The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 5, 1998

Jan. 5, 1998
VOL. 27, NO. 16

At what price deregulated electricity?
Ethics of clinical trials are debated
Snow closings
Tiny treasures to fill Homewood House Museum
Public Health hosts UNICEF
Diversity Council sets agenda for its first year
In Brief
WJHU This Week
Classified Ads
Employment Opportunities
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Making headway
Addiction researchers are explorers of and caregivers to a hidden land of human suffering.
   Society tends to think of the principal drug-abuse challenge as prevention rather than treatment of those already addicted to drugs. And addicts tend to keep to themselves, their problems shrouded by fear of legal sanction and social stigma.
   For scientists willing to carefully reach out, addiction research offers a rare chance to explore the dynamics of how changes in the brain become changes in perception and behavior, and an invaluable opportunity to find new ways to pull lives back from the brink.
   Hopkins addiction researcher Sharon Walsh, an assistant professor of psychiatry, recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the nation's highest award for young researchers. She will get up to $500,000 over five years to further her research in cocaine and opioid drug abuse, withdrawal and treatment.
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School of Nursing makes the big move
It took three moving trucks four and a half days to shuttle 40 loads of equipment and belongings from six different locations, but when the Anne M. Pinkard Building opens its doors today, the School of Nursing will be officially in its new home.
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