The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 6, 1999

July 6, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 39

Urban Health group submits its proposal
Conservation efforts begin on Homewood statues
FUSE day: What a blast
Engineering researchers are pumping with a tiny bubble
Women's risk factors remain high year after heart surgery
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The rewards of research
Yvonne Njage, a native of Kenya, originally came to the United States so she could study medicine and then use that knowledge to combat the impact of diseases such as HIV on developing African nations. Njage knows all too well what the rapid spread of HIV can do as she has grown up watching many of her relatives die of AIDS-related causes.
   But now Njage, a junior majoring in biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is getting her chance to play her part in the fight against the deadly virus. As a research fellow in the Leadership Alliance program, Njage is one of 17 minority undergraduates who are spending nine weeks this summer at various Hopkins institutions conducting experiments and gaining valuable and practical research experience. Full story...

John Lordan to step down as vice president
John Lordan, the university's vice president for business affairs, will step down from that post in September, university president William R. Brody announced.
   Lordan has served as vice president for business affairs since 1986, when the position was established by the board of trustees. Lordan has recommended that the duties of his post be merged with those of the university's senior vice president for administration. Board action on the recommendation is expected at the October meeting of the trustees. President Brody said that, at that meeting, he will recommend that Lordan be named vice president emeritus, in recognition of his dedicated and productive service to the university. Full story...

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