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September 27, 2010

The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University

Volume 40 No. 5



Helping hands from Hopkins

A 2010 view of an interconnected world Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium welcomes first of seven speakers B y A m y L u n d ay

By Greg Rienzi


The Gazette

uthor Wes Moore will lead off the annual Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium with a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on the Homewood campus. A reception in the Clipper Room will follow the event. The lecture is the first of seven events making up this year’s symposium, The Global Network: America’s Changing Role in an Interconnected World. Also scheduled are film critic Richard Roeper, Tuesday, Oct. 5; the former crown prince of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, Tuesday, Oct. 12; Jon Landau, the producer of the movies Titanic and Avatar, Thursday, Oct. 21; former Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum of Kansas, Tuesday, Oct. 26; the Colorful China Dance Group, Thursday, Oct. 28; and Donny Deutsch, legendary adman and host of the CNBC talk show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Tuesday, Nov. 9. All lectures are at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30. Each talk lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a question-and-answer period and a recep-



large convoy of Johns Hopkins affiliates will venture out on foot and bus from the Homewood campus on Saturday to collectively give back to Baltimore. Nearly 900 students, staff and faculty are registered to participate in the President’s second President’s Day of Service, a Day of one-day event feaService draws turing more than 40 service projects across the city. nearly 900 In years past, the Center for Social volunteers Concern hosted Involved: the Freshman Day of Service, an event held during orientation that sent Homewood freshmen into schools, community centers, parks and homeless shelters in Baltimore. Last year, President Ron Daniels asked the entire Johns Hopkins community to participate in a day of service to coincide with his inauguration weekend. Nearly 1,000 volunteers organized by the Center for Social Concern worked in 45 service sites around Baltimore, including Daniels, who helped paint a school library in Hampden and plant a community garden in the Remington neighborhood. This year’s event features the theme “One Hopkins, One Baltimore” and seeks to illustrate the transformative power of collective action and the positive change Johns Hopkins can generate in the community. Volunteers will help mentor children at local schools, clean and paint homeless shelters, work at soup kitchens, plant gardens, clean streams and contribute to a host of other projects. One group of 50 students will travel to Freeland, Md., to work at First Fruit Farm, a nonprofit ministry dedicated to growing fresh vegetables to help feed the hungry in Baltimore. Since 2004, the farm has provided more than two Continued on page 5


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Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, Oct. 26

Author Wes Moore, Sept. 29

Adman Donny Deutsch, Nov. 9

Movie producer Jon Landau, Oct. 21


Sickle cell screening for athletes comes with pitfalls B y K at e r i n a P e s h e va

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he Johns Hopkins Children’s Center top pediatrician is urging a “rethink” of a new sickle cell screening program, calling it an enlightened but somewhat rushed step toward improving the health of young people who carry the sickle cell mutation. Beginning this fall, all Division I college athletes will undergo mandatory screening

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for the sickle cell trait. The program, rolled out by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, is an attempt to prevent rare but often lethal complications triggered by intense exercise in those who carry the genetic mutation yet don’t have the disease. Nationwide, newborns are screened for sickle cell disease, but carriers—people with one mutant and one normal sickle cell gene—do not have symptoms of the disease and may be unaware that they are carriers. While the program’s goal is laudable, its implementation has been hasty and its con-

sequences poorly thought out, warns George Dover, director of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, in a Sept. 9 commentary for The New England Journal of Medicine. The program is expected to affect nearly 170,000 college athletes and identify from 400 to 500 new cases each year. Carriers of the sickle cell trait are asymptomatic but are at higher risk for infarction of the spleen caused by lack of oxygen supply to the organ and for exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis, a


Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture with author Rebecca Skloot; Best Dressed Sale

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2 THE GAZETTE • September 27, 2010 I N   B R I E F

The ‘Social Network’ stand-in that you might recognize

Best Dressed Sale opens with Thursday Preview Party

hen actor Jesse Eisenberg, playing the role of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, runs across the Harvard campus in the much-anticipated David Fincher film opening this week, the Elis among us might not recognize the terrain. But the Johns Hopkins community will: The Homewood campus was tapped as a stand-in. The shooting took place over two days in November.

hen the 43rd annual Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique opens its doors this week at Evergreen Carriage House, shoppers will once again find a wide array of gently worn and some new designer dresses, contemporary fashions, vintage apparel, furs, accessories, shoes, wedding gowns and men’s suits, coats, jackets, formal wear and ties. “Not only can you be green by buying recycled and vintage clothing, you can save some green in your wallet,” says Pam Hindsley, co-chair of the event. “Buying secondhand clothing can be fashionable at the same time.” The sale begins with the Preview Party from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, for shopping and light refreshments; admission is $40 in advance, $55 at the door. General sale days (free admission) are Friday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 3, noon to 4 p.m. (most items half-price). The fundraiser is sponsored by the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. All proceeds from the event, which in recent years raised $150,000, will support patient care. For more information, go to www


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n honor of prostate cancer awareness week, the dome of The Johns Hopkins Hospital was lit blue during the nighttime hours from Tuesday, Sept. 21, until Saturday, Sept. 25. During prostate cancer awareness week, men age 50 and older (45 for African-Americans) were encouraged to speak with their physician about their risk of developing the disease and whether screening is warranted. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. U.S. estimates for this year alone are that some 217,000 men will be diagnosed with the disease, with some 32,000 deaths. The disease usually progresses very slowly and in most cases, if detected early, is not fatal.

PRS Guitars holds benefit for Kimmel Cancer Center


he Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Living With Cancer Resource Program will be the beneficiary of an event hosted this week by Paul Reed Smith Guitars. One Night, One Show, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Bourbon Street in downtown Baltimore, will feature guitar prodigy Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers and the Derek Trucks Band along with storied vocalist Susan Tedeschi, who will bring their unique southern blues rock style to this exclusive duo performance. The Paul Reed Smith Band will also appear, joined on guitar by special guest William Nelson, director of the cancer center. A live auction featuring guitars embellished by local artists will be hosted by Jon Levinson of Alex Cooper Auctioneers. Since 2000, PRS Guitars has raised more than $2 million for the Living with Cancer Resource Program, which offers supportive care programming and education to patients and families, free of charge. General admission for the show, which is appropriate for all ages, is $40. VIP admission of $100 includes open bar, food and access to the VIP upper-level viewing area. Tickets are available through MissionTix.

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n Sunday, Oct. 3, Peabody Dance will hold its annual Day of Master Classes and Ballet Teachers’ Seminars. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the dance studios of the Peabody Preparatory’s Mount Vernon campus. This year marks a decade of Peabody Dance’s efforts to reach out and serve colleagues and serious students in dance by sponsoring “exceptional events,” one of several goals set in 2001 with the appointment of Barbara Weisberger as artistic adviser. Joining Peabody Dance’s faculty and other noted teachers are three guest artists: Marcia Dale Weary, the artistic director/founder of the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Rhodie Jorgenson, former American Ballet Theater dancer who is now on the faculty of the Maryland Youth Ballet; and Laszlo Berdo, a former Boston Ballet principal dancer now on the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet faculty. Professionals working with young children, as well as dance studio teachers and college dance professors and students, will participate in the seminars, and the event will continue to nurture Peabody Dance’s focus on training the male dancer. A brochure with details may be downloaded at For more information, contact Peabody Dance at 410-234-4626 or dance@peabody

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New global environmental major is a hit with applicants By Greg Rienzi

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he new global environmental change and sustainability major, introduced on the Homewood campus in fall 2009, has become a hot draw to prospective students. Nearly 140 applicants this past year indicated an interest in the major and, of those enrolled, 33 selected it as their primary or secondary likely area of study. Homewood undergraduates do not have to declare a major until sophomore year. John Latting, dean of undergraduate admissions, said that such a high level of interest from applicants in a new major,

then only months old, is nearly unheard of and speaks to the vision of the interdisciplinary major’s creators. Offered through the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the new course of study seeks to provide tomorrow’s leaders with the tools needed to address both the science and policy issues related to global environmental issues, such as climate change, deforestation, clean and renewable energy, pollution of fresh water sources and the ocean, and overconsumption of resources. The program incorporates classes offered through other Krieger School departments and the Whiting School of Engineering. Faculty from the Bloomberg School of Pub-

lic Health are also involved. Students can choose one of two concentrations: natural science or social science. Currently, 20 students have declared a major in the subject, and seven students have it as a minor. Cindy L. Parker, the program’s director and an assistant professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Bloomberg School’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences, said that she is very pleased with the response to a subject that has clearly clicked with student aspirations. “I think young people are hearing a lot more about the issues threatening the sustainability of life on the planet, and they are excited to learn the skills needed to address issues such as global warming and

the preservation of natural resources,” Parker said. “We hope that students who leave this program will be well-equipped to work on these problems and develop reasonable solutions.” Parker said that graduates of the program will go on to work for government agencies, the nonprofit sector and private industries, which are increasingly interested in green practices. Darryn Waugh, chair of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said that it’s too early to tell how many incoming freshman will declare a major in global environmental change and sustainability, but he anticipates enrollment to steadily grow over the next several years.

Day care puts kids with lung disease at risk for serious illness B y K at e r i n a P e s h e va

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xposure to common viruses in day care puts children with a chronic lung condition caused by premature birth at risk for serious respiratory infections, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center published in the October issue of Pediatrics. The researchers say that their findings should prompt pediatricians to monitor their prematurely born patients, regardless of age, for signs of lung disease and to discuss the risks of day care–acquired infections with the children’s parents. These risks, the researchers found, include increased emergency room visits and medication use, and more days with breathing problems. “Day care can be a breeding ground for viruses and puts these already vulnerable children at risk for prolonged illness and serious complications from infections that are typically mild and short-lived in children with healthy lungs,” said lead investigator

Screening Continued from page 1 condition marked by the rapid breakdown of injured muscle followed by the release of proteins in the bloodstream that harm the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. Research has shown that the risk of sudden death during exercise is between 10 percent and 30 percent higher among those who have the sickle cell trait than those without it. The program stems from the 2006 death of a 19-year-old freshman who died after football practice from exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis. Dover and co-authors Vence Bonhaj and Lawrence Brody, both of the National Human Genome Research Institute, call the program “an enlightened first step by the NCAA toward improving the health of student athletes” but one rife with pitfalls and raising many questions. Such questions include: Will any positive test results be followed by a second test to eliminate false positives? and Who is responsible for counseling students who test positive in order to explain the difference between actual disease and carrier status and the risks associated with each? Dover and his co-authors say that the following stipulations should be included in the program: verifying test result accuracy by follow-up testing to eliminate false positives; post-test counseling; measures to prevent discrimination based on positive test results; and making athletic practice safer to reduce or eliminate the risk for death among car-

Sharon McGrath-Morrow, a lung specialist at Hopkins Children’s. Investigators interviewed the parents of 111 children ages 3 and under with chronic lung disease of prematurity, also called CLDP, about their child’s day care attendance, infections, symptoms, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and use of medications. Children with CLDP who attended day care (22 out of the 111) were nearly four times more likely to end up in the emergency room with serious respiratory symptoms, twice as likely to need corticosteroids and more than twice as likely to need antibiotics than those who didn’t attend day care. They also were nearly three times more likely to have breathing problems at least once a week compared to those not attending day care. Because the often-serious complications caused by these infections can land children in the hospital and require prolonged treatment, the investigators are urging pediatricians to make parents aware of the risk. “Repeated infections in children with lung disease of prematurity can also put

riers by instituting proper hydration and avoiding workouts during high humidity and peak heat. Students will be allowed to opt out of screening if they show proof of previous testing or sign a waiver releasing their college of any legal liability. These alternatives suggest that the program was designed primarily as a legal defense measure, but its medical, social and psychological consequences remain unaddressed, the authors say. As the most extensive sickle cell screening program in the past 30 years, this initiative will likely pave the way for other mass screening programs among college athletes, including ones aimed at identifying the carriers of cardiac anomalies, the most common cause of sudden death in athletes. “The precedent-setting nature of this screening program dictates that we proceed with caution because any subsequent genetic screening programs may be modeled after this prototype,” says Dover, a pediatric hematologist and expert on sickle cell disease. Some 100 million people worldwide and 2 million people in the United States are believed to be carriers of the sickle cell mutation (sickle cell trait) but do not have sickle cell anemia. Named for the unusually sickle-shaped red blood cells caused by an inherited abnormality, sickle cell anemia affects nearly 100,000 Americans, most of them African-American. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, a state that reduces their oxygen delivery to vital organs and causes them to get stuck in the blood vessels, leading to severe pain and so-called sickling crises, which require hospitalization. G

them on a fast track to lifelong respiratory problems and chronic lung damage, so prevention in early life is crucial,” McGrathMorrow said. The researchers advise parents of children with CLDP to avoid, whenever possible, sending their children to day care during the first two years of life because most of the catch-up lung growth occurs during that time. Most children with CLDP improve with age as their lungs mature, but about one-fourth continue to have respiratory problems as adults, the investigators said. Among the 22 children with CLDP in the study who attended day care, 37 percent had gone to the emergency room for worsening symptoms since their last day in day care, compared to 12 percent of children who did not attend day care. More than 15 percent of those who attended day care were hospitalized for viral illness, compared to 6 percent among those who didn’t attend day care. Thirty-nine percent of those in day care needed corticosteroids for their illness and 50 percent of them required antibiotics, compared to 19 percent and 26 percent, respectively, for those who were not in day care. More than half the children in day care had respiratory symptoms in the week before their visit to the doctor, compared to 29 percent of those not enrolled in day care.

According to the investigators, CLDP develops in about a quarter of babies born at or before 26 weeks of gestation, but even those born as late as 32 weeks of gestation can develop the condition. The research was funded by the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Children and the National Institutes of Health. Co-investigators on the study were Grace Lee, Beth Stewart, Brian McGinley, Maureen Lefton-Greif, Sande Okelo and J. Michael Collaco, all of Johns Hopkins. Collaco serves without compensation on the board of directors of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs. The terms of this arrangement are managed by The Johns Hopkins University in accordance with its conflict-of-interest policies.

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VP Biden holds stimulus roundtable with university presidents


ohns Hopkins President Ron Daniels was one of six university heads who met at the White House with Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 21 at a roundtable that Biden convened to draw attention to the $18 billion in stimulus money that is going to university research. In remarks made at the open portion of the meeting, Biden called research spending “among the most critical parts” of the administration’s stimulus spending, saying that it was key to job growth and the nation’s economic competitiveness. “Folks, this is where the future lies,” he said. “Our economic future will grow from ideas that are incubating at universities. That’s the breeding ground, and it always has been.” Biden said he is “always amazed” when critics question federal spending on research. “Some of our critics act like we’ve come up with some new social intervention,” he said. He contrasted this attitude with the mindset in India and China, where leaders understand the need to invest in research. “The rest of the world gets this, and we can’t afford to lag behind,” he said. “We can-

not afford to not rededicate ourselves to the work you guys around the table do.” The vice president promised a continued federal commitment to research, saying it was up to Washington to provide the “vision” and “seed money” to help universities “change the world.” “Science is back in the White House,” he said. The university presidents participating in the roundtable, in addition to Daniels, were France Cordova, Purdue University; Elson Floyd, Washington State University; Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania; J. Bernard Machen, University of Florida; and Mark Yudof, University of California. Joining them were John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Robert Berdahl, president of the Association of American Universities; and M. Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. A video of portions of the session is available online at video/2010/09/21/investing-university-research.

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ohns Hopkins scientists who specialize in unconventional hunts for genetic information outside nuclear DNA sequences have bagged a weighty quarry: 13 genes linked to human body mass. The experiments screened the so-called epigenome for key information that cells remember other than the DNA code itself, and that may have serious implications for preventing and treating obesity, the investigators say. “Some of the genes we found are in regions of the genome previously suspected but not confirmed for a link to body mass index and obesity,� said co–lead investigator Andrew Feinberg, the King Fahd Professor of Molecular Medicine and director of the Center for Epigenetics at Johns Hopkins’ Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. “Meanwhile, others were a surprise, such as one known to be associated with foraging behavior in hungry worms.� Starting with DNA samples extracted from Icelanders’ white blood cells banked in 1991 and 2002 by scientists there as part of the AGES-Reykjavik study of individuals in the general population, the Johns Hopkins team used a customized genomewide profiling method dubbed CHARM (comprehensive high-throughput arrays for relative methylation) to look for regions that were the most variable, all chemically marked by DNA methylation. The DNA methylation analyses revealed epigenetic fingerprints, which, unique to each individual, remain stable over time and may be associated with various common traits, including risks for common complex diseases such as cancer and other conditions. Co-lead investigator M. Daniele Fallin, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public

Health, said, “Epigenetics has given us 13 exciting new leads to variability in body mass and obesity. The team’s success suggests a new epigenetic strategy for identifying those at risk for many common diseases, and for possible new prevention methods and therapies.� In a report on the new study published Sept. 15 in Science Translational Medicine, the researchers reveal 227 regions within the genome where there’s a great deal of variation among individuals. While 41 of these regions, known as VMRs, changed within each person between the 1991 and 2002 DNA analyses, 119 remained stable over time, satisfying the definition of an epigenetic fingerprint, or signature, for each person. (The other 67 VMRs resided in an “ambiguous� region.) Curious to know if these signatures were linked to obesity-related disease, the researchers analyzed them in relation to each person’s body mass index—a measure of one’s weight relative to height. BMI was chosen, Feinberg said, because a high BMI predicts risk for many common diseases in the general population. The team used BMI data provided by Iceland’s AGES-Reykjavik study, which archives detailed information over time about that isolated nation’s population, including body compositions and metabolic regulations. “We found a high statistical significance between 13 of these VMRs and body mass index,� Fallin said. “The level of methylation at these VMRs is, in fact, related to the person’s weight.� The researchers focused their search on the epigenetic mark known as DNA methylation because this chemical change in DNA involves the addition of a methyl (a carbon-and-3-hydrogen atom) group, which, although not contained in the DNA sequence itself, controls when and how genes are turned on and off. Such “switches� signal cells in the body that share the same DNA to assume different functions or forms.

Overall, the team measured DNA methylation levels of 4.5 million selected sites genomewide in the Iceland DNA samples that were taken 11 years apart, from 74 individuals, ultimately tracking down an array of genes associated with body mass index. “What we accomplished,� Feinberg said, “is a small proof-of-principle study that we think is just the tip of the iceberg in using epigenetics to expand our knowledge of new markers for many common diseases and opening the door for personalized epigenetic medicine.� “BMI is just a starting point for us,� agreed Rafael Irizarry, a professor of biostatistics and co-author of the report. “We want to use the same method to look for genes associated with autism, bipolar disease and variations in aging.� The research was supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institute on Aging, Icelandic Heart Association and Icelandic Parliament. Johns Hopkins authors, in addition to Feinberg, Fallin and Irizarry, are Martin J. Aryee, Peter Murakami, Tamara B. Harris, Lenore Launer and Delphine Fradin. Other authors are Thor Aspelund, Gudny Eiriksdottir and Vilmundur Gudnason, all of the University of Iceland.

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ichael Mandelbaum, the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy and director of the American Foreign Policy Program at SAIS, is the author of a new book, The Frugal Superpower: Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era, published in August by Public Affairs. In The Frugal Superpower, Mandelbaum sees a looming, fundamental shift in the United Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; approach to foreign policy, one driven by economic factors, and makes the case that the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soaring deficits,

fueled by the huge costs of the financial crash and of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entitlement programsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Social Security and health careâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; will compel a more modest American international presence in the 21st century. The ultimate impact of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s restricted foreign policy on the rest of the world, he says, is likely to be significant. Mandelbaum notes that â&#x20AC;&#x153;other countries have come to depend on a robust, ambitious and extensive American foreign policyâ&#x20AC;? and have benefited greatly from the peacekeeping role the United States has taken around the world in the past half-century. No other country, he says, is ready to step in to fill the U.S.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes. Yet Russia, China and Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all relatively

deep-pocketed at the momentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;have the capacity to disturb the current order, and have some motivation to do so. Whether or not these countries choose to â&#x20AC;&#x153;take advantage of the new limits on American foreign policy is the most important question hanging over international relations in the second decade of the 21st century,â&#x20AC;? Mandelbaum writes. He recommends a new policy, centered on a reduction in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dependence on imported oil, that can do for America and the world in this century what containment of the Soviet Union did in the last one. In a recent column in The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman called The

Frugal Superpower â&#x20AC;&#x153;very timely,â&#x20AC;? and Christopher Caldwell, reviewing the book in the Financial Times, described it as â&#x20AC;&#x153;reasonable and clear.â&#x20AC;? George Walden, writing in the London Observer, termed it â&#x20AC;&#x153;cool and concise.â&#x20AC;? In the Huntington (West Virginia) News, David M. Kinchen wrote of The Frugal Superpower, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope that President Barack Obama and his Cabinet and advisers and Congress will follow the sensible policies advocated by its author.â&#x20AC;? Mandelbaum, who is considered one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading foreign policy thinkers, is the author of 11 previous books, including The Ideas That Conquered the World, The Case for Goliath and Democracyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Good Name.

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Laboratoryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will fan out across the community and let residents know about the new initiative and how to access the services. Shameek Robinson, chair of the Homewood caucus and an educational adviser at the Center for Talented Youth, said that the BFSA wanted to show its support for both community service and the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;one universityâ&#x20AC;? efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thought this was an important way for the BFSA to collectively participate in a project that seeks to revitalize an area of the city,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gia Grier McGinnis, the assistant director of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Social Concern, said that the big change from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event was the creation of a 12-person student planning committee to help coordinate the projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a lot of support to make this a student-run event and get more upperclassmen involved. Last year nearly half of the participants were freshmen,â&#x20AC;? said McGinnis, who advises the student committee and serves as staff director of the Day of Service. Moving the event from the first week of

classes to Oct. 2, she said, gave the committee an entire month to recruit students, faculty and staff, and just get the word out. The result, McGinnis said, is a more diverse group of volunteers with representation from all undergraduate years, graduate students and faculty and staff. McGinnis said that the hope is that the projects spark interest in volunteering and expose participants to the needs of the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about creating awareness to the challenges that people in the community face,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ideally, we would like them to stay involved and delve deeper into volunteer work during their time at Johns Hopkins.â&#x20AC;? The volunteers will work from 1 to 4 p.m. and then return to Homewood for a postservice party. The event kicks off at noon at the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor Recreation Center with opening remarks from President Daniels. Registration is closed, but a sign-up form for the waiting list is available at www.jhu .edu/csc/events/presidentsdayofservice .shtml. G

Continued from page 1 million pounds of fresh produce to people in need. Another group of volunteers will go to Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House, a supportive housing program for transitioning homeless families, to lead arts and crafts projects with the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s youth population. A dozen students will travel to the Reservoir Hill area to participate in a large-scale landscaping project to create gardens and green spaces in the community. The Homewood caucus of the Johns Hopkins Black Faculty and Staff Association will sponsor a project for the Children of the Dream Outreach Initiative in Howard Park, an outreach program geared to children in grades one to five that offers after-school programming in the West Baltimore community. Roughly 40 volunteers representing three caucuses of the BFSAâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Homewood, East Baltimore and the Applied Physics


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According to the analysis, 72 percent of women received antenatal care after implementation of the MOM Project, up from 40 percent before its start. Postnatal visits within seven days following delivery doubled, while contraception use increased from 24 percent to 45 percent, reducing unmet need for contraception by 35 percent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Innovative alternatives like the MOM Project are urgently needed in a wide range of settings,â&#x20AC;? said Chris Beyrer, senior author of the study and director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Such approaches may maximize coverage by focusing on bringing services directly to a population in need and through expansion of the set of interventions that can be delivered outside facility settings, including components of emergency obstetric care.â&#x20AC;? The research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tim Parsons


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care services, health workers to provide supplies and prevent post-birth complications, and maternal health workers who were responsible for oversight and trainingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as well as emergency care. Between October 2006 and January 2009, the researchers conducted two cluster surveys of ever-married women of reproductive age. Mullany and colleagues from the Global Health Access Program, local ethnic health departments and the Burma Medical Association compared the findings of a survey of 2,800 women conducted before implementation of the MOM Project to those of a survey of 2,400 women conducted after implementation. In both surveys, women were asked about their access to antenatal and postnatal care, skilled attendance at delivery and family-planning needs and practices.


they believe that the MOM Project could be a model for maternal health care delivery in settings where resources are extremely limited. The study appears in the Aug. 3 edition of the journal PLoS Medicine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The MOM Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on task shifting, capacity building and empowerment at the community level might serve as a model approach for delivering needed maternal health care in severely constrained areas,â&#x20AC;? said Luke Mullany, lead author of the study and an associate professor with the Bloomberg Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center for Public Health and Human Rights. The study was conducted in collaboration with four ethnic health organizations working along the Burma-Thailand border. The MOM Project provided a three-tiered network of community-based providersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;traditional birth attendants to improve antenatal


community-based maternal health delivery strategy known as the MOM Projectâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;for â&#x20AC;&#x153;mobile obstetric medicsâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;dramatically increased access to maternal health care services for internally displaced women in eastern Burma, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Among the findings, the study showed a tenfold increase in the proportion of women assisted at delivery by workers skilled in providing emergency obstetric care, including preventing and treating hemorrhage, injectable antibiotics and anticonvulsants, and community-based blood transfusion. Access to maternal and reproductive health is poor throughout Burma (also known as Myanmar), particularly among internally displaced ethnic communities. The researchers say

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Blood pressureâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;lowering diet may also reduce risk of heart disease Long-term benefits seen in eating fruits, veggies, foods low in saturated fat By Stephanie Desmon

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new study suggests yet another reason for Americans to abandon their current fatty diets in favor of one rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fat. Choosing these healthier options appears to significantly reduce the long-term risk of heart disease in patients with mildly elevated blood pressure, particularly African-Americans. Long known to reduce blood pressure and now recommended in national guidelines, this healthier dietâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;known as the DASH diet for Dietary Approaches to

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Stop Hypertensionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;also reduces heart disease risk, even in people who do not lose weight, according to a Johns Hopkins study published online Aug. 31 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the most noteworthy findings is the remarkable reduction in heart disease risk among African-Americans,â&#x20AC;? said Nisa

M. Maruthur, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and one of the studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;African-Americans in the United States tend to have worse outcomes than whites from cardiovascular disease, and here is one way they may be able to help prevent it.â&#x20AC;? The DASH eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products; includes whole grains, poultry, fish and nuts; and is reduced in fats, red meat, sweets and sugar-containing beverages. Maruthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research shows that subjects who ate the DASH diet likely decreased their 10-year risk of coronary heart disease by 18 percent over those who ate a more typical American diet, and by 11 percent over those who ate a diet rich in fruits and vegetables but otherwise similar to a typical American diet. In African-American subjects, the decrease in 10-year risk of coronary heart disease was even more pronounced: Those on the DASH diet saw their risk decline by 22 percent over those on a typical diet, compared to 8 percent for white subjects. Compared to the typical American diet, the DASH diet (with its nine to 11 servings of fruits and vegetables a day) lowered blood pressure, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol as well as HDL cholesterol. It had no effect on levels of triglycerides, fatty acids also linked to heart disease. The research was done using data from the DASH trial of the 1990s, in which 459 people with elevated blood pressure not high enough to require medication were sorted into three groups. For eight weeks, each group ate one of three diets: the DASH diet, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables but otherwise comparable to a typical diet, or a more typical fatty American diet. All the food was provided by researchers, who carefully measured portions and determined

the nutrient content of the meals being served. Using a risk assessment calculator devised by the Framingham Heart Study, Maruthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team was able to estimate heart disease risk. Maruthur said that the reason that the diet likely reduces coronary heart disease risk is that it reduces both blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, two independent risk factors for coronary disease. One drawback of the studyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and of almost any study of lifestyle interventionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;is that it relies on estimates for determining heart disease risks in the long term. Researchers point out that it would take too much time and money to follow people for the decades required to see if the prescribed diet helps

reduce actual heart attacks and heart disease deaths. For years, doctors and policymakers have talked about the detrimental effects of the typical American diet on the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health. Physician, advocacy and government groups have advocated for widespread adoption of a diet similar to the DASH diet. But the message, Maruthur said, still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten through. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that we should be eating less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But how do we get the general population to adopt the DASH diet? The public health benefits could be enormous.â&#x20AC;? Lawrence J. Appel and Steven T. Chen co-authored the study.

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p.m. from JHMI and midnight from Homewood. On Sundays, no buses run during the 6 p.m. hour. â&#x20AC;˘ Monday through Friday evening departures from JHMI have been added at 6:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. Greg Smith, director of Parking and Transportation, said that every effort was made to schedule shuttle buses every five, 10 or 15 minutes as demand patterns warrant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do expect, however, that many buses will be near or at capacity during peak times despite the increased service,â&#x20AC;? he said. Smith said that the changes were made to support his officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal of providing safe, efficient, reliable transportation to connect JHU locations. Feedback, he said, can be sent to

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Symposium Continued from page 1 tion where the guest mingles with members of the audience. Established in 1967 to honor the university’s eighth president, the annual MSE Symposium is an undergraduate-run lecture series, free and open to the public, that brings to the Homewood campus renowned speakers with a variety of perspectives on issues of national importance. The symposium is led this year by programming chair Mohammad Elsayed, a senior from Wayne, N.J., majoring in neuroscience; publicity chair Danielle Calderone, a senior from Manhasset, N.Y., majoring in

economics; and fundraising chair Nicole Ackerman, a senior from Brookville, N.Y., majoring in public health studies. The chairs receive some funding from Student Council and raise the balance from university departments, corporations and foundations. In addition to securing the speakers and funds, the undergraduates are responsible for everything else, an array of tasks that include booking auditoriums; arranging for hotels, dinners and receptions for the guests; and publicizing the lectures. Moore, the first speaker, is a Baltimore native and Johns Hopkins alumnus who is a youth advocate, investment professional and author of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, which became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was published in April. The book is about how another young man from Baltimore named Wes Moore is

serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder, while the author became a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins, a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House fellow and business leader. Moore, who received his degree in international relations in 2001, was a paratrooper and captain in the United States Army who served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the elite 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division in 2005–2006. He spearheaded the American strategic support plan for the Afghan Reconciliation Program that unites former insurgents with the new Afghan government, and he is recognized as an authority on the rise and ramifications of radical Islamism in the Western Hemisphere. A White House fellow from 2006 to 2007, Moore served as a special assistant to Secre-


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Milestones The following staff members recently retired or celebrated an anniversary with the university in September 2010. The information is compiled by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, 443-997-7000.


25 years of service L a n c a s t e r , Delores, Johns Hopkins University Press 20 years of service Diane, Bioethics Institute


15 years of service R o w i n s , Charles, Center for Talented Youth 10 years of service B l u e s t o n e , Julia, JHPIEGO 5 years of service B o l l i n g e r , Juli, Bioethics Institute K l o s e , Loliza, Johns Hopkins University Press M o n t g o m e r y , Susan, Center for Talented Youth P l o t k i n , Marya, JHPIEGO BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Retiree Deaton,

Arlene, 21 years of service, International Health

45 years of service B u c k l e y , Carol, International Health 25 years of service C o l l i s o n , Betty, Epidemiology L a n c e , Nancy, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology 20 years of service M c C u l l o u g h , Christopher, Health, Behavior and Society N a n d a , Joy, Population Family and Reproductive Health Services 15 years of service M i t c h e l l , Frances, Research Projects 10 years of service C o n l e y , Jennie, Human Resources C o z a r t , Jacqueline, Epidemiology H i t z e l b e r g e r , Thomas, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology M u k e n g e , Bakadi, Center for Communication Programs N i z e r , Robyne, Epidemiology S p e a r m a n , Geraldine, Facilities 5 years of service D z i e d z i c , Amanda, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology H u m e s , Kara, Epidemiology L o e h r , Karen, International Health M o r r i s o n , Vinnette, Epidemiology M y e r s , Curtis, Office of Sr. Associate Dean for Finance and Administration R i n a l d i , Roc, Office of Sr. Associate Dean for Finance and Administration S a f i , Basil, Center for Communication Programs S a l a z a r , Cristina, International Health To r o n e y , Jaimie, Mental Health Va e t h , Elisabeth, International Health V u k o v i c h , Renee, International Health CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL

10 years of service P o t t e r , Christina, Professional Programs HOMEWOOD STUDENT AFFAIRS

Retiree Burger,

Paula, 17 years of service, Homewood Student Affairs 25 years of service Jane, Student Life


20 years of service G o o d w i n , Kimberly, Office of Undergraduate Admissions KRIEGER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Retiree Distefano,

Judith, 23 years of service, Writing Seminars

15 years of service K h o l o d e n k o , Victoria, Biology 10 years of service Patrick, Biophysics M e y e r s , Irvina, Anthropology Q u i n l a n , William, Jr., Krieger Mind/Brain Institute Fleming,

5 years of service G m e i n d l , Leon, Psychological and Brain Sciences G r e e n f e l d , Marsha, Center for Social Organization of Schools H e l m a n , Richard, Anthropology S t e i n , Hope, Psychological and Brain Sciences PEABODY INSTITUTE

20 years of service B r a n t , Joseph, Facilities 5 years of service M c D a n i e l , Kimberly, Facilities SAIS

10 years of service B u l l o c k , Rosa, Research Centers M i c e k , Julie, Academic Affairs 5 years of service M a t a n o v i c , Sonja, Finance and Administration SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

15 years of service W a r d , Lee, Public Safety Leadership 5 years of service Wendi, Administrative Services



40 years of service N o r m a n , Stella, Clinical Practice Association 35 years of service Agnes, Anesthesiology and Critical Care D i F e r d i n a n d o , Cynthia, Urology G r u d z i e n , Debra, General Clinical Research Center/JHBMC P i o r u n s k i , Michael, Ophthalmology Brooker,

30 years of service Debbie, Pathology P e a r c e , Barbara, Cardiology R o g e r s , Cynthia, Institute of Genetic Medicine R y d e r , Linda, Surgery Behrens,

25 years of service Tammy, Cardiology L i g g i n s , Angela, Oncology M i l l e r , Lynda, Clinical Immunology R a g a n , Rita, Neuroscience R o s s , Deborah, Orthopedics W a n k e l , Loretta, Pediatrics Yo u n g , Frances, Orthopedics Gallagher,

20 years of service J o n e s , Anthony, Marketing and Communication L i n e h a n , Michelle, Research Administration L i n t o n , Melanie, University Health Service M i l l e r , Kathleen, Institute of Genetic Medicine P a c k h a m , Linda, Pediatrics P a l a r d y , Carol, Ophthalmology R e d d i s h , Dexter, Psychiatry S t a r k , Claude, Facilities S t i f l e r , Ellen, The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine W i l k i n s , Linda, Research Administration

15 years of service Audra, Anesthesiology and Critical Care B l u n t , Debra, Chemical Dependency C a l l , Diana, Surgery C r o s s , Jacqueline, Dermatology D u b s , Rhea, Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry E d m o n d s , Karen, Radiology H a t c h e t t , Catina, Psychiatry J o n e s , Marie, Institute of Genetic Medicine L e e , Michael, Clinical Practice Association L e s s a n s , Douglas, Welch Medical Library P e r r y , Donna, Research Administration S w i t z m a n , Jessica, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Va s q u e n z a , Kelly, Anesthesiology and Critical Care W a d e , Gregory, Pathology Beard,

10 years of service Felicia, Rheumatology B e l l , Leslie, Radiation Oncology B u n i c h , Mark, Facilities C o e , Pamela, Epilepsy C o o l e y , Michael, Surgery C u r t i n - B r o s n a n , Jean, Pediatrics D r e g e r , Kurt, Ophthalmology F i t z s i m o n s , Heather, Psychiatry G r a h a m , Larry, Facilities G r e e n , Victoria, Gynecology and Obstetrics H r i s a n t h a c o p o u l o s , Laura, Ophthalmology J o h n s o n , Barbara, Infectious Diseases J o n e s , Gwendolyn, Surgery K a r c z e s k i , Barbara, Institute of Genetic Medicine K n e l l i n g e r , Colleen, Dermatology L a f o n d , Theresa, Cardiology L i , Ming, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology M a l t a s , Gina, Infectious Diseases M c F a r l a n e , Elizabeth, Pediatrics R u f f i n g , Victoria, Rheumatology S h e d l o c k , Rita, Institute of Genetic Medicine S i e g e l , Gail, Pulmonary S m e y n e , Linda, The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine Ta w n e y , Denise, Neurology To b e r , Mary, Urology Ve g a , Renato, Immunogenetics W a l k e r , Sonya, Urology W i l l i a m s - B o l a r , Kimberly, Ophthalmology Agen-Davis,

5 years of service A u g u s t e , Priscilla, General Internal Medicine B a r t i z a l , Christopher, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology B l a c k w e l l , Tiffany, Radiology B r a d l e y , Heath, Pediatrics B u t t s , Anne-Marie, Infectious Diseases C a s t r o , Valeria, Cardiology C l a y , Eric, HEBCAC D a m o n , Janice, Cardiology D e v i n e , Kelly, Pulmonary F o r b e s , Nadine, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology F r e y , Mary, Ophthalmology G r a c e , Patrick, Psychiatry G u l , Naheed, Oncology H a r g r o v e , Earl, Ophthalmology H a r v e y , Susan, Radiology H i l l , Eliza, History of Medicine H o w l a n d , Colleen, Pulmonary J e f f e r s o n , Octavia, Clinical Operations J o h n s o n , Roxie, Institute of Genetic Medicine K u c i r k a , Lauren, Surgery L e a t h e r m a n , James, Oncology M o r t o n , Yavette, Clinical Pharmacology N e i j s t r o m , Eleanor, Psychiatry R i c h a r d s o n , Paul, Pathology R o b i n s o n , Gina, Radiology R u m , Steven, The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine S a u n d e r s , Lisa, Ophthalmology S i l z l e , Emily, Pathology W a n g , Ting, Oncology



Lisa, General Internal

W i l l i a m s - D i x o n , Pamela, Dermatology Yu z o n ,

June, Facilities


35 years of service L e e , Sylvia, Office of Admissions 5 years of service Melissa, Finance and Administration



40 years of service W a r r i n g t o n , Melissa, Sheridan Libraries 20 years of service Brian, Sheridan Libraries


10 years of service Margaret, Sheridan Libraries


5 years of service Lori, Sheridan Libraries



25 years of service S a v a g e , Frederick, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel 20 years of service Patricia, Office of the Secretary to the Board of Trustees S c h e u r e r , Anne, Office of Vice President Development and Alumni Relations Bright,

15 years of service Clyde, Jr., Office of the Vice President and General Counsel J o h n s o n , Jane, Office of Vice President Development and Alumni Relations M c C a r t y , Denise, Talent Management and Organization Development N o r t h i n g t o n , Jewel, Office of Provost and Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Bernett,

10 years of service Angela, Office of Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations B o s s l e , Francis, Johns Hopkins Internal Audits J o h n s , James, Office of Provost and Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs K i n g , Steven, Plant Operations L i b e n g o o d , Richard, Finance and Administrative Services S t a f f o r d , Richard, Plant Operations Baldwin,

5 years of service Andrew, Office of Provost and Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs B o c k a r i e , Joseph, Controller C r e c e l i u s , Kathryn, Office of Investment Management F a r m e r , Laverne, Plant Operations F u h r m a n , Andrew, Office of Provost and Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs K n a p p , Carol, Benefits Administration and Shared Services L a g u e r r e - B r o w n , Caroline, Vice Provost for Institutional Equity L i v i n g s t o n , Sam, Office of Provost and Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs P i n d r i k , Michael, Office of Provost and Sr. Vice Provost for Academic Affairs S h u e y , John, Office of Sr. Vice Provost for Finance and Administration T h i e r e r , Amy, Office of Work, Life and Engagement Baldwin,


10 years of service F r a z i e r , Eleanor, Chemical Propulsion Information Analysis Center 5 years of service F a r r e l l , Carla, Office of the Dean R a n t a , Sean, Applied Technology Laboratory


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Office of Human Resources: 98 N. Broadway, 3rd floor, 410-955-2990 JOB#

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LAN Administrator II Software Engineer DE Instructor, Center for Talented Youth Assistant Program Manager, Center for Talented Youth Residential Life Administrator Tutor Building Operations Supervisor Building Maintenance Technician Program Manager, Center for Talented Youth Admissions Officer Project Manager LDP Stationary Engineer Programmer Analyst Financial Manager Multimedia Technician Sr. Technical Support Analyst Research Service Analyst

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Biostatistician Clinical Outcomes Coordinator Sr. Programmer Analyst Employment Assistant/Receptionist Payroll and HR Services Coordinator Research Data Coordinator Malaria Adviser Data Assistant Budget Specialist Academic Program Administrator Sr. Research Program Coordinator Research Observer Manuscript Editor, American Journal of Epidemiology Research Service Analyst Health Educator Multimedia Production Supervisor Research Program Coordinator Research Data Manager Sr. Laboratory Coordinator Sr. Research Assistant Sr. Administrative Coordinator Research Assistant Budget Analyst

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Woodcliffe Manor Apartments




JHU Financial Education Seminar Series — JHU has partnered with TIAA-

CREF to host a complimentary Financial Education Seminar series designed for employees across the JHU campuses. The sessions will focus on how to use the university’s retirement plans to reach savings goals and manage long-term investments through a volatile market. The series is designed to provide participants with simple strategies to prepare for their financial future, no matter where they are in their lives and careers. The seminars will be offered from September to December across many JHU campuses. Employees wanting to participate can sign up for one, two or all three seminars. Each month from October to December, JHU will give away two iPads to seminar participants and one iPad to a participant from the JHU department with the highest overall attendance. Sign up at .aspx?EID=JHUI10E&OID=130 and learn S E P T .

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Continued from page 12 anisms of Neural Tube Morphogenesis,” a Biology seminar with Rachel Brewster, UMBC. 100 Mudd. HW Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 to 6 p.m., and Fri., Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to noon. The

Classics Department presents the Futures seminars, with guests Sheila Dillon, Duke University; Kirk Freudenburg, Yale University; and Kathryn Morgan, UCLA. Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean, KSAS. Thursday, Mason Hall, Friday, Charles Commons. HW “Variation as a Theme: Mortality, Selection and Frailty in Aging Populations,” a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Michal Engelman. W2030 SPH. EB

Fri., Oct. 1, noon.

“The Thomas Viaduct,” a Civil Engineering seminar with James Dilts, architectural historian and author. B17 Hackerman Hall. HW

Mon., Oct. 4, noon.

Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “How Do Novel Functions Evolve From Existing Protein Scaffolds?” a Biophysics seminar with C.S. Raman, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. 111 Mergenthaler. HW Mon., Oct. 4, noon. “Cytokinesis Through Biochemical-Mechanical Feedback Loops,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Douglas Robinson, INBT/SoM. W1020 SPH. EB

• Beautiful garden setting • Private parking available

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m.

• Hardwood Floors • Private balcony or terrace

• University Parkway at West 39th St. 2 & 3 bedroom apartments located in a private park setting. Adjacent to Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus and minutes from downtown Baltimore.

about the specific seminar times, locations and dates. Participants will also have the option to set up a one-on-one counseling session with a provider. Here’s a quick look at the three seminars in the series: • JHU Retirement 101—JHU retirement plans, investment options, applicable fees and strategies for building a portfolio customized to an individual’s retirement goals. Sign up at .aspx?EID=JHUI10E&OID=90. • Staying on Track in a Volatile Market—An overview of the impact of recent economic trends and investment strategies to help target long-term retirement goals. Sign up at .aspx?EID=JHUI10E&OID=100. • Life Stages Seminars—How to finetune your retirement strategy, whatever your risk tolerance and time until retirement. The seminars, targeted by age, are Save for Tomorrow, Start Today (early career), Are You on Target? (mid-career) and Ready, Set, Retire (pre-retirement). Sign up at .aspx?EID=JHUI10E&OID=148. –

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“Spontaneous Mouse Mutants as a Source of Novel Lipid Metabolism Genes: The Lipin and Diet1 Genes,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Karen Reue, UCLA. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

• Large airy rooms




Mon., Oct. 4, 12:15 p.m.

The David Bodian Seminar—“Genes, Brains and Spatial Representation: Evidence From Williams Syndrome” with Barbara Landau, KSAS. Sponsored by Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

105 West 39th St. • Baltimore, MD 21210


Managed by The Broadview at Roland Park

Thurs., Sept. 30, through Sun., Oct.

3. Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique. Sponsored by the Women’s Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital to support patient care. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Evergreen Carriage House.

Thurs., 4 to 8 p.m.

Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gently used designer dresses,

Preview Party Fundraiser with pre-sale shopping (see below), informal modeling, fashion consultations, light refreshments. $45 in advance, $55 at door (www or 410-9559341).

shoes, vintage apparel, furs, wedding gowns; children’s wear; men’s suits, coats, ties, formal wear and jackets at bargain prices.

Fri., Oct. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cheers! Traditional Tastings presents “The Wines of Maryland’s First Families,” with wine buyer Ian Stalfort, The Wine Source. (See photo, p. 12.) $12 admission, $8 for Homewood Museum members. Advance registration and payment required, online at www, or by calling 410-516-5589. Homewood Museum. HW Sun., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. “One Night, One Show, One Cause,” a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Living With Cancer Resource Program, with the Paul Reed Smith Guitars, the Derek Trucks Band with vocalist Susan Tedeschi. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) $40 general admission; VIP admission of $100 includes open bar, food and access to VIP upper level viewing area. Tickets available at www For information, e-mail Bourbon Street, 316 Guilford Ave.


“Eyes on Teaching: Preparing for the First Day of Class,” a Center for Educational Resources workshop for faculty, postdocs and graduate students. To register, go to Garrett Room, MSE Library. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m.

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Baltimore City, updated 1BR condo in secure gated community, assigned prkng, swimming, tennis, nr hospital and university; option to own ($135,000). $1,200/mo incl utils. 410-951-4750. Bayview (300 blk Elrino St), spacious, bright 1BR apt, end unit, 2nd flr, living rm, hdwd flrs, walk to Bayview campus. $650/mo + utils. 410-633-3698 or Bel Air, priv rm w/BA, personal AC/heat controls, new crpt, fresh paint, prkng, storage, 25 mins to campus. $575/mo + sec dep, incl utils, cable, Internet. 410-458-1517 or Charles Village, lg 1BR, 1BA apt, close to Homewood/JHMI shuttle. $780/mo + utils. Cockeysville, 4BR, 2.5BA single-family house, hdwd flrs, deck, 1-car garage, great schools (Dulaney/Cockeysville/Warren), avail Oct 15. $2,000/mo + utils. 443-7682399 or Ednor Gardens, 3BR, 1.5BA RH, avail Oct 15, hdwd flrs, updated kitchen and BA, W/D, deck, off-street prkng. $1,500/mo. Brady, 410-952-9324. Ednor Gardens, 4BR, 2.5BA EOG TH, all appls, W/D, fin’d bsmt, fenced yd, nr Homewood and Eastern campuses, pets welcome. $2,000/mo + utils. Evergreen/Roland Park, sunny, furn’d 3BR house, avail January-June 2011, 15-min walk to Homewood/shuttle. 2a83whe.


Roland Park, spacious, furn’d 2BR, 2BA condo in secure area, W/D, walk-in closet, pool, cardio equipment, .5 mi to Homewood campus. $1,600/mo. 410-218-3547 or khassani@ Union Square, upscale and modern 1BR suite in Victorian TH in historic district, furn’d, flexible terms. $750/wk. 410-9883137, or http:// home/1931153. 2BR, 1.5BA TH in St Agnes Hospital area, club bsmt. $900/mo + sec dep ($900). 443244-5044.


Ellicott City, quiet, renov’d 4BR, 2.5BA colonial-style single-family house, nr great schools; welcome buyer’s agent. $525,000. 443-250-4293. Gardenville, 3BR, 1.5BA RH in quiet neighborhood, new kitchen and BA, CAC, hdwd flrs, club bsmt w/cedar closet, fenced, maintenance-free yd w/carport, 15 mins to JHH. $142,000. 443-610-0236 or tziporachai@ Old Greenbelt (suburban DC), quiet 1BR, co-op handles most maintenance. $122,000. White Marsh, house on Castlemill Circle. 8 S Broadway, 5BR, 3.5BA house w/bsmt apt. $319,900. Charming 3BR, 2BA condo, separate garage, walk to the university, great buy, low $200s. 443-848-6392 or

Hampden, 3BR, 2BA TH, dw, W/D, fenced yd, nr light rail. $1,100/mo + utils. 410-3782393.


Mt Washington Village, office w/shared waiting rm. $675/mo incl utils, prkng. 410852-8404 or Owings Mills, 2BR, 2BA condo, W/D, walkin closets, storage, prkng, pool/tennis court privileges, backs to woods, conv to metro, walk to grocery, sm pets negotiable ($250 nonrefundable deposit), pics avail, 1-yr lease. $1,100/mo. 410-336-7952 or ljohnsto@mail Large HFS in Timonium Heights - $289,900

Huge 6 BR/4 BA home--perfect for extended family, in-laws, roommate! LL set up as sep. living area w/kitchen, patio. 3 BR/2 BA, laundry, sep. entrance & meter! Move-in condition--freshly painted, new carpet! Deck off main level. Lg. hobby shop out-bldg., could be office/studio or convert to garage! 2 driveways for ample parking. Excellent schools and public transportation nearby! 240-472-0316 or


Studio from $570 1 BD Apt. from $675 2 BD from $785

Hickory Ave. in Hampden, lovely Hilltop setting!

2 BD units from $750, or, with Balcony - $785!

Shown by appointment - 410-764-7776


’98 Ford Explorer XLT, AWD, great snow vehicle, Maryland state insp’d, 107K mi. $4,300/best offer. 443-928-5192. ’04 Lexus RX330, black w/black interior, heated seats, sunroof, 79K mi. 336-2134704. ’00 BMW 323ci coupe, black w/black interior, 2nd owner, perf cond, very well maintained, clean title, 133K mi. bill_bb06@

Sailboat: 1981 Bayfield 32, Gozzard design, in very good cond. Michele, 410-639-7111.

Beautiful house very close to all Johns Hopkins campuses, easy commute. www

Mt Vernon, new, luxury 2BR, 2BA apt, hdwd flrs, balcony, W/D, fitness, courtyd, prkng garage, nr Penn Station/JHH shuttle. $1,765/mo.

Rm avail in sunny 3BR apt in Charles Village (St Paul St), share w/2 grad students, nr shuttle. $560/mo + elec. maryscott91@


Federal Hill, beautiful 3BR, 2.5BA house, eat-in kitchen opens to garden, dining rm, living rm, CAC, W/D, dw, security, 2 decks off BRs, nr shops/restaurants. $1,990/mo. 443-824-4266.

Mays Chapel/Timonium, 3- 4BR EOG TH, 3.5BAs, family rm, deck, patio, fenced yd, nr good schools, pleasant green area great for walking/jogging, 5 mins to 695 via I-83, light rail park & ride is close in Lutherville. $1,600/mo + utils. 410-321-8889.


M wanted to share 2BR, 2.5BA RH w/grad student, nr Patterson Park/JHMI/Bayview, avail until June 1, 2011, short-term OK. Share all new, refurbished TH w/other med students, 4BRs, 2 full BAs, CAC, W/D, dw, w/w crpt, 1-min walk to JHMI (924 N Broadway).

Bassett 4-drawer chest, white w/chrome trim, 34"W x 18"D x 43"H. $100/best offer. Tina, 443-717-4982. Oak dining rm table, parquet w/leaf, 44" x 78", solid, sturdy, attractive, good cond; also 6 upholstered chairs. $450. 410-499-7460 or (for pics). Sports equipment, full mattress and bedspring w/frame, coffeemaker, kitchen tools, dishes, computer case, many other items. zshah26@ (for complete list/prices).

Realtor & MD Certified Interpreter

410-672-3699 908-240-7792

Looking for after-school care for our children, ages 6 and 8, pick up from school MonFri, 2:45-5:45pm, pref French spkrs, transportation and good driving record necessary; we can reimburse for gas. 443-438-9259 or Seeking piano teacher for student familiar w/the Taubman technique, student is 88 yrs old and lives in Homeland; lessons would take place in her home. 410-444-1273. Seamstress available for clothes alterations and window treatments. 443-604-2797 or Prof’l Hopkins couple looking to house- or pet-sit in month of October, honest, capable, dependable, clean homeowners w/excel refs. 443-527-8869 or Guitar lessons by accomplished guitarist w/5 yrs’ experience, seeking beginner and advanced students, all ages welcome, reasonable rates. 410-889-4228.

Experienced, warmhearted teacher, TESOLcertified, avail to tutor children or adults in English, reasonable rates, refs provided. 828729-3280 or

Conn alto saxophone, best offer; exercise rowing machine, $50; both in excel cond. 410-488-1886.

Transcription services by JHU staff members—lectures, panel discussions, oral histories; transcripts proofed, customized to specs. 410-374-3561 or

3-step ladders (2), printer, reciprocating saw, beach chairs (2), digital piano, dresser w/ shelves. 410-455-5858 or iricse.its@verizon .net. Solid dark oak headboard/footboard, queensize, sleigh/Mission style, in excel cond. $300. Flutes: student, Yamaha model 225SI, silver, $195; and intermediate, Yamaha model YFL-461H, w/offset G/B foot, used approx 2 yrs, $695; both well maintained, best offers accepted.


Buying, Selling or Renting? “Leave all your worries to me.” Maria E. Avellaneda

Fall is here, have beautiful autumn foliage pictures taken of you and your family. Edward S Davis photography and videography. 443695-9988 or

1918 Knabe reproducing upright piano w/ bench, roll cabinet, 212 orig Ampico rolls, immaculately restored by original owners. Estelle, 301-718-8898.

Prof’l wanted for rm in newly renov’d RH in Fells Point, on bus route, 2 blks to water, priv BA, shared kitchen/living area, laundry on-site, avail Nov 1 for 1 yr, no partyers/no pets. $500/mo + 1/2 utils (water incl’d) + sec dep ($500). Jose, 787-642-7423.

1BR in 3BR, 2.5BA Mt Washington apt. $450/mo + 1/3 utils, Internet, AC, W/D. 443-220-2138 or

Expert clock restoration and repair. Rich, 215-465-5055 or

Graduate student from Peabody offering piano and harpsichord lessons. 425-8901327 or

Toys, books, boy’s clothes (0-3 yrs); other items incl stroller/car seat system, baby swing, wall-mount gate, shopping cart cover. 410-662-6652 or

F grad student/young prof’l wanted for furn’d rm in 3BR TH, 2 mins to Bayview, W/D, cable, fenced yd, prkng, pets OK. $500/mo incl utils.

Tai chi beginners’ classes starting Mondays in Charles Village or Thursdays nr Towson. 410-296-4944 or

iPod Touch, 32GB, used only 1 month; will throw in $15 iTunes card with purchase. $200. Andy, 410-599-9945.

F nonsmoker wanted for furn’d, spacious BR in 3BR house in Cedonia (owned by young F prof’l), free prkng, 5 mi to JHH/Bayview/ Homewood, public transportation to Hopkins/Penn Station. $550/mo + utils. 410493-2435 or

Share TH in NW Baltimore, conveniently located off Rt 40 nr 695. 443-474-7814.

Landscaping and remodeling help needed for 80-yr-old Lauraville house, mostly wknds; I have tools and know what to do, but need extra hands. $9/hr. Mike, gusnite@

I need a used car, price below $5,000, w/ clean title, mileage less than 100K mi. 443909-6063. Charles Village family seeking reliable babysitter for 2 girls, ages 1 and 4, for date nights. $15/hr.

Affordable landscaper/certified horticulturist available to maintain existing gardens, also design, planting or masonry; free consultations. David, 410-683-7373 or grogan Trustworthy dog walker avail day/eve, overnight sitting w/complimentary house-sitting services, impeccable references. 443-8017487 or Piano lessons w/Peabody doctorate, patient instruction, all levels/ages welcome. 410662-7951. Tutor avail for all subjects/levels; remedial and gifted; also help w/college counseling, speech and essay writing, editing, proofreading, database design and programming. 410337-9877 or Anywhere, any job, any time, absolutely flawless detailing and mobile power wash service. Jason, 410-630-3311. Mature, reliable babysitter available, loves kids, has excel refs. 443-653-1908 or Free upright piano. 443-413-7693 or

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Sponsored by the Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Premodern Europe and co-sponsored by History. RSVP to mzeller4@jhu .edu. Sherwood Room, Levering, followed by a dinner reception at Café Azafran. HW



“The Geography of Freedom: Revolution and the South African City,” an Anthropology colloquium with Anne-Maria Makhulu, Duke University. 404 Macaulay. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs music by Chen Yi, Mozart and Tchaikovsky with clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich, Peggy and Yale Gordon Concerto Competition winner. $15 admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Tues., Sept. 28, 4 p.m.

“Heterogeneous Photocatalysis in the Service of Materials Chemistry,” a Chemistry colloquium with Krishnan Rajeshwar, University of Texas, Arlington. 233 Remsen. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:15 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs music by Daugherty, Mozart and Tchaikovsky, with Ta-Wei Tsai, winner of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition. $15 general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students with ID. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

“Probabilistic Inferences in Neural Circuits: From Insects to Humans,” a Psychological and Brain Sciences colloquium with Alexandre Pouget, University of Rochester. 233 Ames. HW Wed., Sept. 29, 4 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. The Peabody Camerata performs music by Richard Lake, Luigi Dallapiccola, Gene Young and Karel Husa. Griswold Hall. Peabody

“Infrared Photography,” a Physics and Astronomy colloquium with Paul Feldman, KSAS. Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center. HW

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

“What Happened to Natural History in 17th-Century Spain?” a History of Science, Medicine and Technology colloquium with John Slater, University of Colorado, Boulder. 300 Gilman. HW


Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m.


“Amygdalo-nigral Circuits in Surprise, Attention and Reward,” a Psychiatry research conference with Peter Holland, KSAS. 1-191 Meyer. EB

Tues., Sept. 28, noon.

“Targeted Therapy for Childhood Leukemia: Progress and Peril,” an Oncology translational research conference with Patrick Brown, SoM. Owens Auditorium, CRB2. EB

Wed., Sept. 29, noon.

“Dangerous Crossings: Politics at the Limits of the Human,”

a Women, Gender and Sexuality/ Political Science graduate conference. HW •

Fri., Oct. 1— 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Panel, 161 Mattin.

‘Cheers! Traditional Tastings’ presents ‘The Wines of Maryland’s First Families.’ Pictured, a French porcelain urn with handpainted view of a wine connoisseur, ca. 1820. Private collection. See Special Events.

Richard Ellings, president of NBR; Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and David Lampton, director, China Studies Program. Co-sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research. For information or to RSVP, e-mail Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS “The New Brazil,” a SAIS American Foreign Policy panel discussion of Riordan Roett’s book of the same name, with Roett, director of Western Hemisphere Studies and the Latin American Studies Program; Francisco Gonzalez, SAIS; Margaret Daly Hayes, EBR Associates; and Kellie Meiman, McLarty Associates. For information or to RSVP, e-mail or call 202-663-5790. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Bldg. SAIS

Wed., Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

“When Idols Turn Into Allies: Walter Benjamin’s Conspiracy With Language,” keynote address by James Martel, San Francisco State University. Sherwood Room, Levering.

“The Midterm Elections’ Impact on Health Care Reform,” a panel discussion with Bradley Herring, SPH, and Adam Sheingate, KSAS. Sponsored by the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice. W1214 SPH. EB

Sat., Oct. 2—


“Mourning the Human: Lamentation and/ as Humanism From Hegel to Butler and Beyond,” keynote address by Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University. STSci Bldg.

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon.

4 p.m.

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

161 Mattin. 4







“Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico,” a SAIS International Economics discussion with David Atkin, Yale University. For information, e-mail or call 202-6637787. 714 Bernstein-Offit Bldg. SAIS







“Strategic Asia 2010– 2011,” a SAIS China Studies Program panel discussion with

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. The 20th Larry L. Ewing Lecture— “A Novel Small-RNA Mediated Epigenetic Mechanism Related to Stem Cells” by Haifan Lin, Yale

University School of Medicine. W1214 SPH. EB Sept. 28, noon. “A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public of the Zapatista Insurgency,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Jeff Conant. Co-sponsored by Red Emma’s and AK Press. 132 Gilman. HW






“Asserting Self-Determination Over Cultural Property: Moving Toward Protection of Genetic Material and Indigenous Knowledge,” a Program in Latin American Studies lecture by Debra Harry, founder, Indigenous People Council on Biocolonialism. Co-sponsored by Anthropology and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 132 Gilman. HW Thurs., Sept. 30, 5:15 p.m.

“Modernism and the Vital Sphere: Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge,” a German and Romance Languages and Literatures lecture by Eric Santner, University of Chicago. 479 Gilman. HW The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture— “The Relevance of HeLa Cells” by author Rebecca Skloot, followed by a panel discussion with Johns Hopkins faculty and researchers. Sponsored by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Turner Auditorium. EB

Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.

Mon., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. “Contexts and Communication,” the first in the 2010 Singleton Lectures, whose theme is Worlds of Learned Experience: 16th-Century Medical Letter Collections, with guest speaker Nancy Siraisi, distinguished professor emeritus, Hunter College and CUNY.

Tues., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. Susan Forscher Weiss, chair of Peabody’s musicology department and an editor of Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will talk about and sign copies of the book. Friedheim Library. Peabody


Cycle Regulators in Neurogenesis and Cancer,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Rod Bremner, Toronto Western Research Institute. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

“Quantitative Analysis of HIV Treatment,” a Biomedical Engineering seminar with Robert Siliciano, SoM. 709 Traylor. EB (Videoconferenced to 110 Clark. HW )

Mon., Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Neural Signal Integration in Pyramidal Neurons and Inhibitory Interneurons in the Hippocampus” with Nelson Spruston, Northwestern University. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

“Where Are We With ‘Historical AvantGardes’? Italian Futurism in Historical Perspective,” a History seminar with Walter Adamson, Emory University. 308 Gilman. HW Mon., Sept. 27, 4 p.m.

“Where Is Concern for the Biological World in the Energy Debate? Health Impacts of Nuclear Reactors,” a Biology special seminar with Norman Meadow, KSAS. 100 Mudd. HW

Tues., Sept. 28, 4 p.m.








“Assembling and Aligning DNA Sequences From Next-Generation Sequencers,” a Biostatistics seminar with Steven Salzberg, University of Maryland, College Park. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Genetic Medicine. Tilghman Auditorium. EB Wed.,





“Advances in Strong Correlated Materials: The Design, Synthesis and Characterization of New Compounds,” a Materials Science and Engineering seminar with Tyrel McQueen, KSAS. 110 Maryland. HW Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “Cellular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis in C. elegans Gastrulation,” a Cell Biology seminar with Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

“Chitinases and Chitinase-like Proteins in Injury and Repair,” a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with Jack Elias, Yale University School of Medicine. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon.

Thurs., Sept. 30, noon. “Rotavirus Vaccines in Asia and Africa: Results of Two Large Trials and Implications for Public Health Benefit,” an International Health seminar with Danny Feikin, SPH; David Sack, SPH; and Neal Halsey, SPH. W3030 SPH. EB Thurs., Sept. 30, 12:15 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 27, 12:15 p.m. “Cell


Education and Training,” a Mental Health departmental self-study discussion with Michelle Carlson, SPH and Tamar Mendelson, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB



“From Syntax to Natural Logic,” a Center for Language and Speech Processing seminar with Lauri Karttunen, PARC. B17 Hackerman Hall. HW Wed., Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m.

“Process and Update: Students,

“Innovative Strategies in Urban Health,” a Health Policy and Management Fall Policy seminar with panelists Oxiris Barbot, new commissioner of health for Baltimore City; Kevin Lindamood, Health Care for the Homeless; and Kima Taylor, Open Society Institute. B14B Hampton House. EB Thurs., Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.

“Quantum Operations and Completely Postive Linear Maps,” an Applied Mathematics and Statistics seminar with Chi-Kwong Li, College of William and Mary. 304 Whitehead. HW The Bromery Seminar—“Escape From Planetary Atmospheres: Lessons From Titan” with Darrell Strobel, KSAS. Sponsored by Earth and Planetary Sciences. 305 Olin.

Thurs., Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

HW Thurs., Sept. 30, 4 p.m. “Getting the Brain Into Shape: Mech-

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