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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2001
Ending a wrenching episode, the Johns Hopkins medical school has reached a financial settlement with the family of a young woman whose death during an experiment prompted a federal shutdown of research at the institution. Medical school officials and the family of Ellen Roche of Reisterstown would not disclose the amount of money the family will receive as part of the out-of-court settlement. But the agreement provides enough money to help the family set up a scholarship fund for aspiring scientists like Roche and eliminates the possibility of a lawsuit against the university or Dr. Alkis Togias, who conducted the experiment, said Craig Schoenfeld, attorney for the Roche family.
By Chris Emery and Jonathan Bor and Chris Emery and Jonathan Bor,SUN REPORTERS | April 6, 2007
One of the world's leading experts on the DNA of microorganisms that harm humans will head a new research institute at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, an addition that promises to thrust the university to the front ranks of the movement to apply genetics to medicine. Claire M. Fraser-Liggett, 51, a pioneering geneticist known for mapping the genomes of deadly microbes such as anthrax and cholera, will head the new center and bring seven or eight top scientists with her. School officials and outside experts agreed that Fraser-Liggett's prominence should help the medical school attract talented scientists and compete for research funding.
January 19, 1997
JOHNS HOPKINS' pre-eminence in all aspects of medicine -- breakthrough research, academic excellence, delivery of health care -- is buttressed anew by a structural change that puts the dean of the School of Medicine in charge of its world-renowned hospital, thus drawing these two great institutions closer together.As revolutionary changes sweep through the profession, forcing physicians and hospitals to confront financial hazards, the new organization chart represents an attempt to preserve the Hopkins tradition that has made it great.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen, | November 22, 2009
Kurt Glaser, a retired former associate professor of pediatrics and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and former director of adolescent services at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, died Nov. 13 of pancreatic cancer at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. The former Pikesville resident, who had lived at the retirement community since 1993, was 94. Dr. Glaser, the son of a merchant and a homemaker, was born in Vienna, Austria, and raised in Innsbruck, Austria, where he was a graduate of the Bundesreal Gymnasium.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen | | March 9, 2010
Dr. William Dawson Lynn, a retired Baltimore surgeon and medical school professor who was an avid collector of flags, died March 2 at the Brightwood Center in Lutherville from complications of a fall. He was 91. Dr. Lynn, the son of a surgeon and a registered nurse, was born in Baltimore and spent his early years on Preston Street before moving to Rugby Road. Dr. Lynn's interest in medicine began early in his life. "He used to go to the hospital and watch his father operate and go on rounds," said a son, James Nelson Lynn, who lives in Lutherville.
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Johns Hopkins University's School of Education No. 1 in the nation for graduate education programs, above two state programs better known as teaching schools: University of Maryland, College Park at No. 26 and Towson University at No. 116. The annual rankings of graduate schools in various disciplines is being released, and it gives the education program at Hopkins the top billing for the first time, up from...
By M. William Salganik and M. William Salganik,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1996
Like other academic medical centers seeking to thrive in a changing health care environment, the medical school and hospital at University of Maryland have formed a new entity to provide medical care and deal with managed-care organizations.Called the University of Maryland Clinical Enterprise (UMCE), it will be headed on an interim basis by Dr. Robert A. Barish, professor of surgery and head of emergency medicine."We believe we have a structure that will enable us to go into the business of medicine, as everyone must these days to maintain financial viability," said Dr. David J. Ramsay, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, the campus that includes the medical school and the hospital.
By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1995
At 93, Thomas Bourne Turner is almost as old as the 20th century, but he's certainly in a lot better shape.Dr. Turner is dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Medical School, a position so exalted in American medicine that it inspires awe in distinguished physicians not unlike the respect West Point generals command in old soldiers.Yet he is engagingly unaffected, unpretentious and egalitarian, qualities perhaps nurtured by his deep roots in Calvert County. He aspired only to be a country doctor when he left to study medicine.
By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,Sun reporter | November 30, 2006
The University of Maryland School of Medicine unveiled plans yesterday for a splashy, yearlong celebration to mark the institution's bicentennial. The school, founded in 1807, is the oldest public medical school in the country. Highlights of the anniversary celebration, which are scheduled to kick off in January, include: A series of free public lectures at the Hippodrome Theatre with singer Patti LaBelle, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and retired Oriole Cal Ripken. A live radio broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
By Victoria Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
For senior running back Jonathan Rigaud, the decision to attend Johns Hopkins was easy. Having first heard in his junior year of high school about the winning combination of strong football and pre-medical programs that Hopkins offered, Rigaud saw the school as "the best of both worlds. " When the Blue Jays offered him the opportunity to play Division III football, Rigaud jumped at it. "I was considering going to Michigan or Miami just for academics, but when Hopkins came into the picture, I decided to come here.
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