Blood Drive in Honor of Black History
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
webapps.jhu.edu/blooddrive or contact John Black at
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
For more details or to sign up, contact JFWA's
restoration coordinator, Ellen Schmitt, at 410-261-3515 or
email@example.com 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 help sample in the Jones Falls watershed, contact Ellen
at JFWA, 410-261-3515, by Monday, Feb. 14.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
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
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
www.ijhn.jhmi.edu/ResearchCoordinator. Other contacts:
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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