The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 10, 2001
Sep 10-17

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Urban Health Council Meetings -- Anyone with an interest in the East Baltimore community and urban health issues is 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. 13, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 202, School of Nursing.

Help Harvest Food for the Hungry on National Make a Difference Day -- Since 1992, millions of Americans have joined together on the fourth Saturday of October to "Make a Difference" by helping others within their community. This year, on Saturday, Oct. 27, the Corporate Volunteer Council, along with Hopkins faculty, staff and students, will team up with other volunteers to help harvest fresh fruits and vegetables at Garden Harvest Inc., a non-profit organic farm whose mission is to alleviate hunger and improve nutrition by supplying free produce to nearly 50 local emergency food agencies.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project or would like more information, please e-mail or call Judy Peregoff at 410-516-6060.

Requests for Applications for Funds in Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- The JHMI Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer has announced the availability of funds for developmental and feasibility studies in the clinical and basic sciences investigating the use of complementary and alternative medical therapies for primary or adjuvant use in cancer. The primary purpose of this funding is to identify innovative CAM projects with the potential to lead to externally funded research that would assess the efficacy of CAM therapy, to improve the treatment of cancer and to identify approaches to relieve the pain and disability due to malignant diseases. The program will consider unusual projects that might otherwise be difficult to fund.

Principal investigators must be full- or part-time faculty members of the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health. All full- or part-time faculty are eligible for these awards; $20,000 to $50,000 will be available per project per year. Typically, awards will be for one year only. Funds will be awarded only for the conduct of the proposed research.

Interested investigators are invited to submit a proposal via e-mail attachment to Proposals cannot exceed 10 single-spaced pages, not including references, biosketches, budget and appended data collection instruments where applicable. For more information, call 410-614-5678.