The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 10, 2003

February 10, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 21

Columbia loss touches all at JHU
Old mice give scientists new clues to cancers
Information Security Institute begins new master's program
Job Opportunities
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Saluting St. Petersburg
The spotlight will shine on some of the university's Russian ties as various Johns Hopkins divisions and cultural institutions participate in the Vivat! St. Petersburg Arts Celebration, an upcoming city-wide event that is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors to Baltimore. Starting this week, the university will host a number of cultural and educational offerings to coincide with the unprecedented event, including musical performances, film screenings, personal enrichment courses and library and museum exhibits. Full story...

Julie Freischlag of UCLA is named chief of surgery
Julie A. Freischlag, a California vascular surgeon, will be the new William Stewart Halsted Professor and director of the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine and surgeon in chief of the hospital, effective March 1. She is the first woman and only the sixth person to serve in these posts in the school's 110-year history.
    Freischlag, 48, has been professor and chief of vascular surgery and director of the Gonda Vascular Center at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine since 1998. A prolific researcher who has published more than 100 original articles and 27 book chapters, most on the surgical repair of the carotid artery and abdominal aortic aneurysms, she also has received outstanding teacher awards at every institution where she has served as a faculty member. Full story...

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