The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 25, 1999
Oct. 25-
Nov. 1

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Intersession Instructors -- Instructors are needed for the January 2000 Intersession minicourses. Prospective instructors must have a practical knowledge of their subject and experience teaching it. Classes offered include but are not limited to art and music and dance. Interested individuals should call 410-516-8209 by Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Minority Medical Students -- The Student National Medical Association Region VI Conference, "Medicine and Politics: Educating and Empowering Our People in the New Millennium," is scheduled to take place from Friday, Nov. 5, to Sunday, Nov. 7, on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus.

The SNMA is the nation's oldest and largest independent medical student organization focused on the needs and concerns of minority medical students. This year's conference provides an opportunity for medical students in the region to come together for education, enrichment and advocacy.

For more information, call Levi Funches, SNMA Region VI Conference Publicity Committee, 410-889-8114 or send e-mail to

Flu Vaccines -- Flu vaccines will be offered free of charge to faculty and staff of the Homewood campus during the week of Oct. 25 in the Great Hall. For more information, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Flu vaccines will also be offered at the East Baltimore campus. Call 410-955-6211 for times and location to receive the vaccine.

Additionally, the Student Health and Wellness Center is offering the 1999-2000 influenza virus vaccine to students who feel they are in the high-risk category for flu or who wish to reduce their risk. To schedule an appointment, call 410-516-8270.

Open House on the Web -- The School of Public Health is offering an Internet open house from Nov. 8 to 19, to provide information about the school's programs. Videos and a chat room will be available. For information, visit, send e-mail to or call the Office of Admissions at 410-955-3543.

Celebration to Honor Morton Kramer -- The Department of Mental Hygiene, extends an invitation to an all-day scientific meeting titled "Psychiatric Epidemiology: From Observation to Prevention, 1948 to the Future," in honor of Morton Kramer, professor emeritus of mental hygiene and biostatistics, who died Aug. 17, 1998.

The meeting will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at the historic Belvedere in downtown Baltimore. Many leading scientists and policymakers, associates from the World Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins faculty and alumni are expected to attend.

For meeting information, visit the Web site at and click on "current programs and projects."

Funding for Pilot Projects -- The NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health announces the availability of funding of up to $15,000 for pilot projects conducted during the period of April 1, 2000, through March 31, 2001.

The funding is intended to stimulate new lines of research on such topics as health impact of hazardous environmental exposures on populations of low socioeconomic status; early biological effects of environmental agents in urban populations; and community outreach and environmental health education.

The deadline for submission is Dec. 15, 1999. Application guidelines are available in 1102 SPH, by e-mail at or by calling 410-955-3720.