Johns Hopkins Gazette | August 8, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 8, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 41



Raffle for Juvenile Diabetes

To support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Wilmer Eye Institute is raffling off an autographed 8-by-10-inch glossy photo of Orioles first baseman Raphael Palmeiro at bat. The framed photograph of Palmeiro, who has just made his 3,000th hit, comes with a letter of authenticity. The raffle drawing will be Sept. 9.

Tickets cost $5 each, three for $10 or eight for $15. To purchase a ticket, e-mail Yimei Wu at or call 443-287-4297.


UpToDate Reduced Rates

Johns Hopkins-affiliated physicians, residents, fellows and medical students may purchase at reduced rates a personal subscription to UptoDate, which can no longer be accessed remotely from off campus by using RAUL or VPN.

The cost for physicians is $395, which is $100 off the regular new rate of $495. The deadline to sign up at this reduced rate is Sept. 30. Orders can be placed directly at

Residents, fellows and medical students who want a personal subscription can receive a reduced rate by ordering as part of a trainee group. Trainees ordering 10 or more subscriptions qualify for a special program price of $145 each (plus shipping). The deadline for the group trainee rate is Aug. 31. Instructions on organizing and ordering for a trainee group can be found at


Certificate in Nonprofit Studies

The Institute for Policy Studies is now accepting applications and course registration for its fall 2005 classes in the Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program.

This part-time program is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and practical skills needed by nonprofit staff and volunteers to run successful organizations. The certificate courses may be applied toward a nonprofit concentration in the Hopkins MBA and/or MS/ODSHR degrees. Classes begin in September.

For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail


JHU Host Family Program

The Host Family Program is designed to welcome incoming Johns Hopkins students to the Baltimore community and ease their adjustment to a new environment. The program, which depends on alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Johns Hopkins, is managed by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Baltimore Alumni Chapter's Host Family Committee.

Hosting a student provides opportunities for both the host family and student to meet and develop long-lasting and meaningful friendships. Participation by alumni and students is voluntary and getting involved is easy: Sign up online at

There has been an overwhelming response from incoming students this year, and help is needed.

For more information, call the Alumni Office at 410-516-0363 or e-mail


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