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December 22, 2008

Hopkins-led Article Finalist for "Paper of the Year"

An article by Abdullah Baqui, MBBS, DrPH, associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of International Health, and colleagues from the U.S. and Bangladesh was selected as one of six finalists for "Paper of the Year" by The Lancet. The article "Effect of community-based newborn-care intervention package implemented through two service-delivery strategies in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised controlled trial" was published in the June 6 edition of The Lancet. A summary of the paper is available here.

The study was funded by the United States Agency for International Development by cooperative agreements with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), and the saving newborn lives program by Save the Children (US) with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Lancet has invited readers to vote for the Paper of the Year. A complete list of the finalists is available on The Lancet website. Voting closes Jan 12, 2009.The winning paper will be announced on January 24, 2009.