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Making Online Learning More Accessible

Higher education instructors around the world now have free access to a course that— fittingly enough—teaches them how to create accessible course work for remote learning.

Something to BOAST About

A new initiative aims to help strengthen high school students’ confidence and skills in algebra.

Of Two Minds

Sharon Gerecht and Franklyn Hall are the recipients of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Gilliam Fellowship, which is awarded to student-mentor pairs and recognize students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields, while also supporting the development of a more inclusive academic scientific ecosystem.

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Upstarts: Get a Load of This

Professor Jeff Wang is developing an inexpensive, portable, and user-friendly rapid diagnostic device that can be used for self-testing the viral load of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Formulating Your Chances of Catching COVID-19

Fluid mechanics experts at the Whiting School of Engineering have developed a formula to answer the question of the moment: What determines someone’s chances of catching COVID-19?

Safer Heart Procedures: Seeing the Light

An imaging technique that uses light and sound could someday replace current methods that require potentially harmful radiation, according to the results of a new study led by Assistant Professor Muyinatu Bell.

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Breathing Easier During COVID-19

Six third-year students at Johns Hopkins are on a mission to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic by designing leak-proof masks that can be used with ordinary CPAP machines to deliver breathing relief to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

Making At-Home Kidney Dialysis Safer

Relavo, a company founded by Johns Hopkins undergraduates, has been awarded a $500,000 KidneyX prize to develop a product that reduces the risk of contamination during at-home kidney dialysis treatments.

A Soft Solution

When COVID-19 forced the shutdown of in-person classes last March, Helena Hahn—a fourth-year student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering—was anxious to continue conducting research.

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Opening Doors

“When I started thinking about what really mattered to me, what was important were three things: I want to do what I love, work with people that I love, and help them enjoy and love what they do,” says Linda Cureton MS ’98, post-masters’s certificate ’99. Owning my own company was how I could do that.”

A New Coin of the Realm

Mark R. Stoudt MS ’92, PhD ’00 is a materials scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a member of the small team responsible for a new alloy expected to be used for the U.S. nickel.

Advancing Health Care in Africa

“Until you have real data to understand what’s going on in health care in Africa, you can’t provide real solutions,” says Adegoke Olubusi MS ’16, co-founder and CEO of the health care technology company Helium Health.

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Aerial Artistry

Most people scared of heights simply avoid them. Not Sathappan Ramesh.

From The Dean

From the Dean

While we continue to work through the impacts of COVID-19 on the university—as well as on our lives—a comforting sense of business-as-usual began to take hold as the fall term progressed.