The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 27, 2003
Jan 27-
Feb 3

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Student Employee of the Year -- Each year the efforts of undergraduate and graduate student workers are acknowledged through the JHU Student Employee of the Year Award presented in April during National Student Employment Week. All staff are invited to nominate a student employee for this prestigious award, open to all full-time students. Forms are online at Deadline is Feb. 5.

JHMI International Society Events -- The JHMI International Society presents "First Tuesdays," a monthly potluck luncheon for spouses and children of JHU and JHMI international students, faculty and staff. The luncheon scheduled for 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, will be held at the Clubhouse of Bonnie Ridge Apartments, 4 Wytchwood Court. For more information, call 410-955-3370.

Also, the JHMI International Society is looking for volunteer English tutors. Interested individuals should call 410-955-3370.

Community Forums -- The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and HEBCAC are sponsoring two workshops.

On Feb. 6, "To Be Or Not To Be a 501 (c)(3)," will cover the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a nonprofit corporation, defining community need and fund-raising potential, necessary steps for incorporation and tax exemption, and new laws affecting nonprofits. The workshop also will benefit nonprofit organizations that already have 501 (c)(3) certification.

" Corporate and Foundation Grant Writing," on Feb. 25, is for both beginners and those who want to review the fundamentals of seeking grants. This class will cover preparing applications, types of grants, the basics of public and private sector research and grant seeking.

Each event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 500 N. Broadway. Seating is limited. To enroll, contact the Urban Health Institute at 410-895-1103 or

Weight Watchers at Work -- The Office of Benefits Administration in conjunction with the Office of Occupational Health Services, is offering a 14-week Weight Watchers at Work class beginning at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Cost to faculty and staff is $148. To register, call 410-516-0450.

Spinal Cord Injury Research -- The Maryland Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research announces the availability of funds for grants aimed at restoring neurological function in individuals with spinal cord injuries for FY 2004. Research facilities in Maryland are eligible.

The RFP is available on the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Web site or through the Office of Injury Prevention and Health Assessment.

Proposals from established investigators, researchers new to the field, junior researchers and those in disciplines that have not traditionally focused on spinal cord injury are welcome. Independent investigators and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply as P.I.'s. There are no restrictions on citizenship. Each recipient is eligible for up to $300,000 of direct and indirect costs for up to three years. The maximum award is $150,000 per fiscal year. The deadline for applications is June 1.

For more information, call 410-767-5782, send e-mail to or contact the Office of Injury Prevention and Health Assessment, room 300, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201.