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It is no secret that the presidential election of 2020 is one of the tensest, most polarized elections in recent years and certainly one for the history books. With two drastically different candidates in such a high-stakes election, the results will have lasting implications and deep consequences on issues regarding public policy, climate change, the economy, COVID-19 and the zeitgeist of the early 21st century.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past seven months, you’re probably aware of the drill for this *shudder* “new normal”: wear-a-mask-social-distance-cover-your-dang-nose-with-that-mask-don’t-go-hugging-grandma-either.
The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI), in conjunction with Great Talk, Inc., hosted a panel of scientists to speak about the ethical considerations and implications of stem cell research on Oct. 21.
The Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium held on Oct. 22 explored the successes and future goals of space research across divisions of the University. The event featured talks over Zoom with Jason Kalirai, a mission area executive for civil space of the Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL); Captain Reid Wiseman, an astronaut and Hopkins alum; and Hopkins researchers who received 2019 Seed Grant Awards.
A group of Hopkins seniors have teamed up with students across the country to create CovidSMS, a short message service (SMS) platform aimed at eliminating disparities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its inception in March, CovidSMS has received over $10,000 in grants and is currently a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Challenge.
A new study by researchers at the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that despite a spike in telemedicine adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic, significantly fewer Americans have received primary care consultations or undergone cholesterol and blood pressure assessments — two critical parameters of cardiac health.
Since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hopkins has sought to publicize knowledge regarding the virus and measures to mitigate its spread among students, faculty, staff and the general public.
The Energy and Environmental Programs Speaker Series hosted its virtual webinar titled “Walking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Talk?” on Oct. 15. The event explored the topics of water, food and energy, with environmental scientist Winston Yu as the guest speaker.
With the election coming up quick, I thought I would give a quick overview of the plans and the positions that each of the candidates take on climate change. Although there are so many important issues that must be considered, as a part of this column, I will look at the positions on climate change. A year ago, I wrote about how the government’s role in regulation for prevention of climate change is important.
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 .
Over the past eight months, COVID-19 has spared no one — including the rich and famous.
Through the Health Education and Training (HEAT) Corps, Hopkins students and medical professionals are helping to educate K-12 students around the world about COVID-19.
ClearMask, a startup co-founded by four Hopkins alumni, has emerged as a market leader in tackling the visual communication barrier posed by traditional face masks. The ClearMask is the world’s first fully transparent face mask with approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
First launched by the Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2019, the Support for Creative Integrated Basic and Applied Research (SCIBAR) initiative called professors and researchers to tackle health problems by financially supporting the four winning teams with $1 million each. Two of the awards are funded by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, and the other two are funded by the office of the dean.
Around the world, Hopkins has become a leader in communicating science to nonscientists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bloomberg School of Public Health has been applauded for its viral Instagram graphics, and the Whiting School of Engineering’s COVID-19 dashboard continues to receive heavy traffic. In addition, the School of Medicine sponsors an annual “boot camp” to connect science writers with University researchers.
A team of Hopkins undergraduate students is participating in ProjectX, a machine learning competition hosted by the University of Toronto Undergraduate Artificial Intelligence Group (UofT AI Group). Teams from 23 universities are competing in this three-month research-based competition for a prize of $70,000.
The National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project is a group of physicians seeking to understand the potential role of convalescent plasma in the treatment of COVID-19. Dr. Shmuel Shoham, an associate professor of medicine at Hopkins, and Dr. David Sullivan, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, are members of the group.
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.
The 2020 fire season on the West Coast has been reported to be the most disastrous of this decade. Wildfires stretching along California, Oregon and Washington have already killed over two dozen people, displaced thousands of individuals along the West Coast and burned over five million acres of land.