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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 22, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 18

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Victor McKusick wins Japan Prize
Pioneer is sole laureate for prestigious award in genetics category

Victor McKusick, who has spent his entire career at Johns Hopkins, is widely lauded as the 'father of genetic medicine.' He will be honored in Japan April 23.

Victor A. McKusick, longtime University Professor of Medical Genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Japan Prize in medical genetics and genomics, the Science and Technology Foundation of Japan announced Jan. 16 in Tokyo.
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New support for humanities grad programs
In a strong show of support for graduate humanities programs at Johns Hopkins, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has pledged more than $4 million to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in the form of two separate grants for this field of study.
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Patient mistrust extends racial divide in research
More than three decades after the shutdown of the notorious Tuskegee study, a team of Johns Hopkins physicians has found that Tuskegee's legacy of blacks' mistrust of physicians and deep-seated fear of harm from medical research persists and is largely to blame for keeping much-needed African- Americans from taking part in clinical trials.
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MESSENGER's camera reveals Mercury in new detail

Nominations sought for Neighborhood Fund Allocation Committee

Rubber gloves 'born' — and now banished — at Johns Hopkins

Ways to improved informed consent are testable, study says

Study: Poultry workers at risk of carrying antibiotic-resistant E. coli


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