Johns Hopkins Gazette | May 11, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University May 11, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 34

Weekly Calendar

Colloquia | Conferences | Discussion/Talks | Exhibition | Forums | Grand Rounds | Information Sessions | Lectures | Music | Seminars | Symposia | Workshops



Fri., May 15, 2 p.m. "Journey of a Physicist in the Engineering World," an Asian-Pacific-American Heritage colloquium with Kal Shastri, Lightwire. Sponsored by Applied Physics Laboratory. Parsons Auditorium. APL



Johns Hopkins Biotech Network international conference, with various speakers including Aris Melissaratos, JHU. For more information, go to www.hopkins/

Thurs., May 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. "BioEspana: The Gateway to Europe." Montgomery County Campus.

Fri., May 15, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Marine Biotech: An Ocean of Possibilities." Center for Marine Biotechnology/Columbus Center.

Fri., May 15, and Sat., May 16. "Cosmological Continuity and the Conception of Modern Science," a History of Science and Technology symposium celebrating the International Astronomy Year and the publication of Johannes Kepler's Astronomia Nova. Speakers are Peter Barker, University of Oklahoma; Victor Navarro Brotons, University of Valencia; Bruce Stephenson, Adler Planetarium; Aviva Rothman, Princeton University; Daniel Di Liscia, Bavarian Academy of Sciences; William Blair, KSAS; Patrick Boner, KSAS; Miguel Angel Granada, University of Barcelona; Rienk Vermij, University of Oklahoma; and Robert Hatch, University of Florida. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Evolution, Cognition and Culture Project, and the John Templeton Foundation. 3505 N. Charles St. HW



Mon., May 11, 6:45 p.m. "The Future of Six Party Talks: A View From Civil Society," a U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS discussion with Wooksik Cheong, Peace Network representative, and Akira Kawasaki, Peace Boat/International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament. Co- sponsored by the Sejong Society of Washington and Foreign Policy in Focus. Rome Auditorium. SAIS

Tues., May 12, noon. "Heckle and Chide: Results of a Randomized Road Safety Intervention in Kenya," an International Economics Program/Center for Global Development discussion with James Habyarimana, Georgetown University, and Jishnu Das, World Bank Development Research Group. Room 500, Bernstein-Offit Bldg. SAIS

Fri., May 15, 2 p.m. "Abortion Access Legislation in Ethiopia," a panel discussion anchored around screening a short film titled Not Yet Rain. Co-sponsored by Population, Family and Reproductive Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB



Mon., May 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Opening reception for the student-curated retrospective Modernism at Evergreen: Erno Fabry (1906-1984). (See story, "Post-WWII design luminary is focus of student- curated show," in this issue.) On view through Oct. 25. Evergreen Museum & Library.



Tues., May 12, 12:15 p.m. "Can Science and Scientists Change the World?" a Global Health Leaders forum with guest speaker Richard Horton, editor, The Lancet. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB


Grand Rounds

Wed., May 13, noon. "Men's Health: Addressing Its Physical, Social and Economic Determinants," Public Health Practice grand rounds with Jean Ford, SPH, and Donald Shell, Prince George's County health officer. Co-sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. E2014 SPH (Sommer Hall). EB

Fri., May 15, 12:15 p.m. "Translational Research in Public Health Informatics," Health Sciences Informatics grand rounds with Joseph Lombardo, APL. Co-sponsored by SoM. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Information Sessions

Tues., May 12, 7 p.m. Online information session for the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Sponsored by the MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy Program. RSVP online at



Mon., May 11, 4 p.m. The Francis D. Carlson Lecture in Biophysics — "The Molecular Mechanism of Muscle Contraction" by Kenneth Holmes, Max Planck Institute. Mudd Hall Auditorium. HW

Thurs., May 14, 4 p.m. "Visual Reflections: Implications of an Extraordinary Perceptual Deficit," by Michael McCloskey, KSAS. First in the Homewood Brain and Cognition lecture series. Co-sponsored by the departments of Cognitive Science and Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 210 Hodson. HW



Sat., May 16, 3 p.m. Shriver Hall Concert Series' Discovery Series presents clarinetist Julian Bliss. Reservations are suggested; call 410-516-7164 or e-mail Auditorium, Baltimore Museum of Art. HW

Sat., May 16, and Sun., May 17, 8 p.m. Jhumoor presents a classical Indian dance concert. Arellano Theater, Levering. HW

Sun., May 17, 1 and 4 p.m. Peabody Preparatory presents Cinderella, a dance concert. For ticket information, call 410-659-8100, ext. 1125. Friedberg Hall. Peabody

Sun., May 17, 3 p.m. Fran G. Zarubick honors recital, featuring the winners of the Fran G. Zarubick Honors Competition. Griswold Hall. Peabody



Mon., May 11, 11 a.m. "Mental Health Symptoms Among Children With Special Health Care Needs: Prevalence, Correlates and Mediation of Internalizing and Externalizing Symptoms," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Reem Ghandour. E4611 SPH. EB

Mon., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "The Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal," a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Sean Morrison, University of Michigan. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive. HW

Mon., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "The Relationship of Iron Metabolism, Haptoglobin, and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus," an Epidemiology doctoral research proposal seminar with Andy Menke. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 11, 12:15 p.m. "Setting Limits Fairly vs. Colombia's Right to Health Care," a Berman Institute of Bioethics seminar with Norman Daniels, Harvard University. Co-sponsored by International Health. W4030 SPH. EB

Tues., May 12, noon. "Genetic Mosaic Analysis of Brain Development," a Biological Chemistry seminar with Tzumin Lee, University of Massachusetts Medical School. 612 Physiology. EB

Tues., May 12, 1 p.m. "Creating a Scale to Measure Internalized Homophobia Among Self-Identified Lesbians," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Stacy Weibley. E4130 SPH. EB

Tues., May 12, 2 p.m. "Informative Censoring in Cohort Studies: Sources, Methods and Challenges," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Chanelle Howe. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Wed., May 13, 8:30 a.m. "When Is Enough Enough? Rosiglitazone and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?" a Center for Clinical Trials seminar with David Graham, Food and Drug Administration. Sponsored by Epidemiology. W2008 SPH. EB

Wed., May 13, 10 a.m. "Cerebral Blood Flow and Neurocognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease," a Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation thesis defense seminar with John Strouse. E2527 SPH. EB

Wed., May 13, 12:15 p.m. "Continuity of Care and Criminal Justice Involvement Among Medicaid Recipients With SMI in Baltimore," a Mental Health seminar with Leslie Thornton, SPH. B14B Hampton House. EB

Wed., May 13, 1 p.m. "The Association Between Food-borne Quinolone-Nonsusceptible Salmonella and Hospitalized Salmonellosis Cases in China," an International Health thesis defense seminar with Edward Broughton. W2015 SPH. EB

Wed., May 13, 1:30 p.m. "Conformational Changes of the Membrane-Bound M2 Protein of Influenza A Virus Upon pH Activation and Drug Binding," a Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry seminar with Kathleen Howard, Swarthmore College. 517 PCTB. EB

Thurs., May 14, 9 a.m. "Evaluation of the Quality and Impact of Maternal and Newborn Care Counseling by Skilled and Lay Health Providers in Zou/Collines, Benin," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Larissa Jennings. E4611 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 14, 10 a.m. "High Strain Rate Deformation and Failure of Ultra-Fine Grain Sized Nanocrystalline Metals," a Center for Advanced Metallic and Ceramic Systems seminar with Avinash Dongare, U.S. Army Research Office/North Carolina State University. 106 Latrobe. HW

Thurs., May 14, 10:30 a.m. "The Citation of Prior Research in Reports of Trials," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Karen Robinson. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 14, noon. "Self-Organization of Polarity During Chemotaxis," a Cell Biology seminar with Orion Weiner, University of California, San Francisco. Suite 2-200, 1830 Bldg. EB

Thurs., May 14, noon. "Toward a Comprehensive Model of Epstein-Barr Virus Persistent Infection: A Biologist's Battle With Math," a Molecular Microbiology and Immunology/Infectious Diseases seminar with David Thorley-Lawson, Tufts University School of Medicine. W2030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 14, noon. "Counting People to Make People Count: Estimating Baltimore's Homeless Youth," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Vignetta Charles. E4611 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 14, 12:15 p.m. "The Art of Public Health — The Science of Design," a Health, Behavior and Society seminar with Fred Lazarus IV, president, Maryland Institute College of Art; and Robert Blum, director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute. Co-sponsored by MICA. B14B Hampton House. EB

Thurs., May 14, 12:15 p.m. "Nutrition and Bone in the Framingham Osteoporosis Study: Beyond Calcium," a Center and Program for Human Nutrition seminar with Katherine Tucker, Tufts University. Co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health. W1020 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 14, 1 p.m. "Neuropilin-2: A Key Modulator of Patterning in the Neuronal and Vascular Systems," a Neuroscience research seminar with Anil Bagri, Genentech Inc. West Lecture Hall (ground floor), WBSB. EB

Fri., May 15, 11 a.m. "Abortion, Unmet Need and Family Planning Service Provision Among Gynecology Patients in Ghana," a Population, Family and Reproductive Health thesis defense seminar with Hilary Schwandt. W4517 SPH. EB

Mon., May 18, 12:15 p.m. "Correlates and Predictive Ability of Physical Function Decline Among Aging HIV+ Injection Drug Users in Baltimore, MD," an Epidemiology doctoral research proposal seminar with Megan Salter. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 18, 1 p.m. "Neighborhood Psychosocial Hazards and Gene-Environment Interaction Toward the Cognitive Function of Older Adults," an Epidemiology thesis defense seminar with Brian Lee. W2030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 18, 4 p.m. "Import and Export Across the Bacterial Outer Membrane," a Biophysics seminar with Susan Buchanan, NIDDK. 111 Mergenthaler. HW

Mon., May 18, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar — "Sculpting Light for Nonlinear Excitation Beyond the Gaussian Optics: Enabling 3-D Super-Resolution Imaging and More" with Alipasha Vaziri, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW

Mon., May 18, 4 p.m. "Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction," a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Carol Greider, SoM. W2030 SPH. EB



Thurs., May 14, 6 to 9 p.m. "Current Topics in Medical BioDefense Research," an Advanced Biotechnology Studies Program research symposium and student research poster session, with Col. John Skvorak, commander, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland. RSVP online at Room 106-110, Montgomery County Campus.

Fri., May 15, 12:15 p.m. "Improving Public Health Through Cancer Screening: Helical CT for Lung Cancer as a Cautionary Tale," an Epidemiology symposium with Christine Berg, NCI. Co-sponsored by the Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Program. W3030 SPH. EB

Mon., May 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. "Nanoscience for Neuroscience and Neurosurgery," an Institute for NanoBioTechnology symposium and poster session with keynote speaker John Griffin, director, Brain Science Institute, and others. $200; free for JHU students, $50 for non-JHU students. Talks from 9 a.m. to noon take place in the Preclinical Teaching Building; talks from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. take place in Turner Concourse. EB



Thurs., May 14, 9 a.m. "Writing for Publication," a JHMI Professional Development Office workshop designed to assist faculty, students and postdocs with publishing their research. To register, e-mail Suite 2-108, 1830 Bldg. EB

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