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he Johns Hopkins University will cut emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide gas by more than half from projected levels by 2025, the university announced on Friday. The university will invest more than $73 million in JHU to halve conservation and efficiency measures that will cut emisCO2 greensions caused by facilities operations house gas by an initial 81,000 metric tons a year. emissions That’s 57 percent of the overall goal by 2025 of cutting 141,000 metric tons from the 276,000 a year in emissions it would otherwise be generating 15 years from now. The remainder of the goal will be achieved by adopting new technologies that emerge between now and 2025 and by motivating members of the university community to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact, Johns Hopkins said. The emissions goal is part of a broad multifaceted Implementation Plan for Advancing Sustainability and Climate Stewardship, also announced today. The plan encompasses research, education and community outreach in addition to greenhouse gas reduction. “Global climate change is one of humanity’s greatest challenges,” said Ronald J. Daniels, president of the university. “The earth’s rising temperatures will, over decades to come, affect where and how we live, the ecosystems we inhabit, our quality of life and even our health. “Facing this challenge head-on is our shared responsibility as humans, and especially as residents of the developed world,” Daniels said. “But universities have a special role in our society and a special responsibility. We are institutions that discover, that educate and that, often, set an example. When it comes to global climate change, Johns Hopkins will be a leader in all three.”
Helmut Guenschel in his Middle River, Md., plant with the display cases being built for Gilman Hall’s new first-floor museum space. They were recently broken down and shipped to the site, where their installation will start this week.
University’s collection will be showcased in Gilman Hall museum By Greg Rienzi
elmut Guenschel, a veritable Picasso of museum display cases, clearly delights in discussing his signature patented design: concealed door hinges that provide a compression seal and are capable of holding 1,000-pound glass panels. On a recent trip to Guenschel’s plant in
Middle River, Md., the German-born engineer showed off a demonstration model, a giant door–sized panel that magically glides on a single hinge the size of a bar of soap. Starting next fall, visitors to Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus can see the engineering marvel up close, although they are sure to be Continued on page 5
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Johns Hopkins wins $9.7 million federal grant to study cardiovascular racial disparities in Baltimore By Stephanie Desmon
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he Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been awarded a $9.7 million federal grant to study ways to improve cardiovascular outcomes among African-American patients and to understand and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in blood pressure management in Baltimore. The five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute will go
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to create a multidisciplinary research center with the goal of reducing hypertension among members of the African-American community treated by Johns Hopkins physicians. The hope is to make improvements in identification, treatment and outcomes of hypertension. African-Americans have higher rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality from cardiovascular disease than other racial groups. “This brings together a lot of people with a lot of different expertise to try to solve this problem together,” said Lisa A. Cooper,
professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the grant’s principal investigator. Cooper and her team want to better understand the reasons why the disparities exist—be they patient behavior, provider attitudes or systemic issues—in order to develop better methods to overcome the gap. The research done through the grant will include a study of the effectiveness of hypertension self-management for patients
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incoln Gordon, who served as president of The Johns Hopkins University from July 1967 to March 1971 and brought co-education to the Homewood campus, will be remembered at a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Gordon previously served as a diplomat under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and was for 25 years on the faculty of Harvard. After leaving Johns Hopkins, he was a scholar at the Brookings Institution. At the time of his death, on Dec. 19, 2009, he was living in Mitchellville, Md. He was 96.
Mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne gives master class at Peabody
nternationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, a 2009 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors, visited Peabody on March 4 to give a master class in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Sopranos Maggie Finnegan and Melissa Wimbish, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Hamilton, contralto Kristina Lewis and baritone Benjamin Moore sang for and were coached by the legendary performer, who received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Johns Hopkins in 1989. Her visit was made possible by the Levi Family Distinguished Visiting Artists Fund, recently established at Peabody through the efforts of Sandra Levi Gerstung.
Family Day at Homewood Museum offers ride to the past
omewood Museum will offer visitors a ride to the past at a Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, when its wine cellar will take on the ambience and community spirit of a 19th-century tavern, and horse-drawn carriage rides will be available. The half-day of educational fun is presented in conjunction with the museum’s current focus show, On the Road: Travel and Transportation in Early Maryland. Visitors will experience the kind of hospitality travelers enjoyed in Baltimore’s early taverns, which served as places to relax, refresh, meet friends and gather news. Participants can sing along to tunes played by David K. Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute. The historic tavern games of dominoes, checkers and whist will be taught and can be played by visitors, who also can peruse local newspapers and maps of the period. Light snacks and drinks fashionable in early Maryland will be available, including popcorn, ginger cookies, beer, hard cider, hot chocolate, apple and pear ciders and coffee. (Visitors must be over
21 and have proper ID to sample alcoholic beverages.) Horse-drawn carriage rides will operate every 20 minutes from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., departing from the museum and journeying around the Keyser Quadrangle. Tavern music and activities are free with museum admission. Carriage ride fees include admission and tavern programming: group rides are $10 adults and $5 children 2–11; private rides are $50 for a six-person carriage. Advance reservations are requested for rides, which last 20 minutes. For more information or to reserve, call 410-5165589.
New JHU Web site recognized as best of top-100 universities
hen the university’s Web site was redesigned last fall, its creators had two goals: to use photography to effectively tell the story of Johns Hopkins, and to make the site easier to navigate. Mission accomplished. Last week, the Bivens Report—an online source of news and conversation on Web-based communications—took a look at the sites of the universities ranked in the top 100 by U.S. News & World Report and gave the top spot to Johns Hopkins, noting its strong use of photography. “Entire site is excellent,” it said. Credit at JHU goes to Chris Cullen, director of marketing; Tim Windsor, director of digital strategy; and Royce Faddis, senior graphic designer in Creative Services. Most photos are by Homewood Photography.
Shriver Hall Concert Series announces 2010–2011 season
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Harvard’s Martin Nowak headlines Tom Lewis appointed VP for Templeton Research Lectures A D M I N I S T R A T I O N
artin A. Nowak, a professor of biology and mathematics at Harvard University, will lead off a weeklong series of daily events at Johns Hopkins with a talk titled “The Evolution of Cooperation” at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 22, in Homewood’s Mason Hall Auditorium. Nowak will give four of the five 2009–2010 Templeton Research Lectures presented by the Krieger School’s Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project. His first lecture and his last, “God and Evolution” (details below), will be geared to a general audience. The Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project explores the relations among evolution, cognition and culture with a focus on the cognitive science of religion. Each year, the project hosts a series of lectures on the cognitive science of religion by a distinguished Templeton Research Fellow. It also sponsors a wide range of further events dealing with all aspects science and religion. Nowak is director of Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and co-director of the Evolution and Theology of Cooperation project at the Harvard Divinity School. He works on the mathematical description of evolutionary processes, including the evolution of cooperation and human language, and the dynamics of virus infections and human cancer. His major discoveries include the mechanism of HIV disease progression and the rapid turnover and evolution of drug resistance in HIV infection. He is currently working on a theory known as “pre-life,” a formal approach to the origin of evolution. Nowak has written many important publications, including the prize-winning Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life (Harvard University Press, 2006).
Nowak’s second lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in 110 Clark Hall, where he will speak about “Evolutionary Dynamics.” The talk is co-sponsored by the Whiting School’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, Nowak will discuss “Pre-Life” in 26 Mudd Hall, at an event co-sponsored by the Department of Biology. Refreshments will be offered at 4 p.m. “Evolution and Structure” is the subject of a talk to be given by Corina Tarnita, a postdoctoral fellow who studies at Harvard with Nowak, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, in 304 Whitehead Hall, with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics co-sponsoring the event. Nowak concludes the series with “God and Evolution” at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 26, in the Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith and Community Service Center, co-sponsored by Campus Ministries. The Templeton Research Lectures are made possible by a generous grant from the Metanexus Institute with matching funds from the John Templeton Foundation and the Krieger School. These three- to fouryear project grants of up to $500,000 are awarded to promote important conversations at the forefront of the field of science and religion. Since the grant was awarded in 2007 to an interdisciplinary group of Krieger School faculty, the team, led by Steven Gross, an associate professor of philosophy, has brought approximately 100 notable speakers to the Homewood campus, including Templeton Fellows Dan Sperber, one of France’s leading cognitive scientists, and Paul Bloom, professor of psychology and linguistics at Yale University. For more information about the Krieger School’s Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project, go to http://web.jhu.edu/ecc.
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Tom Lewis joined Johns Hopkins as director of state affairs in 2005.
By Dennis O’Shea
homas S. Lewis, director of state affairs for Johns Hopkins since 2005 and a longtime key staff member in the Maryland General Assembly, has been appointed the university’s vice president for government and community affairs. Lewis, who has led Johns Hopkins’ federal, state, local and community relations teams on an interim basis since July, was named to the post on a permanent basis Monday by the university’s board of trustees. He will also serve as a vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “Tom is a gifted leader and public policy veteran who has proven himself time and again in roles both inside and outside of government service,” said Ronald J. Daniels, president of the university, who recom-
mended Lewis’ appointment to the trustees following an extensive national search. “He is an effective communicator, an astute analyst and strategist, and a man of unquestioned integrity.” Before joining Johns Hopkins, Lewis served in Maryland’s state government for more than 17 years, including 11 as chief of staff to two successive speakers of the House of Delegates. He helped lawmakers enact economic development and environmental initiatives, Medicaid reform, the Thornton K-12 education reform, a state historic tax credit program and several health care and health insurance reforms. Lewis is a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned a law degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 1982 and a master’s in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management in 1991. Beginning in 1987, he served two years in the Peace Corps in Cameroon in western Africa. Daniels said that the university will separate the oversight of its central communications and public affairs staff from the government and community affairs portfolio, where it has been since 2002, and assign it to a new vice president. “The job of representing all of Johns Hopkins—university and health system—at the federal, state, local and community levels is a huge and important one,” Daniels said. “So, too, is the job of telling the Johns Hopkins story to audiences here at home and around the world, both our friends and those who don’t yet know us well. Both those functions—government and community affairs and communications—sit in rapidly changing landscapes and face evolving challenges.” He said a search for the new position will begin soon.
Study: Kidney donors suffer few ill effects from life-giving act Findings show that donors are likely to live as long as those with both kidneys
n a landmark study of more than 80,000 live-kidney donors from across the United States, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that the procedure carries very little medical risk and that, in the long term, people who donate one of their kidneys are likely to live just as long as those who have two healthy ones. The findings, published in the March 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirm what doctors have long believed: Kidney donation, which saves the life of the recipient, poses little risk to the donor. “Donating a kidney is safe,” said transplant surgeon Dorry L. Segev, associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Live donors start healthy, and it’s the highest priority of the surgeon and the entire transplant community to make sure they stay healthy. This study says we have succeeded. While there are never any guarantees with surgery, donating a kidney is safer than undergoing almost any other operation.” Segev and his colleagues looked at data from a national registry of 80,347 live-kidney donors in the United States from April 1, 1994, to March 31, 2009. Over the course of those 15 years, there were 25 deaths in the first 90 days after donation surgery, putting the risk of surgical mortality at 3.1 per 10,000 cases. The risk was slightly higher for some subgroups that typically have higher risk from surgery—namely men (5.1 deaths per 10,000 cases) and African-Americans (7.6 deaths per 10,000 cases)—but the risk in those groups was still very small.
By contrast, Segev says, the risk of surgical mortality from gallbladder removal is roughly six times higher at 18 per 10,000 cases, while the risk from nondonor nephrectomy (removing a kidney because of cancer
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or another medical reason) is approximately 260 per 10,000 cases, 100 times the risk of donating a kidney. In the analysis, the research team found that the risk to kidney donors remained low
even as the number of live-donor kidney transplants in the United States nearly doubled over the past 15 years, from 3,009 in 1994 to 5,968 in 2008. Patients with kidney failure have been relying more and more on donors who offer to give one of their kidneys to a friend or family member in need because there is a profound organ shortage in the United States, and live-donor transplants tend to survive longer than those from cadavers. Thousands of people die each year while awaiting kidneys from deceased donors. The 15-year period covered by the study included a transition from mostly open–abdomen kidney removal to minimally invasive laparoscopic kidney donation, a technique with tiny scars and shorter recovery times. At
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the laparoscopic procedure for kidney donation was pioneered, researchers say it has made kidney donation much less onerous. Previous studies of live donors have been done at single-transplant centers with homogenous populations. Segev’s study is the first to use national data. “Whatever happens when people donate kidneys, on average it doesn’t affect the rest of their lives—and that has never been shown before in a study of this size and scope,” he said. Other Johns Hopkins researchers on the study are Abimereki D. Muzaale, Brian S. Caffo, Shruti H. Mehta, Andrew L. Singer and Robert A. Montgomery. —Stephanie Desmon
Deputy Mayor Andrew Frank to join Daniels team By Dennis O’Shea
ndrew Frank, deputy mayor of Baltimore for economic and neighborhood development, will join The Johns Hopkins University on May 7 to become special adviser to the president on economic development initiatives. Frank will assist President Ronald J. Daniels in projects strengthening ties with partners and organizations across the city and contributing to neighborhood revitalization. He will be involved particularly in the East Baltimore Development Initiative and the related East Baltimore Community School, two projects in which Johns Hopkins is a key collaborator
with government and nonprofit entities. “Johns Hopkins is committed to Baltimore’s future; the university’s involvement with the city and its neighborhoods is one of the most important priorities of my presidency,” Daniels said. “Having someone on my team as skilled and knowledgeable as Andy will sharpen our focus and enable me to do a better job. I’m delighted that he has agreed to join us.” Frank’s new position is complementary to that of Aris Melissaratos, who is special adviser to the president for enterprise development. Melissaratos focuses on building the university’s relationships with business and strengthening ties between the research and corporate communities. As deputy mayor, Frank’s responsibilities
have included oversight of a wide range of city departments and offices, including the Department of Housing and Community Development; the Office of Employment Development; the Planning, Public Works and Transportation departments; and the Baltimore Development Corp. Before moving to City Hall, he was executive vice president of the BDC for six years, involved in attracting and retaining businesses, redevelopment, commercial revitalization, and urban design and planning, among other issues. He also served as Inner Harbor coordinator, supervising implementation of the 2003 Inner Harbor Master Plan, chairing the intra-agency Inner Harbor Task Force and managing the $5 million renovation of the West Shore Park.
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Arnall Patz, 89, director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute By John Lazarou
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rnall Patz, director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, a pivotal figure in the history of ophthalmology and the recipient of both a Presidential Medal of Freedom and an Albert Lasker Award—often called the “American Nobel”—for his groundbreaking research into the causes and prevention of blindness, died on March 11. Patz, who died in his sleep at his home in Pikesville, Md., was 89. A member of the Johns Hopkins medical faculty since 1955, Patz was widely honored for his lifetime contributions to ophthalmology, including the discovery of the cause of retrolental fibroplasia, now called retinopathy of prematurity or ROP, an affliction of premature infants that once was the most common reason for childhood blindness. He also was known for his development of one of the first argon lasers used to treat diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. Patz led the Wilmer Eye Institute from 1979 to 1989 and had been an active professor emeritus until his death. He was known for encouraging the work of young physicians who went on to become internationally acclaimed eye specialists. “Dr. Patz’s influence in ophthalmology as a clinician, researcher and mentor will be powerful and long-lasting,” said Edward D. Miller, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “He graced the school and hospital for more than half a century, and we are enormously proud to have his extraordinary contributions as part of our history.” “Dr. Patz will always be considered by his peers and those throughout our profession as a man who contributed so critically to
Emissions Continued from page 1 Besides the dramatic cuts in carbon dioxide gas emission, the plan calls for creation of an Environment, Sustainability and Health Institute, bringing together faculty members from across the university. They will collaborate on research and on teaching climate change science and sustainability to students, including those who choose the university’s new undergraduate major and minor in global environmental change and sustainability and the new master’s degree in energy policy and climate. Institute faculty members also will focus on applying science to environmental policy, to public health initiatives and to practical measures that individuals, organizations and businesses can take to fight global warming. “Just as Johns Hopkins medical researchers move their discoveries off the lab bench to the patient’s bedside to save lives,” Daniels said, “this institute will take a bench-toreal-world approach: We will use discoveries to get things done.” The plan also includes establishment of a Sustainability House in a to-be-renovated building on North Charles Street at the university’s Homewood campus. It will serve as headquarters for the university’s Office of Sustainability and student environmental groups and as a showcase and laboratory for energy conservation techniques and technologies. The design team, with students and faculty members participating, will be directed to include cutting-edge sustainability features and to meet aggressive goals, such as zero net carbon emissions, storm water capture and reuse, and organic maintenance of the grounds. Another key element of the plan is to put Johns Hopkins knowledge to work contributing to Baltimore’s and Maryland’s sustainability and climate change efforts. One such effort, announced late last month, is
Helen Keller presents the Lasker Award to Arnall Patz, right, and Everett Kinsey, who helped confirmed Patz’s findings on retrolental fibroplasia.
preserving sight,” said Peter J. McDonnell, current director of Wilmer and once a resident at Johns Hopkins who was mentored by Patz. “His inspiration and leadership of fellow professionals, along with his guidance and encouragement to all of our medical students, made us fortunate to know him.” Born on June 14, 1920, in rural Elberton, Ga., Patz received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and graduated from its medical school in 1945. After service during World War II, he joined the eye clinic at the Walter Reed Army Hospital, then began his residency in ophthalmology at the District of Columbia General Hospital. While there, he observed more than 20 premature infants who had severe ROP, noting that many of them had received high levels of oxygen. He found that they had an abnormal overgrowth of blood vessels in the eye that caused irreparable damage to the retina and frequently led to blindness. With Leroy Hoeck, pediatric chief of the nursery, he conducted what many considered one of the first controlled clinical trials in Ameri-
can ophthalmology, to test his belief that the excessive exposure to oxygen caused the condition in preemies. Initially denied research funding for his pilot experiments on premature infants, he funded his first tests with money borrowed from his brother Louis. Subsequent studies in collaboration with Everett Kinsey, a physician and famed biochemist, confirmed Patz’s theory. Patz’s findings proving the link between high levels of oxygen and ROP led to a change in pediatric practices that subsequently saved the sight of countless infants. Following his work on ROP, Patz studied ways to stop the leaking and overgrowth of blood vessels in the retina, a condition associated with many diseases. Recognizing the potential of lasers to seal the leaking and stop the overgrowth of these blood vessels, Patz developed the argon laser with the help of colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Their work paved the way for sight-saving treatment of many degenerative eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal tearing. Patz maintained an extensive private ophthalmology practice while serving as a parttime faculty member at Johns Hopkins for 15 years before the Seeing Eye Foundation awarded him a research professorship at Wilmer in 1970, when he joined the faculty full time as founder of Johns Hopkins’ Retinal Vascular Center. During his decade as the fourth director of Wilmer, he oversaw enlargement of its clinical and research facilities and programs, ensuring its continued advances as one of the world’s renowned eye care and research centers. Morton F. Goldberg, another of Patz’s protégés and his immediate successor as director of Wilmer, called him “an exceptional colleague and friend, whom I consider to
be one of the greatest ophthalmologists and greatest human beings in modern medicine. It was his passion, as well as his brilliance, that made him a great researcher and clinician and, most importantly, a mentor to all of us who learned and worked with him.” When he was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, Patz was acclaimed by President George W. Bush as “the man who has given to uncounted men, women and children the gift of sight.” “For more than a half-century, his name has been the gold standard in the field of researching the causes and treatment of eye disease,” his citation read. A modest man despite his remarkable achievements and the acclaim he received, Patz demurred when praised. Asked his reaction to his Medal of Freedom award, he said, “I was astonished, totally overwhelmed and honored. And I could name 50 other medical scientists who probably deserve it more than I do.” He later said that getting a chance to meet golfing legend Arnold Palmer at the White House ceremony where they both received the Medal of Freedom was as astounding as receiving the medal itself. In addition to the Lasker and Medal of Freedom awards, Patz received the Friedenwald Research Award in 1980, the inaugural Isaac C. Michaelson Medal in 1986, the first Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research in 1994 and the 2001 Pisart International Vision Award from the Lighthouse International. Always intellectually curious, he earned a master of liberal arts degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Arts and Sciences when he was 78. He spent summers in Maine at a log cabin he built with his family, and was an avid fly fisherman and a ham radio operator serving the Maryland Eye Bank. Patz is survived by his wife, Ellen, five children and eight grandchildren.
Fast facts: JHU climate/sustainability plan Projected JHU CO2 emissions, 2025, assuming “business as usual”: 276,300 metric tons per year Target JHU CO2 emissions, 2025: 134,700 metric tons per year
Costs and savings: Initial investment: $73.8 million. Projected savings per year from initial investment: $10.3 million. Total investment and total savings per year by 2025: to be determined.
Reduction in CO2 emissions by already identified initiatives: 81,000 metric tons (29 percent of total projected “business as usual” emissions in 2025; 57 percent of emissions reduction goal)
Examples of CO2 reduction measures: Co-generation plants, one at Homewood (spring 2010) and two in East Baltimore (by late 2011). Total cuts of 54,000 metric tons a year (32,000 counts toward the university’s goal; the remainder is attributable to the Johns Hopkins Health System, co-owner of the two East Baltimore plants). Investments of $8.6 million at Homewood and $34.5 million in East Baltimore; total $43.1 million.
a $190,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–funded collaboration with Baltimore City; Johns Hopkins students will be trained to conduct audits at nonprofit organizations in the city and help them determine how to cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The implementation plan is the result of months of detailed follow-up work on the March 2009 report of the university’s President’s Task Force on Climate Change. That report was the culmination of a year’s work by Johns Hopkins faculty, administrators, students and trustees, as well as representatives of the Baltimore business, government and environmental communities. “In response to a serious issue, we have taken a typically serious and thorough Johns Hopkins approach,” Daniels said. “We have devoted the time and effort required to do this right: comprehensive data gathering, careful analysis and systematic planning.” The implementation plan puts Johns Hopkins on a path toward a future defined by a vision of carbon net neutrality but
takes a practical approach focused on what is achievable now and in a reasonably predictable 15-year period, said James T. McGill, the university’s senior vice president for finance and administration. “This plan is responsible and sustainable not only environmentally but also financially,” McGill added. “We’ll be getting an attractive return on these investments in dollars as well as in tons of reduced carbon dioxide. In fact, by the time we’ve completed this initial $73 million investment, we expect to be saving more than $10 million a year for years to come.” The path to that return on investment includes a building-by-building, campus-bycampus list of HVAC, electrical and lab equipment improvements; lighting fixture and control upgrades; measures to make buildings more airtight; window replacements; installations of solar power panels and solar hot water equipment; water conservation measures; and other steps. The plan targets laboratory research buildings in particular; often referred to as “heavy breathers,” these buildings consume signifi-
Targeted reduction in CO2 emissions, by 2025: 141,600 metric tons per year (51.2 percent)
Combined annual energy cost savings: $6.5 million. Mudd/Levi/Biology East Complex, Homewood campus (air handling and HVAC, lighting control upgrades, weather stripping and optimization of automatic door openers). Cuts 5,315 metric tons a year. Investment: $6.9 million. Annual energy cost savings: $1.19 million. Ross Research Building, East Baltimore campus (upgrade utility infrastructure and convert HVAC system from constant to variable air volume). Cuts 3,227 metric tons a year. Investment: $4.64 million. Annual energy cost savings: $640,000. cant amounts of air that must be heated or cooled to satisfy temperature and humidity requirements. Additional significant savings in carbon dioxide emission—32,000 metric tons a year—and in energy costs will come from cogeneration plants being built on both the university’s East Baltimore and Homewood campuses. The plants will burn relatively clean natural gas to produce both electricity and steam heat more cheaply and efficiently. Another aspect of the plan is an aggressive, sustained campaign to encourage students, faculty and staff to reduce energy consumption at work and at home. The university also will launch a parallel effort to find and implement new conservation opportunities in its energy-intensive information technology infrastructure, including desktop and mainframe computers, printers and monitors, and server farms. The IT professionals who will lead this effort will also look for other creative ways to improve the university’s technology capability while reducing energy consumption. G
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Archaeology Continued from page 1 even more taken with the works of antiquity behind the glass. Guenschel’s company was hired to fashion the conservation-grade display cases and cabinets for Gilman Hall’s new first-floor, glass-walled museum space, designed by Kliment Halsband Architects for the exhibition and study of the university’s archaeological artifacts. The collection—founded in the 19th century through the interest of the university’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman— features several thousand ancient objects, including Greco-Roman and Near Eastern pieces that date from pre-dynastic Egypt into the Byzantine and Islamic periods. They serve as primary resources for study and research in art history, Near Eastern studies, classics, Romance languages and more. When Gilman Hall reopens this summer, the collection will also serve as a focal point for the building’s inhabitants and visitors, who will be able to see a portion of the collection from the hallways. The bulk of the collection was previously stored in two crowded and dimly lit firstfloor rooms in Gilman that had very limited display capacity. Marty Kajic, Gilman project manager for the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, says that incorporating a sizable, and conspicuous, archaeological museum and study area into the renovation design was the plan from day one. Specifically, the university wanted a more expansive and flexible space for the exhibition and study of its objects.
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team led by a Johns Hopkins astrophysicist has won a $5 million National Science Foundation grant—administered through the stimulus act—to build an instrument designed to probe what happened during the universe’s first trillionth of a second, when it suddenly grew from submicroscopic to astronomical size in far less time than it takes to blink your eye. The instrument, which is expected to require five years to build, will have the capability to measure the “cosmic microwave background radiation” over large swaths of the sky, according to Charles “Chuck” Bennett, professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy in Johns Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. After being built at Johns Hopkins, the ground-based telescope will be shipped to a perch in Chile’s Atacama desert. “Miraculously enough, it is within our ability as humans to probe back into the first moments of the universe and learn what happened then,” said Bennett, a member of the National Academy of Sciences who has won several prestigious honors, including the 2009 Comstock Prize in Physics, the 2006 Harvey Prize and the 2005 Henry Draper Medal. Starting with his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite and continuing by leading the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, also known as WMAP, space mission, Bennett has spent his career probing the cosmic microwave background, which is the remnant afterglow light that
Chuck Bennett and graduate students Joseph Eimer and Lingzhen Zeng in the Bloomberg Center space where they will build the ground-based instrument called CLASS.
lingers, much cooled, from the universe’s energetic beginnings 13.7 billion years ago. In 2009, papers about WMAP were the most cited scientific papers in the world across all scientific disciplines, not just in physics and astronomy. Called the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor, or CLASS, the new instrument is expected to search the microwave sky for a unique polarization pattern predicted to have arisen in the infant universe. More specifically, it will help researchers determine the veracity of a theory called “inflation,” which posits that the universe expanded from infinitesimal to astronomical in size in an astonishingly short time. “This burst left ripples—what we call gravitational waves—in the fabric of space, and those ripples in space cause the cos-
mic background light to be polarized in a particular and unique kind of pattern,” Bennett said. “Looking at that pattern will tell us if the inflation idea is right—or wrong! And the details of what we see will inform us about what kind of inflation happened.” Bennett, his colleagues and his students are hard at work developing the state-ofthe-art technologies needed for the instrument, which will be built in the basement of the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood campus. “Thanks to my graduate students, Joseph Eimer and Lingzhen Zeng, we were ready when opportunity arose,” Bennett said. “We are really building [the instrument], screwdrivers and all.” The project is expected to support an additional 39 full-time employees, plus grad-
“In the old Gilman, the collection was tucked away out of sight with not many people knowing about it,” Kajic says. “We wanted to bring it out into the light and make it a more prominent collection.” Helmut Guenschel Inc. has long been renowned for its high-quality modular exhibition systems, display cabinets and cases, and other custom fabrication. A specialist in exhibition space for more than 40 years, the company boasts an extensive client list that includes New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Seattle Art Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and several major universities. No stranger to Johns Hopkins, Guenschel had previously crafted display cases for the Sheridan Libraries and architectural woodwork in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy and, for The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s 100th anniversary, renovated the arched Broadway entrance to its Billings Administration Building. The company’s founder and namesake emigrated from Dresden, Germany, in the 1950s to grab a piece of American prosperity. Guenschel says he arrived in Hoboken, N.J., with just $20 in his pocket, which he used for a Greyhound Bus ride from Manhattan to Baltimore, heading here for its strategic location between New York and Washington and for its strong industrial roots. “I still remember sitting in the bus going over the single span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge,” says Guenschel, an imposing man with a friendly smile who still carries his German accent. “I looked around and thought to myself, I can make it here.” Guenschel would go on to take some chemistry courses at Johns Hopkins and, in 1962, earn a civil engineering degree from
the University of Maryland. He opened his company in 1964 in a 3,600-square-foot space located in the Highlandtown area of Baltimore. Five years later, he moved to the current 30,000-square-foot plant in Middle River. For the new Johns Hopkins archaeological museum, a 1,600-square foot space located directly below Gilman Hall’s atrium courtyard, Guenschel is crafting the most prominent feature—display cases that will form the perimeter of the museum. The cases, each 40 feet long and 11 feet tall, are made mostly of metal and imported doublesided polished glass that features a low iron content to minimize the greenish tint found in most glass. “We used this glass so that the artifacts can be seen more clearly,” says Cynthia Shaffer, vice president and general manager of Helmut Guenschel. Shaffer said that the glass also filters the ultraviolet light and, for security and safety, has a laminated inner layer of safety glass, which won’t shatter in or out. A thousand fiber-optic light fixtures designed by Guenschel will shine on the objects displayed in the cases; linen-covered center dividing panels will obstruct the view from the hallways into the museum, prohibiting it from becoming one big fish bowl. The light fixtures won’t emit heat upon the objects, which will be in a humiditycontrolled and sealed environment, thanks to those patented hinges. The perimeter cases feature metal base cabinets with 42 glass-covered specimen drawers for small objects such as pottery fragments, bronze figures and scarabs. In addition to the perimeter cases, Guenschel has designed three free-standing cases for the center of the museum. Those cases will serve as space for rotating exhibits and
uate students, over the course of the fiveyear grant. Bennett’s team’s investigations are among the 364 stimulus-funded research grants and supplements totaling almost $180 million that Johns Hopkins has garnered since Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (informally known by the acronym ARRA), bestowing the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation with $12.4 billion in extra money to underwrite research grants by September 2010. The stimulus package—which provided $550 billion in new spending, including the above grants—is part of the federal government’s attempt to bring back a stumbling economy by distributing dollars for transportation projects, infrastructure building, the development of new energy sources and job creation, and financing research that will benefit humankind. Johns Hopkins scientists have submitted about 1,300 proposals for stimulus-funded investigations, ranging from strategies to help recovering addicts stay sober and the role that certain proteins play in the development of muscular dystrophy to mouse studies seeking to understand how men and women differ in their response to the influenza virus. To date, 117 staff jobs have been created at Johns Hopkins directly from ARRA funding, not counting jobs saved when other grants ran out, and not counting faculty and grad student positions supported by the ARRA grants.
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will also feature objects from the Ancient Americas. Guenschel’s staff installed the cases in a full-size mock-up of the museum space in its plant, and then took them apart piece by piece for transport. It will take 10 to 12 weeks to reassemble them inside Gilman. Work begins this week. Betsy Bryan, the Alexander Badawy Professor in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, says that when the museum space opens, a new era will begin for archaeological study at the university. “For the first time we will be able to telegraph what we have in terms of objects that belong to the university,” she says. “I believe it will also jump-start the involvement of students working with the objects, especially since we now have a museum studies minor and an archaeology major.” The exterior side of the perimeter cases will contain a semipermanent display of some of the collection’s highest-quality pieces, according to Eunice Dauterman Maguire, curator of Johns Hopkins’ archaeological museum and a senior lecturer in the History of Art Department. “The design of the space will show off some of the highlights, on display to everyone who walks in any direction around the new central atrium at the heart of the renovated Gilman,” Maguire says. “The spectacularly big glass cases, with the open space and glass roof above, will shed light at last on many ancient objects and works of art that have been waiting for decades in the dark.” G
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By Mark Guidera
Johns Hopkins Medicine
n an essay published in last week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Johns Hopkins emergency physician outlines how he and other physicians who worked in Haiti after the earthquake had to make emotionally difficult ethical decisions daily in the face of a crushing wave of patients and inadequate medical resources. Thomas D. Kirsch writes in the essay that the team of Johns Hopkins physicians that he led in Haiti for two weeks soon after the earthquake had to quickly adjust standards of care that are common in the United States due to the sheer volume of patients, the wide range of injuries and complaints, and inadequate medical resources that had to be allocated to those most likely to benefit from them. Kirsch and his six-member team worked at University Hospital in Port-au-Prince, where they saw on average 350 to 450 patients per day. In the JAMA essay, Kirsch dubs this daily march of the suffering “The Line.” This tide of battered humanity, which began forming some days at 5:30 a.m., Kirsch writes, was “unrelenting in numbers, in illness, in injury and in heartbreak.” “The Line is a force that never stops its pressure. It is the pressure of the massive imbalance of needs and resources,” writes Kirsch and his co-author and wife, Barbara Moon. As a result of these problems, the authors note, “the standards have to change. … The standards get lower, must be lower than any-
Cardiovascular Continued from page 1 and their families; a comparison of culturally tailored nutritional advice versus providing patients with a supplement containing potassium, magnesium and vitamin C for lowering blood pressure; and a look at how to best implement programs believed to improve management of high blood pressure in community-based physicians’ practices. The researchers will work in partnership
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thing these clinicians have ever imagined before. We worry about the slippery slope toward inhumane medicine.” The intense experience in Haiti, Kirsch writes, raises many troubling and difficult ethical and moral questions, none of which has an easy answer. Kirsch, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, is now working with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics to host a symposium in the fall to explore the ethics of triage and resource allocation during mass disasters. The Berman Institute is an independent, interdisciplinary center dedicated to the study of complex moral and medical issues. Kirsch, a trained medical-disaster expert who assisted with medical responses to Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York, was among the first medical staff sent to Haiti by Johns Hopkins Medicine. He deployed to the country soon after the massive Jan. 12 earthquake, which killed an estimated 230,000 people, as part of the Johns Hopkins Go Team. The multidisciplinary group of approximately 185 is trained to respond to natural and man-made catastrophes. Moon, a Johns Hopkins pediatrician, did not deploy to Haiti. Kirsch has been tapped by the nonprofit Earthquake Engineering Research Institute to help assess earthquake building damage in Chile. He will be looking into how building damage contributed to injuries, deaths and hospital closings in the Feb. 27 earthquake. To read the full essay in JAMA, go to http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/ 303/10/921?home.
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8 THE GAZETTE • March 15, 2010 M A R C H
Calendar C OLLO Q U I A
Wed., March 17, 12:15 p.m.
Tues., March 16, 4:15 p.m.
“Using Occam’s Razor in a Bar Fight: Drawing Simple Conclusions From Complex Measurements,” a Chemistry colloquium with Matthew Meyer, University of California, Merced. 233 Remsen. HW
Sun., March 21, 2 p.m. Preparatory Young People’s String Program. Friedberg Hall. Peabody Sun.,
“AgentBased Modeling of Pandemics,” an Applied Physics Laboratory colloquium with Joshua Epstein, Brookings Institution. Parsons Auditorium. APL
The Shriver Hall Concert Series presents Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, which performs London Waits: Music for a Renaissance Wind Band From the Time of Elizabeth I using early instruments. $33 general admission, $17 for students; free for JHU students. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW
C O N FERE N C E
S E M I N AR S
Fri., March 19, 2 p.m.
Thurs., March 18, p.m. “Comparative
Effectiveness Research in Cardiovascular Health,” a Center for Excellence kickoff conference with Lawrence Green, University of California, San Francisco; Sean Tunis, Center for Medical Technology Policy; and the JHU Cardiovascular Health Research Panel. Sponsored by the Center for Excellence for Cardiovascular Health in Vulnerable Populations. 305 Pinkard Bldg. EB G RA N D ROU N D S Wed., March 17, noon. “Improv-
ing Health Care: Incentives, Cost-Effectiveness and Public Policy,” Public Health Practice grand rounds with Kevin Frick, SPH; and Robert Murray, Health Services Cost Review Commission. Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB Fri.,
“Methodology for Modeling Dynamic Aspects of Risk in Complex Health Care Settings,” Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Reza Kazemi, University of Maryland, College Park. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB LE C TURE S Thurs., March 18, 7:30 a.m.
The William F. Rienhoff Jr. Lecture— “Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Reflections on John Singer Sargent” by Nancy Ascher, University of California, San Francisco. Tilghman Auditorium. EB Thurs., March 18, 4:30 p.m.
“Pioneers in Science,” a Graduate Students Association lecture by Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley. WBSB Auditorium. EB
Mon., March 15, 9 a.m. “Impact of in utero Exposure to Maternal Schistosomiasis on Offspring Immune Responses to Vaccines,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Allison Brown. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB Mon., March 15, 10:30 a.m.
“Unraveling the Pathogenic Mechanisms Underlying Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology thesis defense seminar with Geral Baldeviano. W2014 SPH. EB “Trust Matters: Villagers’ Trust in Providers and Insurers in the Context of a Community-Based Health Insurance Scheme in Cambodia,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Sachiko Ozawa. W2030 SPH. EB
Mon., March 15, noon.
Mon., March 15, noon. “A Knotty Problem: Dissecting the Molecular Mechanics of mRNA Recruitment to the Eukaryotic Ribosome,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Jon Lorsch, SoM. W1020 SPH. EB Mon., March 15, 12:15 p.m.
“Neuronal Lineages in Drosophila: Their Relevance to CNS Development and Function,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with James Truman, Janelia Farm Research Campus. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW “Abortion Stigma in the United States: Quantitative Perspectives From Women Seeking an Abortion,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Kristen Shellenberg. E4611 SPH. EB Mon., March 15, 1 p.m.
“The Evolution of Cooperation” by Martin Nowak, Harvard University. First in the weeklong series of the 2009-2010 Templeton Research Lectures. (See story, p. 3.) Mason Hall Auditorium. HW
“Disentangling the Influences of Acculturation, Housing and Health Care on Asthma Management and Morbidity Outcomes Among Children in an Urban Low-Income Community,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Maura Dwyer. W2030 SPH. EB
Tues., March 16, noon.
Mon., March 22, 4 p.m.
“Affect,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Carsten Strathausen, University of Missouri. 101A Dell House.
“Integrated Genomic Analyses of Human Cancer,” a Biological Chemistry seminar with Victor Velculescu, SoM. 612 Physiology.
“The Application of Clinical Epidemiology to Developing New Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease,” a Mental Health seminar with Kostas Lyketsos, SoM. B14B Hampton House. EB “Risk Behavior Among Esquineros (Corner Men) in the Context of the Community Popular Opinion Leader Trial in Peru,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Kelika Konda. W3030 SPH. EB
Wed., March 17, 1 p.m.
“From Soft Hydrogel Particle to Hybrid Matrices: Advanced Biomaterials by Design,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Xinqiao Jia, University of Delaware. 110 Maryland. HW
Wed., March 17, 3 p.m.
“Structure-Function Studies of Nucleotide Excision Repair Proteins: Watching One Molecule at a Time,” a Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences seminar with Ben Van Houten, University of Pittsburgh. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB Thurs., March 18, 9 a.m. “Characterization of Diabetes Susceptibility Genes and Their Interaction With Environmental Risk Factors in the Population,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Audrey Chu. W2030 SPH. EB Thurs.,
“Health and Participatory Governance: Exploring the Theoretical Basis and Comparatively Analyzing the Socio-Political Context of Participatory Initiatives in Health in India, South Africa, Brazil and Venezuela,” a Health Policy and Management thesis defense seminar with Qamar Mahmood. 461 Hampton House. EB Thurs.,
“The Incidence of Serologically Defined Influenza Infection and the Impact of Exclusive Breastfeeding on Respiratory Illness in Infants 0-6 Months of Age in a Maternal Immunization Trial in Bangladesh,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Emily Henkle. W2008 SPH. EB Thurs., March 18, noon. “Formation of Multicellular Epithelial Structures,” a Cell Biology seminar with Keith Mostov, University of California, San Francisco. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB
“Functional Mechanics of the Mosquito Heart and Its Role in Immune Surveillance and Pathogen Dissemination,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Julián Hillyer, Vanderbilt University. W1020 SPH. EB
Thurs., March 18, noon.
Thurs., March 18, 12:15 p.m.
“Fe and Zn Transporters Mediate the Uptake of Toxic Metals (Lead and Cadmium),” a Human Nutrition seminar with Joseph Bressler, SPH. W2008 SPH. EB Thurs., March 18, 12:15 p.m.
“Bub’s Life: Network, Neighborhoods, IDUs,” a seminar with Carl Latkin, SPH, and Danielle German, SPH. Part of the series “The Wire as a Lens Into Public Health in Urban America,” co-sponsored by Health, Behavior and Society, and Epidemiology. B14B Hampton House. EB Thurs., March 18, 1:30 p.m.
“Long-term Injection Cessation Among Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in Baltimore,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Becky Genberg. W2030 SPH. EB Thurs., March 18, 4 p.m. “Stem Cells, Systemic Factors and the Control of Oogenesis by Diet in Drosophila,” a Biology seminar with Daniela Drummond-Barbosa. 100 Mudd. HW Fri., March 19, 9 a.m. “Understanding the Motivation, Ability and Attrition of HIV/AIDS Community Health Volunteers in Developing Countries: Implications for Program Sustainability,” an International Health thesis defense seminar with Anne Palaia. W2030 SPH. EB Fri., March 19, 9 a.m. “Hepatitis B Virus Hotspot Mutations in Hepatocarcinogenesis,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Shoba Iyer. W7023 SPH. EB
“The Rule of Parenting Skills in the Intergenerational Transmission of Marijuana Use Behavior,” a Mental Health thesis defense seminar with Wadih Maalouf. 845 Hampton House. EB
Fri., March 19, 10 a.m.
Fri., March 19, 10 a.m. “The Rheumatoid Arthritis Shared Epitope: It Is Time for a New Paradigm,” a Rheumatology seminar with Joseph Holoshitz, University of Michigan Health System. Center Tower, 4th floor, Mason F. Lord Bldg. Bayview F r i . , M a rc h 1 9 , 1 2 : 1 5 p . m .
“The Role of Prickle1b During Zebrafish Facial Neuron Migration,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Oni Mapp, University of Chicago. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW “Molecular Imaging of Cancer for Targeted Medicine,” a Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology seminar with Zaver Bhujwalla, SoM. 181 BRB. EB
Fri., March 19, 1 p.m.
“Environmental Predictors of Pediatric Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Susan Hutfless. W4030 SPH. EB
Fri., March 19, 1 p.m.
“The Role of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma,” a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with Michael Kevin Gibson. E2527 SPH. EB
Fri., March 19, 2 p.m.
Mon., March 22, 12:15 p.m.
“Chromatin-mediated Control of Non-Coding RNA Transcription and DNA Replication,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Toshio Tsukiyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW Mon.,
“Photoacoustic Tomography: Breaking Through the Optical
Diffusion Limit,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Lihong V. Wang, Washington University in St. Louis. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoteleconferenced to 110 Clark. HW ) Mon., March 22, 2 p.m. “Regulation of the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Long Terminal Repeat by C/EBP2 and IFN2-mediated Innate Immune Responses, in vitro and in vivo,” an Institute of Genetic Medicine seminar with Shruthi Ravimohan, SoM. Darner Conference Room. EB
S P E C I AL E V E N T S Mon., March 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. “Type for Life,” a chance to
register to be a marrow or PBSC (peripheral blood stem cell) donor; requires 10 minutes to fill out a form and have a cheek swab done. W1030 SPH. EB
Mon., March 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer Camp Discoveries
Fair, an opportunity for prospective campers and their families to talk to representatives of organizations offering activities for the summer. Turner Concourse. EB
Tues., March 16, through Fri., March 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
Delta Omega Scientific Poster Competition, an opportunity for students to display their research and receive recognition. Sponsored by the Delta Omega Alpha Chapter. E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB Tues.,
“Echoes of the Emerald Isle,” an evening of Irish storytelling, folklore, poetry and music, with storyteller Batt Burns accompanied by his wife, Maura. Sponsored by Advanced Academic Programs. Free but reservations are required. Call 410-516-4842 or go to www .greatthinkers.jhu.edu. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW Sun., March 21, noon to 4 p.m. Family Day at Homewood
Museum (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Homewood Museum. HW SYMPOSIA
Thurs., March 18, 1 to 5 p.m.
“Can Developing Economies Afford to Ignore Mental Health?” a Mental Health symposium with Vikram Patel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Sangath, Goa, India; Florence Baingana, Makerere University School of Public Health and London School of Economics and Political Science; Martin Knapp, London School of Economics and Political Science and Institute of Psychiatry; and Shekhar Saxena, World Health Organization. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB
APL BRB CRB CSEB
(Events are free and open to the public except where indicated.)
Applied Physics Laboratory Broadway Research Building Cancer Research Building Computational Science and Engineering Building EB East Baltimore HW Homewood PCTB Preclinical Teaching Building SAIS School of Advanced International Studies SoM School of Medicine SoN School of Nursing SPH School of Public Health WBSB Wood Basic Science Building WSE Whiting School of Engineering