Business, Education

Maryland School for the Blind teacher honored with national award

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Christie Holland, an educator at The Maryland School for the Blind, has been named the Principals of Schools for the Blind 2020 Outstanding Teacher of Students with Multiple Disabilities. Annually POSB, which is part of the Council of Schools for the Blind (COSB), recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals nationally who work with students who are blind or visually …


Business, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Nearly 40 Maryland companies, universities working on COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostic tests

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday commended the nearly 40 Maryland life sciences companies that are working on developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, improving diagnostic tests, and providing clinical research and technological support to ensure safe and effective health care delivery. The University System of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University have also dedicated millions of dollars toward research, …


Governor Hogan announces expanded statewide mask order, out-of-state travel advisory

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced, based on the state’s data-driven approach, the expansion of the statewide masking order and a public health advisory for all out-of-state travel. The governor also unveiled contact tracing data showing that family gatherings are the most common high-risk gathering and working outside the home is the most common high-risk location for COVID-19. A …

Six BCPS students earn placement into Johns Hopkins Future Scholars Program

TOWSON, MD—High school juniors from three Baltimore County Public Schools have been accepted into the prestigious Johns Hopkins University’s Future Scholars Program for the upcoming school year, in addition to the previously announced Pikesville High students. Ten or fewer high school students from the Baltimore area are accepted into the Future Scholars Program each year. This year, six of those …

Stuart M. Levine MD named president at MedStar Franklin Square

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Health announced on Friday morning that Stu Levine, MD, FACP had been named president at Franklin Square Medical Center. As president, Dr. Levine is responsible for the overall strategic and operational direction of the hospital. He is also a senior vice president for MedStar Health. Previously, Dr. Levine served as president and chief medical officer at MedStar Harbor …

Bloomberg Philanthropies, state of Maryland to fund Johns Hopkins University-led COVID-19 treatment research

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Johns Hopkins University announced on Friday a joint effort to fund research into the potential therapeutic uses of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, led by Arturo Casadevall, an infectious disease expert and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School …

CCBC, Johns Hopkins University receive $3.88 million grant

ESSEX, MD—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a combined $3.88 million to the Community College of Baltimore County and to Johns Hopkins University to support collaborations between the two institutions on humanities curriculum and pedagogy. The grant money will be used to continue the Humanities for All initiative, which was started in 2017 with an original Mellon Foundation grant …

Governor Hogan provides update on Maryland’s response to deadly coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At this week’s Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Larry Hogan detailed the steps that Maryland officials are taking to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in Asia. While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland, one individual has met the criteria for testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The individual …