Stafford Apts. holds open house for Peabody, grad
The Stafford Apartments, the landmark Mt. Vernon
building recently acquired by Johns Hopkins for student
housing, will hold a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 21. In addition to tours of the building,
which is located at 716 N. Washington Place, there will be
door prizes and free lunch for students with a Johns
The apartments are available to all Peabody students
and to graduate students in all divisions. A Johns Hopkins
shuttle stops one block away at Peabody and connects with
both the medical campus and Homewood. Rents range from $669
to $874 for a one-bedroom apartment to $919 to $1,074 for a
two-bedroom, with utilities included.
The building is also open for tours from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and by
appointment on other Sundays. For more information, call
410-837-4161 or e-mail
Sabrina.Carrington@aimco.com. Applications can be
submitted in person or online at www.aimco.com.
WWII films about Hopkins medical units to be
The National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded
the Preservation Department of the
Libraries a $15,000 grant to preserve films of The
Johns Hopkins 18th General Hospital in World War II. This
grant will help to salvage and restore these films, which
are in a serious state of deterioration.
The late Carmichael Tilghman, who served with the 18th
General Hospital, donated the films to JHMI's
Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. They are part of
the extensive collection of photographs and textual
materials in the medical archives that document the
activities of the Johns Hopkins 18th and 118th General
Hospital units in the Pacific and India-Burma theaters
during World War II.
Personnel of the Johns Hopkins 18th General Hospital
made these films, which document the activities of the unit
from its activation in 1942 at Fort Jackson, S.C., to its
deactivation in 1945 on the Ledo Road in Assam. The
physicians and nurses who served with the Hopkins hospital
units were an especially close-knit group; most of them had
trained at Hopkins and returned here after the war to
pursue careers at the hospital and at the schools of
Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.
The grant, the second in two years, is part of a
growing film preservation effort led by Sonja Jordan, head
of the Preservation Department of the Sheridan Libraries,
in collaboration with the Medical Archives, Hopkins Medical
Video and other offices. A year ago, the Sheridan Libraries
received funds from the National Film Preservation
Foundation to preserve a 1932 film that documents the
clinical, facilities management and administrative
functions of JHH. That film, recently restored, has been
returned to the Medical Archives.
2004 commencement video and slide show are now
The Office of News and
Information has produced a video and slide show of the
128th commencement exercises, held May 20. To watch and
listen, go to:
Golf tournament raises funds for Johns Hopkins Children's
More than 1,000 golfers turned out for the sixth
annual Our Kids Golf Outing, raising $1.1 million for the
Children's Center and other area Children's Miracle
Network hospitals. The fund-raiser was hosted by Martin's
Food Markets in Hershey, Pa.
The Johns Hopkins Children's Center will receive
$143,556 from Martin's Food Markets this year from the
proceeds of the tournament and other fund-raising
initiatives. Funds will support patient care and services
at the hospital. Martin's Food Markets are operated by
Giant Food Stores.
JHH wins coveted national prize for its patient safety
The American Hospital Association has recognized The
Johns Hopkins Hospital for its leadership and innovation in
quality, safety and commitment to patient care with one of
its coveted Quest for Quality prizes.
The prize, supported by grants from the McKesson
Foundation and McKesson Corp., was created to encourage
innovative patient safety programs that hospitals can copy.
Award criteria included demonstrated excellence in
organizational patient safety efforts related to patient
and family involvement, patient and family communication,
leadership, strategic planning, information and analysis,
human resources and process management.
Hopkins was one of only four finalists out of a field
of 70 and one of only three to earn a cash award, which
will be used to further patient safety initiatives at
The AHA cited JHH's strong leadership commitment to
patient safety, its openness with the community and
patients about safety and error issues, the fact that staff
is strongly involved and empowered on safety issues, and
the existence of structured processes for innovation and
exploration of potential safety improvements.
In addition, the AHA noted that as an academic medical
center, JHH implemented an interdisciplinary approach to
safety and quality in the curriculums of the schools of
Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.
SAIS to host forum on humanitarian crisis in
The School of Advanced International Studies will host
a forum, "The Continuing Humanitarian and Displacement
Crisis in Darfur, Sudan," at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Hosted by the SAIS Center for Displacement Studies and
SAIS Refugee Policy Forum, the event will feature a
discussion of the current political and humanitarian
situation in Darfur. Panelists will be Francis Deng,
representative of the U.N. Secretary-General on Internally
Displaced Persons and director of the SAIS Center for
Displacement Studies (Deng recently completed an assessment
mission in Darfur for the U.N.); John Prendergast, special
adviser to the president of the International Crisis Group;
and Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, senior research analyst at the
The forum will be held in room 500 of the
Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., in
Washington. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to
email@example.com or 202-663-5870.
Les Hanakahi, an SPH researcher who participated in
the Science Coalition's Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill and
was pictured in the Aug. 2 Gazette with President William
R. Brody and Sen. Paul Sarbanes, is an assistant professor,
not an associate professor, in Biochemistry and Molecular
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