Investing in students
In early 2000, the stock market literally exploded with
activity. The Nasdaq Composite Index, a standard market
barometer, soared above 5,000 for the first time in its
history. On Wall Street, trading volume approached 2
billion shares a day. Dividends rolled in. Brokers and
investors alike had plenty to smile about.
Among those grinning was a group of eight
Johns Hopkins undergraduates, the founding members of the
Marshal L. Salant Student Investing Team, who had just
learned they were to receive the first $20,000 installment
of a pledged $100,000 donation with which they could invest
as they saw fit. The program, which officially began in
2001 and is funded through 2005, aims to provide
undergraduates with the real-world experience of investing
and the university with money for scholarships.
New center on sudden cardiac
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been
awarded a four-year, $24 million gift from the Las
Vegas-based Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to establish a
multidisciplinary center focused exclusively on reducing
the rate of sudden cardiac death.
Scientists supported by the new Donald W.
Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at Johns
Hopkins will aggressively pursue novel biological
therapies, including stem cells, to prevent abnormal heart
rhythms and sudden death in patients recovering from heart
attack. They also will use modern imaging techniques to
better define the functional, structural and metabolic
features of the heart posing the greatest risk for
life-threatening arrhythmias in post-heart attack patients.
In addition, they will look to identify genetic- and
protein-related indicators of sudden cardiac death and will
develop new methods to study genetic markers among patients
at varying levels of risk for the condition.
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