SoM and Notre Dame create women scientists
College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Johns Hopkins
School of Medicine have signed an
agreement to open up the doors of Johns Hopkins research
laboratories to promising College of Notre
Dame science students.
The Sister Alma McNicholas Women Scientists Program
will give up to three College of Notre
Dame students the opportunity to become trainees in Johns
Hopkins laboratories in a yearlong
program, which begins in January. Students will work up to
10 hours a week with a faculty mentor.
"We hope that this research experience will further
encourage these students' interest in
pursuing graduate studies and careers in the biomedical
sciences," said Catherine Will, of the Johns
Hopkins Office of Graduate Student Affairs.
To qualify, participants must be full-time students
with a major related to biomedical sciences
and a GPA of 3.4 or higher. At least one of the three
selected for the program must be a biology
major. Students may be reappointed to the program.
JHU Museums waive admissions fees during Family
Hopkins University Museums are waiving admission fees
for families of Johns
Hopkins faculty, staff and students during Family Weekend
2008. The museums are open for guided
tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and noon to 4
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4.
Tours of Homewood Museum, on the Homewood campus, are
offered on the half-hour, with the last
tour at 3:30 p.m.; tours of Evergreen Museum & Library,
4545 N. Charles St., run on the hour, with
the last tour at 3 p.m.
Evergreen's second annual Family Weekend Open House
will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 3, featuring the current exhibition, Dufy:
The Evergreen Collection, and its related
focus show, Exhibiting Alice, organized by History of Art
senior Margaret Deli. Curators of both
exhibitions will be on hand to answer questions, and Deli
will give a talk at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors can
also watch the award-winning cartoon short The Invisible
Moustache of Raoul Dufy and visit the
Museum Shop. Light refreshments will be served.
Future leaders in cardiovascular research honored at
Outstanding researchers in cardiovascular medicine
were honored on Wednesday afternoon in
the JHH Houck Lobby as part of the
Johns Hopkins Heart Institute's annual awards ceremony
to commemorate the late Johns Hopkins physician and alumnus
Stanley L. Blumenthal.
Four postdoctoral research fellows each received a
$750 cash prize with a commemorative
plaque. The award categories are for basic science,
translational medicine and clinical science.
Recipients of the 2007 Blumenthal awards were
Norimichi Koitabashi (Basic Science Prize), for
a study on sildenafil (Viagra) and how the
erectile-dysfunction drug may also be an effective
treatment for enlarged hearts; Rhondalyn McLean
(Translational Science Prize, one of two), for
identifying that post–heart attack malformations of the
heart's left ventricle, its main pumping
chamber, are inherited problems; Hari Tandri (Translational
Science Prize, one of two), for using
magnetic resonance imaging to identify a unique muscle
contraction pattern in the right ventricle that
is an early sign of a disease that can lead to fatal heart
rhythms, a condition known as arrhythmogenic
right ventricular dysplasia; and Lois Nwakanma (Clinical
Science Prize), for research into why heart
transplant recipients suffer from blood pressure buildup in
All of these studies will be presented at this year's
Scientific Sessions of the American Heart
Association meeting in Orlando, Fla., in early November.
Men's LAX schedule brings tough opponents to
Men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala last week
announced the team's 13-game regular-season
schedule for the 2008 season. The Blue Jays will again play
one of the most difficult schedules in the
nation, as 10 of their 13 games are against teams that
qualified for the 2007 NCAA Tournament;
seven of the match-ups are scheduled for Homewood Field.
"We feel strongly that playing the most difficult
schedule in the nation will prepare us to
compete in the NCAA Tournament each May," Pietramala said.
"Playing the top teams in the nation
each week is part of what makes playing at Johns Hopkins so
special and makes our program attractive
to talented student-athletes."
After opening at home against Albany on Feb. 23, the
Blue Jays will take part on March 1 in the
second annual Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Classic at M&T Bank
Stadium. The Johns Hopkins-Princeton
game will be the second of a doubleheader that leads off
with Virginia playing Syracuse.
The Blue Jays will carry a nine-game winning streak
into the 2008 season, during which Johns
Hopkins will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the
For the full season schedule, go to:
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