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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 13, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 7

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JHU prof awarded Nobel Prize
Peter Agre is recognized for lab's 1991 discovery of 'water pores' in cells

Peter Agre

Peter Agre, a professor of biological chemistry at the School of Medicine, on Oct. 7 was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The academy recognized him for his laboratory's 1991 discovery of the long-sought "channels" that regulate and facilitate water molecule transport through cell membranes, a process essential to all living organisms.
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Review set for medical curriculum
Substantive change could be in store for the School of Medicine's academic fabric. In May, Dean Edward D. Miller convened a Curriculum Reform Committee charged with examining the school's current curriculum to ensure that Johns Hopkins is providing "the best and ideal education for future leaders in medicine."
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Robert Blum, leading adolescent health authority, joins Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Robert Wm. Blum, a leading authority in adolescent health, to chair its Department of Population and Family Health Sciences. Blum joins the faculty from the University of Minnesota, where he is director of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health and director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center in Adolescent Health. Blum will begin the transition to his new duties with the School of Public Health in January 2004.
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Crazy for chili? JHU wants you

Exercise measures identify heart disease in seemingly healthy women

Hospitalization injuries prove costly to patients and health care system

Engineering/Arts & Sciences to offer part-time master's in bioinformatics

Faculty of distinction honored with Krieger-Eisenhower Professorships

A day in the park with JHU volunteers

Beethoven opens HSO's season

Drugs to newborns block HIV infection from moms

Research: Cell environment may be important in ALS


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