A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University at Buffalo finds that Black students who enroll at for-profit trade schools often wind up more in debt and with fewer job prospects than their peers who enrolled at two-year or four-year nonprofit educational institutions.
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Here is this week’s roundup of news of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The appointees are Stan Wilcox at Florida State University, Ulanda Adair-Simpson at Lone Star College in Texas, Earl C. Paysinger at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Joseph Jones at Drake University in Iowa, and Tracy Foster at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
The new registry will import data directly from electronic health records enabling researchers to track trends and develop effective treatments for African American cardiovascular disease patients.
A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and American University in Washington, D.C., finds that Black and White teachers tend to have different expectations for the same student.
In releasing the draft plan, Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, stated that “diversity of thought, people, and experiences is central for the excellence of our work, and to our education, research, and service missions.”
Rexford Ahima was appointed the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Judith S. Casselbury was promoted and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Maine, and Andre L. Churchwell was named to an endowed chair at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Slightly more than a decade ago in 2004, only two of the nation’s highest-ranked universities had incoming classes that were more than 10 percent Black. This year there are eight.
This year 32 Marshall Scholarships were awarded for American students to spend two years in graduate study at a university in the United Kingdom. It appears from JBHE research, that four of this year’s 32 winners are African Americans.
In 2013, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reported that Blacks made up 4 percent of its total full-time faculty and 1.7 percent of its full professors. Now a new five-year, $25 million initiative has the goal of significantly improving those numbers.
Taking on new roles are Amy Cole at Oklahoma State University, Tresmaine Grimes at Bloomfield College, Charlene Moore Hayes at Johns Hopkins University, Nashid Madyum at Florida A&M University, and Maurice Anthony Chandler at All Saints Bible College.
The honorees are David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands, Fannie Gaston-Johansson, the first Black woman full professor at Johns Hopkins University, and William Cooley, former dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University.
The Army Research Laboratory has expanded its effort to increase the number of minority students in STEM fields by creating the Extreme Science Scholar program at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Gwendolyn Boyd, president of Alabama State University in Montgomery since February 1, 2014, has had her contact extended by the board of trustees for another three years until 2019. However, the vote by the board was 8 to 6 in favor of the contract extension.
The honorees are Stephanie Luck of the University of Arkansas, the late Levi Watkins at Vanderbilt University, Clara Adams of Morgan State University, Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University, William F. Tate of Washington University in St. Louis, and Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College.
Dr. Watkins was the first African American graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The long-time Johns Hopkins University faculty member also was the first doctor to implant an automatic heart defibrillator in a patient.
Marlene Kanmogne, a junior at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is majoring in neuroscience. She hope one day to be a physician. But she has also just published a 305-page novel for young adult readers.
The new African American administrative appointees are Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Travis D. Boyce, Anthony Scott, Nevada Winrow, Angel Mason, Joyce Wilkerson, and Yakima S. Rhinehart.
The study found that 10 percent of young inner-city children had food allergies. Peanut allergies were the most common, followed by eggs, and milk. Nationwide about 3 percent of all adults and 6 percent of young children have food allergies.
Dr. McCrary is vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University. He is being honored for his research at AT&T Bell Laboratories, the National Institute of Standards, and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.
The study followed nearly 800 Baltimore schoolchildren for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1982. After more than 30 years, the study found that the majority of students stayed in the same socio-economic class as their parents.
A new study by an economist at Johns Hopkins University finds that a large percentage of federal help finds its ways to families at or just below the poverty level, rather than to families and individuals who are at the very bottom of the income ladder.
The first eight Morgan State University students will participate in internships this summer with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute lasting between 8 and 15 weeks.
A new study finds that emergency room physicians tended to misdiagnose stroke symptoms among African American patients more often than for White patients.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a summa cum laude graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University and holds master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Yale University.
Dr. Boyd has been serving as the executive assistant to the chief of staff of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Laurel, Maryland.
A well-respected trauma surgeon, Edward E. Cornwell III is professor and chair of the department of surgery at the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
While the Institute of Medicine does not disclose the racial or ethnic makeup of its membership, it appears that only three of the 70 new members are African Americans: Phyllis Dennery, Thomas LaVeist, and Beverly Louise Malone.
Dr. Vinson was the vice dean for centers, interdepartmental programs, and graduate programs of the School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also served as the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of Latin American History at Johns Hopkins.
A new study led by Lisa A. Cooper, the John F. Fries Professor of Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, finds that African Americans who are hypervigilant over racial issues tend to have higher blood pressure than other African Americans.
In 1951 Henrietta Lacks’ cancer cells were extracted for research without her knowledge. Researchers were able to keep her cancer cells alive and they continued to replicate in the laboratory. The so-called HeLa cells are still used in research today and have been used to make important scientific advances.
In October, 1994, Dr. Charles A. Hines was appointed the sixth president of Prairie View A&M University and served in that role until 2002. He held a Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University and served for 38 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of Major General.
Mfume is an alumnus of the university and is a former Congressman from Maryland and the former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Ben Vinson III currently serves as vice dean for centers, interdepartmental programs, and graduate programs and as the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of Latin American History at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.