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News: August 2013

EpidStat Institute Becomes Part of JHU MCC Family

CATEGORY: Tenant News

EpidStat Institute, a company that provides epidemiological services to clients across the globe, joined the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus on Sept. 1.

Amir spends career bringing people together

A love of language began at an early age for Elaine Amir, who started learning a second language when she was eight in Hebrew school. Then came Latin, French and Russian. Come Sept. 30, Amir is retiring after more than 16 years as executive director of Hopkins’ Montgomery County campus. The Rockville resident plans to take time to consider her next step in life, but will remain in the area.

High School Students Research Emerging Cancer Treatments

CATEGORY: K-12 Outreach, Tenant News

The International Cancer Alliance for Research and Education brought 18 students to the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus as part of its Summer Student Scholars program. Under the tutelage of ICare Chairman Dr. W. David Hankins and Wesley Russ, executive director of Montgomery County I-Teams, students from around the county gathered to discuss the latest research and technologies for curing cancer.

Campus Hosts 2013 '270 Research Corridor' Biomedical Symposium and Equipment Exhibit

CATEGORY: Research, In The Community

The 2013 “270 Research Corridor” Biomedical Symposium and Equipment Exhibit brought biotech companies from around the country to Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus for a trade show that featured more than 30 biomedical science companies.

Biotech Students Recognized by Women in Science Scholarship Program

CATEGORY: Academics

Graduate students from the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus Master’s in Biotechnology program have been recognized by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s 2013 Women in Science Scholarship program. Kate Sheffey was recognized as a winner and Jamie Edwards and Omotara Ogundeyi received honorable mentions in the scholarship competition.

EEPEX Joins JHU Montgomery County Campus

CATEGORY: Tenant News

EEPEX, an information technology consulting and services firm that specializes in connecting government purchasers with vendors, is joining the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus this fall.

Farmers Market Season Extended

CATEGORY: In The Community

Thanks to overwhelming community support, the Shady Grove Farmers Market season has been extended five weeks. Rather than ending Sept. 25, the market will run through Oct. 30.

Take the Biotech Workforce Survey

CATEGORY: Academics, Tenant News

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey in full so we can gather the most accurate information on factors such as salary and compensation trends, career advancement data, the most desired employer benefits, successful job seeker tools and strategies, as well as much more.

Gazette: Great Seneca Science Corridor Labs Consider Cyberinfrastructure

CATEGORY: Tenant News

Research organizations in the Great Seneca Life Sciences Corridor are considering the creation of a common cyberinfrastructure that would facilitate sharing and spur innovative ideas.

GenomeWeb Feature: Many Options, Formal and Informal, for Those Seeking Bioinformatics Education

CATEGORY: Academics

Some examples of US-based programs include a master's degree in bioinformatics offered by Johns Hopkins University. This 11-course degree — offered both onsite and online — includes core courses in molecular biology and epigenetics; introductory bioinformatics courses that teach the basics of the field and some programming basics as well as computer science courses that among other things provide students with a foundation in algorithms. Students can also choose from a variety of elective courses and can plan independent research projects.