No. 1 again: JHH tops 'U.S. News' honor roll for 15th
For the 15th consecutive year, The Johns Hopkins
Hospital has topped U.S. News & World Report's
rankings of American hospitals.
This year's guide — designed to identify
hospitals that excel in a variety of difficult areas of
care, according to the magazine's editors — reports
rankings of American medical centers in 17 specialties.
Just 176 hospitals among the nation's 6,007 medical
centers scored high enough to rank in even a single area,
and only 16 accumulated enough points to make it to the
honor roll topped by Johns Hopkins and reserved for medical
centers that placed at or near the top in at least six
Hopkins earned 32 points in 16 areas by placing No. 1
in ear, nose & throat, gynecology, kidney disease (up from
2 last year), rheumatology (2 last year) and urology; No. 2
in ophthalmology, geriatrics and neurology & neurosurgery;
No. 3 in cancer, digestive disorders, heart & heart surgery
(4 last year), hormonal disorders, pediatrics, psychiatry
and respiratory disorders; and No. 4 in orthopedics.
Hopkins' Rehabilitation Services placed 14th.
For a detailed and complete list of all rankings, go
www.hopkinsmedicine.org or www.usnews.com.
APL is recognized as a best company by 'Princeton
APL is one of the
nation's best companies for college graduates looking to
launch their careers, according to The Princeton
The New York-based education services company
recommends and profiles the Lab in the 2006 edition of its
book Best Entry-Level Jobs (Random House/Princeton
APL was one of only 74 organizations to receive this
distinction, and it is the second year in a row that the
Lab has made the list.
Web-based 'ABX Guide' will now be available in
The Johns Hopkins Point of Care-Information Technology
Center is teaming with Thomson PDR to publish, market and
distribute the first print edition of the Johns Hopkins
Antibiotics Guide, currently available to 280,000
physicians and other users via the Web and handheld
personal digital assistant devices.
Authored by 30 infectious disease specialists, the ABX
Guide gives physicians actionable and timely information on
diagnosis and treatment combinations, drug interactions and
references. The content is organized so that physicians can
quickly get answers to questions on the latest topics, such
as antibiotic treatments for SARS, avian flu, MRSA,
acinetobacter, West Nile virus, prion diseases and
John Bartlett, Paul G. Auwaerter and Paul Pham edited
the PDR Johns Hopkins POC-IT ABX Guide, which will be
available this summer. More details can be found at:
Center for Summer Learning runs online Mayor's Math
The Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins has
invited students everywhere to participate in the Mayor's
Math Challenge, part of Baltimore's Summer Learning
Campaign, a citywide effort to prevent summer learning loss
among the public school students. The link:
features six weeks of fun math problems written by the
center. The challenges are divided into three groups:
kindergarten though second grade, grades three through five
and grades six through 12.
Each week has a summertime theme, from ice cream
parties to baseball games. Baltimore area residents will
recognize local tie-ins such as the start of Ravens
football training camp and the opening of the Reginald F.
Lewis Museum of Maryland. The site also includes answer
keys for each challenge with detailed explanations to help
grown-ups guide their students.
For students in Baltimore, the challenge officially
began June 27 and will run through Aug. 13. Baltimore
residents who solve every problem each week will receive a
citation from Mayor Martin O'Malley. Information is
available at the Web site.
The mission of the center is to create high-quality
summer learning opportunities for all young people.
Typically, students lose one to two months worth of reading
and math skills during summer break, and teachers often
spend four to six weeks at the beginning of each school
year re-teaching material.
National accreditation on human research is awarded to
The Association for the Accreditation of Human
Research Protection Programs recently awarded full
accreditation to Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions for all
research involving the protection of human subjects. Johns
Hopkins is the only medical institution in Maryland and one
of only a few organizations in the nation to gain this
Johns Hopkins volunteered to participate in AAHRPP's
rigorous peer review of the School of Medicine's system to
protect research participants, including the institutional
review boards, which are responsible for oversight of all
human research conducted within the facility.
Johns Hopkins Medicine IRBs include ethicists,
physicians, staff and community representatives who review,
monitor and approve all proposed human research projects at
the university's schools of Medicine and Nursing, the Johns
Hopkins Health System and Kennedy Krieger Institute.
The AAHRPP, which was established in 2001, uses a
voluntary, peer-driven educational model to accredit
institutions engaged in research involving human subjects.
Accreditation is valid for three years.
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