October 18, 1992
Different FlagsRecently you printed a story about the effect the budget will have on the University of Maryland System. In your story you mentioned the need to protect the "flagship" campus (College ++ Park) and the need to eliminate some programs.Unfortunately, to different parts of the academic and political communities of Maryland, "flagship campus" means different things. Legislation can designate a single flagship campus. But legislation cannot cause creativity, intellectual diversity, academic achievements and "drive" to instantly develop.
March 18, 1997
A 31-year-old woman lay near death from cervical cancer when a Johns Hopkins research doctor made a stunning observation about a pea-sized tumor biopsy section surgically removed from her body. It was a discovery that would make her immortal.It was the early fall of 1951, and for the first time in scientific practice, human cells were living outside the body in a glass tube. The cells of this Turners Station mother of five could be tested, treated and studied, opening up whole avenues of biological research.
October 18, 2007
Dr. Matt Narrett of Ellicott City has been named executive vice president and chief medical officer of Erickson Retirement Communities, a geriatric health care company based in Baltimore. Dr. Roy Thomas Smoot Jr. has joined Maryland General Hospital as chief medical officer. Smoot is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Carol Greider, professor and director of molecular biology and genetics in the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded the 2007 Horwitz Prize along with two other researchers.
December 21, 2005
CHICAGO -- A drug for use in treating patients with advanced kidney cancer won government approval yesterday. The Food and Drug Administration said the drug, Nexavar, is a significant step forward. The current standard treatment for kidney cancer - immune therapy with interferon or interleukin-2 - has modest benefits and can be extremely toxic. Nexavar, developed at the University of Chicago, has few side effects, and some patients who started taking it more than two years ago are doing well, researchers said yesterday.
July 5, 2011
Susan and Larry Zimmerman, of Highland, announce the engagement of their son, Carl Zimmerman, to Wenqi Pan, daughter of Zhenguo Pan and Hongbao Qiu, of Shanghai, China. The future groom is 2001 graduate of River Hill High School and a 2005 graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in culinary nutrition. He is currently employed as a chef at G2B, in Durham, N.C. The bride-to-be is a student at the University of North Carolina and will be graduating in August 2011 with a Ph.D.
June 17, 2013
Ashleigh Symenski Felpel, D.O., graduated May 25 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. While at WVSOM, Felpel was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, received a silver award for community service and received an Army HPSP scholarship. Felpel earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., in 2009. She is a 2005 graduate of Fallston High School. Felpel is the daughter of Ronald Symenski and Roxane Henke of Bel Air and is married to Clair Felpel.
September 29, 2006
Marjorie Hoover died unexpectedly at home on September 15. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1951, graduated from Walt Whitman High School, and held degrees in Veterinary Technology, Medical Technology, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Although most recently employed by Franklin Square Hospital as a medical technologist, Marjorie spent most of her life pursuing her true vocations: veterinary science and working with horses. Marjorie attended Horsemasters School, the National Outdoor Leadership School, enjoyed drawing, baking and motorcycles, and was a Subaru aficionado.
September 1, 2011
Marissa Dorsey , of Mount Airy, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She is studying occupational therapy. Georges Rizk , of Sykesville, participated in the Summer Scholars Program in Biology and Biomedical Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Rizk, who was one of 24 Summer Scholars this year, will be a freshman at the university this fall. The seven-week Summer Scholars program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on scientific research and their college careers.
May 2, 1995
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Massachusetts company have created a joint biotechnology business to develop products helpful in repairing the nervous system, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.MetaMorphix Inc., the new company, will collaborate with scientists at Johns Hopkins and at Genetics Institute Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., a biopharmaceutical company, Hopkins and company officials announced yesterday.With $3.6 million in seed capital from Genetics Institute, Baltimore-based MetaMorphix will try to discover, develop and commercialize genetically related molecules involved in regulating cell growth and differentiation.
April 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- In the kind of annual meeting that occurs only among closely knit board members after a satisfactory -- if not great -- year, directors of Life Technologies Inc. ratified new members, reviewed last year's results and gave indications of better times ahead, all in about 20 minutes yesterday.The meeting at New York's opulent Metropolitan Club attracted few observers. Chief Executive J. Stark Thompson noted that Life Tech took a $1.2 million charge to cover a reduction in its work force to 1,300 employees from about 1,350, the first cut since the company was created a decade ago from the merger of two biotechnology concerns.