Tag Archive: News

New Podcast Co-Hosted by Hopkins Expert Explores Cybersecurity, Phishing, and Ways People Fall for Online Scams


Article by: Shani McPherson Cybercriminals are continually thinking up new ways to manipulate online users into giving up their private information. Social engineering attacks, an increasingly common hacking technique, allows scammers to target vulnerable individuals through illicit and deceptive methods. Experts at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute have teamed up with the Cyberwire, a Baltimore-based cyber-security news service, on “Hacking Humans,” a new weekly podcast aimed at educating the public about these pernicious phishing attacks. Joe Carrigan, ISI senior security engineer, co-hosts the podcast with David Bittner, the Cyberwire’s producer. Carrigan made his guest host debut about two […]

Johns Hopkins Medicine Makes ‘Big Bet’ on Basic Science


$100M investment aimed at unraveling the mysteries of biology The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine plans to invest $100 million over the next five years to hire new faculty and support programs aimed at unraveling the mysteries of biology, the “basic” science discoveries that underpin virtually every major medical breakthrough, Hopkins Medicine leaders say. Structural biologist James Berger, a professor of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the School of Medicine, has been appointed to direct the Johns Hopkins institute dedicated to this effort, the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, or IBBS. He succeeds Stephen Desiderio, who retired in July. […]

Bright Kids Shine in CTY Summer Programs


Nearly 9,000 students from around the world attended CTY’s day and residential programs this summer, taking courses at 24 sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong Article By: Katy Bowman Heather Wilson’s classroom door is decorated with colorful glass ornaments that her third- and fourth-grade students have labeled to depict the parts of a cell. Inside, the room is a flurry of activity as her students monitor the life systems burgeoning around them—”biobottles” filled with fish, rocks, and plants; beans sprouting from petri dishes; DNA extracted from strawberries; and crystals forming geometric shapes under microscope lenses. This is just a […]

ICTR in the News: The Long-Term Financial Toll of Breast Cancer


The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher Lorraine T. Dean, ScD, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School. Study suggests that the high health care costs after breast cancer continue long after diagnosis, with an added burden for those with a common treatment complication The financial fallout from breast cancer can last years after diagnosis, particularly for those with lymphedema, a common side effect from treatment, causing cumulative and cascading economic consequences for survivors, their families, and society, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. Excluding productivity costs, those with […]

ICTR in the News: Johns Hopkins Researchers Use Deep Learning to Combat Pancreatic Cancer


The following article profiles work performed by ICTR researcher Elliot K. Fishman, MD, a researcher and radiologist at Johns Hopkins. Article By: Bill Siwicki Only 7 percent of patients live five years after diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, the lowest rate for any cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Elliot K. Fishman, MD, a researcher and radiologist at Johns Hopkins, is on the forefront of trying to change this statistic, and he’s using artificial intelligence to do it. Fishman aims to spot pancreatic cancers far sooner than humans alone can by applying GPU-accelerated deep learning artificial intelligence to the task. […]

JHU Partners with Tsinghua for New Engineering Graduate Program


Partnership combines JHU’s top-rated biomedical engineering program with the world’s No. 1 engineering school Article By: Jill Rosen A new program will allow students to earn graduate degrees from both the Johns Hopkins University’s top-ranked Department of Biomedical Engineering and the world’s No. 1 engineering school, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Tsinghua JHU-BME Dual Degree MS program, the first academic collaboration between Johns Hopkins and Tsinghua University, extends the research collaboration between the two institutions that started in 2008 with the establishment of a joint Center for Biomedical Engineering Research. During the two-year curriculum, students will study and conduct […]

Hopkins Researchers Chart a Course for AI-Aided Diagnosis of Degenerative Eye Conditions


Team from APL and Wilmer Eye Institute discover that machine diagnostics using deep learning can match the performance of human ophthalmologists Article By: Paulette Campbell A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins is leading the way in understanding how the advent of electronic medical records with large image databases and advances in artificial intelligence with deep learning can offer medical professionals new opportunities to dramatically improve disease diagnostics. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and collaborators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have developed image analysis and machine learning tools to detect age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, […]

ICTR in the News: Bioengineers Borrow From Electronics Industry to Get Stem Cells to Shape Up


The following article profiles work performed in part by ICTR researcher Sharon Gerecht, director of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering who utilized our Biostatistics Consulting service. Using a technique called micropatterning, scientists discover cellular tension and pressure are key factors in stem cell growth and behavior Article By: Gina Wadas To understand how cells in the body behave, bioengineers create miniature models of the cells’ environment in their lab. But recreating this niche environment is incredibly complex in a controlled setting, because researchers are still learning all the factors that influence […]

ICTR in the News: Brain Response Study Upends Thinking About Why Practice Speeds Up Motor Reaction Times


The following article profiles work performed in part by ICTR researcher Pablo A. Celnik, M.D., professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Practicing a movement does make future similar movements happen faster, but not because the brain “anticipates” demand for them Researchers in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to repeat that movement on demand—a result that occurred not because they […]

Community-Driven Research Day: Friday, October 12


In speed dating style, community-based organizations will have the opportunity to discuss their research needs with interested faculty and students, identify potential collaborations, and become aware of funding resources for collaborative research. The deadline to register and have your information included in the program booklet is September 21. Limited spaces are available for community-based organizations interested in participating. Register Now Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Feinstone Hall E2030, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 Funding Opportunity The UHI’s Small Grants Program is a potential funding source for community-university […]

ICTR in the News: Tamar Mendelson Named Bloomberg Professor of American Health


The following article details a promotion for ICTR researcher Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who utilized our Biostatistics Consulting service. Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health. She will also serve, beginning in October, as the director of the School’s Center for Adolescent Health, which works with community partners to improve the health and well-being of urban youth. Mendelson holds the Dr. Ali & Rose […]