Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 10, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 10, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 17



Johns Hopkins Patient Safety Academy

Building Nursing Capacity for Safety Initiatives is a five-day program for nurses who want to become safety champions and lead interdisciplinary safety programs.

Scheduled for Feb. 26 to March 3, 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 default.html.


Complementary, Integrative Med Practitioners Sought

The Johns Hopkins Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, the clinical counterpart to the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, is attempting to identify employees who are licensed in Maryland to practice complementary and integrative medicine (e.g., acupuncture, massage, etc.).

For information, contact Kathleen Menten at


Animal Care and Use Committee Updates

The Animal Care and Use Committee revised the animal use protocol forms in October 2004. Beginning in February, the office will not accept protocols submitted on the old forms.

To obtain a current form, go to

To develop transportation routes that protect the well-being and safety of animals and the public, the ACUC has been working with the JHI Department of Health Safety and Environment. Tours of the routes should be available in the near future.

For additional information, contact the Animal Care and Use Committee at 443-287-3738 or 443-287-3743, or Research Animal Resources at 410-955-3273 or 410-502-1933.


Entries Due for Young Investigators' Day

The 28th annual Young Investigators' Day, established in 1978 to recognize young investigators who are training at the School of Medicine and to provide them with a forum for presentation of their work, will be held on April 14. Entries for awards must be turned in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in 501A PCTB.

Awards will be made for clinical research with active or historical patient involvement, laboratory research with direct clinical relevance and laboratory research without direct clinical relevance.

The committee, comprising School of Medicine faculty, will consider all applications for all eligible prizes and will make awards in the best interest of each applicant. For more information, go to


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