Johns Hopkins Gazette | July 19, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 19, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 40



Evidence-Based Health Care

A patient-care workshop offered by the Welch Library will explore the basic concepts of evidence-based health care and the resources used in practice. Attendees will learn how to locate practice guidelines, systematic reviews, clinical trials and other statistically relevant articles quickly and easily.

This class will cover advanced features of PubMed, the Cochrane Library, TRIP Database and other resources. In addition, participants will learn how to evaluate results and determine if they can apply the information to their practice.

The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 27, in the 2024 building, East Baltimore campus. For more information, go to or contact Brian Brown at 410-502-7568 or


Professional Clothing Drive

Gently used or new professional clothing can be dropped off at various locations throughout the university on Thursday, July 22, to benefit formerly homeless men and women who are entering the workforce.

The clothing, which must be gender-separated, will be picked up on Friday and delivered to Christopher Place Employment Academy (for men), and the Women's Housing Coalition. For information on drop-off locations and the type of clothing needed, go to

The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs is sponsoring the drive.


Grant-Writing Workshop

The Professional Development Office at JHMI is sponsoring a two-day grant-writing workshop for junior faculty. All participants must attend the first session, which is designed to assist first-time applicants with writing an NIH or other peer-reviewed research proposal. The workshop focuses on the NIH research plan, including the abstract and specific aims, background and significance, preliminary studies, and research design and methods. This session will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, in the Tilghman Auditorium. The second part of the workshop consists of small group discussions of participants' abstracts and specific aims. Participants will choose one of three dates — Aug. 20, Sept. 8 or Sept. 10 — for this session, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 1830 Building, room 2-108. One week prior to the second session, participants must submit a draft of their abstract and specific aims. In addition to discussing these sections of the application in small groups, all participants will receive a written critique of their abstract and specific aims from the course instructor, Wendy Sanders, director of the Professional Development Office and a member of the School of Medicine faculty. To register, call 410-502-2804 or e-mail


Eating Disorders Support Group

Anyone with overeating or undereating problems is invited to the meetings of Overeaters Anonymous, at noon on Wednesdays in 161 Mattin Center, Homewood campus. No dues or fees are required. For more information, call 410-516-7154 or 410-516-5554, or go to


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