The Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 6, 2001
Aug 6-20

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Adult Literacy -- The Greater Homewood Adult Literacy and ESOL Program is looking for volunteers to tutor adults in basic reading and writing. Training and materials are provided. For information, call the volunteer coordinator at 410-261-3518 or by e-mail at

Grants for Molecular Imaging in Cancer -- Pilot project grant funds are available to support new innovative projects in molecular imaging (for examples of molecular imaging see Neoplasia, vol. 2, Jan./April 2000). All Hopkins faculty members with a cancer-related molecular imaging project, written in collaboration with a faculty member from the Department of Radiology, may apply.

Studies may involve basic, translational or clinical approaches to development of molecular imaging capabilities, broadly related to cancer detection, prevention, diagnosis or therapy. Cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Funds for pilot projects are provided through institutional and Department of Radiology support to the NCI-funded program to establish a Pre-in vivo Cellular Molecular Imaging Center. Applications will be reviewed by members of the Pre-ICMIC program. High priority will be given to projects that involve significant interactions between faculty members. Projects can be "high-risk" but should be based on sound reasons for succeeding. Grants will be in the range of $7,000 to $10,000 for a period of one year with the potential for renewal for an additional year upon reapplication. Support may be requested for supplies and technical salaries. Successful applicants will be required to submit progress reports every six months.

For application-related information or other presubmission inquiries, such as identifying potential radiology collaborators, contact Donna Miller, pre-ICMIC grant administrator, 208 Traylor Bldg., 410-955-4247. An original and three copies are due to Zaver Bhujwalla, Department of Radiology, 208C Traylor Bldg., by Aug. 15. Applicants will be notified by Sept. 30.

Grants for New Cancer Research Projects -- The American Cancer Society has made available $147,500 to support the initiation of promising new cancer research projects by junior faculty. Grants of a maximum of $20,000 (direct costs only), primarily for research supplies and technical services, will be awarded on a competitive basis.

In conformance with ACS guidelines, applications will be accepted only from full-time, tenure-track JHU faculty members at the ranks of instructor and assistant professor who are within eight years of their independent research or faculty appointment.

Completed applications must be received by Research Projects Administration, 708N Wyman Park Center at Homewood, no later than Mon., Aug. 27. For further information, call 410-516-8734 or e-mail