The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 6, 1998

July 6-20

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Direct deposit service for travel advances, travel expense reports and other employee reimbursements will be offered beginning Aug. 3. Faculty and staff members receiving direct deposit for payroll will receive these payments using the same banking information supplied for payroll purposes. Deposit advices will be sent to home addresses detailing payments made to bank accounts.

Direct deposit will provide a higher level of security and convenience for university faculty and staff, as well as achieving earlier availability of funds. As with payments made for medical/dental and dependent care reimbursements, direct deposit will apply to all those currently enrolled in direct deposit for payroll purposes.

Free tours of the new Anne M. Pinkard Building, the School of Nursing's first permanent home, will be given every Friday at 10 a.m. during July.

The Pinkard Building is located on the East Baltimore campus at the corner of Wolfe and McElderry streets.

WORKlife Programs offers resources and services for older adults and their caregivers. The Services for Caregivers program provides confidential consultation and assistance for all stages of the caregiving process.

WORKlife Programs sponsors educational workshops and lectures on aging and caregiving issues and a caregiver's discussion group. The office also offers library books and pamphlets on a variety of related topics. Individual situations, questions and concerns will be addressed, and alternatives and options recommended, to assist in decision making.

For information, call 410-516-6605 or e-mail

For more information about all available WORKlife programs and services, visit the WORKlife Programs Web site at

Applications for awards in 1999 are requested for the Searle Scholars Program of the Chicago Community Trust, the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences.

The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of outstanding individuals in the first or second year of their first tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. Grants are normally $60,000 a year for three years. Candidates should be pursuing research careers in pharmacology, genetics, immunology, cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry and related areas in the fields of medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences. Applicants must have begun or will begin their first tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in a clinical or basic science department on or after July 1, 1997.

The Pew Scholars Program supports beginning investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health by providing them with assured funds as they establish and obtain other funding for their laboratories. Awards are normally $50,000 a year for four years. Candidates must have a doctorate in medicine, other health-related professions or biomedical sciences, and must hold a full-time assistant professor or independent researcher appointment as of Nov. 1, 1998. On July 1, 1999, they shall not have been members of the full-time faculty at any institution for more than three years (excluding time spent as a clinical intern, resident or working toward board certification), regardless of tenure status.

Both Searle and Pew encourage research clinicians and basic scientists to apply. Hopkins may nominate up to two candidates for the Searle Program and two candidates for the PewProgram, one of whose research involves them directly with patients. Awards will be activated by July 1, 1999.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences provides research training support beginning in the advanced postdoctoral years through the initial years of faculty service to assist fellows in becoming independent investigators. Awards comprise salary support of $35,000 to $60,000 per year and a research allowance of $15,000 to $60,000 per year, for a possible total of $484,000 over six years. Awards specifically targeted for reproductive science are included. Candidates must have M.D. degrees or Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. All candidates must have completed at least one year and not more than four years of postdoctoral training at the time of nomination. Johns Hopkins may nominate six candidates, ideally three M.D.'s and three Ph.D s. Faculty at the rank of assistant professor or the equivalent and above are not eligible.

An internal selection committee has been formed to choose the university's candidates. Selection of candidates will be completed by the end of August or early September in order to allow ample time for preparing the final applications.

The internal deadline for the Searle, Pew and Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards is Monday, July 27, 1998. Completed applications should be sent to Elaine Simonds, 708N Wyman Park Center at the Homewood campus by this date.

For application materials or more information, call 410-516-8734 or send e-mail to Information on these and other scholar programs is available on the ReSource home page at under "Funding Opportunities."

The School of Continuing Studies has expanded its non-credit computer technology program offerings. New courses have been designed for real estate professionals, managers with non-technical backgrounds in all lines of business and company administrators at all organization levels. Courses are conducted at the Downtown Center in Baltimore and at the Columbia Center in Gateway Park through mid-September. Courses for real estate professionals are held in August and September at Hopkins Washington, D.C. Center.

For information, including a bulletin listing courses, descriptions, times and registration materials, contact the Office of Technology Programs at 410-516-0780, by e-mail at or visit the program Web site at