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1994 Press Releases


Johns Hopkins Press Releases: 1994

DECEMBER
12/19/94 Hopkins Children's Center Receives Major Gift For 'Life'
The Horatio B. Ebert Foundation has committed $150,000 over five years for the Johns Hopkins Children Center....
12/13/94 Preventing Suicide By Asking The Right Questions
"If physicians ask only people who meet the criteria for major depression whether they are having suicidal thoughts they are likely to miss two thirds of their patients who are thinking about suicide."
12/12/94 Hopkins Names Jean Kan, M.D.. Director of Pediatric Cardiology
Jean S. Kan, M.D., has been named director of the division of pediatric cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She is nationally recognized for developing a non- surgical procedure to correct serious heart defects in children....
12/6/1994 Suicidal Tendancies Should Be Treated Not Aided. Says McHugh
"Dr. Kevorkian doesn't seem to be required to prove his point that it is the function of doctors to help people die--which is a point that...
12/2/94 New Names, Titles For Hopkins Public Affairs
Elaine Freeman has been named executive director of the newly named Office of Communications and Public Affairs of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and The Johns Hopkins Health System....
12/2/94 Proteins Talent For Splitting Helps Shape Limbs, Nerves
A curious biochemical busybody known as a "hedgehog" protein, which may control the development of the central nervous system and limbs in humans and other organisms, may get its workload done by splitting itself in two, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins.....
12/1994 Medical News Tips
Listed below are holiday story ideas from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. To pursue any of these stories, call the contact person listed....
NOVEMBER
11/30/94 Hopkins Renews Program for Older People with Hearing Loss
Hearing loss is a prevalent and often ignored problem among older Americans. Recognizing their need, the Johns Hopkins Center for Hearing and Balance developed the "Beyond Hearing Loss" program in 1992 and is again offering the program throughout the Baltimore area....
11/24/94 Medical News Tips
Listed below are story ideas from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions....
11/22/94 Conference Examines "False Memories," Beliefs about Childhood Abuse
The scenario has become familiar to viewers of TV talk shows or readers of popular magazines....
11/17/94 Molecule May Be Important Part of Brain's Electric Toolbox
Studies by scientists at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions suggest that the brain uses a common chemical to adjust the speed and intensity of the messages carried through its circuits....
11/15/94 Hopkins Named One of Nation's Top-Performing Hospitals
For the second year in a row, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation from the standpoint of clinical effectiveness, efficiency, and financial management....
11/15/94 Medical News Tips
Women who have had coronary artery bypass surgery often do not modify dangerous health habits, such as smoking and eating fatty foods, which could lead to additional heart disease, say researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing....
11/11/94 Female Bypass Patients at Risk for Further Heart Disease
Women who have had coronary artery bypass surgery often do not modify dangerous health habits, such as smoking and eating fatty foods, which could lead to additional heart disease, say researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing....
11/11/94 Refining the Treatment for Women with Unstable Angina
Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that an experimental drug greatly reduces the formation of deadly blood clots in women at risk for heart attacks and strokes....
11/11/94 Hopkins Forms First East Coast Thrombosis Center
Johns Hopkins has developed a research center dedicated to studies of the cause, prevention and treatment of heart attacks and strokes....
11/11/94 Paget's Disease
Experts from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the Paget's Foundation will host an informational meeting on Paget's disease on 11/19....
11/11/94 Hopkins Study Details Cost-Effectiveness of Heart Transplants
Thousands of Americans are candidates for heart transplants, but many will not receive them until they become desperately ill, because donor organs are in short supply....
11/9/94 Hutchins Heads Hopkins' International Patients Office
John J. Hutchins, M.A., who has presided over a dramatic growth in international patient admissions at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for the last eight years, has been appointed director of International Patient Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital....
11/9/94 Diabetes Center Anniversary is Celebrated by Grateful Survivors
The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary during November, marking a decade of research and education that has helped more than 2,000 patients limit or reverse the medical complications of the disease....
11/1994 Hopkins Receives Grant For Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have received a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health-Environmental Health Sciences Division for a comprehensive breast cancer program that will be coordinated by the Oncology Center....
11/1994 Hopkins Offers Free Breast Cancer Screening to Low-Income Women
The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by providing free breast cancer screening to low-income and uninsured women....
11/1994 Hopkins Program Address late Effects of Childhood Cancer Treatment
The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center has begun a novel program to examine the long-term effects of childhood cancer treatment....
OCTOBER
10/31/94 Johns Hopkins Hospital Announces Reengineering Plans
The Johns Hopkins Hospital is launching formally a reengineering process this month that is expected to involve hundreds of employees in a major rethinking of the way the nation's most highly rated hospital does business....
10/27/94 Hopkins Hospital Appoints Administrative V.P.
Terence T. Cunningham, M.A., a veteran of more than 27 years in hospital administration for the U.S. Air Force, has been appointed vice president of administration at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He assumed his duties on Sept. 19....
10/26/94 Special Diet Tentatively Linked to Reduce Dialysis Deaths
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have found that a very-low-protein diet before kidney dialysis may reduce patient deaths by three- fourths during the first two years of dialysis....
10/26/94 Small Increase in Blood Pressur Can Lead to Kidney Failure
Even small increases in blood pressure in men can nearly double their likelihood of suffering kidney failure over a 15-year period.....
10/18/94 Body Weight in Young Men Linked to Osteoarthritis
Men carrying a few extra pounds in early adulthood nearly double their chance of developing painful knee and hip osteoarthritis later in life, say Johns Hopkins researchers.....
10/10/94 Hopkins Researchers Develop Cancer Diagnostic Test
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and Department of Otolaryngology have developed a diagnostic test for cancer that holds promise as a broad-based screening tool. Testing may begin within the year....
10/6/94 Hopkins Holiday Sale Has Great Gift Ideas
Discriminating Baltimoreans can wrap up their holiday shopping in a few short days, just by frequenting The Johns Hopkins Hospital's "Carriage House Collection" Sale....
SEPTEMBER
9/30/94 Campaign Kickoff / Johns Hopkins Medicine
On Saturday, 10/1, some of the brightest stars of Johns Hopkins Medicine will shine in a series of afternoon presentations as the hospital and School of Medicine kick off a drive to raise $455 million in new endowment, capital support and program monies....
9/29/94 Genetically Engineered Mouse is a Model for Eye Disease
'The next step will be to use this animal model to test possible treatments for vision loss..."
9/30/94 Consumers Confused about Health Coverage
Rapid changes in the health care marketplace may fool even smart buyers into getting less than they thought they had bargained for--if part of what they bargained for was insured access to Johns Hopkins or similar major medical centers....
9/29/94 Hopkins Hosptial Names Director of Chaplaincy Services
Stephen L. Mann, M.Div., who served as a physician's assistant in an east Los Angeles hospital emergency room before eventually forsaking a medical career for a life of ecclesiastical service, has been appointed director of chaplaincy services at The Johns Hopkins hospital....
9/27/94 Rewards Help Cocaine Addicts Begin to Kick Their Habits
Rewards like new tennis shoes or rent payments may be useful weapons in the war against drug addiction, according to a scientist at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the National Institute on Drug Abuse...
9/27/94 Scientists Search Brain For Changes From Addiction
Scientists at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are creating a first sketchy map of the places where addiction resides in the brain....
9/27/94 Caffeine: You Want to Take It, Study Shows
Something about cocaine, heroin and nicotine makes people want to use them repeatedly. But caffeine.....
9/21/94 Hopkins Researchers Use RU-486 to Treat Brain Tumors
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and Department of Neurology will begin a clinical trial of the drug RU-486 for treatment of a type of brain tumor called meningioma. Hopkins is the lead institution in this Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group trial....
9/20/94 Medical News Tips
Listed below are story ideas from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions....
9/2/94 Hopkins Children's Center Expands Network Providing Unusual Diet
Fifty physicians, nurse clinicians and dieticians from the United States and Canada will meet in Baltimore 9/9-11 to learn to prepare and manage a complicated high fat, low- protein and low-carbohydrate diet that eliminates relentless seizures in many children....
9/2/94 Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to Host Open House
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will host an open house beginning at 9:00 a.m., 10/8/94 in the Preclinical Teaching Building for individuals interested in undergraduate nursing programs....
9/94 Johns Hopkins' New 3-D Scanner Offers Most Advanced Technology in Radiation Therapy
The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center has installed a new state-of-the-art radiation therapy simulation device that allows physicians to more precisely plan and deliver radiation treatment for cancer patients....
AUGUST
8/30/94 Back-to-School Tips
Here are some back-to-school tips from experts at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center....
8/25/94 Hopkins Children's Center Sponsors School Readiness Festival
Houston Rockets basketball star Sam Cassell will blast into town 8/25 to greet kids at the first-ever "Community Festival for School Readiness" in Historic East Baltimore. Children get free immunizations if parents bring their health records....
8/17/94 Technique for Studying Genetic Regulators Probed
"The hardest part of being a complex organism is that a skin cell has to know it's a skin cell, a hair cell has to know it's a hair cell, and all of them have the same genes."
8/17/94 Kittur Heads Hopkins' Pancreas Transplant Program
Dilip S. Kittur, M.D., Sc.D., associate professor of surgery at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions since 1991, has been appointed director of the Johns Hopkins pancreas transplant program....
8/17/94 Hopkins Team Recommends Change in Treating Ovarian Tumors
Young women with early or stage I ovarian tumors of low malignant potential (TLMP) are safe if surgeons remove only the tumor, sparing the other ovary and protecting fertility, according to experts at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions....
8/17/94 Former JHU News Director Joins OPA
Ron Sauder, former director of news and information services at The Johns Hopkins University, has joined the Office of Public Affairs at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions as associate director for media relations. As associate director, Sauder is a member of OPA's senior staff....
8/17/94 Former Ames Laboratory Writer Joins OPA
Michael C. Purdy, B.J. formerly with the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has joined the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions' Office of Public Affairs as its science writer....
8/17/94 Army Funds Breast Cancer Research
The U.S. Army has given a Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing scientist a $783,572 grant to explore pain management and coping strategies for women with breast cancer who undergo bone marrow transplants....
8/17/94 School of Nursing Receives Americorps Grant
Returned Peace Corps volunteers enrolled in The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will begin working in underserved communities as part of a $500,000 grant from the AmeriCorps Health and Housing Fellows Program....
8/17/94 Public Service Announcement
Are your hands unusually sensitive to the cold? Do they turn pale or blue upon exposure? Do they feel painful or tingle after a temperature change? If so, you may be eligible for the Raynaud's (pronounced ray-nodes) Treatment Study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center....
8/17/94 Public Service Announcement 30 Seconds
Have you wrenched, sprained or pulled a muscle in your back within the past two weeks? If so, you may qualify for an FDA approved study using a device to reduce back pain.....
8/15/94 A Century Later � Women More Numerous Than Men at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
For the first time in its 101-year history, more women than men will report for freshman year at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They begin classes on Sept. 6....
8/11/94 New Explanation Proposed for Fatal Heart Irregularities
"It's hard to overstate the potential implications in practical terms..."
8/9/94 Community Festival to Help Kids and Parents Get Ready for Back-to-School
Ross Plaza at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Monument Street at Rutland Avenue. Houston Rockets basketball star Sam Cassell will blast into town on 8/25 to help Baltimore children and their parents get a healthy start on going back to school....
8/3/94 Two Hopkins Researchers Win Marfan Foundation
Two Johns Hopkins medical researchers, Harry C., Dietz, M.D., and Clair A. Francomano, M.D., have been given the National Marfan Foundation's prestigious Antoine Marfan Award in recognition of their contributions to the discovery of the cause of the Marfan syndrome and the application of molecular biology to its diagnosis....
8/3/94 Jack Faris to Speak at Johns Hopkins "Health Care Reform's Effect o American Business."
Jack Faris, president of the National Federation of Independent Business and a well known critic of President Clinton's proposed health-care reform plan, will speak at Hopkins' Turner Auditorium on May 10. His talk will focus on the effects of the plan on American's smaller companies, potential changes in the job market and overall effects on the economy....
JUNE
6/28/94 Chili Peppers for AIDS Pain
Burning, aching feet. It's not life-threatening....
6/28/94 Marfan Syndrome Patients Benefit From Beta-Blockers
Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that long-term use of beta-blocker drugs, which slow the heart rate, reduces progressive widening of the aorta in people with Marfan syndrome....
6/24/94 Press Opportunity: Dr. Ben Carson Talks About South African Trip to Separate Conjoined Twins
On Wednesday, 6/ 29 at 10 a.m. in CMSC 906, Dr. Ben Carson win discuss his recent trip to South Africa to separate conjoined twins....
6/24/94 Huckell Joining Orthopedic Surgery At Hopkins
Cameron B. Huckell, M.D., who is completing a clinical adult spine surgery fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions,...
6/24/94 Hopkins Doctor Starts Trans-Atlantic Russian Trade
In 1990, Hopkins anesthesiologist Robert McPherson visited a physician friend living in Ekaterinburg, Russia, just 1,200 miles east of Moscow....
6/24/94 Study Shows Imprinting Directly Tied To Cancer
A chromosome from your mother that "thinks" it came from your father may be necessary to initiate some forms of cancer, according to studies at Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan, reported in the 7/ 1 issue of Nature Genetics....
6/24/94 The Johns Hopkins Women's Board Holds Annual Meeting
The Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital elected six new members and a new officer at its annual meeting, May 23....
6/24/94 Low Vision Enhancement System Available To The Public
The Low Vision Enhancement System (LVES), a battery-powered high-tech visual aid worn like goggles, is now available to selected patients in seven cities....
6/24/94 Finnish Expert to Become Hopkins Traumatologist
Hannu T. Aro, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor and vice chairman in the Department of Surgery at the University of Turku in Finland, will join the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on 7/ 1 as the department's first traumatologist, with the rank of associate professor....
6/23/94 New Lithotripter Keeps Patients Out of Wate
Urologists at The Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (JHOC) are using a new type of lithotripter to break up kidney stones with sound waves....
6/20/94 Easton Resident to be Junior Co-Host of Hopkins Telethon
Shane Walker, 13, a resident of Easton, will be a junior co-host of the llth annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon on 6/ 4 and 5 on NewsChannel 2. The Telethon will benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center....
6/20/94 Study Pinpoints Likely Start of Burkitt's Lymphoma
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins, Columbia University and the National Cancer Institute has uncovered what is probably the main way normal cells become malignant in Burkitt's lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system The process may also be a key step in switching on cancers of the breast and colon....
6/18/94 Hopkins and Singapore in Medical Imaging Partnership
'The School of Medicine of 'The Johns Hopkins University and the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at the National University of Singapore have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop advanced, computerized imaging technology that will dramatically reduce the time for diagnosing many medical conditions....
6/17/94 Hopkins Installs 'Fast-Talking' Multimedia Technology
A new computer communications system is helping Johns Hopkins scientists rapidly collect medical images from other institutions to build a data base of normal and abnormal growth of children's skulls....
6/17/94 NICU Reunion
On Wednesday, 6/ 22, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Turner Concourse, parents and children who have "graduated" from the Children's Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will return to visit the nurses and doctors who cared for them....
6/11/94 Pasternak Heads Bayview Anethesiology
L. Reuven Pasternak, M.D., M.P.H., has been named chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center....
6/10/94 Linda Pugh Recieves Mead Johnson Nutritonals Perinatal Research
Linda Pugh, R.N.C., Ph.D., assistant Professor of Nursing at the Johns Hopkins University, has received the 1993 Mead Johnson Nutritonals Perinatal Research Grant for her work in studying Postpartum fatigue in breastfeeding primaparous women....
6/10/94 Hopkins, Upper Chesapeake Health System Pursue Alliance
Officials of the Johns Hopkins Health System, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Upper Chesapeake Health System today announced plans to pursue a long-term strategic alliance in which the institutions retain their existing corporate structures but work together on a variety of joint activities, including developing a new comprehensive community health facility and contracting with managed-care organizations....
6/10/94 Study Shows Schizophrenia Probably Begins Before Birth
Johns Hopkins scientists have linked the voices, scrambled language and distorted thoughts that are the hallmarks of schizophrenia to abnormal physical changes in specific areas of the human brain that begin by the 32nd week of pregnancy....
6/8/94 Hopkins' Steinberg Wins Outcomes Research Grant
Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., professor of medicine in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has received funding from Marion Merrell Dow Inc., to pursue his proposal, titled "Outcomes Research in Peptic Ulcer Disease: Impact of Policies on Outcomes of Disease."
6/6/94 Bryan Wins Fulbright to do Research in France
R. Nick Bryan, M.D., professor of radiology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research at the University of Marseilles in France during the 1994-95 academic year. His primary areas of research are a spatially oriented data base for brain mapping and the MR evaluation of stroke.
6/6/94 Hopkins Med Student to go to Asia as '94 Luce Scholar
Kristine Campbell of Atlanta, a third-year student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been selected as a 1994 Luce Scholar under a Luce Foundation program designed to create a higher level of understanding of Asia among young, educated Americans....
6/3/94 Rodgers Re-Elected to Head Science Writers Council
Joann Rodgers, deputy director of the Office of Public Affairs at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, was re-elected president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW). Rodgers, who also is director of media relations for JHMI, has been a member of the national CASW board for more than ten years....
MAY
5/7/94 Kingsbury Named to New Information Sciences Roles
David T. Kingsbury, Ph.D., has been named as the first associate dean for information science at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...
5/5/94 Study By Hopkins Research Nurse Aims to Cut Hospital Costs
Medicare reimbursements for cancer therapy often shortchange healthcare providers because the payments do not reflect the costs of additional care required to treat side effects of the therapy itself, according to results of a study at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing....
APRIL
4/28/94 Telethon Ambassadors Chosen to Represent Hopkins Children's Center
Ashley Wall and Brian Swatek will represent all Hopkins pediatric patients at the llth annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. The Telethon will air from 9 p.m., 6/ 4, to 6 p.m., 6/ 5 on NewsChannel 2....
4/27/94 Cancer Detection Technique Proved By Humphrey
In a classic case of "what might have been," researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown, using cells from the late senator and vice president, Hubert H. Humphrey, that a novel molecular technique has the potential to diagnose cancers years before they become invasive and cause death....
4/26/94 Diet Drug Causes Long-Term Damage in Animal Brains
A diet drug that more than 5 million people have taken may produce lasting changes or damage in parts of the brain regulating appetite and mood, according to a new animal study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)....
4/18/94 Eighth Annual Hopkins/DRADA Symposium Features Clinton Insider, Robert Boorstin
Mike Wallace, Dick Cavett, Frances Lear and now Robert Boorstin, special assistant to President Clinton. They all suffer from depression and want to remove the stigma the illness carries by "going public."
4/15/94 TV Ready for 11th Telethon To Benefit Hopkins Children's Center
Officials at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center are finalizing plans for the llth annual -TV Children's Miracle Network Telethon to air from 9 p.m., 6/ 4, to 6 p.m, 6/ 5....
4/15/94 Evening With Art Buchwald Benefits Memorial Fund at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center
Humorist Art Buchwald will be the guest speaker at a lecture on "Humor and Medicine" on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Shriver Hall at the Johns Hopkins University. He will be introduced by Washington Post Vice President Ben Bradlee....
4/15/94 Heart, Body and Soul Receives National Award
Heart Body and Soul, a collaborative effort of C.U.R.E. (Clergy United for Renewal in East Baltimore) and The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has been selected from 65 worldwide competitors to receive a $10,000 Healthier Communities Award from the Healthcare Forum and Marion Merrell Dow Inc....
4/11/94 Wins 'Du' Burns Award
The Rev. Joyce N. Galloway, who was inspired 13 years ago to found East Baltimore's Antioch Shelter Home Inc. and has offered a sanctuary to thousands of the homeless over the years, has been selected as the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Health System's fifth annual Clarence "Du" Burns Community Service Award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the needy....
4/11/94 'Prevention of Frailty to be Topic of Dean's Lecture
Barbara de Lateur, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, will speak on "Prevention of Frailty" in the academic year's final guest lecture in May 2 at 5 p.m. in Hurd Hall of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Refreshments will follow in the Doctors' Dining Room....
4/11/94 Nobel Laureate from Zurick to Deliver Gould Lecture at Hopkins
This year's David M. Gould Lecture at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions will be delivered by Richard R. Ernst, Ph.D., 1991 Nobel Laureate in chemistry and professor of chemistry at Eidgenossiche Technische Hochschule in Zurich, at 5:30 p.m. on May 5 in the Mountcastle Auditorium of the Preclinical Teaching Building....
4/11/94 Professor at Penn to Deliver Shelley Lecture at Hopkins
Virginia A.. LiVolsi, M.D., professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, will deliver the William M. Shelley Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on May 3 in Meyer Conference Room 1-191 at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her topic will be "Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma: An Entity Whose Time has Passed?"
4/11/94 Medical Institutions' Security Chief Names Four to Senior Staff
Joseph R. Coppola, the newly appointed chief of Corporate Security Services for The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has selected four experienced professionals to serve as his senior staff....
4/11/94 Hopkins School of Nursing to Hold Spring Guest Lecture
The Graduate Students Organization of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will present its Spring Guest Lecture on 4/28 at 4 p.m. in the Wood Basic Science Auditorium....
4/11/94 Gilman Students Visit the Hopkins Children's Center's Emergency Room As Reward for Read-a-thon
Fourteen students from the Gilman School will visit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center's emergency department on Friday, 4/15, at 1 p.m. as a reward for reading the most hours during their annual read-a-thon. The students read for 4,100 hours....
4/7/94 Nurturing the Spark: Hopkins Recognizes Young Investigators
Science is the current that energizes the lives of 16 young researchers at Johns Hopkins. That energy, plus talent and the rare good fortune to land in a world-respected laboratory has resulted in, for many of them their first award winning research....
4/1/94 Peace Corps Presentation to be Given at Hopkins
Anyone who has considered joining the Peace Corps or embarking on a career in international health is invited to a presentation 4/27 sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing....
MARCH
3/30/94 Scott Named Director of Hospital Employee, Labor Relations
Clifton Scott, who joined The Johns Hopkins hospital's Department of Human Resources in 12/as an employee relations representative, has been named director of employee and labor relations at the medical facility.
3/30/94 Bernacki Designated As Hopkins'-Health, Safety Director
Edward J. Bernacki, M.D., M.P.H., has been named executive director for safety, health and environment for the University by President William C. Richardson, Ph.D., in recognition of his significant responsibilities and accomplishments over the last three years....
3/30/94 Einaudi Named Acting Director of Son Development Office
Paula Ferris Einaudi, Ph.D., was named acting director of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing's development office, effective 3/18....
3/30/94 Gaston-Johansson to be N.C. Commencement Speaker
Fannie Gaston-Johansson, Dr.Med.Sc., FAAN, R.N., associate professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will give the commencement address to the graduating class of Winston-Salem State University's Division of Nursing and Allied Health on May 7 in Winston-Salem, N.C. An alumna of the school she also will receive an honorary doctorate in humanities....
3/30/94 Hopkins School of Nursing to Hold Education Seminar
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Will host two seminars in graduate nursing education opportunities on 3/29 and 4/19, from 5 to 7 p.m., on the Hopkins Medical Institutions' East Baltimore campus....
3/30/94 Hopkins Nursing Professor Recognized By Cancer Society
Patricia Grimm. R.N., Ph.D., C.S., assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, has received the American Cancer Society's Mary Edna Bush Professorship for Oncology Nursing....
3/25/94 Hearing and Balance Tips
WHERE SOUND COMES FROM....
3/24/94 Cancer-Fighting Broccoli Chemical Works in Animals
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have now shown that a chemical found in broccoli protects animals against the development of cancer....
3/21/94 Hopkins Researcher Wins Grant From AIDS Foundation
Valina Lynn Dawson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has become the first Hopkins recipient of a Scholar Award....
3/20/94 Public Service Announcement
Women with heart disease are needed for a Johns Hopkins study on the role of estrogen replacement therapy in preventing heart attacks....
3/20/94 Public Service Announcement
Are you having trouble being independent in your daily routine because of physical, social or emotional problems?
3/19/94 Hopkins Researcher Becomes Howard Hughes Investigator
A Johns Hopkins researcher who studies how human genes are turned on and off has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Hopkins....
3/18/94 Miller to Direct Hopkins Anesthesiology
Edward D. Miller Jr., M.D., a nationally recognized authority on anesthesiology and high blood pressure who has published more than 100 book chapters or articles on his research, has been appointed professor and director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and as anesthesiologist in chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He will take his new posts full-time in 7/....
3/18/94 USN&WR Ranks School Of Medicine High Again
U.S. News & World Report 1994 survey of the nations schools of medicine again places Hopkins as one of the top two research-oriented schools, second only to Harvard....
3/17/94 Benjamin Carson, M.D., to Separate Conjoined Twins in South Africa
Benjamin Carson, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins hospital will separate 6-month-old conjoined twin girls at Ga-Rankuwa hospital, 30 miles north of Pretoria, South Africa in mid-April. He will discuss details of the procedure and how he became involved at a press briefing on Friday, 3/18, at 10 am., in the hospital's Houck conference room 140....
3/17/94 Latex Allergy: It's Worse Than You Think; New Study at Hopkins to Pinpoint Sufferers
Imagine you've worked your way through college, through med school and are tooling your way down life's highway as a respected pediatrician....
3/16/94 AIDS Treatment of African Americans Lags Behind Whites
African Americans infected with HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, appear to be less likely than whites to get treated for AIDS or an AIDS-related disease before they are referred to an HIV clinic, according to a study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine....
3/16/94 Vision Problems of Salisbury Elderly to be Studied
Scientists at Hopkins are asking about 3,000 elderly residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore town of Salisbury to help them develop strategies for preventing blindness....
3/16/94 1994 Passano Award Goes to Vogelstein
Bert Vogelstein, M.D., a molecular biologist and Clayton Professor of Oncology with The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, has been chosen as this year's Passano Award Laureate for his studies on how gene mutations lead to the development and progression of cancer....
3/14/94 Beauty School Students Get Experience Helping Sick Children at Teen Fashion Show
tudent volunteers from the Ron Thomas Beauty School will gain experience and provide makeup tips to patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center as part of the "Fashion Makes You Feel Better" show on Friday, 3/18, at 2:30 p.m. in Hurd Hall....
3/14/94 Hopkins to Head National Brain Tumor Research Group
A Johns Hopkins University-based consortium of hospitals has received $2.3 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop better ways to treat malignant brain tumors....
3/14/94 Public Service Announcement
African-Americans with diabetes may qualify for the study of a new, experimental diabetes pill. Candidates must be over the age of 30, in good health, and currently using diet or pills to control their diabetes....
3/11/94 Patients' Schooling Plays Role in the Cardiac Care They Get
Some studies report that women and minority patients with heart disease are less likely to undergo sophisticated heart tests, suggesting that there could be some degree of discrimination in the care of these patients....
3/11/94 CPR Courses May Be Training The Wrong People, Says Study
A study of CPR training programs suggests that too few of the generation most likely to use CPR are learning the technique, says a Johns Hopkins researcher....
3/11/94 Clot-Buster Helps Even Heart Treatment Score For Women
Women continue to die more often from heart attacks than their male counterparts, but much less so when they receive thrombolytic therapy, says a National Registry headed by a Johns Hopkins physician....
3/10/94 New Drug Combo May Make-Morphine Ideal for Pain
"You can get greater relief of pain at a lower dose with less fear of addiction"....
3/8/94 MaryAnn Fralic
Attached is an announcement about the arrival of The Johns Hopkins Hospital's new vice president for nursing, Maryann Fralic....
3/8/94 Fralic Heads Hopkins Nursing
Maryann F. Fralic, R.N, Dr.P.H., FAAN, has been named vice president for nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A national and international consultant author and lecturer in health care and nursing administration. Fralic is Hopkins' ninth chief nursing officer in its 104-year history....
3/7/94 Hopkins Seeks Teens With Cleft Lip and Palate to Attend Camp
The Johns Hopkins Cleft and Craniofacial Center is looking for children, ages 10-18, with cleft lipp and palate who would like to attend a free weekend retreat from May 13-15 at Camp Glyndon....
3/4/94 Netherlands Physician To Be Dandy Visiting Professor
Steven W. J. Lambert, M.D., professor of medicine at University Hospital Dikzigt in Rotterdam The Netherlands, has been named the 1994 Walter E. Dandy Visiting Professor at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions....
3/3/94 For Immediate Release
Theresa A. Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in the division of clinical pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, has received the Burroughs Welcome Fund's 1994 Experimental Therapeutics Scholar Award....
3/2/94 Urge Better Treatment of Pain
Clinicians should use aggressive methods to treat the millions of cancer patients who suffer pain that weakens and debilitates them, according to results of a study by a federal panel co-chaired by Ada K. Jacox, R.N, Ph.D, professor of nursing 67 who holds the Independence Foundation Chair in Health Policy at The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing....
FEBRUARY
2/25/94 Hopkins Medical Bookstore: Headed to World Class
Book lovers worldwide know the place. You visit Oxford, you go to Blackwell's. Almost as famous as the university is the book-wonderful spot where you go for 20 minutes and spend two hours. "I want Hopkins to become the Blackwell's of medical books," says Jean Williams, newly hired head of Hopkins Medical Bookstore....
2/24/94 Study Shows AZT Works Even After Onset of AIDS
One anti-AIDS drug AZT confers much of its protective effect shortly after starting treatment with the drug, but its benefits may continue even after the onset of AIDS symptoms, according to findings of a study of more than 2,000 infected men reported by researchers at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health....
2/24/94 Hopkins Signs Agreement's With Managed-Care Group
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Atlantic Medical Services Inc. (MAMSI), owner of MDIPA, Optimum Choice and Alliance PPO, have entered into agreements that will make it easier for patients to be referred to Johns Hopkins specialists.....
2/24/94 Medical News Tips
Listed below are story ideas-from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. To pursue any of these stories, call the contact person listed....
2/22/94 Sally Kellerman Tours Children's Center
Actress and cabaret singer Sally Kellerman will visit patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center on Friday, 2/25, at 11am. in the ninth floor playroom....
2/16/94 Dizziness Often Psychiatric, Study Says
...they're seen by physicians as frustrating or irritating they don t get better, they keep coming back....
2/15/94 NIGHTINGALA Highlights Contributions Of Nurses
The many roles of nursing will be the focus of Johns Hopkins' first annual NIGHTINGALA celebration to be held 2/24 from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Glass Pavilion on Hopkins' Homewood campus....
2/15/94 Hopkins School Of Nursing To Hold Open House
The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will host an open house 3/5 for students interested in undergraduate nursing programs....
2/15/94 New Cardiology Team at Hopkins Children's Center Doesn't Miss a Beat
The teaming of Sam Ritter and Rebecca Snider is to the medical world what a strategic merger would be in corporate America....
2/14/94 Risk Seen In Overnight Use Of Contact Lenses
People who regularly wear contact lenses while sleeping are at least eight times more likely to develop corneal damage than those who don't, according to a new study....
2/14/94 Study Links Nerve Disease with Cell Death Program
One reason nerves die prematurely in diseases such as Lou Gehrig's or Parkinson's may be activation of a natural program for death that lives quietly in all cells, according to a study by a team of Hopkins neuroscientists....
2/9/94 Laparoscopic GI Surgery Evaluated In Maryland
A Johns Hopkins study has found that after the introduction of a new surgical technique, more Marylanders elected to undergo surgery to relieve gallbladder pain....
2/8/94 Secret Service Veteran Heads Medical Campus Security
Joseph R. Coppola, a veteran of more than 24 years with the U.S. Secret Service, including eight years as special agent in charge at its Baltimore Field Office, has been named to the newly created position of chief of corporate security services at The Johns Hopkins Medical lnstitutions. He begins his duties on 2/22....
2/8/94 Pillas Receives Award From National Epilepsy Foundation
Diana Pillas, counselor and manager of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Epilepsy Center, has been named a recipient of the Epilepsy Foundation of America's 25th Anniversary Award in recognition of the nearly two decades she has devoted to professional and voluntary work with families affected by epilepsy....
2/7/94 Hopkins' Carson Given Air Force's American Spirit Award
Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., director of pediatric neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has received the Air Force Recruiting Service's highest civilian honor, the American Spirit Award, in ceremonies in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.....
2/7/94 Kidwell Joins Hopkins Health Systems Legal Department
Richard P, Kidwell formerly of the Baltimore law firm of Miles & Stockbridge, has joined the Legal Department of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. as managing attorney of claims and litigation.....
2/5/94 Macular Degeneration Treatment Study
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins hospital are looking for volunteers for a study of the possible protective role of vitamins and minerals in slowing the progress of two potentially blinding eye diseases, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract....
2/5/94 First Tumulty Associate Professor Named
D. William Schlott, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine, has been named the first Philip A. Tumulty Associate Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine....
2/3/94 Hopkins Research Shows Stroke/Nerve Death Link
Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered the most likely cause of brain cell death in a stroke, according to an article published today in the journal Science....
2/3/94 What's New With Alzheimer's--an Update
Work on Alzheimer's disease at Hopkins is on an upswing on several fronts:....
2/3/94 Hopkins Children's Center Patient Dies of CF at 23
Funeral services for Mary Merryman are set for 1 p.m. Friday at Dada-Rack Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Avenue in Dundalk Burial will be at Loudon Park Cemetery immediately after the services. The Baltimore native died of cystic fibrosis Monday (1/31) at her home in Dundalk....
2/2/94 Hopkins Medical Book Center Undergoing Major Renovation
Over the next several months, the Medical Book Center at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions will undergo a face-lift costing more than a half-million dollars....
2/1/94 Guidelines Identify Men Who Can Avoid Prostate Surgery
Researchers at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have developed new guidelines for identifying those men with non-palpable prostate cancers who can be managed through "watchful waiting" (semi-annual checkups) rather than by surgery or radiation treatment....
2/1/94 MIX 106.5 Ready For 5th Annual Radiothon To Benefit Hopkins Children's Center
WWMX (MIX 106.5) morning radio host Mike McCarthy and the staff of are finalizing plans for the fifth annual 106-hour radiothon to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center....
JANUARY
1/31/94 Texas Community Raises Money So Child May "Starve"
Ten-year-old Maegan Turner used to have up to 25 seizures a day. Standard medication did not help her condition -- it increased her seizures to nearly 80 per day....
1/25/94 Sumio Uematsu, M.D., Hopkins Neurosurgeon, Dies At 59
Sumio Uematsu, M.D., 59, associate professor of neurological surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins hospital died in his sleep Tuesday morning (1/25) at his home in Lutherville, Md....
1/24/94 Technique Lets Researchers 'See' Learning
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland have developed a method that may let scientists 'see' learning take place at its most basic level in brain cells....
1/24/94 New AIDS Research Aims To Protect Mother and Fetus
Listed below are story ideas from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. To pursue any of these stories, call the contact person listed....
Jan 11-2/11/94 Johns Hopkins Children's Center Offers Speakers Bureau
Are you interested in learning more about children's health? The Johns Hopkins Children's Center's speakers bureau offers experts to address your group on a wide variety of topics, including breast-feeding AIDS, chronic illness, safety, and much more....
1/11 1994 Estrogen Linked to Better Blood Flow
Johns Hopkins cardiologists report preliminary evidence that supplemental estrogen affects coronary blood flow in postmenopausal women....
1/10/94 The Johns Hopkins Children's Center 1994 Speakers Bureau
How do you choose a "safe" baby-sitter? What's the latest information on AIDS? How can a family cope with teen-age pregnancy? These questions are among the many that experts from The Johns Hopkins Children's Center can answer....
1/3/94 National Expert on Inner-City Children's Health to Speak at Hopkins Children's Center
Margaret Heagarty, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Columbia University and director of pediatrics at the Harlem Hospital Center, will speak to Hopkins faculty members and staff about how she is coping with the problems of children in an urban environment....
1/3/94 Mosher Named Hopkins Children's Center Telethon Chairperson
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center has named Wayne Mosher honorary chairperson of its llth annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon on NewsChannel 2....
ADDITIONAL RELEASES
Kelen Named Director of Hopkins Emergency Medicine
Gabor Kelen, M.D., FRCP(C), FACEP, has been named professor and director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is the first to hold both titles at Hopkins....
Grass, Junck and Lohr Join Trustees of Hospital
Martin L Grass, a Baltimorean who is president and chief operating officer of the Rite Aid Corp.; Mary E. Junck, publisher and chief executive officer of The Baltimore Sun; and Lila B. Lohr, headmistress of St. Paul's School for Girls in Brooklandville, Baltimore County, have been elected to the board of trustees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System....

 
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