Johns Hopkins Gazette | August 7, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 7, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 41



Community School Outreach

Join the Outreach Committee of BFSA in collecting new school supplies, lunch boxes and backpacks for Baltimore City youth. Items will be donated to Project PLASE and other nonprofit organizations that service youth. Donations will be accepted through Aug. 25. Drop-off locations are listed below; for more information, call 410-955-3880 or 410-614-5438.

East Baltimore: Lori Hackett, E3003, SPH; Vera Edmonds, E6150, SPH; Gail Johnson, W1600, SPH; Nadine Finigan, Room 2094, Harriet Lane Clinic Bldg., SoM.

Homewood: Lisa Moreland, 130 Garland.
APL: Robert Holder, 2-236.
JH@Eastern: Debbie Sampson, A110.


Friendship Host Families Wanted

The Humphrey Fellows Program in the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School is seeking friendship host families for 12 fellows from developing countries who will be living near the Homewood campus during the coming academic year.

The host families enhance the fellows' stay by answering questions about living in the United States, meeting them on arrival, inviting them into their homes for occasional dinners and on holidays, shopping or a baseball game and generally providing an American citizen contact. Families are asked to commit only for a year but may renew.

To befriend a Humphrey Program Fellow during his or her stay in Baltimore, contact Dorothea Stieff at,, 410-752-3274 or 410-614-6188.


The American Diabetes 2006 Walk for Diabetes

This year's Walk for Diabetes will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at M&T Bank Stadium. Anyone wanting to participate can make a contribution, register as a JHMI walker or become a JHMI team captain by going to The goal is to raise more money than in 2004, when JHMI was the platinum sponsor and raised more than $40,000. For more information, contact Carlisa Jones, the American Diabetes coordinator for JHMI, by calling 410-955-6230 or e-mailing


AIDS Service Fundraiser

The sixth annual Fundraiser for the Michael Del Bianco Pharmacy Fund for the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Melba's, 3126 Greenmount Ave. For more information, contact Lillian Vickers at 410-955-7394 or 410-585-4331 or Kelly Lowensen at 410-614-5458.


Event Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the Taste of Monument, an upcoming daylong festival supported by Johns Hopkins Medicine (for details, see In Brief, page 2) and other annual community-based events. For more information, contact Don Eric Buie of the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition at 443-524-2595 or


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