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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Brendan Saloner as New Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health
Published Sept 17, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Brendan Saloner, PhD, as a Bloomberg Associate Professor of American Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
In Memoriam: Edyth Hull Schoenrich, 1919 – 2020
Published Sept 15, 2020
Edyth Hull Schoenrich, a JHSPH faculty member for more than 50 years and former director of the Bureau of Chronic Diseases of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, died Saturday, September... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Susan G. Sherman as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Published Sept 15, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Susan G. Sherman, PhD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Expert Leads International Effort To Determine Climate’s Impact On Spread Of COVID-19
Published Sept 15, 2020
Ben Zaitchik, a professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University, is available to speak with the media about the vigorous research still needed to definitively determine if and how... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Former Administrator of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to Join The Bloomberg School as a Distinguished Policy Scholar
Published Sept 11, 2020
Mark Rosekind, the fifteenth administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
New Genetic Analysis Method Could Advance Personal Genomics
Published Sept 10, 2020
Geneticists could identify the causes of disorders that currently go undiagnosed if standard practices for collecting individual genetic information were expanded to capture more variants that researchers... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Appoints Maria Trent as New Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Published Sept 10, 2020
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has appointed Maria Trent, MD, MPH, as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Covid-19 Study Links Strict Social Distancing to Much Lower Chance of Infection
Published Sept 10, 2020
Using public transportation, visiting a place of worship, or otherwise traveling from the home is associated with a significantly higher likelihood of testing positive with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Infants in Households With Very Low Food Security May Have Greater Obesity Risk
Published Aug 28, 2020
Infants from households reporting very low “food security,” a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food security. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Handgun Purchaser Licensing Laws are Associated with Lower Firearm Homicides, Suicides
Published Aug 20, 2020
State handgun purchaser licensing laws—which go beyond federal background checks—appear to be highly effective at reducing firearm homicide and suicide rates. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Sen. Ben Cardin To Join Hopkins Small Business Town Hall On Friday
Published Aug 19, 2020
Sen. Ben Cardin will join Johns Hopkins University officials on Friday to talk about efforts to bring relief to small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. / News from The Johns Hopkins University
JHU Robotic System Remotely Controls Ventilators In COVID-19 Patient Rooms
Published Aug 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 CONTACT: Doug Donovan Cell: 443-462-2947 dougdonovan@jhu.edu @dougdonovan A new robotic system allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins to Distribute 85,000 Face Masks to Baltimore Community
Published Aug 12, 2020
With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Baltimore and new state mandates for mask use, it’s more critical than ever that people living in the city have access to masks. To help get city residents the protection... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins Political Scientist Available To Discuss Threats To U.S. Democracy Emerging In 2020 Election
Published Aug 11, 2020
A new book released Aug. 11 by Johns Hopkins University political scientist Robert Lieberman and Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University explores the frightening fragility of American democracy when faced... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Non-Fasting Blood Test Can Help Screen Youth for Prediabetes and Diabetes
Published Aug 10, 2020
A simple blood test that does not require overnight fasting has been found to be an accurate screening tool for identifying youth at risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease risk later in life. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Study Suggests Drug Overdose Linked to PTSD
Published Aug 5, 2020
Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Immunization Programs Yield High “Return On Investment,” Saving Hundreds of Billions of Dollars
Published Aug 3, 2020
Immunization programs offered in low- and middle-income countries provide a high “return on investment” in terms of the economic costs of diseases that are prevented and the values of lives that would... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
In Memoriam: Noel R. Rose, 1927-2020
Published Aug 3, 2020
Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, a longtime Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty member and researcher recognized as a father of autoimmune disease research, died Thursday. Rose, 92, died at home... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Shannon Frattaroli Named Director of The Johns Hopkins Center For Injury Research and Policy at Bloomberg School of Public Health
Published July 31, 2020
Shannon Frattaroli, PhD, MPH, has been named the next director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Receives $35 Million in Funding from Department of Defense for COVID-19 Blood Plasma Trials
Published July 30, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers have received $35 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) JPEO-CBRND, on behalf of the Defense Health Agency, for two nationwide clinical trials. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children
Published July 28, 2020
Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA in their urine were elevated, according to a study from JHSPH researchers... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers New Online Course for Public Health Program Managers and Developers on Maximizing Effectiveness of COVID-19 Contact Tracing
Published July 27, 2020
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today announced a free new online course to help public health officials implement strong contact tracing programs to... / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
The Challenge Initiative at the Bloomberg School of Public Health Receives Two Grants to Support Family Planning for Women and Girls in Poor Urban Areas
Published July 21, 2020
The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global initiative based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received grants totaling $18.1 million from Bayer AG and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. / Public Health News Headlines from Johns Hopkins
ADVISORY: Expert Can Discuss Expected Mass Evictions Due to COVID-19 Crisis
Published July 20, 2020
Public health experts predict the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will include the mass evictions of as many as one million people who rent their homes. The implications of that people potentially... / News from The Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins statement re: SEVP lawsuit filed today
Published July 10, 2020
Johns Hopkins University filed suit in federal court Friday in an effort to stop a Trump administration rule change that would severely impact nearly 5,000 international students at the university. The... / News from The Johns Hopkins University