Submissions for the 2009 Abell Award
Full-time graduate and undergraduate students may apply
for the 2009 Abell Award in Urban Policy competition,
co-sponsored by the Abell Foundation and the
Institute for Policy Studies.
First-place prize is $4,000, second-place, $1,000. The
awards will be given to students who
produce the most compelling papers on a pressing policy
problem facing the city of Baltimore. Full-time
students from 12 Maryland colleges and universities are
eligible to enter the competition. Entry forms
are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. For more information or to
direct interested students, go to
Walk-a-Thon for Hopkins Children's Center
The Baltimore leg of the nationwide 2008 Torch Relay
for the Children's Miracle Network begins at 8:30 a.m. on
Monday, Oct. 20. Hopkins Children's will
receive all the proceeds from the day. The event is
sponsored by Marriott and Food Lion.
Participants can walk or run the 2.7 miles from the
Billings Circle outside Johns Hopkins
Hospital, where the relay begins, to Rash Field on Light
Street, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Hopkins
employees take off directly from the hospital and can ride
a provided bus back. Non-Hopkins
employees meet at Rash Field, where registration begins at
7:30 a.m., and ride a provided bus to the
relay's starting point at Hopkins. Registration is
required. To register online and for details, go to
Fundamentals of Informed Consent Course
The one-day course Fundamentals of Informed Consent,
presented by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, is
scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the
School of Nursing.
Participants will learn correct methods of consenting
a study participant, identify federal and
research regulations and legal issues, develop a sample
consent form, participate in practical
simulations of consenting participants, discuss strategies
with expert faculty and walk away with good
clinical practice guidelines pertinent to informed consent.
Space is limited.
For more information or to register, go to www.ijhn.jhmi.edu,
Camp Volunteers Needed
Camp All Stars, sponsored by the Division of Pediatric
volunteers to help kids with kidney failure learn to manage
the lifestyle and medical regimens essential
to their health.
The camp, located in Laytonsville, Md., is scheduled
for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19.
Volunteer training will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Rubenstein Building at
the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
To register, contact Arlene Gerson at email@example.com or
Beth Bounds at
Assistance for Community-Based
SOURCE is seeking students, faculty and staff to
assist community-based organizations in East Baltimore with
short-term projects. Sample areas where
help is needed are data analysis and interpretation,
surveying, research, writing/revising grants,
curriculum design and teaching health topics.
For more details, call 410-955-3880 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
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