The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 2, 2002

December 2, 2002
VOL. 32, NO. 13

Learning deficits caused by lead paint can be reversed, study finds
Schoolwide reforms proving more effective than piecemeal solutions
Remembering Rex
New from JHU Press
Fredrick J. Montz, authority on gynecological cancers, dies at 47
Tickets still on sale for 50/50 raffle to benefit United Way
JHMI collaborates on Science Center's BodyLink
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

One piece at a time
Claude Earl Fox says that before he took over the helm of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, he knew how great a challenge stood before him. But he couldn't have imagined the complexity of the issues.
   "The whole first year was a learning curve," says Fox, who has now headed the two-year-old institute for 18 months.
   The institute has the daunting charge of marshaling the resources of the university and health system to improve the health outcomes of the residents of East Baltimore, an area of the city shackled with some of the most alarming health care indicators in the nation. Full story...

Executive director named for JH Office of Real Estate
Brian Dembeck has been named permanent executive director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Real Estate, effective Dec. 1.
   Dembeck, who had been acting as interim executive director since April, said he will continue his current charge, which is to head the office that handles development of real estate projects, leasing of space, and sales and purchases of real estate for both the university and Johns Hopkins Health System.
   James T. McGill, senior vice president for finance and administration, said that Dembeck is a "thorough real estate professional" and the right person for the demanding position. Full story...

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