hopkins Researchers Elected to the 2011 AAAS

Six Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Barry Zirkin of the Bloomberg School of Public Health; Kit Hansell Bowen and Sarah Woodson of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Andrew Feinberg and Min Li of the School of Medicine; and Paula Pitha-Rowe of the Kimmel Cancer Center are among 539 new fellows from around the world. Election as an AAAS fellow honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Rothman is Named Leader of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Paul B. Rothman, a distinguished physician, scientist, educator and academic health care leader, was appointed Dec. 19 as the next dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine,

A Brief Bio of Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

A brief summary of the career of Paul B. Rothman, appointed to serve as the dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine beginning July 1.

JHU Study Suggests Non-Beating Heart Cells in Scar Tissue Promote Deadly Arrhythmias

Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineers and physicists have completed a study that suggests that mechanical forces exerted by cells that build scar tissue following a heart attack may later disrupt rhythms of beating heart cells and trigger deadly arrhythmias. Their findings, published in a recent issue of the journal Circulation, could result in a new target for heart disease therapies.