Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 19, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 19, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 15



Young Investigators' Day Entries Deadline

Entries for awards associated with the 2006 Young Investigators' Day at the School of Medicine will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, in 809 PCTB. Medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows at the School of Medicine and house staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital are eligible.

Award recipients must be present at the Young Investigators' Day symposium and celebration, to be held at 4 p.m. on April 20. Additional information, detailed instructions for applicants and cover sheets for the applications can be found on easel stands in various locations on the East Baltimore campus.

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Share Some JHM Expertise

With more than 350,000 subscribers, The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50 is one of the most popular health newsletters in America. Now through Jan. 31, subscriptions are available at a reduced rate of $15 for either personal reading or for gifts.

The order form is available on the intranet at leadershipcorner/2005/121305.cfm.


BFSA Membership Drive

The Black Faculty and Staff Association is extending a universitywide appeal for members. The association is a visible and viable agency dedicated to promoting and enhancing identity, sense of community, professional welfare and development of African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and other people of color within the faculty, staff and student population at JHU.

Membership is accepted at any time and is open to any member of the Hopkins community who wishes to be informed and involved. The fee for membership is $10. Send a check or money order, payable to BFSA, to Denelle I. Alton, BFSA membership coordinator, E-1002 Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205.

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Loan Repayment Program

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is continuing to accept applications for a loan repayment program aimed at encouraging Maryland residents to work in certain fields in Maryland that provide service to a low-income, underserved population or underserved areas.

Through the Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program, qualified applicants may receive up to $7,500 annually to repay college expense loans. The following may apply: nurses, nurse faculty, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants, social workers, speech pathologists, teachers and lawyers (judicial clerks in any court are not eligible).

Eligibility requirements, the application and lists of eligible schools and shortage fields are available on the MHEC Web site at under the section "Financial Aid Applications." The deadline is being extended until funds are awarded.


Postdoc Fellowships in the Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities invites applications for three fellowships. Appointments are for one year, beginning July 1, 2006, and are renewable for a second year.

For information, contact Sarah Breeding at or 410-516-8483.


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