Education, Sci-Tech

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 …


Business, Health

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 …

MSDE: New interactive tool encourages parent/educator partnerships [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood has launched a new interactive tool on the Maryland Families Engage website; the virtual Maryland Early Childhood Family Engagement Toolkit. The goal of the new and improved Toolkit is to help teachers, providers, parents, and families build a network of community support and share best practices. The MSDE …

Chapel Hill Elementary student emerges as winner of Peabody’s Young Artists Concerto Competition

TOWSON, MD —Taeyeon (Sophia) Park, a Grade 3 student at Chapel Hill Elementary, has earned first place in the Peabody Young Artist Concerto competition. As part of the Preparatory’s Concerto Competition Day, held on Nov. 17, the Young Artists Concerto Competition provides intermediate and advanced students, who are aged 14 and under, the opportunity to compete for a solo performance …

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region elects five new board members

ABERDEEN, MD—The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) announced on Tuesday that they had elected five new board members. Elizabeth Bayer, Michael Bertrand, and Michael Griffith were elected to the foundation board while Kim Marino and Eric Rebbert were elected to its governance board of directors. Elizabeth Bayer is senior vice president of internal audit for the Aberdeen Proving …