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Author Archives: Daniel Leaderman

Daniel Leaderman covers health care, higher education, and technology.

JHU cancels Tuesday classes; others adjust schedules

The Johns Hopkins University has canceled its classes in Baltimore City for Tuesday and Tuesday evening, citing an “abundance of caution” regarding safety in the city following Monday’s riots. Officials had no specific information about threats to the Hopkins community ...

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After tough cases, caregivers can need help recovering

Sometimes, the patients don't survive. Doctors and nurses make mistakes, or aren't able to treat an injury fast enough, or can't diagnose what's wrong until it's too late. Such incidents can place a heavy emotional burden on caregivers. These so-called "second victims" can experience feelings of guilt and isolation, as well as a dangerous lack of confidence. But a pilot program launched this month at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center is aimed at providing "psychological first-aid" to these caregivers through peer-to-peer counseling.

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Chandler wants to stay as Towson prez; Smith not interested

The interim president of Towson University says wants to continue on as the official president. "I will be putting my name in," Timothy J.L. Chandler told a town hall meeting of faculty, staff and students Tuesday. "Until you all tell me not to," he added with a smile. Chandler has served as interim president since the retirement of Maravane Loeschke for health reason in December. He served as acting president for four months before that, while Loeschke was on leave.

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Betamore to expand focus, create broad advisory panel

Betamore is getting an upgrade, and the new version will try to broaden its reach from giving aid to new companies to fostering a larger environment where those companies can grow and thrive. The Federal Hill-based incubator and education center ...

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Three Baltimore Hospitals make top-100 list

Three of Baltimore’s hospitals are among the 100 best in the country, according to a hospital-review newsletter. The Chicago-based Becker’s Hospital Review released its fifth annual “100 Great Hospitals in America” list Wednesday, drawing on research by its editorial team ...

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Sail Baltimore fishing for more ships to come to the city

In the wake of successful, back-to-back events celebrating Baltimore's role in the War of 1812, a nautical nonprofit is again wooing foreign dignitaries to steer their ships toward the Inner Harbor. Sail Baltimore arranged for more than 70 tall ships and naval vessels to visit the city during the Star-Spangled Sailabration in 2012 and the Star-Spangled Spectacular last September. The two events, which also offered fireworks and air shows by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, reportedly generated a total financial impact of $333 million.

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UMBC, Naval Academy join forces for cybersecurity research

Officials from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the U.S. Naval Academy said Tuesday that the schools will collaborate on cybersecurity research efforts. "The Naval Academy has wonderful researchers and so do we," said UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski, who co-signed a research and development agreement Tuesday with Vice Admiral Ted Carter, the academy's superintendent. "We're collaborating to build strength for America," Hrabowski said. Carter has wanted to build a partnership between the two institutions since he became superintendent nearly a year ago, he said.

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