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Guests at the 2021 Commencement ceremony were greeted by several protesters representing the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Thursday, May 27. The protesters gathered outside Homewood Field at 6:30 p.m. in opposition to research conducted by Shreesh Mysore, an assistant professor affiliated with the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences.
Earlier today, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) addressed a letter to the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), alleging that Shreesh Mysore broke the law by performing experiments on barn owls without an active permit. Mysore is an assistant professor affiliated with the Department of Neuroscience and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences.
A 2020 survey published by the Hopkins Graduate Student Association (GSA) found that more than 25% of graduate students at the School of Medicine experience a disability, such as a mental health disorder or chronic illness.
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden announced the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to create millions of jobs, address the climate crisis and foster racial equity in response to the pandemic.
Experts at Hopkins and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently launched the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. The archive consists of a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements and ongoing lawsuits regarding the opioid crisis. Within the archive, there are 3,300 documents — about 131,000 pages — contained in six collections.
Last fall, A Woman’s Journey, the women's health program at the School of Medicine, surveyed more than 25,000 adults to identify the three COVID-19-related concerns that most interested U.S. citizens.
Jan. 22 marked one year since the launch of the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (CRC). Upon its launch, the website became a preferred source for the general public and news media over the world, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Team Polair, a Hopkins team of 24 Biomedical Engineering (BME) undergraduates, has developed a clear, adaptable face mask for the XPRIZE Next-Gen Mask Challenge. The team is among five finalists in the global competition.
The Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics held its second grand round of the academic year on Oct. 8 about the role of clinical metadata in combating COVID-19 .
We all know the feeling of pain. It may be as small as a scrape or cut or as extreme as a broken bone. But pain is not simply an unpleasant sensation or symptom caused by damage to our bodies. Rather, pain is a complex condition that we do not yet fully understand and that is not simply physical.
1.2 billion. That’s the number of interactions the Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center receives daily, according to an article by New York Magazine.
Award-winning author Marita Golden discussed her advocacy for Alzheimer’s disease at a virtual webinar on April 23. The Writing Program’s Distinguished Visiting, Golden has been a novelist and non-fiction writer for over 40 years and is actively involved in advocacy for black rights. The webinar was hosted by Kim O’Connell, a faculty member in the Hopkins Master’s in Science Writing program.
Two Hopkins clinical microbiologists — Dr. Karen Carroll and Dr. Heba Mostafa — have recently developed a coronavirus (COVID-19) screening test that may soon allow the Hopkins health system to test as many as 1,000 people per day.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis intensifies across the U.S., now accounting for 20 percent of global cases, the American people heavily depend on the actions of the government for their health and safety. At the center of this response are two individuals — President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, described by the New York Times as, “the nation’s leading expert on infectious disease,” has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease since 1984.
Erin Goley, an associate professor of biological chemistry at the Hopkins School of Medicine, presented a talk entitled “How to Divide a Bacterial Cell: Cytoskeletal Control of Cell Wall Metabolism” as part of the Department of Biological Chemistry’s Tuesday Seminar Series.
On Feb. 13, Alex Keene, an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University, delivered a talk titled “Genetic and Evolutionary Dissection of Sleep-feeding Interactions” for the Department of Biology.
Dr. Joseph J. Fins delivered the 38th David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics at the Hopkins Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 6. The subject of the talk was “Disorders of Consciousness, Diagnostics and Disability Rights: How Neuroscience Has Transformed the Clinical Transaction.”
Vinay Ayyappan, a senior studying Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Hopkins, has been awarded the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge.
Although most people in the United States perceive mosquitoes as no more than an annoyance, mosquitoes are, in fact, the world’s deadliest animal. About seven million people are infected by mosquitoes each year, resulting in over one million deaths.
Smisha Agarwal, an assistant professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, gave a talk titled “Digital Technologies: Shaping the Future of Primary Health care” on Nov. 8. The talk was part of the biweekly seminar series by the Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics.