Party at the Patapsco
The Patapsco/Back River Tributary Team invites the Hopkins
community to a party for the Patapsco at North Point State
Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.
A cookout and live music, exhibits about the river, a
wade-in led by a former state senator to test water
clarity, and activities for kids of all ages will entertain
partygoers on the beach (bring your canoe) and in the
nearby trolley barn. Parking at the park is $3, but
everything else — including food — is free. The
park is open until dusk.
All proceeds benefit local watershed groups. To
support this year's event, write a check to Greater
Homewood Community Corp., with "Save the Patapsco, Hon!" in
the memo section. Mail contributions to Joe Stewart, 3212
Avon Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218. For more information, call
Fran Flanigan at 410-377-2532. For directions to North
Point State Park, go to
The Diversity Leadership Council is seeking new faculty,
staff and students to serve on the council, which advises
senior leadership on diversity issues in both the
university and health system.
Meetings are once a month. Membership, which is for
one or two years with a time commitment of four to six
hours per month, requires dedication to inclusion and the
ability to communicate across and about differences.
Nominations, including a short biography and brief
description of the candidate's reasons for wishing to serve
on the council, should be forwarded to
firstname.lastname@example.org or Attn: DLC Nominations, 130
Garland Hall, on the Homewood campus. Self-nominations are
encouraged from all levels of the university and health
system. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday,
More information on the DLC is available on the Web at
Certificate in Nonprofit Studies
The Institute for Policy Studies is
accepting applications and course registrations for its
summer classes in the
Certificate in Nonprofit Studies Program. Two courses
are offered: Program Development and Resolving Differences
Constructively, which will meet on the Baltimore, Homewood
and Washington campuses.
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 June.
For more information, call 410-516-5389 or e-mail email@example.com.
Grant Writing Workshop
The Professional Development Office at JHMI is sponsoring
an intensive workshop on grant writing to assist new
faculty, clinical fellows and postdocs with writing an NIH
or other peer-reviewed grant application. Cost is $1,100,
payable with tuition remission.
The workshop consists of a full-day didactic session
on Monday, July 25, which all participants attend, followed
by a small discussion session on one of four dates: Aug.
24, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 or Sept. 9.
The didactic session focuses on how to write a
competitive NIH Research Plan (Abstract and Specific Aims,
Background and Significance, Preliminary Studies and
Research Design and Methods). Participants use examples
from funded as well as unsuccessful grant applications to
learn the criteria that reviewers use to evaluate
applications. In addition, this session covers criteria of
a "fundable" research problem; the NIH system of peer
review; and sources of funding for new investigators,
focusing on the "K" awards as well as the NIH R03 and R21
The second part of the workshop consists of small
discussion sessions, during which participants carry out
mock reviews of two critical components of a grant: the
abstract and specific aims. Five days prior to their
discussion session, participants submit a draft of their
abstract and specific aims. In addition to having a mock
review of their abstract and specific aims, participants
receive feedback from the course director, W. Sanders.
For additional information, including how to register,
contact the Professional Development Office at 410-502-2804
or by e-mail to
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