Intersession Instructors Needed
The Intersession Personal Enrichment Program is looking for
instructors in music, art, dance and many other areas.
Applications are available in the Student Development and
Programming office, 210 Mattin Center, or by calling
410-516-2224. Applications are due Nov. 1.
Certificate in Nonprofit Studies
The Johns Hopkins University now offers its
Nonprofit Studies Program on both the Washington, D.C.
and Homewood campuses. Spring 2005 applications are now
being accepted. This part-time program is designed to
develop the knowledge and practical skills needed by
nonprofit staff and volunteers to run a successful
The certificate in nonprofit studies may be applied to
a JHU MBA with a nonprofit concentration. Through the
Johns Hopkins School
of Professional Studies in Business and Education,
students may earn credit for certificate courses. Spring
classes begin in January of 2005.
For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory in the
Pediatrics and the
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
Sciences of the School of Medicine are sponsoring a
two-day conference titled "Gene-Environmental Interactions
in Human Brain Diseases."
The meeting, moderated by Robert Yolken and
Christopher Ross, will focus on the role of genes,
infectious agents and other environmental factors on
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease,
multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and autism.
The conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Monday, Nov. 8, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
9, in the Tilghman Room, Turner Building, East Baltimore
campus. Pre-registration is suggested since seating is
limited. For information, contact Ann Cusic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Writers Conference
Academic Programs Master of Arts in Writing Program is
co-sponsoring an all-day writers conference Saturday, Nov.
13, on the Towson University campus. For a list of speakers
and registration details, go to
Welch Medical Library Workshops
Three free Welch Medical Library workshops are scheduled
for late October. The EMBASE workshop covers all aspects of
clinical medicine, biotechnology, health affairs,
psychiatry and forensic medicine. EMBASE is known for
international coverage of pharmaceutical-related research.
Participants will learn how to search this database using
the EMBASE.com interface. The workshop is scheduled from 10
a.m. to noon on Oct. 26.
"Searching for Psychosocial Information" shows
participants how to search for psychological, sociological,
behavioral and mental health literature and where to locate
information on tests and measurement instruments. This
lecture, scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, will
provide an overview of PsycINFO, CINAHL, Sociological
Abstracts, and Health and Psychosocial Instruments
"Data Resources for Public Health," from 9 to noon on
Oct. 28, focuses on natality data, how it is acquired, how
it has changed over time and how it is used, as well as an
overview of related surveys and data such as linked
births/infant death and the National Maternal and Infant
Health Survey. From the natality data, participants will
learn how to extract information on teen pregnancies, birth
rates and fertility rates.
All three workshops will be held in Lab 1 of the 2024
Monument Street building. To sign up, fax the registration
form found at
Pilot Project Grants
The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental
Health is offering one-year pilot project grants of up to
$20,000 for the period April 1, 2005, through March 31,
The grants are intended to stimulate new lines of
research on such topics as the adverse health impact of
hazardous environmental exposures on populations; how the
interaction of socioeconomic status and environmental
exposure contributes to health disparities; early
biological effects of environmental agents in urban
populations; community outreach and environmental health
education; the molecular epidemiology, exposure assessment
and mechanisms of action of agents in the urban
The deadline for submission is Jan. 14. Full details
and application materials can be found on the center's Web
PilotProject.html or by contacting Kay Castleberry at
410-955-3720 or by e-mail to
Summer internships in Sweden, Australia, South Africa and
South Korea are open to Arts and Sciences undergraduates.
Students may work on a variety of research topics for up to
three months; all travel expenses to and from the host
country will be paid by the Global Health Research
Promotion Program. The application package, which includes
two recommendations, must be in the Office of the Vice Dean
for Research and Graduate Education, 237 Mergenthaler, no
later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21. Applications and
recommendation forms are available in 237 Mergenthaler and
For answers to specific questions about the program,
contact Andrea Telford at
ateLfor1@son.jhmi.edu. For more information about the
application process, contact Ami Cox at email@example.com.
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