The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002
VOL. 31, NO. 26

Debate: Physician-assisted suicide or physician-assisted dying--Who decides?
Learning from CTY: British school standards minister comes to Baltimore
Dietary soy protein reduces pain and inflammation in rats
SPSBE creates new executive leadership program for Secret Service
Art history slides arrive on students' computer screens
Scientists 'back at square one' to find culprit in familial ALS
Statistics show anthrax outbreak could have been twice as large
Muscle gene in mice yields clue to treating obesity, type 2 diabetes
Male virus levels significant in spread of HIV to women
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Homewood: On the grow again
More bricks and mortar, please. The Homewood campus construction boom continues this summer and fall with groundbreakings slated for two new major capital projects.
   A chemistry research building and a facility known as the San Martin Center will become the fifth and sixth additions to Homewood since January 2001, joining the Mattin Center, student recreation center, Clark Hall and Hodson Hall.
   Groundbreaking for the three-story, two-wing chemistry building is scheduled for May. Full story...

Next dean of SAIS is announced
Jessica Einhorn says her job as the dean of SAIS will be to make things possible.
   "I view the dean as an enabler," said Einhorn, the former World Bank managing director appointed to head the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies starting June 1. "The role of the dean is to help the faculty fulfill its potential in both research and teaching and to enable the students to receive the education that best prepares them for the careers of their choice."
   Einhorn's appointment was approved by the university's board of trustees last week and announced by President William R. Brody on March 17. Full story...

Bioethics Institute to Create Genetics, Policy Center
The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute at The Johns Hopkins University has received a three-year $9.9 million grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts to establish the Genetics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. The center's first initiative will focus on ethical and public policy issues related to genetics and human reproduction.
   "The development and use of reproductive genetics, like other critical issues facing our society, deserve a robust debate informed by scientific facts and ethical considerations," said Rebecca Rimel, president and chief executive officer of the Pew Charitable Trusts. "The Pew Charitable Trusts are committed to encouraging such conversations on this and other vital issues, and we welcome our partnership with The Johns Hopkins University in this endeavor." Full story...

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