Parkinson's Support Groups
The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center is
sponsoring two support groups.
The Young Onset/Deep Brain Stimulation Parkinson's
Disease Education and Support Group meets every other month
on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 2140 at the
Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St.
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Feb. 10 and April
The Howard County Parkinson's Disease Education and
Support Group meets the third Monday of every month, at 7
p.m. at the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center of
Maryland, 8180 Lark Brown Rd., Elkridge, Md. Upcoming
meetings are scheduled for Feb. 19 and March 19.
Led by a trained facilitator, meetings offer
educational seminars followed by time for sharing. Seminar
topics include research updates, treatment options, coping
skills, alternative therapies, diet and exercise
information and more.
For more information contact Sandy Pollock,
410-315-9953, Becky Dunlop at 410-955-8795, John Kellermann
at 410-494-0398 or Bill Innanen at 410-997-2195.
Biomedical Informatics Funding
The National Library of Medicine has renewed funding for
the Informatics Training Program in the School of
Medicine's Division of Health Sciences Informatics.
The program is seeking pre-doctoral and postdoctoral
(PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD) candidates for matriculation in July
2007. Students enrolling in the program will find new
resources for the faculty, new courses and new programs for
study. The award supplements the effort already under way
to define informatics training for public health and
For more information, contact the training program
director, Harold Lehmann, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
program manager Jessika Wrabel, at
Collaborative Intervention Pilot Funds
Pilot study funding — $20,000 each to three studies
this year — is now available through the Center for
Collaborative Intervention Research at the School of
Nursing. The center and the annual funding of pilot studies
stimulate research alliances among health care disciplines,
including nursing, public health and medicine.
JHU faculty may apply for 2007-2008 funding by
completing an online Intent to Submit form by Feb. 1. The
funds are available to doctorally prepared full-time
faculty from disciplines across JHU who collaborate with
SoN faculty as members of their research team.
To apply or learn more about these grants and other
resources provided by the center, go to the CCIR Web page
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