New general counsel named
Kumiki Gibson, former aide to Al Gore, will join JHU in
The university's new vice president and general
counsel says her job is about more than just bailing Johns
Hopkins out of hot water and winning lawsuits.
"My job is to assist each of our
university clients in achieving their own specific mission.
That means not only giving them advice on the law but doing
so with a full appreciation of what their mission is and a
genuine sensitivity to what they are trying to accomplish,"
said Kumiki Gibson, who was appointed to the Johns Hopkins
position by the board of trustees last week on the
recommendation of President William R. Brody.
The Welch Library looks to the
This week, finishing touches will be made to the
$300,000 renovation project on the William H. Welch
Medical Library's main lobby. The work is the first
stage of a much broader effort to transform Welch into a
more user-friendly facility to better serve its 18,000
Moderate alcohol use linked to brain
A study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health and other institutions found a link
between low to moderate alcohol consumption and a decrease
in the brain size of middle-aged adults. Brain atrophy is
associated with impaired cognition and motor functions. The
researchers also found that low or moderate consumption did
not reduce the risk of stroke, which contradicts the
findings of some previous studies. The study is published
in the rapid access edition of Stroke: The Journal of
the American Heart Association.