'U.S. News & World Report' releases Best Colleges
Johns Hopkins is ranked 15th in U.S. News & World
Report's latest tally of the country's Best
Colleges. In 2007, JHU was tied at 14, up from 16 in 2006.
It was tied at 13 in 2005, 14 in both 2004
and 2003, 15 in 2002 and 16 in 2001. This year's top three
spots went to Harvard, Princeton and Yale,
with MIT and Stanford tied for 4th.
In the rankings for undergraduate engineering programs
among schools whose highest degree is
a PhD, Johns Hopkins is tied at 14, as it was the previous
three years. In specialty rankings, Johns
Hopkins took the top spot in biomedical engineering,
followed by Duke, Georgia Tech, UC San Diego
and MIT. In environmental engineering/environmental health,
JHU is ranked 5th.
In an unranked section called "Programs to look for,"
Johns Hopkins is recognized for
undergraduate research/creative projects.
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JHM and Mexican Society of Neurosurgery hold
Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Mexican Society of
Neurosurgery last month in Mexico co-hosted a daylong
conference on brain tumor management, an unusual joint
venture that the planners
hope will be a model in that country for continuing medical
education programs covering a wide range
of medical specialties.
Henry Brem, head of neurosurgery at
Johns Hopkins, and four senior colleagues traveled to
Puerto Vallarta for the program, developed in conjunction
with Johns Hopkins Medicine International and the Continuing Medical
Education arm of Johns Hopkins.
"This is the first time that CME credits were made
available to Mexican physicians," said Brem,
referring to courses accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education in the
The curriculum covered brain cancer stem cell
research, the biology of primary tumors,
minimally invasive brain surgery, brain cancer genomics and
spinal cord tumors, among other topics.
Attendees from Johns Hopkins, in addition to Brem,
were Alfredo Quinones, Rafael Tamargo,
George Jallo and Gregory Riggins.
Quinones, a native of Mexico who worked picking
vegetables in California before attending
medical school at Harvard, was co-director of the event
along with neurosurgeon Rodrigo Ramos
Zuniga, a native of Mexico who is a faculty member of the
University of Guadalajara. Luis Davila
Maldonado of the National Institutes of Health, Mexico,
also a native of Mexico, spoke at the event.
Nursing students attend event for retail health
Two family nurse practitioner students from the
Johns Hopkins School of
Johnson & Johnson scholarships to attend the inaugural
Retail Clinician Education Congress held in
August in Orlando, Fla. Stephanie Chen and Virginia Remley
were two of only 15 representatives
nationwide selected to attend this first-ever conference
for retail health clinicians. In addition to
completing their degrees in community health at the School
of Nursing, both students are pursuing a
master's in public health from the Bloomberg School.
Located at large stores such as CVS, Target and
Wal-Mart, retail clinics are designed to offer a
convenient and cheaper alternative to traditional family
practitioners. The clinics, which treat common
illnesses from ear infections to sprained ankles, are
referred to by the Academy of American Family
Physicians as one of the "more profound" trends within the
American health care system.
The Orlando event featured experts in the medical
profession addressing a variety of issues
linked with retail health, including treatment of common
illnesses, detecting early symptoms of
diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and the fundamentals
of patient billing and coding.
"I'm interested in retail health because it allows
more people to access health care," Chen said.
"Retail health is also a great way to [connect] people to
state or federal health programs that they
might not know about."
Presidential music, memorabilia on display at Eisenhower
From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidential
candidates have captured the
American voter's attention with music and memorabilia. In
the spirit of the 2008 presidential election,
sheet music for campaign songs from the Lester S. Levy
Collection of Sheet Music, and buttons, tie
tacks and other souvenirs from some of America's most
memorable elections, will be displayed at
Homewood's Milton S. Eisenhower Library from Wednesday,
Sept. 3, through Monday, Dec. 8.
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