Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 15, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 15, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 26



Volunteers Needed to Read to Children

Can you spare an hour to read to local schoolchildren? JHHS Community Services is sponsoring a reading event at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, at the Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School in East Baltimore. All reading materials will be supplied, as well as transportation from the JHMI campus. To reserve a space, call Ellen Brown at 410-614-2430.


Grant Writing Workshop

The Professional Development Office at JHMI is sponsoring a two-part grant-writing workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 23, in Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB, East Baltimore campus. All participants must attend the first part, which is designed to assist first-time applicants with writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed research proposal. Discussion will focus on the NIH research plan, including the abstract and specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, and research design and methods; it will be followed in May by breakout sessions, where participants can receive feedback on two parts of their own application. To register, call 410-502-2804 or e-mail


Homewood Blood Drive

The next JHU/American Red Cross blood drive for the Homewood campus will take place from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 14. Employees can schedule an appointment, or find information on donor eligibility and volunteering, by going to

or calling 410-516-0138. Appointments will be taken through 5:30 p.m. Walk-in donors are welcome throughout the day until 6:30 p.m., but those with scheduled appointments will be given priority. The next scheuled drive is April 29 at Eastern.


New Web-based Course

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing has developed a new Web-based course titled Enhancing Humane Science: Improving Animal Research, available at

The course provides a broad overview of diverse topics in the practices and approaches to humane animal experimentation. Individuals completing the self-paced material are invited to join discussion groups led by faculty or invited guests and scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. in W3030 BSPH. The next discussion group will take place on Wednesday, March 17.

The course offers a certificate of participation, available by participating in the course, clicking on the certificate portion on the Web site and attending one of the discussion groups.


Nursing Conference

The Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association education program postponed from last fall has been rescheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the School of Nursing. Titled "Hands Across the Water: Nurses' Stories," the conference will offer perspectives from nurses who provide leadership, education and direct care to international communities. The program will conclude with the Doris Armstrong Luncheon Forum featuring Nancy McKelvey, chief nurse at the American Red Cross National Headquarters, who will speak on "American Red Cross, Nurses Across the Water — Today and Yesterday."

The conference is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the School of Nursing. Cost is $85 for the full program, $75 for SON alumni, $25 for students and $25 for the Doris Armstrong Forum and luncheon only. For registration information, contact Melinda Rose at 410-955-4285 or


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