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Research Day 2002

Mental Hygiene Changes Name 

Gun Policy Center Update

Mercury and Heart Attacks   
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February 2003  

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Laurie Schwab Zabin Honored with Scholarship Fund
Celebrating a distinguished career with colleagues and friends is often reserved for retirement, but not in the case of Laurie Schwab Zabin, PhD ’80, professor of Population and Family Health Sciences. She’s not retiring.
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Barr Fellowship Fosters Important Work
To Rebekah Kent and Scott Shone, mosquitoes are more than pesky creatures that swarm about on a warm summer evening; they are the vectors of pathogens that cause many harmful diseases, such as malaria, West Nile virus, and equine encephalitis.
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Center for a Livable Future Hosts Research Day 2002
On December 4, 2002, the Center for a Livable Future held its third Research Day to highlight work done in the previous year by the recipients of the Faculty and Student Research Fund . The purpose of the research grants is to support innovative, interdisciplinary study by Johns Hopkins University faculty, fellows, and students on the complex interactions among diet, health, food production and food security, equity, and the world’s resources.
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Department Changes Name
As part of the School’s Minority Summer Internship Program, 21 high school students and eight undergraduate students came to the School this summer to work with the faculty and staff. The students, who came from across the country, were placed with faculty mentors and assisted in research laboratories and applied public health research.
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Saving Paper, Saving Trees
As of January 1, 2003, all the paper purchased through the School’s Copy Consolidation Program is made from 35 percent post-consumer recycled content. That comprises about 80 percent of the paper purchased by the School. In addition to saving 600 trees, the new paper will save almost 411 million BTUs of energy, 51,000 pounds of climate change-causing CO2, 250,000 gallons of water, and 26,500 pounds of solid waste from entering the landfill.
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Mercury Associated with Risk of Heart Attack

Mercury levels in the body are directly associated with the risk of heart attack, according to a study conducted by researchers at the School working in collaboration with international scientists. The researchers note it may be advisable to eliminate fish with high mercury content from the human diet.
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