American Academy of Arts & Sciences adds two JHU faculty
On April 26, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences announced that Sara Berry, a professor of history and anthropology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Richard Lewis Huganir, a professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine and an HHMI investigator, are among 185 fellows elected in 2001.
The members of the new class were chosen in recognition of their contributions in fields ranging from mathematics to medicine, from computer science to literary criticism and from public affairs to the performing arts.
They will be inducted in October at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, Mass.
Hopkins Medicine launches an online magazine
Johns Hopkins Medicine last week introduced @Hopkins Medicine, a regularly updated online magazine covering the patient care, research and educational activities and people of all components of Hopkins' medical and health care delivery enterprises. Located at hopkinsmedicine.org/webzine.
@Hopkins Medicine incorporates Web-designed versions of articles and graphics that regularly appear in the medical institutions' many print publications. Each "edition" features a full-length cover story and eight departments, including "Up Close" profiles of Hopkins personalities and "In the Neighborhood," which details Hopkins' activities in East Baltimore.
According to Anne Bennett Swingle, one of the editors, "@Hopkins Medicine captures the whole exuberant picture of life at an academic medical center."
Utility outage scheduled for May 12-13 at Homewood
In order to reroute the natural gas lines as part of the ongoing Open Space project at Homewood, natural gas service to the entire campus except the AMRs and Olin Hall will be interrupted this weekend. Service east of Charles Street will not be affected.
The outage is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and end at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 13.
Anyone with questions should call Plant Operations at 410-516-8063.
Triple Crown Ball on Friday night to benefit Wilmer
The Wilmer Eye Institute will join the Maryland Jockey Club and the Foundation Fighting Blindness in honoring Art and Pat Modell, owners of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, at the Triple Crown Ball Friday evening, May 11.
The event, which will be held under a grand tent at Pimlico Race Course, includes dinner, dancing to the Mark Harris Orchestra and a tribute to the Modells in recognition of their support for the Baltimore community.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wilmer. Tickets are $275 per person or $2,750 per table. For more details, call 410-785-1414, ext. 114.
Type for Life adds 712 names to marrow donor program
Type for Life, the second annual marrow registration drive run jointly by students from the schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine, recently added 712 new volunteers from the JHMI and Bayview campuses to the National Marrow Donor Program database, according to co-chair Anne Reis. "Of these new volunteers," she said, "25 percent were minorities, which helps fulfill the critical need for diversity on the database."
The tissue types of the volunteers are entered anonymously into the NMDP database that is searched daily for thousands of children and adults needing a marrow transplant. Healthy donor marrow can cure diseases such as leukemia, breast cancer and other tumors, and many fatal blood diseases.
In two years, Hopkins' Type for Life has added more than 1,200 individuals to the NMDP. For more information, call 410-502-7716.
Hopkins experts launch Palm OS version of 'ABX Guide'
The Palm OS version of JHM's digital Guide to Antibiotics and Infectious Diseases has joined the initial version for Microsoft Pocket-PC that was launched last month.
The ABX Guide, which can be accessed on the Web at http://hopkins-abxguide.org has more than 12,000 registered users and recorded 1.6 million hits in April, an increase of 600 percent over March, when it was launched. Sixty percent of the hits were from physicians, with the remaining coming from nurses, pharmacists, medical and nursing students and others.
The digital guide offers information on more than 190 drugs and more than 140 diseases treated by both specialists and primary care physicians. For details, go to the April 2 Gazette at www.jhu.edu/~gazette/2001/apr0201/.
Structural work planned for Rutland Garage over summer
With structural restoration on the Rutland Garage scheduled for May 1-Sept. 3, 200 permit holders are being asked to voluntarily relocate to either the Caroline or Washington Street garage throughout the duration of the project. Those relocated will return to Rutland once the work is completed. The remaining space in Rutland will be available for permit holders on a first-come basis. Volunteers should call 410-955-5333.