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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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
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