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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 1, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 5

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'Genius grant' for physician
Lisa Cooper recognized for work on racial, ethnic disparities in health care

Lisa Cooper, a professor in the School of Medicine with joint appointments in Public Health and Nursing, joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1994.

Lisa Cooper, a Liberian-born Johns Hopkins internist and epidemiologist who conducts landmark studies designed to understand and overcome racial and ethnic disparities in medical care and research, has been named a 2007 fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowship comes with a $500,000 grant that Cooper may use in any way she chooses.
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A literary journal is reborn
Dormant for more than five decades, The Hopkins Review makes a triumphant return to the literary landscape this fall. The original Hopkins Review was launched in 1947 by the Writing Seminars, then called the Department of Writing, Speech and Drama. The literary magazine back then was a thin paperback volume that sold for 25 cents a copy.
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Gene-seekers look at nature-nurture in diseases
Johns Hopkins' McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine is one of two gene-hunting facilities in the nation to win a new $11.7 million four-year federal grant to rigorously sort out how such environmental factors as diet, exercise, stress and addictions interact with people's individual genetic makeup to affect their risk for disorders as wide-ranging as cancer, diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease.
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Ted Poehler to step down from post as vice provost for research

Elliott McVeigh named director of Biomedical Engineering

Community Get-Together

Environmental research that's nothing to sneeze at

A blue-tie affair at the White House

Changes announced in WSE Dean's Office

Cognitive science of religion to be explored in lecture series

New colloquium spreads word about humanities to undergrads

Childhood TV viewing a risk for behavior problems

After-school, summer learning certificate meets growing need

Pliable perception: Adult human brains reorganize after injury

Nonprofit contribution to GDP enourmous, new study reports


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