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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 4, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 28

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Docs in the boondocks
Grizzly bears, cliffside falls and snakebites, all part of new SoM course

Bill Kane leads students through a first-responder exercise on day three of Wilderness Medicine, a two-week course being held in the Catoctin Mountains.

Johns Hopkins medical students don't grow on trees, but in the woods of Catoctin Mountain National Park last week, it looked like they were falling from them. The students, in reality, were acting the roles of victims who had just plummeted from a scenic overlook. Fellow students, playing the part of first responders, knelt over the "motionless bodies" of their classmates and were instructed to perform such unwelcome measures as pulling a hair from the fictitious accident victim's wrist to gauge his or her response level.
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A major milestone for ISIS
Staff at Johns Hopkins' financial aid offices are now getting a little "aid" themselves. As of last week, all eight academic divisions of the university have now gone live with the new Student Aid System, the Web-based and user-friendly financial aid module of the Internet Student Information System.
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JH team begins human trials to use donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have begun what is believed to be the first clinical trial in the United States of adult mesenchymal stem cells to repair muscle damaged by heart attack, or myocardial infarct.
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Thinking Out Loud: Goodbye, dear friend and statesman

John Bartlett honored by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Homewood Field to get a face-lift

Save the dates: JHU volunteers to work on Stadium Place playground April 8, 9 and 10

Saul Garlick, junior in Arts and Sciences, named Truman Scholar

Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin to give Brickwedde Lecture

Off they go: Acceptance letters for the class of 2009 are on their way

'Music, Art and Beautiful Things': The Garrett family's legacy

SPSBE pair to look at cell phone usage and auto accidents

Balance between primary care and specialists would improve U.S. health

Risky injection behaviors are established at onset of injection drug use

Canada's nonprofits are huge force, larger than in U.S.

Former deputy prime minister of Malaysia joins SAIS, gives first U.S. public address

Study provides new estimates of causes of child mortality worldwide

Newly discovered pathway may help in design of cancer drugs

Parents more likely to follow advice if they trust their kids' doctors


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