Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 12, 1994


Hopkins breaks ground for new cancer center

Today at 3 p.m., leaders of the Johns Hopkins Medical
Institutions will be joined by Maryland Governor William
Donald Schaefer and Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke to break
ground for the planned comprehensive cancer center.
    The event will celebrate Hopkins' commitment to build a
state-of-the-art facility. The current Oncology Center at
Hopkins is the only center in Maryland designated by the
National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center.
The new building, scheduled for completion in 1997, will
expand existing clinical and research space and bring under
one roof many of the departments involved in the treatment of
cancer patients.
    The new facility will provide the most advanced
technological support for cancer patients in an attractive
setting softened by natural light. Programs and services 
will include a radiation therapy unit, an outpatient
chemotherapy treatment area, inpatient beds, operating rooms,
surgical intensive care units and research labs.
    Schaefer has committed $30.5 million to the cancer
center as part of the state's initiative to address high
cancer rates in Maryland, which has ranked among the top
three states in cancer death rates for the past 40 years.
Additional funding will come from private donations and
institutional allocations. 
    The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the corner
of Broadway and Jefferson streets, the site of the new
center. The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the
new Johns Hopkins subway station, scheduled to open in 1995. 

Public radio veteran joins WJHU as programming director

Chris Wienk, a veteran of public radio, joined the staff of
WJHU Radio last week as the station's new director of
programming. Wienk arrived at WJHU from Vermont Public Radio,
a three-station state network where he served as director of
broadcasting. Prior to that he was program director at
WXXI-FM in Rochester, N.Y., a classical music station.
    "I'm very excited to be part of WJHU," Wienk said. "It's
an outstanding station and has the potential to affect even
more listeners than it has in the past."
    Station general manager Dennis Kita said WJHU is
fortunate to have Wienk on board.
    "He brings with him a deep commitment to public service
and an accomplished record of programming leadership in
classical music, jazz and public affairs," Kita said.

Engineering alumni sponsor weekend retreat

"The Shore and More," a two-day recreational and
informational outing at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, will be
held Saturday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Sept. 25. The event is
sponsored by the Maryland Regional Subcommittee of the
Society of Engineering Alumni at Hopkins.
    Scheduled events include golf at the Hog Neck Golf
Course, a bicycle tour to Oxford and St. Michaels, a walking
tour of historic Easton, a champagne brunch and a 90-minute
cruise on the Miles River. 
    Highlighting the weekend will be Saturday's dinner and
program, which will feature "Bridging the Disciplines," a
presentation on the interdisciplinary nature of biomedical
engineering. Professor Artin Shoukas, Assistant Professor
Elliot McVeigh and Associate Professor Joshua Tsitlik will
discuss their research.
    Registration and payment for the event must be received
by Nancy Anderson, in the Office of Development and Alumni
Relations, by Wednesday, Sept. 14. For more information, call

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