Johns Hopkins again tops list of NIH awards to medical
For the 13th consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine earned more grants, awards and contracts
from the National Institutes of Health than any of the
other 122 U.S. medical schools that receive them. Awards
include research grants, training grants, fellowship
awards, and research and development contracts.
According to the NIH analysis for fiscal year 2004,
Johns Hopkins received 991 awards for a total of nearly
$450 million, an increase of $37 million over last year
despite the reduced growth rate of the federal NIH budget.
The University of Pennsylvania came in second with 947
awards totaling more than $393 million. The University of
California, San Francisco; Washington University in St.
Louis; and the University of Washington rounded out the top
Kenneth O. Johnson memorial service will be held June
A memorial service to honor Kenneth Johnson, director
of the Mind/Brain Institute and professor of neuroscience
and biomedical engineering, will be held at 4 p.m. on
Thursday, June 30, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood
campus. Colleagues, students and friends of Johnson's will
share their thoughts and reminiscences, and refreshments
will be served.
As one way of remembering Johnson, his colleagues have
set up a page on the MBI Web site, www.mb.jhu.edu, for
statements from those who knew him. Those who would like
to have something included should e-mail their message to
Brance Amussen at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless designated otherwise, the
statement also will be displayed at the service. For more
information, contact Susan Soohoo at email@example.com or
Two JHU researchers to serve on California stem cell
Two Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
researchers are among 15 nationally known scientists who
have been chosen to evaluate and select stem cell research
projects to be funded by the California Institute for
Regenerative Medicine, created when the state's voters
passed Proposition 71 authorizing CIRM last fall.
Andrew Feinberg, an expert in epigenetics, and Jeffrey
Rothstein, an expert on Lou Gehrig's disease, will serve
six-year terms on the evaluation committee, known
officially as the Scientific and Medical Research Funding
Former Blue Jays named to U.S. Men's Lacrosse
Kyle Harrison, a star of this year's NCAA
championship-winning Johns Hopkins lacrosse team, was one
of 23 players named to represent the United States in the
2006 International Lacrosse Federation World Championships.
Harrison, who earned All-America honors and received the
2005 Tewaaraton Trophy as the nation's top player, will be
playing alongside former Blue Jays John Gagliardi, '97, and
A.J. Haugen, '00.
The ILF championship will be held in July 2006 in
JHU students continue to receive free admission to
In announcing an increase in admission fees, the
Baltimore Museum of Art has said that it will retain its
policy of free admission for school groups and students at
Johns Hopkins and Maryland Institute College of Art.
The new fees are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6
for full-time college students and free for children 18 and
under. Free First Thursdays will continue from 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.
Swim event to benefit Johns Hopkins cancer
More than 600 athletes from around the country were
scheduled to compete June 25 and 26 at Morey's Piers in
Wildwood, N.J., to benefit the Johns Hopkins Patient and
Family Fund. The fund-raiser assists cancer patients and
families with expenses not covered by medical insurance.
Planned events included a fun walk, 5k and 10k runs and
one- and three-mile ocean swims. In previous years,
participants raised as much as $50,000.
The event organizer is Viki Anders, a nurse
practitioner in the SoM's Oncology Department and an avid
JHM offers new concierge service to assist women
Johns Hopkins Medicine is offering a new, personalized
service to help women manage their doctors' appointments at
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Outpatient Center, satellite
facilities at White Marsh and Green Spring Station, and at
Bayview Medical Center.
To use the Johns Hopkins Women's Concierge Service,
women can make a single phone call to 410-502-7465 or can
go to the Web site
to contact a specially trained concierge who can schedule
and coordinate appointments. The service focuses on
providing care that is unique to, or more frequently
required by, women.
Redonda Miller, associate professor of medicine, is
medical director of the service.
Due to an editing error, a story in the June 13 issue
about a new, multidisciplinary Johns Hopkins center to
study urban pollutants mistakenly placed the Department of
Geography and Environmental Engineering in the wrong
school. DOGEE is in the Whiting School of Engineering.
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