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  1. Maryland State Health Secretary to Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will join the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training effective Jan. 1, 2015.
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:29:01 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/maryland-state-health-secretary-to-join-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  2. Brand Specific Television Alcohol Ads A Significant Predictor Of Brand Consumption Among Underage Youth

    Underage drinkers are three times more likely to drink alcohol brands that advertise on television programs they watch compared to other alcohol brands, providing new evidence of a strong association between alcohol advertising and youth drinking.
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:02:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/brand-specific-television-alcohol-ads-a-significant-predictor-of-brand-consumption-among-underage-youth.html
  3. Life Expectancy Gains Threatened As More Older Americans Suffer From Multiple Medical Conditions

    With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple medical conditions, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy.
    Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:48:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/life-expectancy-gains-threatened-as-more-older-americans-suffer-from-multiple-medical-conditions.html
  4. New JAIDS Supplement Highlights Health Communication’s Essential Role in HIV Prevention and Care

    The Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) released a special supplement devoted entirely to health communication and its role in HIV prevention and treatment. JHSPH faculty contributed significantly to the special supplement.
    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:28:37 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/new-jaids-supplement-highlights-health-communications-essential-role-in-hiv-prevention-and-care.html
  5. Stroke Risk and Death Rates Fall Over Past Two Decades

    Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do have a lower risk of dying from them finds a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.
    Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:07:32 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/stroke-risk-and-death-fates-fall-over-past-two-decades.html
  6. Rollout Strategy Is Key to Battling India’s TB Epidemic, Researchers Find

    A new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests that getting patients in India quickly evaluated by the right doctors can be just as effective at curbing tuberculosis (TB) as a new, highly accurate screening test.
    Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:28:44 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/rollout-strategy-is-key-to-battling-india-tb-epidemic-researchers-find.html
  7. Stephanie Desmon Joins Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Director of Media and Public Relations

    Stephanie Desmon, an award-winning journalist who for the past four-and-half years served as senior media representative at Johns Hopkins Medicine, joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as director of media and public relations.
    Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:33:49 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/stephanie-desmon-joins-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-as-director-of-media-and-public-relations.html
  8. Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks

    The authors recommend a multidisciplinary approach to fish farming. Aquaculture is the source of nearly half the world's seafood. The approach, One Health, would assess environmental, health and economic impact of fish farming.
    Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:23:41 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/rethinking-fish-farming-to-offset-its-public-health-and-environmental-risks.html
  9. Underage Drinkers Heavily Exposed to Magazine Ads for Alcohol Brands They Consume

    Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:12:31 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/underage-drinkers-heavily-exposed-to-magazine-ads-for-alcohol-brands-they-consume.html
  10. Roland Thorpe Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee on Minority Health

    Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:21:55 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/roland-thorpe-appointed-to-federal-advisory-committee-on-minority-health.html
  11. U.S. Cities Could Look to Baltimore as Model for Improving Access to Quality Foods

    Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:45:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/us-cities-could-look-to-baltimore-as-model-for-improving-access-to-quality-foods.html
  12. The Research 1%: Bloomberg School Faculty Named 'Highly Cited' by Thomson Reuters

    Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:08:43 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/the-research-one-percent-bloomberg-school-faculty-named-highly-cited-by-thomson-reuters.html
  13. Deploying Midwives in Poorest Nations Could Avert Millions of Maternal and Newborn Deaths

    Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:22:48 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/deploying-midwives-in-poorest-nations-could-avert-millions-of-maternal-and-newborn-deaths.html
  14. Elizabeth Stuart Named Chair of New Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Clinical Trials

    Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:13:35 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/elizabeth-stuart-named-chair-of-new-patient-centered-outcomes-research-institute-advisory-panel-on-clinical-trials.html
  15. Broccoli Sprout Beverage Enhances Detoxification of Air Pollutants in Clinical Trial in China

    Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:19:15 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/broccoli-sprout-beverage-enhances-detoxification-of-air-pollutants-in-clinical-trial-in-china.html
  16. Binge Drinking Among Youth Concentrated Among a Small Number of Alcohol Brands; Vodka Often Binge Drink of Choice

    Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:23:43 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/binge-drinking-among-youth-concentrated-among-a-small-number-of-alcohol-brands-vodka-often-binge-drink-of-choice.html
  17. Bloomberg School Alumna Wins Journalism Awards for Reporting on Dowry Violence in India

    Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:24:38 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/bloomberg-school-alumna-wins-journalism-awards-for-reporting-on-dowry-violence-in-india.html
  18. Ciro de Quadros, MD, MPH, Global Health Leader

    Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:21:12 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/ciro-de-quadros-md-mph-global-health-leader.html
  19. Medicaid Enrollment Policies Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking But Have Little Impact on Adverse Birth Outcomes

    Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:27:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/medicaid-enrollment-policies-help-pregnant-women Quit Smoking But Have-little-impact on-adverse-birth-outcomes.html
  20. Adopting New Definition of Kidney Disease for Clinical Trials Could Accelerate Development of New Treatments

    Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:08:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/adopting-new-definition-of-kidney-disease-for-clinical-trials-could-accelerate-development-of-new-treatments.html
  21. Study: Baltimore Hookah Bars Contain Elevated Levels of Carbon Monoxide and Air Nicotine

    Thu, 29 May 2014 15:13:39 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/study-baltimore-hookah-bars-contain-elevated-levels-of-carbon-monoxide-and-air-nicotine.html
  22. Class of 2014: 860 Students Graduate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Wed, 28 May 2014 16:11:43 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/class-of-two-thousand-fourteen-eight-hundred-and-sixty-students-graduate-from-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health.html
  23. CARES Mobile Safety Center Hosts 10th Anniversary Bike Safety Rodeo

    Wed, 28 May 2014 15:07:03 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/cares-mobile-safety-center-hosts-tenth-anniversary-bike-safety-rodeo
  24. Johns Hopkins Schools Collaborate to Offer Business of Health Care Certificate Program

    Tue, 27 May 2014 20:29:22 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-schools-collaborate-to-offer-business-of-health-care-certificate-program.html
  25. Why Transatlantic Trade Must Play a Role in Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

    Tue, 27 May 2014 16:53:37 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/why-transatlantic-trade-must-play-a-role-in-sddressing-antibiotic-resistance.html
  26. Center for a Livable Future Director Announces Plans to Step Down

    Thu, 22 May 2014 20:39:48 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/center-for-a-livable-future-director-announces-plans-to-step-down.html
  27. William H. Gates Sr. and Susan Packard Orr to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Gates Institute’s 15th Anniversary

    Tue, 20 May 2014 20:11:20 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/william-h-gates-sr-and-susan-packard-orr-to-deliver-keynote-addresses-at-gates-institute-fifteenth-anniversary.html
  28. White House Responds to Public Health Deans: the Central Intelligence Agency Makes No Use of Operational Vaccination Programs

    Tue, 20 May 2014 15:03:57 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/white-house-responds-to-public-health-deans-the-central-intelligence-agency-makes-no-use-of-operational-vaccination-programs.html
  29. Mathuram Santosham, MD, Receives 2014 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award for Vaccine-Related Work Credited with Saving Millions of Children’s Lives Worldwide

    Fri, 16 May 2014 19:53:05 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/mathuram-santosham-md-receives-2014-albert-b-sabin-gold-medal-award-for-vaccine-related-work-credited-with-saving-millions-of-childrens-lives-worldwide.html
  30. President Clinton to Open Town Hall on Prescription Drug Abuse at Johns Hopkins University

    Fri, 09 May 2014 17:23:22 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/president-clinton-to-open-town-hall-on-prescription-drug-abuse-at-johns-hopkins-university.html
  31. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Launches Global Health NOW, a Daily Compendium of Essential News

    Tue, 06 May 2014 14:54:50 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-bloomberg--school-of-public-health-launches-global-health-now-a-daily-compendium-of-essential-news.html
  32. Johns Hopkins Joins the Food and Drug Administration’s Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI)

    Mon, 05 May 2014 19:18:23 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-joins-the-food-and-drug-administration-centers-of-excellence-in-regulatory-science-and-innovation-cersi.html
  33. Governor Signs Bill Banning Extreme-Strength Alcohol in Maryland

    Mon, 05 May 2014 16:08:05 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/governor-signs-bill-banning-extreme-strength-alcohol-in-maryland.html
  34. New Paper Calls Upon States to Cease Experimenting with Lethal Injection Drugs and Comply with FDA Regulations

    Mon, 05 May 2014 13:41:40 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/new-paper-calls-upon-states-to-cease-experimenting-with-lethal-injection-drugs-and-comply-with-fda-regulations.html
  35. Oral Cancer Linked to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection Does Not Increase HPV Infection Risk Among Long-Term Partners

    Thu, 01 May 2014 18:01:21 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/oral-cancer-linked-to-human-papillomavirus-hpv-infection-does-not-increase-hpv-infection-risk-among-long-term-partners.html
  36. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Reaches MOOC Milestone: One Million Enrollees

    Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:34:26 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-reaches-mooc-milestone-one-million-enrollees.html
  37. Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute Hosts World Malaria Day

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:01 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-malaria-research-institute-hosts-world-malaria-day.html
  38. David Holtgrave Appointed Vice Chair of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:51:47 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/david-holtgrave-appointed-vice-chair-of-presidential-advisory-council-on-hiv-aids.html
  39. New Research Shows People Are Thinking about Their Health Early in the Week

    Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:11:06 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/new_research_shows_people_are_thinking_about_their_health_early_in_the_week.html
  40. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Find Association Between SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Autism and Developmental Delays in Boys

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:03:34 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-researchers-find-association-between-ssri-use-during-pregnancy-and-autism-and-developmental-delays-in-boys.html
  41. Pre-diabetes and Diabetes Nearly Double Over the Past Two Decades

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:33:05 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/pre-diabetes-and-diabetes-nearly-double-over-the-past-two-decades.html
  42. Johns Hopkins Researcher Honored for Diabetes Study Identifying Risk Variants Related to Race

    Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:34:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-researcher-honored-for-diabetes-study-identifying-risk-variants-related-to-race.html
  43. MSPH Student Awarded Hopkins Pulitzer Fellowship

    Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:58:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/msph-student-awarded-hopkins-pulitzer-fellowship.html
  44. Cognitive Impairment Common Among Community-Dwelling and Nursing-Home Resident Elderly Nearing End-of-Life

    Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:15:02 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/cognitive-impairment-common-among-community-dwelling-and-nursing-home-resident-elderly-nearing-end-of-life.html
  45. Truven Health Analytics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Collaborate to Launch Institute for Health and Productivity Studies

    Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:20:55 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/truven-health-analytics-and-the-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-of-public-health-collaborate-to-launch-institute-for-health-and-productivity-studies.html
  46. Urban Gardeners May Be Unaware of How Best to Manage Contaminants in Soil

    Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:33:00 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/urban-gardeners-may-be-unaware-of-how-best-to-manage-contaminants-in-soil.html
  47. Bloomberg School Researchers Contribute to New CDC Report: Autism Spectrum Disorder Affects 1 in 68 U.S. Children

    Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:25:27 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/bloomberg-school-researchers-contribute-to-new-cdc-report-autism-spectrum-disorder-affects-one-in-sixty-eight-in-us-children.html
  48. Underage Youth and Adults Differ in their Alcohol Brand Preferences

    Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:09:43 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/underage-youth-and-adults-differ-in-their-alcohol-brand-preferences.html
  49. Stimulants Used to Treat ADHD Influence BMI Growth Patterns Through Childhood With a BMI Rebound in Late Adolescence

    Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:58:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/stimulants-used-to-treat-ADHD-influence-bmi-growth-patterns-through-childhood-with-a-bmi-rebound-in-late-adolescence.html
  50. Almost Half of U.S. Population Lives in Jurisdictions that Strengthened Gun Laws in 2013

    Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:18:09 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/almost-half-of-us-population-lives-in-jurisdictions-that-strengthened-gun-laws-in-2013.html
  51. Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Launches Drowning Prevention Program in Bangladesh

    Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:31:32 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/johns-hopkins-international-injury-research-unit-launches-drowning-prevention-program-in-bangladesh.html
  52. Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Produced Savings of $1.5 Billion a Year in First Four Years

    Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:06:30 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/medicare-prescription-drug-coverage-produced-savings-of-one-and-a-half-bil lion-dollars-a-year-in-first-four-years.html
  53. Regulating Agencies Often Hindered in Addressing Health Concerns from Industrial Animal Production

    Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:22:58 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/regulating-agencies-often-hindered-in-addressing-health-concerns-from-industrial-animal-production.html
  54. Eliminating Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries Could Extend Women’s Life Expectancy in Reproductive Ages on Average by More Than a Half Year

    Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:38:07 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/eliminating-maternal-mortality-in-developing-countries-could-extend-womens-life-expectancy-in-reproductive-ages-on-average-by-more-than-a-half-year.html
  55. Repeal of Missouri's Background Check Law Associated with Increase in State's Murders

    Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:37:58 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/repeal-of-missouris-background-law-associated-with-increase-in-states-murders.html
  56. Study Finds Preterm Birth is associated with Elevated Blood Insulin Levels at Birth and in Early Childhood

    Study Finds Preterm Birth is associated with Elevated Blood Insulin Levels at Birth and in Early Childhood
    Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:56:18 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/wang-preterm-insulin.html
  57. Health disparities among U.S. African-American and Hispanic men cost economy more than $450 billion over four years

    Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:32:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/health-disparities-among-us-african-american-and-hispanic-men-cost economy-more-than-450-billion-over-four-years
  58. Johns Hopkins Offers Nine-Course Specialization in Data Science Through Coursera

    Johns Hopkins Offers Nine-Course Specialization in Data Science Through Coursera
    Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:52:58 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/coursera-specialization.html
  59. Diet Beverages Are Not the Solution for Weight Loss

    Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:36:45 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/diet-beverages-not-the-solution-for-weight-loss
  60. Study Indicates Potential of New Testing in Long-Term Diabetes Complications

    Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:32:06 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/study-indicates-potential-of-new-testing-in-long-term-diabetes-coplications
  61. Cognitive Training Program Shows 10-Year Benefit in Areas of Speed and Reasoning in Older Individuals

    Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:50:24 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/cognitive-training-program-shows-10-year-benefit-in-older-people
  62. Mental Disorders in Mid-Life and Older Adulthood May Be Substantially More Prevalent Than Previously Reported

    Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:01:27 GMThttp://www.jhsph.edu/news/news-releases/2014/mojtabai-mental-disorders-mid-to-late-life-undereported.html
Media Contacts for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Stephanie Desmon at sdesmon1@jhu.edu or 410-955-7619 and Barbara Benham at bbenham1@jhu.edu or 410-614-6029.