The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 31, 2000
July 31-
Aug 14

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Open Office Hours Cancellation -- The Homewood and East Baltimore open office hours for Audrey Smith, vice president for human resources, will be canceled for the month of August. Thereafter, the open office hours will be held the second Thursday for Homewood and second Tuesday for East Baltimore, of each month, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards -- Join friends and colleagues for an evening of fun at the ballpark as the Orioles take on the Seattle Mariners, Sept. 15, 16 and 17. A limited number of tickets are available. To reserve tickets, call Eden Blum at 410-516-6060.

Hazard Communication Training -- The Office of Health, Safety and Environment offers training programs to educate Hopkins personnel about maintaining safe work environments. Two of these programs are given on a routine basis on the Homewood campus.

Hazard communication training helps employees find information associated with any material in their workplace. The training is required by federal and state law for all employees on a onetime basis. Employees hired in 1998, 1999 and 2000 received the training if they attended new employee orientation. All other employees should attend one of the hazard communication training sessions, scheduled to take place on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

JHU employees who handle or are exposed to materials containing blood or body fluids as part of their normally assigned duties must attend a bloodborne pathogen training session once a year. This training is also mandated by federal and state law and Johns Hopkins University policy. The training is offered on the second Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in Arellano Theater in Levering Union.

The following are scheduled dates for the hazard communication and bloodborne pathogen safety training programs: Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, and in 2001, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11 and May 9.

For more information, call the Office of Safety and Environment at 410-516-8798.

Funding for Cancer Research Projects -- The American Cancer Society has made available $147,500 to support promising new cancer research projects by junior faculty. Grants of a maximum of $20,000 (direct costs only), primarily for research supplies and technical services, will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Applications will be accepted only from full-time, tenure-track JHU faculty members at the ranks of instructor and assistant professor or equivalent, who are within eight years of their first independent research or faculty appointment.

Within the scope of cancer research, various approaches will be considered, including basic laboratory studies and clinical research that can encompass psychosocial and behavioral research, as well as epidemiologic research and health policy.

Completed applications must be received by Research Administration Services, 708N Wyman Park Center on the Homewood campus, no later than Aug. 28. For more information, contact Elaine Simonds at 410-516-8734 or e-mail

To receive advance e-mail notice of other competitive research opportunities coordinated by Research Administration Services, send an e-mail message to Leave the subject line blank. For the body of the message, type "SUBSCRIBE JHU_FUNDING_OPS YOUR NAME". You will receive confirmation of your addition to the subscribers list.

Molecular Imaging Grants -- Pilot project grant funds are available to support innovative projects in molecular imaging. Studies may involve basic, translational or clinical approaches to development of molecular imaging capabilities related to cancer detection, prevention, diagnosis or therapy. Cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged. Funds for pilot projects are provided through institutional and Department of Radiology support to the NCI-funded program to establish a "Pre-In vivo Cellular Molecular Imaging Center" or Pre-ICMIC.

Awards will be made for pilot projects or feasibility studies to develop unique molecular imaging research opportunities or ideas.

All Hopkins faculty members with a cancer-related molecular imaging project, written in collaboration with a faculty member from the Department of Radiology, may apply. Grants will be awarded in the range of $7,000 to $10,000 for a period of one year with the potential for renewal for an additional year upon reapplication. Support may be requested for supplies and technical salaries. Successful applicants will be required to submit progress reports every six months.

Applications will be reviewed by members of the Pre-ICMIC program. High priority will be given to innovative molecular imaging projects that involve significant interactions between faculty members. Projects can be "high-risk" but should be based on sound reasons for succeeding.

An original and three copies of the application are due to Zaver Bhujwalla, 208C Traylor Bldg., 720 Rutland Ave., by Aug. 15. Applicants will be notified by Sept. 30.

For presubmission inquiries or other application-related information, contact the Pre-ICMIC grant administrator at 410-955-4247.