Making a CASE for Sexual Education

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In Baltimore City, teen pregnancy is significantly higher than the Maryland average, with 66.4 births per 1,000 teens ages 15 to 19 in 2007, compared to 33.4 births per 1,000 teens statewide [i]. Baltimore also has a significantly higher rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than the state of Maryland [ii], and teens represent 3.3 percent of(...)

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Graduate School Interviews: It’s All About ‘Fit’

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The holiday season in Baltimore sees a flurry of activity on campus as graduate programs prepare to welcome prospective students for interviews in early 2016. Interviewees have not yet been accepted into a graduate program, but they have been selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, and as many as half will ultimately be(...)

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Becoming a Science Storyteller: Tips on Communication

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“Nobody has to read this crap!” Ed Yong began his talk at a recent American Society of Human Genetics symposium, The Art and Science of Science Communication, with a bombshell. As scientists, we hold information in the highest regard, especially information we discovered while toiling away in the lab. But Yong insists that no one has(...)

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Five Tips for Applying for NIH Training Fellowships

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Although it is pivotal for a successful academic career, instructing young grad students and postdocs in grant writing is an often missing training component. Fortunately, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers devices via its Individual National Research Service Awards (NRSA), or F grant, by which graduate students and postdocs can apply for their own(...)

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School of Medicine’s Student-Led Group Brings Joy Through Music

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Last December, a group of 15 medical students gathered in the lobby of the Sheikh Zayed Tower in The Johns Hopkins Hospital. That evening, the glass-enclosed space was filled with hospital staff members exhausted after a long day of work and worried family members of patients in the emergency room. The students formed a small semicircle and,(...)

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