Literacy Tutors Wanted
Volunteers are needed to tutor adults in reading and
writing at the Greater Homewood Adult Literacy Program.
Training is provided. Flexible hours. For details, call
Public Health Career Fair
A Public Health Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. on Friday, March 5, in the School of Public Health's
gallery and court area. Open to undergraduate and graduate
students, the fair is for full-time, internship,
consultancy and fellowship positions.
Approximately 40 employers from corporate, government
and nonprofit sectors are expected. Current registrants
include Columbia University Medical Center, Catholic Relief
Services, Delmarva Foundation, International Rescue
Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
MAMSI Health Plans, Merck and Company, NYU Medical Center,
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and the U.S. Food and Drug
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
is soliciting projects in the areas of refinement,
developmental toxicology and immunotoxicology. The
refinement grants, which have a maximum of $25,000 per
year, should focus on the issues of alleviating pain and/or
distress in laboratory protocols. Developmental toxicology
grants will be up to $50,000 per year for either in vitro
studies involving embryonic stem cells or studies involving
species such as c. elegans or zebrafish; whole-animal,
mammalian studies are not appropriate. Immunotoxicology
grants, with a maximum of $50,000 per year, should focus on
basic mechanisms as they relate to toxicity.
To apply, complete the preproposal form at
The submission must reach CAAT no later than April 9 and
may be sent by mail to CAAT Grants Coordinator, 111 Market
Place, Suite 840, Baltimore, MD 21202-6709; by fax to
410-223-1603; or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only abstracts using the appropriate format will be
reviewed. Applicants whose proposals meet the goals of the
program will be invited to submit a complete grant
application package. All responses will be forwarded by
e-mail or U.S. mail.
Center for a Livable Future Pre-doctoral Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future announces the
second year of funding for its Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Program. The program supports pre-doctoral students (Ph.D.,
Sc.D., Dr.P.H.) in any JHU division (or those applying to a
doctoral program at the time of this application) who are
committed to discovery or application of knowledge about
the environmental, economic, social and health impacts of
industrial animal production practices in this country or
Students are eligible for support during any stage of
their graduate program. Each fellow will receive a grant
of up to $50,000 that can be used for tuition, stipend
and/or research expenses, depending on individual needs.
The grants may be renewed in subsequent years. Awards for
2004-2005 academic year will be announced May 1.
Candidates will be considered based on their academic
abilities and commitment to the goals of the fellowship.
Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly
Suitable topics include investigations in the
following areas related to and impacted by industrial
animal production: environmental issues; public health
consequences, particularly on understudied populations;
international aspects of food production and trade; animal
waste composition and safe disposal; effects of animal feed
formulations on health and food safety; occupational health
effects; food safety and security issues; and policy
development to support sustainable, equitable food
For information, go to
www.jhsph.edu/environment or call 410-502-7578.
Applications must be sent by March 15 to Polly Walker,
associate director, at Center for a Livable Future, 615 N.
Wolfe St., W8503, Baltimore, MD 21205; faxed to
410-502-7579; or e-mailed to
Digital Library Services Trial
The Digital Library Services Department at the Welch
Medical Library is asking users to participate in the
selection process of higher-end electronic resources that
potentially could be licensed for access by Hopkins.
To test a database of your choice, go to
Participants will find links on E-Journals, E-Books and
E-Databases. Once a selection is made, a survey will
appear. It is important to provide all requested
information so that comments and recommendations can be
Statistics Research Funding RFP
The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research
in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to
support research projects in statistics, probability and
stochastic processes. The fund was created in 1997 by an
endowment established at the time of his death by professor
emeritus Acheson Duncan, a pioneer in research and
application of quality control and industrial statistics.
Faculty and students throughout JHU are eligible to
apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member
of the faculty in Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Items
funded might include travel to research conferences,
computer equipment, matching funds for grant proposals,
short-term visits of collaborators to Johns Hopkins,
interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research
assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants
will be less than $5,000.
Proposals should be three single-sided pages or less,
provide itemized expense estimates and be signed by each
investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to
committee chair John C. Wierman, Applied Mathematics and
Statistics Department, 104 Whitehead Hall, Homewood
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