Retirement TV, MPT airing Brody health care
A series of conversations in which Johns Hopkins President William R. Brody discusses the
country's present and future health care system with some of the
nation's leading political and public
leaders has begun airing through a collaboration between
Retirement Living TV and Maryland Public
Healthcare '08: Search for Solutions features Brody's
dialogues with New York Mayor Michael
Bloomberg; Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP; John Erickson, CEO of
Erickson Retirement Communities; Newt
Gingrich, former speaker of the House; and Elias Zerhouni,
director of the National Institutes of
Health. During the series, Brody interviews the participants, and
journalists including Judy Woodruff,
Lea Thompson and Felicia Taylor act as moderators.
"This is a rare opportunity for the MPT and RLTV audiences
to share in a dialogue between
thought leaders on what is undoubtedly one of the most important
issues facing our country," said
Elliot Jacobson, VP of programming and production at RLTV. "This
series presents an insight into both
how our health care system really works and what needs to be done
to fix it. Dr. Brody does an
exceptional job at challenging conventional wisdom in these
The shows are on RLTV at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays and on MPT at 8
p.m. on Fridays. Upcoming
episodes are May 8/9, Erickson; May 15/16, Novelli; May 22/23,
Gingrich; and June 19/20, Zerhouni.
The Bloomberg episode aired last week.
BME teams take top spots in MoshPit business
The Johns Hopkins BME winning streak at the MoshPit!
business plan competition is unabated.
Out of 104 plans submitted this year by college students from all
over Maryland, teams from
Hopkins Biomedical Engineering swept the top three prizes.
The contest, established by the Greater
Baltimore Technology Council in 2002, is open to all full- and
part-time students in Maryland colleges
and universities. A Johns Hopkins team has taken the top prize
every year. In 2007, a JHU team also
This year's first prize of $10,000 went to SurgyTech for an
innovative bowel-packing device to
simplify abdominal laparotomies. Team members were Gayathree
Murugappan, Joshua Liu, Mike
Bisogno, Kevin Yeh, Vicki Zhou and Brian Liu.
The second-place winner, awarded $7,500, was Synthex
Technologies' plan for a research robot
for gel extraction. The team was made up of co-founders Judy Qiu
and Matt Rubashkin, and Daniel
Merzel. Radiogenic Therapeutics took third place with MultiMark,
a novel, minimally invasive way for
implanting high-visibility markers into tumors to allow precise
targeting of external beam radiation
therapy. The team of Juinting Chiang, Brian His, Ian Lee and
Linmiao Xu was awarded $5,000.
Top-placing SurgyTech also came up the winner in the 2008
Mid-Atlantic Business Plan
Competition, produced by the MIT Enterprise Forum of
Washington-Baltimore in collaboration with
the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. More
than 50 teams from 15 area
universities submitted plans for the competition, with six
advancing to the final round.
Hopkins-Nanjing's Pollard Building wins AIA
The Samuel Pollard Building at the Hopkins-Nanjing
Center for Chinese and American Studies has received a merit
award from the American Institute of Architects' Committee on
The 11-story building, designed by Perkins + Will, opened in
fall 2006, adding 100,000 square
feet of new classroom, library, office, meeting and residential
space to the campus, as well as a new
auditorium and conference center.
WSE announces winners of its student video
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time — a video about
an overburdened engineering student
who invents a telekinetic ring to help with physical chores like
vacuuming — took top honors in the
Whiting School's recent video competition. It was created in
the Digital Media
course by Noel Sanjuan and Robert Huynh.
The second-place winner, Self-Assembling Nanoliter
Containers, by Dave Filipiak, Mustapha
Jamal and Tim Leong, also received the People's Choice Award.
Tied for third prize were Swamp, by
Chris Blizzard, Ross Burns and Makibi Takagi; and Hands On, by
Alexander Mo, Cindy Fei and Justin
The winners will receive cash prizes, and the videos will
promote Hopkins Engineering online via
JHU Web sites and YouTube. To view all the entries, go to:
Ohio Sen. Brown gives 'A View from Capitol Hill' at
SAIS will hold a
forum titled A View From Capitol Hill at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
Hosted by the SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign Relations, the
Financial Times and the Johns
Hopkins Center for the Study of American Government, the forum
will feature Sherrod Brown,
Democratic senator from Ohio; Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing
editor of the Financial Times; and
Robert Guttman, CPFR director. Brown, an uncommitted
superdelegate, will discuss the presidential
race the morning after the Indiana and North Carolina
The session will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to CPFR at firstname.lastname@example.org
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