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November 10, 2003
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
(410) 516-7907

Johns Hopkins to Receive
IBM Institutes of Innovation Award

Program Recognizes Schools For Outstanding Contributions
to Life Sciences Research

The Johns Hopkins University will receive an IBM Life Sciences Institutes of Innovation award during a ceremony that begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the lobby of Clark Hall on the university's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

The IBM Life Sciences Institutes of Innovation program is a global initiative that recognizes academic research institutions that are making outstanding contributions to life sciences research. The program fosters knowledge and technology transfer.

Johns Hopkins is one of the first two universities to receive this recognition. (The other is Indiana University.) Caroline Kovac, general manager of IBM Life Sciences, will present the award to Johns Hopkins representatives at Tuesday's ceremony.

University participants in the event will include Steven Knapp, the university's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Andrew Douglas, interim dean of the Whiting School of Engineering; Murray Sachs, director of the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Rai Winslow, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling.

Johns Hopkins researchers at the Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics and Modeling are applying IBM technology to develop multi-scale computational models ranging from the genome and proteome to single cells and the whole heart. These models are helping researchers discover how genes and proteins interact to influence heart disease and to identify targeted treatment solutions.

The powerful information systems being built will enable the center's researchers, working with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, to access a wealth of collective knowledge about genes and proteins to understand and combat the sources of disease and dysfunction.

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