The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 15, 2000
May 15-22

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is a nonprofit home hospice program serving patients in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The hospice, which provides support to patients and families during the end stages of a terminal illness, is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are needed for direct patient service, bereavement care and administrative/office support; training is provided.

The next volunteer training and orientation program will begin in June. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jean McHale at 410-288-4692.

Cancer Survivors Day -- The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center is hosting a Cancer Survivors Day Conference and Celebration, in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day. The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Pinkard Building, 525 N. Wolfe St.

All cancer survivors and their friends and families are invited to attend this event. The conference will showcase special exhibitors and resources, as well as educational workshops on fatigue, nutrition, advances in cancer treatment, care for caregivers, Internet resources and financial planning. The Oncology Center's staff are also welcome to attend or to volunteer.

For more information or to register, contact Kimberly Bell at 410-614-1308 or e-mail

Recruiting Volunteer English Teachers -- The International Society of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions is currently recruiting volunteer English as a Second Language teachers for the fall semester.

The program provides a semester of weekly two-hour sessions to international faculty, house staff, students and family members from the medical institutions. Classes are held in both East Baltimore and the Homewood area. Training is provided.

For information, call Bobby Gormley at 410-955-3370 or e-mail

Health Care Leadership Conference -- The National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care is looking for motivated, energetic college and graduate students with knowledge and interest in medicine, nursing, health care or related sciences to serve as teaching assistants or team advisers for gifted and talented high school students attending leadership conferences.

Responsibilities include assisting in academic portions of programs; supervising students on visits to prominent health care facilities, research institutions and to Washington D.C. landmarks; and serving as residence hall advisers.

Candidates may apply for one or more sessions (six days plus training). Programs run from July through the first week of August. Salary is competitive. Submit resumes via e-mail to or by fax to 561-392-3722.

Mitochondria Research Society -- Volunteers are needed to assist in the activities of the Mitochondria Research Society, a recently formed organization established to deal with new and emerging diseases of the mitochondria.

For more information, call 410-614-5128, or visit

Fitness Class -- Occupational Health Services is offering classes in muscle conditioning and toning in an eight-week session beginning May 16.

The classes will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Levering Hall on the Homewood campus. Cost for the session is $20 for one class and $40 for two classes. To register, call 410-516-0450.