Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 13, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 13, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 7



Flu Vaccinations

All JHU faculty and staff and their spouses are eligible for free flu shots. The university recommends that everyone receive an annual flu vaccination. Sponsored by the Office of Benefits Administration, the flu vaccination program will operate at Homewood, East Baltimore and other campuses of the university from the last week in October through November.

At Homewood, the shots will be given in Conference Room A, Levering, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 28 and 30; 7 to 9 a.m., Oct. 29; and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 28, 29 and 30. The East Baltimore campus has two sites: the Phipps Building, room 349, and Wilmer/JHOC, concourse level. The schedule for Phipps is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 27-31 and Nov. 3-7, and for Wilmer from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 11 and 13.

Other sites are Greenspring, Pavilion 1, Suite 360, 10 to 11 a.m., Nov. 4; White Marsh, Specialties Clinic, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Nov. 4; JHPIEGO, Conference Room 200, 9 to 10 a.m., Nov. 5; the Chandler Building, third floor, Henderson Room, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Nov. 5; and the Downtown Center, room 102, 1 to 2 p.m., Nov. 5. The program will also operate on Nov. 5 at the Montgomery County Campus, room 129, Central Building, 9 to 10 a.m.; Nitze Building at SAIS, Herter Room, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and the Columbia Center, second floor conference room, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. On Nov. 11, shots are available at Peabody, Conference Room, from 9 to 10 a.m. and at JHU@Eastern, room D-128, auditorium level, 10:30 a.m. to noon. At Baymeadow, JHHC, shots will be administered from 3 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 in the cafeteria. Anyone wanting a vaccination but not able to receive one during these scheduled times may visit Occupational Health Services, Wyman Park, room W-601, Homewood, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through November. Call 410-516-0450 with questions.


Sponsor a Family

Donations of food, clothing, toys and games are needed this holiday season for Harriet Lane families. Offices, departments or individuals who want to sponsor a family will receive a demographic sheet listing the family members' ages, clothing sizes, wish list and delivery dates. Contact Carrie Vick, social worker, at 410-955-2679.


Intersession Instructors Needed

Instructors are needed for the 2004 Intersession Personal Enrichment Program, Jan. 5- 23, which includes music, art, dance and much more. Applications, due Oct. 27, are available in the Student Development and Programming Office/Mattin Center or call 410-516-2224.


Donations for Seniors

BFSA Outreach Committee is accepting toiletry items for the seniors who reside at Apostolic Towers. Donations will be accepted until Oct. 20. For more information, call Lori Hackett, 410-614-5475.


Pilot Project Grants

The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health is offering pilot project grants of up to $20,000 for April 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005, to stimulate new lines of research on such topics as the adverse health impact of hazardous environmental exposures on populations; how the interaction of socioeconomic status and environmental exposure contributes to health disparities; early biological effects of environmental agents in urban populations; community outreach and environmental health education; and the molecular epidemiology, exposure assessment and mechanisms of action of agents found in the urban environment.

Deadline for submission is Jan. 15, 2004. Application guidelines are available in Room E7527 of the Bloomberg School of Public Health or can be requested by calling Kay Castleberry at 410-955-3720 or by e-mail to


Undergraduate Fellowship in the Humanities

The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences now offers an Undergraduate Fellowship in the Humanities that gives exceptional sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend the spring semester in Washington D.C.

Fellows will earn 15 credits as they explore the cultural richness of the district, engage in intellectual discourse with peers, learn from leaders in the humanities and gain valuable career experience.

To apply for the fellowship, students should submit an application, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, a one-page statement of interest in the humanities and a transcript.

For information, call the Advanced Academic Programs office at 800-847-3330, visit the office in Suite G1 of the Wyman Building or go to


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