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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 4, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 41

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Remembering Victor McKusick

Robing for Commencement, 2003.

Victor Almon McKusick, University Professor of Medical Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; one of the two distinguished Johns Hopkins geneticists for whom the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine was named; and a towering international figure in genetics research, diagnosis and treatment, died July 22 at the age of 86.
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Rethinking HR for the future
Human Resources is reinventing itself. A number of major organizational and customer service changes are on tap as the office strives to transform itself to better align with the university's mission and goals, and to be more responsive to a changing workplace.
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Nonprofits face constraints on policy involvement
America's nonprofit organizations are widely involved in efforts to influence the public policies affecting them and those they serve but are constrained by tight budgets, limited staff time and confusing legal restrictions, according to a new survey by the Johns Hopkins University Nonprofit Listening Post Project.
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'Stuffy nose' mouse: A promise to help millions with sinusitis

Students' device aims to protect electric utility workers

Study: 86 percent of Americans could be overweight by 2030

New uses for old-line diabetes test: Screening and diagnosis

Kidneys from black donors best bet for black recipients

Averting postsurgical infection in kids: Give antibiotics within hour


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