Three JHU scientists land on list of 'most
Cancer researcher Bert Vogelstein, neuroscientist
Solomon Snyder and oncologist Kenneth Kinzler, all from the
of Medicine, last week were named to a list of the 50
most influential scientists of the last 20 years. The
rankings, published by Science Watch, a newsletter
for researchers, are based on the number of times that a
scientist's work has been cited by others.
Vogelstein holds the No. 1 spot, with 106,401
citations of the 361 papers that have borne his name since
1983. Snyder ranked No. 3 and Kinzler No. 19.
Science Watch is published by the Institute for
Scientific Information. Thompson Corp of Toronto, which
owns ISI, catalogs 22.4 million citations from 6,100
scientific journals each year.
Neil R. Powe is elected to the Institute of
Neil R. Powe, director of the
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical
Research and professor of medicine, epidemiology and
health policy and management at the schools of Medicine and
Public Health, has been elected to the Institute of
Medicine of the National Academies. The announcement was
made Oct. 27.
Powe is one of only 65 new members honored this
The Institute of Medicine is unique for its structure
as both an honorific membership group and an analytic and
advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National
Academy of Sciences, the institute has become recognized as
a national resource for independent, scientifically
informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to
The institute now has a total active membership of
APL named Howard County Business of the
The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has selected the
Laboratory as its Business of the Year for 2003. The
award was one of five Acknowledgment of Chamber Excellence
awards that recognized various categories of achievement by
members of the Howard County business community.
APL Director Richard T. Roca accepted the award at
Oct. 29's ACE awards event.
With 3,400 full-time staff, APL is Howard County's
largest private employer.
As a leader in defense research and space exploration,
the Laboratory has a global impact. Locally, its Office of
Technology Transfer helps stimulate economic development by
licensing new technologies to businesses in the county and
across the nation.
APL supports local schools through partnerships and
mentoring programs, and its staff members serve as speakers
and board members throughout the community. The Laboratory
is a strong supporter of community agencies and just
concluded its most successful United Way campaign,
collecting more than $653,000.
Homewood Art Workshops to present first faculty
Art Workshops, Johns Hopkins' undergraduate visual arts
program, is presenting its first faculty exhibition, from
Thursday, Nov. 6, through Monday, Dec. 8, in the F. Ross
Jones Building of the Mattin Center.
The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings,
photographs, cartoons, sculpture, dioramas, digital imagery
and text by Art Workshops director Craig Hankin,
photography coordinator Phyllis Berger and instructors Tom
Chalkley, Barbara Gruber, Larcia Premo, D.S. Bakker, Jay
Van Rensselaer and Sherwin Mark.
An opening reception for the Hopkins community will be
held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.
Cuttin' Grass to bring sounds of bluegrass to Glass
Cuttin' Grass will present "Toe Tappin'," a
performance of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music
at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Glass Pavilion on the
Cuttin' Grass is a quartet of Baltimore-area
musicians, all of whom provide vocals. Tim Mitchell plays
the banjo and teaches at Catonsville's Appalachian
Bluegrass Shoppe. Bass player Bill Monroe is a music
teacher at Music and Arts Center in Severna Park. Jeff
Hinson plays the guitar and mandolin, and mandolin player
Charles Roe teaches guitar and mandolin at Appalachian
Bluegrass Shoppe. This event is part of the Wednesday Noon
For more information, call the
Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.
Student emergency responders to host national
The Johns Hopkins
University Emergency Response Organization, known as
HERO, has been selected by the National Collegiate
Emergency Medical Services Foundation to host the
foundation's 11th annual conference, which will be held
Feb. 27 to 29, 2004, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
The student volunteers say that being chosen to host
the national conference is considered one of the highest
honors for undergraduate groups like HERO, which is marking
its 20th anniversary. The JHU group responds to an average
of 250 medical emergencies each year.
The conference will feature medical skills
competitions, vendor exhibitions and discussion forums
focused on current collegiate emergency medical services
issues. Presenters will include the University of Maryland
Shock Trauma Center, The Johns Hopkins University, Johns
Hopkins Medical Institutions and emergency crews from the
APL's Maryland MESA receives grant from Department of
The Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, Science
Achievement program — a structured K-12 program
dedicated to supporting and developing the interests,
skills and abilities of students in science, technology,
engineering and math — has been awarded a grant of
$86,400 from the state Department of Education.
Established in 1976 by the
Laboratory, the program now serves more than 2,300
students throughout the state. More than 24,000 Maryland
students have participated in the program since its
Through partnerships with APL, Morgan State
University, the University of Maryland, Towson University,
public school systems and local businesses, Maryland MESA
works to increase the number of engineers, scientists and
mathematicians, while serving as a driving force in
encouraging and assisting minorities and females in
achieving academic and professional success in these
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