Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 7, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 7, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 21



Blood Drive in Honor of Black History Month

The Red Cross Blood Drive scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14 and 15, honors Charles Drew, the African-American physician whose pioneering research led to the blood storage technology in use today.

The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Homewood's Glass Pavilion. In conjunction with Black History Month, minority faculty, students and staff are invited to register with the National Bone Marrow Program during both days of the drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, go to or contact John Black at 410-516-0138 or


Stream Monitoring Training

The Jones Falls Watershed Association is looking for volunteers to join the team responsible for chemical monitoring on the Stony Run and Western Run tributaries. Volunteers partner with Baltimore City in testing the waters biweekly/monthly for indicators of sewer leaks and other water quality parameters. Hands-on training will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19, on the Homewood campus.

For more details or to sign up, contact JFWA's restoration coordinator, Ellen Schmitt, at 410-261-3515 or by Monday, Feb. 14.


Water Bug Sampling

What lives in our streams? The Jones Falls Watershed Association is looking for volunteers to assist with a benthic macroinvertebrate (water bug) sampling to help determine the health of our streams. Bug sampling will take place in March, and all interested volunteers are required to attend a Maryland StreamWaders training on Saturday, Feb. 26. To learn more about the StreamWaders program, go to

To help sample in the Jones Falls watershed, contact Ellen at JFWA, 410-261-3515, by Monday, Feb. 14.


Waltz Class

The Johns Hopkins Ballroom Dance Club is offering an International Standard Waltz class at the beginner level with professional instructor Francis Solomon. This four-week class, scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, begins on Feb. 14 in the Great Hall at Levering, Homewood campus: $35 per person or $60 per couple for the series.

To sign up, write to or call 410-499-6602.


Caregiver Support

To provide mutual aid, support and information sharing on topics commonly experienced by working caregivers of ill or elderly relatives, monthly lunchtime discussion and support groups meet at the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. In a confidential setting, discussions focus on balancing work, family and personal needs.

For more information, contact WORKlife Programs at 443-997-6605.


Help With Elder Care Issues

A geriatric care manager provides free confidential in-person or telephone consultation to assist with care-giving needs. Find the right resources and referrals for housing options, elder lawyers, home health care agencies, companion services and more.

Information is also available about flexible schedules, discussion groups, caregiver education workshops and the Sick, Emergency and Backup Care Program. To make an appointment or to speak with an elder care expert, call 443-997-6605.


Research Coordinator Training

A three-day course, Fundamentals for the Research Coordinator, gives a comprehensive overview of the core competencies needed to administer and direct human subject research projects. Topics include IRB, recruiting, data management, informed consent and study administration.

Sponsored by the Research Coordinator Training Program, the course will meet March 16 to 18 at the School of Nursing. Space is limited. To register or for more information, go to Other contacts: 443-287-4746 or


Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings of Overeaters Anonymous take place at noon on Wednesdays in 161 Mattin Center, Homewood campus. The meetings are open to all who may have overeating or undereating problems. There are no dues or fees. For more information, call 410-516-7154, 410-516-5554 or go to


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