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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 13, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 21

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Inspiring a turnaround
Sarah Hemminger leads a band of classmates helping Dunbar students

In two years, Sarah Hemminger has seen her Incentive Mentoring Program at Dunbar pay off. Seven students participating made honor roll last semester.

One early January morning two years ago, Johns Hopkins medical student Sarah Hemminger strode purposefully down Orleans Street to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, located a stone’s throw away from the East Baltimore campus.
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Celebrating JH’s African- Americans
Student-written biographies of influential African-Americans throughout the university’s history will be formally unveiled this Thursday, Feb. 16, during a celebration honoring the faculty, staff, students and financial supporters behind the African-Americans at the Johns Hopkins Institutions Project.
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Male circumcision protects female partners from HIV
A statistical review of the past medical files of more than 300 couples in Uganda in which the female partner was HIV negative and the male was HIV positive provides solid documentation of the protective effects of male circumcision in reducing the risk of infection among women. Male circumcision also reduced rates of trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis in female partners. The study is believed to be the first to demonstrate the benefits to female partners of male circumcision.
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Charles, Blackstone apartments bought by university

Baltimore Architecture Project puts city’s history online

Nursing’s Undergraduate Research Honors Program names first cohort

Applied Physics Lab licenses bone health analysis technology

Medical student receives Soros New American Fellowship

U.S. leaders launch campaign promoting domestic competitiveness

Volunteer Opportunity

Physicist Nina Markovic wins prestigious NSF CAREER Award

HIV subtype predicts likelihood of early death from AIDS

Heart mapping technique guides catheter repair of arrhythmia

Dendritic cells offer new target for treating autoimmune diseases

Heartfest raises more than $135,000 for Ciccarone Center


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