The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 4, 2001
Sep 4-10

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Urban Health Council Meetings -- Those with an interest in the East Baltimore community and urban health issues are invited to bring a lunch and attend meetings of the Urban Health Council.

These meetings are open to the public and provide an educational forum covering updates and activities of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute; substance abuse issues, services and treatment; community programs and updates; managed care policies; and federal and state initiatives and their impact on Baltimore. The next meeting is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 217, School of Nursing.

Departments Relocated -- Note that the following departments have been relocated from Merryman Hall to Garland Hall:

Career Center, 3rd floor, 410-516-8056;

Counseling Center, 3rd floor, 410-516-8278;

Academic Advising, 3rd floor, 410-516-8216;

Preprofessional Advising, 3rd floor, 410-516-4140;

Student Employment and Payroll, Basement, 410-516-5411.

Become a Child Passenger Safety Expert -- Many of the injuries and fatalities of children in vehicle crashes--which in 1999 included more than 1,000 children under the age of 11 in Maryland alone--could have been prevented if the children had been correctly restrained. To help lower the numbers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a four-day course for child passenger safety certification, which will be taught from Oct. 9 to 12 on the JHMI campus. Those certified will be qualified to teach families how to select and correctly install car seats. A nominal fee of $10 is charged for the training, which is co-sponsored by the Central Maryland Safe Communities Center, the Children's Safety Center and the Center for Injury Research and Policy. To participate or for more information, call 410-614-5555.

Employees Involved with United Way -- Are you currently volunteering or receiving services at a United Way agency, or know someone at Hopkins who is? If so, would you be willing to share some of this information with your colleagues so that many can better understand the importance of the United Way in our community? Local agencies including Baltimore Reads, the League for People with Disabilities and St. Jerome's Head Start are praiseworthy examples of your campaign contributions at work. To participate, contact Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060 or

Base Access Closure in Rutland Garage -- There will be no free base access parking in JHMI's Rutland Garage through Oct. 15. This includes after hours and weekends. Staff members without Rutland clearance are encouraged to park in the Broadway Garage at these times. For more information, call the Parking Operations Office at 410-614-1452.

Classes for JHU Faculty and Staff -- The Department of Occupational Services, in conjunction with the Office of Benefits Administration, is offering classes for faculty and staff.

Weight Watchers at Work: Classes will be held on the Homewood campus at noon on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25. The cost for the 10-week session is $90.

Seated Massage: Sessions will be offered on the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. For a small fee, a 15-minute seated massage is given by a certified massage therapist.

For more information and registration, contact the Department of Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.