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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 3, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 10
In Brief


Three JHU scientists land on list of 'most influential'

Cancer researcher Bert Vogelstein, neuroscientist Solomon Snyder and oncologist Kenneth Kinzler, all from the School of Medicine, last week were named to a list of the 50 most influential scientists of the last 20 years. The rankings, published by Science Watch, a newsletter for researchers, are based on the number of times that a scientist's work has been cited by others.

Vogelstein holds the No. 1 spot, with 106,401 citations of the 361 papers that have borne his name since 1983. Snyder ranked No. 3 and Kinzler No. 19.

Science Watch is published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Thompson Corp of Toronto, which owns ISI, catalogs 22.4 million citations from 6,100 scientific journals each year.


Neil R. Powe is elected to the Institute of Medicine

Neil R. Powe, director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research and professor of medicine, epidemiology and health policy and management at the schools of Medicine and Public Health, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The announcement was made Oct. 27.

Powe is one of only 65 new members honored this year.

The Institute of Medicine is unique for its structure as both an honorific membership group and an analytic and advisory organization. Established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, the institute has become recognized as a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on issues related to human health.

The institute now has a total active membership of 1,382.


APL named Howard County Business of the Year

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has selected the Applied Physics Laboratory as its Business of the Year for 2003. The award was one of five Acknowledgment of Chamber Excellence awards that recognized various categories of achievement by members of the Howard County business community.

APL Director Richard T. Roca accepted the award at Oct. 29's ACE awards event.

With 3,400 full-time staff, APL is Howard County's largest private employer.

As a leader in defense research and space exploration, the Laboratory has a global impact. Locally, its Office of Technology Transfer helps stimulate economic development by licensing new technologies to businesses in the county and across the nation.

APL supports local schools through partnerships and mentoring programs, and its staff members serve as speakers and board members throughout the community. The Laboratory is a strong supporter of community agencies and just concluded its most successful United Way campaign, collecting more than $653,000.


Homewood Art Workshops to present first faculty exhibition

The Homewood Art Workshops, Johns Hopkins' undergraduate visual arts program, is presenting its first faculty exhibition, from Thursday, Nov. 6, through Monday, Dec. 8, in the F. Ross Jones Building of the Mattin Center.

The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, photographs, cartoons, sculpture, dioramas, digital imagery and text by Art Workshops director Craig Hankin, photography coordinator Phyllis Berger and instructors Tom Chalkley, Barbara Gruber, Larcia Premo, D.S. Bakker, Jay Van Rensselaer and Sherwin Mark.

An opening reception for the Hopkins community will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6.


Cuttin' Grass to bring sounds of bluegrass to Glass Pavilion

Cuttin' Grass will present "Toe Tappin'," a performance of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.

Cuttin' Grass is a quartet of Baltimore-area musicians, all of whom provide vocals. Tim Mitchell plays the banjo and teaches at Catonsville's Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe. Bass player Bill Monroe is a music teacher at Music and Arts Center in Severna Park. Jeff Hinson plays the guitar and mandolin, and mandolin player Charles Roe teaches guitar and mandolin at Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe. This event is part of the Wednesday Noon Series.

For more information, call the Office of Special Events at 410-516-7157.


Student emergency responders to host national conference

The Johns Hopkins University Emergency Response Organization, known as HERO, has been selected by the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation to host the foundation's 11th annual conference, which will be held Feb. 27 to 29, 2004, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore.

The student volunteers say that being chosen to host the national conference is considered one of the highest honors for undergraduate groups like HERO, which is marking its 20th anniversary. The JHU group responds to an average of 250 medical emergencies each year.

The conference will feature medical skills competitions, vendor exhibitions and discussion forums focused on current collegiate emergency medical services issues. Presenters will include the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, The Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and emergency crews from the Baltimore area.


APL's Maryland MESA receives grant from Department of Education

The Maryland Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program — a structured K-12 program dedicated to supporting and developing the interests, skills and abilities of students in science, technology, engineering and math — has been awarded a grant of $86,400 from the state Department of Education.

Established in 1976 by the Applied Physics Laboratory, the program now serves more than 2,300 students throughout the state. More than 24,000 Maryland students have participated in the program since its inception.

Through partnerships with APL, Morgan State University, the University of Maryland, Towson University, public school systems and local businesses, Maryland MESA works to increase the number of engineers, scientists and mathematicians, while serving as a driving force in encouraging and assisting minorities and females in achieving academic and professional success in these fields.


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