The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 25, 2000

September 25, 2000
VOL. 30, NO. 4

Center for Educational Resources is set
1999 security report available
Oct. 1
'A Woman's Journey' leads to a day with Hopkins docs
Lynn Baxendale-Cox, former SON professor, dies at 44
'Hopkins 24/7' signs off
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The United Way at work
George J. Dover, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, says he has built his career around sickle cell disease, and quite a career it has been. He is the author of more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and the author or co-author of 26 book chapters in the field of pediatric hematology and genetics.
   Since 1982, Dover has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health, including research grants in the areas of genetics, thalassemia and sickle cell disease. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the George J. Stuart Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching and the MERIT Research Award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH. Dover also was part of the team of Hopkins physicians responsible for developing the FDA-approved hydroxyurea therapy for sickle cell disease.
   Yet despite his accomplishments, Dover says he has long understood his limitations. Full story...

JHU enters suit over lab animal regs
The university, saying that the future of health research is at stake, asked a federal court on Friday for permission to intervene in a dispute in which animal rights activists are seeking to make biomedical experiments with mice and rats virtually impossible to conduct.
   "The animal rights groups' true motive in this case is to halt all animal-based medical research in the United States, with total disregard to the human consequences," said Estelle Fishbein, vice president and general counsel of the university.
   The university asked to be made a party to a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups against the Department of Agriculture. The groups are seeking to force the department to apply to mice, rats and birds the extensive record-keeping and other regulations that now apply to far smaller numbers of larger experimental animals such as primates and dogs. Full story...

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