Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 5, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 5, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 33



Summer Intern Housing

The Applied Physics Laboratory's Technical College summer interns need housing. Individuals with either a spare room or other property could help welcome these interns while earning rental income. Property can be listed at; although the site is national, listings can be made visible to JHU/APL interns only. For more information, go to the Web site, e-mail or call 877-989-0410.


Welch Library Classes

Welch Medical Library is offering two free classes this week.

May 7, 9 a.m. to noon; Lab 1 in the 2024 Building in East Baltimore: PubMed Basics. PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's database that provides access to 17 million biomedical citations and offers links to many online publications and related articles. Build basic skills, learn how to use the history, clipboard and details features, as well as the Citation Matcher to locate incomplete citations. Learn to save searches, use Find It to access full-text articles and to use WelDoc to get electronic articles not owned by the Welch Library.

May 9, 9 a.m. to noon; Welch Library Mezzanine: Introduction to Grant Writing. Designed for those with little or no experience in grant writing, this session introduces essentials of grant preparation and revision, from developing a research idea to revising and resubmitting a proposal. The focus is on R01 applications for the NIH, but many of the principles apply equally to proposals for other agencies. Emphasis is placed on conveying scientific content clearly and succinctly through logical organization and effective presentation of the proposed research.

Pre-registration is required for both classes. To register, go to


Short Course at MWCC

Scheduled for August 18-22 at the Mount Washington Conference Center, the Integrative Computational Modeling of the Cardiac Myocyte short course is limited to 17 participants. Students will be selected on the strength of their current research activities. Interest, and degree of benefit from taking this course, will also be considered. The target audience is experimental biomedical researchers and clinician-scientists with a strong interest in understanding the process of developing, implementing and applying mathematical biological system models. Programming experience is recommended.

The deadline to apply is June 1. Allow three weeks from the application deadline for notification. Lodging and meals are provided free of cost to accepted applicants. Students are responsible for transportation, and should also plan on bringing a laptop. Apply online at


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