Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 20, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 20, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 16



Johns Hopkins Nurse Educator Academy

This new academy is designed for nurses who seek to master teaching skills. Participants will learn contemporary techniques and strategies, become familiar with the next generation of teaching technologies, improve presentation skills and test education theories.

Sponsored by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, the sessions will be held Jan. 16 to 21 at the Mt. Washington Conference Center. The program may be taken for academic graduate credit or continuing education credit.

For more information or to register, go to e-mail or call 443-287-4745.


Johns Hopkins Patient Safety Academy

Building Nursing Capacity for Safety Initiatives is a program for nurses who want to become safety champions and lead interdisciplinary safety programs. The new academy will prepare participants to identify and prioritize organizational safety issues; use a diverse set of safety measures and tools provided in the clinician toolbox; plan, implement and evaluate a safety improvement plan at the unit or organizational level; develop expertise as a safety champion and change agent; and make the case for safety by analyzing and presenting data in a compelling way.

To register or inquire about this program, go to e-mail or call 443-287-4745.


NIH Clinical Research Scholar Awards

These awards will provide multiyear funding to four junior faculty and five postdoctoral trainees in a multidisciplinary program for research training to begin July 2005.

Scholars will receive rigorous, mentored clinical research training and/or dedicated time and resources for mentored clinical research and will learn how to investigate problems in their field from a multidisciplinary perspective. Emphasis can be on clinical problems at many interfaces: bench to bedside, bedside to clinical practice or clinical practice to populations. Support for a stipend, a master's or doctoral degree and performance of a research study is included. Applications are due Feb. 1.

Detailed program announcements and application instructions can be found at


Summer Research Fellowship Program

The 2005 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program invites applications from freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. The selected students will receive a $3,000 stipend to conduct laboratory research during the summer with a Johns Hopkins faculty member of their choice.

Students should submit applications and supporting materials-a letter of support from the lab sponsor, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, transcript, statement of purpose and proposal-to Gary Ostrander, associate provost for research, 237 Mergenthaler Hall, by 4 p.m. on Feb. 14. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Applications and additional information are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler, and at


Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program

The Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is designed for Arts & Sciences students who are interested in conducting their own research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

While the majority of Wilson research fellows are accepted to the program as incoming freshmen, current first-year students are welcome to apply for sophomore fellowship standing by contacting the program coordinator directly by e-mail at Students not accepted into the program as freshmen may reapply during their first year at Hopkins

Sophomore research fellows receive up to $7,500 over three years. The funds will be spent on research costs, which may include travel, equipment and use of archives or laboratories. Students create and pursue research projects with help from their faculty mentors. As seniors, Wilson research fellows publicly present their work to the Hopkins community.


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