Terri Schiavo case is subject of
Shallenberger Lecture Series
Beginning this week, the JHH Ethics
Committee and Consultation Service
will present a four-part lecture series
titled What Have We Learned from Terri
Schiavo? In the first three lectures, speakers
will discuss the challenges in defining and
achieving the goals of care for patients with
significant brain injury from three perspectives:
medical (Feb. 16), legal (March 2) and
theological (March 30). The series will culminate
with keynote speaker Ronald Crawford
giving the Shallenberger Lecture (April 27);
following his presentation, WYPR radio host
Marc Steiner will lead a panel discussion.
This Thursday’s medical-perspective lecture
will be given by Michael A. Williams,
co-chair of the JHH Ethics Service.
All lectures will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.
in the School of Nursing Alumni Auditorium.
CEUs have been applied for through
the MNA. For more information, contact
Sharon Mears at email@example.com or 410-
Event to celebrate Institute for
Prominent faculty members from the
Whiting School of Engineering and
the School of Medicine will talk about
how new technology enhances their research
during a program celebrating the university’s
Institute for Computational Medicine.
The event begins at 4 p.m. on Monday,
Feb. 20, in 210 Hodson Hall on the Homewood
campus. Because of limited seating,
those planning to attend are encouraged
to place reservations by Friday, Feb. 17, by
calling 410-516-8723 or sending e-mail to
The institute was formed last October
to address important health problems by
using powerful information management and
computing technologies to produce a better
understanding of the origins of human disease.
Institute researchers apply this approach
to identify disease in its earliest stage and to
look for new ways to treat illnesses.
The institute, which is believed to be the
first and certainly the largest and most ambitious
research center of its kind, is administered
by the Whiting School but involves a
close collaboration with researchers in the
School of Medicine.
The event will open with welcoming
remarks from Nicholas P. Jones, dean of
the Whiting School, and Edward R. Miller,
dean of the School of Medicine. Aristides
Melissaratos, a Johns Hopkins Engineering
graduate who serves as secretary of the Maryland
Department of Business and Economic
Development, will also address the audience.
Four Johns Hopkins engineering and
medical researchers will talk about how
technology can enhance the diagnosis and
treatment of disease. The scheduled participants,
who will also field questions from the
audience, are Raimond Winslow, director of
the Institute for Computational Medicine;
Michael Miller, director of the Center for
Imaging Science; John Stone, director of
the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center; and
Aravinda Chakravarti, director of the Institute
of Genetic Medicine. A reception will
follow the panel discussion.
National interfaith conference set
for this week at Homewood
JHU Campus Ministries and the Interfaith
Council are this week hosting
Coming Together 2, the second annual
national collegiate interfaith conference.
Students from more than two dozen colleges
and universities across the country are
expected at Homewood from Thursday, Feb.
16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, for an interfaith
gathering that includes guest speakers and
group activities, both on and off campus.
Chaplain Sharon Kugler said the purpose
of the conference is to share interfaith
models, methods and programs so that all
can learn from one another and advance
collegiate interfaith work nationwide.
A sacred music concert by the Yuval Ron
Ensemble, scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 18, at the Baltimore Museum of Art, is
free and open to the public.
Nominations sought for 2006
Student Employee of the Year
During National Student Employee
Week, April 2 to 8 this year, the
university names a Johns Hopkins
Student Employee of the Year, who then
goes on to compete on the state level. The
winner of that competition goes on to the
regional and perhaps national levels.
The aim of National Student Employee
Appreciation Week is to enhance awareness
of student employment and the important
role it plays in higher education. At Johns
Hopkins, students fill more than 4,200 vital
positions in the university’s various offices,
labs and centers.
Faculty and staff who have students working
in their departments are asked to submit
nominations by Friday, Feb. 17. Individuals
or groups of students may be nominated. The
forms are online at www.jhu.edu/stujob. For
more information, contact Student Employment
Services at 410-516-8421 or e-mail D.
Lynn O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singer Britney Spears taken to
task for driving incident
The day after pop music princess Britney
Spears was photographed driving
with her 4-month-old son in her lap,
the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center issued
a media tipsheet titled “Britney Needs to
Learn Car Seat Safety.”
The timing of the singer’s incident, it turns
out, was particularly unfortunate: Feb. 12 to
18 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.
The tipsheet reminds readers that motor
vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of children
2 through 14 years of age, using a child
safety seat decreases the risk of injury by
59 percent compared to using a safety belt
alone, and all 50 states and the District of
Columbia require that children under 16 be
properly restrained when riding in a vehicle.
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