'Redesigning East Baltimore' symposium, tour set for
Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute this week will
convene "Redesigning East Baltimore,"
a symposium to discuss the redevelopment efforts under way
north of the medical campus.
The event will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on
Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Sheldon Hall at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to the event, at 3
p.m., the Urban Health Institute will offer
guided walking tours through several of the redevelopment
areas; call 410-502-7473 to sign up.
East Baltimore Development Inc. has spearheaded and
manages the $1.8 billion revitalization of
the New East Side, an 88-acre portion of East Baltimore.
The first phase of development plans for
the area include the 1.1 million-square-foot Science +
Technology Park at Johns Hopkins, more than
850 housing units for mixed-income buyers and renters, park
space and a variety of retail services.
Urban Health Institute officials said they want the
symposium to foster a dialogue among
leaders of the redevelopment efforts, residents, elected
officials and members of the Johns Hopkins
The panelists will be Bishop Douglas Miles of the
Koinonia Baptist Church and clergy co-chair of
BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development);
Edward Sabatino, executive director of the
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Committee; Jack
Shannon, president and CEO of East
Baltimore Development Inc.; and Marie Washington, president
of the East Baltimore Community Corp.
A live webcast of the symposium can be viewed at:
For more information, call 410-502-6155 or e-mail
Cardiovascular researchers honored with Blumenthal
Outstanding researchers in cardiovascular medicine
were honored on Wednesday in JHH's
Houck Lobby as part of the
Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute's annual
named to commemorate the late Johns Hopkins physician
Stanley L. Blumenthal, BA '39 and MD '43.
Three postdoctoral research fellows each received a $1,000
cash prize with a commemorative plaque.
The Basic Science Prize went to Mikhail Maslov for
finding evidence to prove the long-held
suspicion that failing hearts are indeed "energy-starved"
and that boosting the gene activity for
creatine kinase, the prime energy reserve in the heart,
corrected the energy deficit and restored
heart pumping function.
Michael Bonios received the Translational Science
Prize for a study that tracked stem cells
injected into damaged hearts in mice, showing that these
transplants were being washed away in the
blood to the lungs, a work that possibly explains why
initial tests of stem cell therapies have proved
disappointing at existing test doses.
Juan Rivera was awarded the Clinical Science Prize for
research using the latest 64-CT imaging
techniques to tie cardiovascular disease risk factors such
as smoking, gender and age to different
kinds of plaque in narrowed blood vessels. A better
understanding of the biology behind plaque
formations, Rivera says, could offer better tests for
assessing the real risk of heart attack from
Scientist-cum-skeptic discusses his new book on
Robert L. Park, a physics professor at the University
of Maryland and a renowned skeptic, will
be discussing and signing copies of his latest book,
Superstition: Belief in the Age of Science, at 7
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Barnes & Noble Johns
Hopkins. Park is also the author of Voodoo Science: The
Road From Foolishness to Fraud.
In his new book, Park asks why people persist in
superstitious convictions long after science has
shown them to be ill-founded; takes on supernatural
beliefs, from religion and the afterlife to New
Age spiritualism and faith-based medical claims; examines
recent controversies; and concludes that
science is the only way we have of understanding the
John Lipsky of International Monetary Fund speaks at
John Lipsky, first deputy managing director of the
International Monetary Fund, will give a talk
titled "Toward a Post-Crisis World Economy" on Monday, Nov.
17, at SAIS.
Before assuming the No. 2 post at the IMF in September
2006, Lipsky was vice chairman of the
J.P. Morgan investment bank, where he advised the firm's
principal market risk takers, published
independent research on the principal forces shaping global
financial markets, was actively engaged
with J.P. Morgan's key clients and represented the firm
around the world with senior public and
financial sector decison makers.
He previously served as chief economist at J.P.
Morgan, chief economist and director of
research at Chase Manhattan Bank and chief economist at
Salomon Brothers. A graduate of Wesleyan
University, Lipsky holds a PhD in economics from
The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Nitze
Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS
affiliates should RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-663-5648.
No 'Gazette' Nov. 24 because of Thanksgiving
As The Gazette will not be published on Nov. 24
because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the
calendar in the Nov. 17 issue will carry listings for
events scheduled through Dec. 1.
The deadline for calendar and classified submissions
for the Nov. 17 issue is noon on Tuesday,
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