Johns Hopkins Gazette | July 10, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University July 10, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 39



Humphrey Fellows Program

The Humphrey Fellows Program in the Department of Mental Health at the Bloomberg School is seeking friendship host families for 12 fellows from developing countries (selected through the U.S. State Department), who will be living near the Homewood campus while studying substance abuse and other public health issues during the coming academic year.

The friendship host families enhance the fellows' stay by answering questions about living in the United States, meeting them on arrival in August if possible, inviting them into their homes for occasional dinners and on holidays, perhaps taking them shopping or to a baseball game and generally providing an "American citizen contact" while they are here studying. The families are asked to commit only for a year but may renew if they wish.

To befriend a Humphrey Program Fellow during his or her stay in Baltimore, contact Dorothea Stieff at 410-752-3274, 410-614-6188, or

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, initiated by Congress in 1978, is administered by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with a network of U.S. universities, with primary support from the U.S. Department of State.


Welch Library Electronic Resources

The Welch Medical Library invites the Johns Hopkins community to participate in the selection process of higher-end electronic resources by using and then providing feedback on two databases, Isabel Diagnosis Reminder System and the American College of Cardiology's Cardiosource. Isabel helps the user find the correct diagnosis and answers clinical questions; Cardiosource provides clinical guidelines, case studies, expert opinions, a drug database and results of clinical trials, among other topics.

To test either database, go to and submit your comments. It is important to provide all the requested information. The databases will be available for testing and evaluation through July 31.


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