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Johns Hopkins researchers partner with Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore to probe mercury levels in dolphins

March 31, 2015

Johns Hopkins environmental scientists are collaborating with researchers from Dolphin Island at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore, to learn more about how and where mercury accumulates in the bodies of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. The partnership was formed because aquariums and zoological institutions are uniquely qualified to conduct research that involves aquatic animals in their care in […]

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Tilak Ratnanather’s mentoring efforts recognized by White House

March 31, 2015

Tilak Ratnanather, an associate research professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 14 winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The honor, presented last week, is given by the White House to individuals and organizations in recognition of the crucial role that mentoring plays in the […]

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Johns Hopkins names four new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors

March 31, 2015

Four renowned, cross-disciplinary scholars are joining the ranks of Bloomberg Distinguished Professors at Johns Hopkins University, including two affiliated with the Whiting School of Engineering Steven Salzberg and Alexander Szalay. Each Bloomberg Distinguished Professor is affiliated with two or more JHU schools and divisions, conducts multidisciplinary research that furthers the university’s signature initiatives, and teaches students across the university. Hopkins […]

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K.T. Ramesh to receive 2015 William M. Murray Medal

March 27, 2015

The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to announce that K.T. Ramesh, Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Professor of Science and Engineering and Director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), will receive the W.M. Murray Medal. The award recognizes his sustained and distinguished technical contributions to the field of experimental mechanics and is awarded to him for his major […]

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A. James Clark, JHU trustee emeritus and longtime supporter of WSE dies

March 21, 2015

Philanthropist A. James Clark, a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, helped transform the Whiting School of Engineering through his support of Clark Hall, home to the Department of Biomedical Engineering on the Homewood campus, and through naming the Benjamin T. Rome Deanship at WSE. More>>

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Researchers look to Twitter to better understand vaccine refusal

February 24, 2015

A Johns Hopkins computer scientist is part of a team of researchers that has developed a new way to understand vaccine refusal by studying an unlikely resource: Twitter. The researchers will combine Twitter analyses with traditional survey techniques to study why people refuse vaccines and how these reasons vary among communities. The focus on vaccination […]

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