The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 5, 2000
June 5-19

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition


"Crossing the Borders" -- This group, intended for international affiliates of the university, meets monthly for lively discussion of cultural differences. Bring lunch; dessert and a beverage will be provided.

For more information, call Bobby Gormley at 410-955-3370 or e-mail

Host Family Program -- The Baltimore Chapter of the Alumni Association invites faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the Hopkins Host Family Program, now in its 10th year.

The program is designed to improve the quality of life for new students in all academic divisions.

For more information or to register, go to host_family/host.html or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363.

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is a nonprofit program serving patients in the metropolitan area. The hospice is seeking volunteers for direct patient service, bereavement care and administrative/office support; training is provided.

For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Jean McHale at 410-288-4692.

Health Care Leadership Conference -- The National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care is looking for motivated college and graduate students with knowledge of and interest in medicine, nursing, health care or related sciences to serve as teaching assistants or team advisers for gifted and talented high school students attending leadership conferences.

Responsibilities include assisting in academic portions of programs; supervising students on visits to prominent health care facilities, research institutions and to Washington D.C. landmarks; and serving as residence hall advisers.

Candidates may apply for one or more sessions (six days plus training). Programs run from July through the first week of August. Salary is competitive. Submit resumes via e-mail to or by fax to 561-392-3722.

Seated Massage -- The Department of Occupational Health Services, in conjunction with the Office of Benefits Administration, is offering 15-minute seated massages to Hopkins faculty and staff for a reasonable fee. Massages are given by a certified massage therapist.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450.

Support for Innovative Study -- The Center for a Livable Future invites applications for the eight to 10 awards it makes annually in the $10,000 to $20,000 range. Topics that include several of the following areas will be given priority: health and the environment, equity and development; diet, consumption and health; food production and the humane treatment of animals; equity and population dynamics; environmental justice; international implications. These may include concept pieces and cross-cultural analyses.

Deadline for applications is July 15 for awards that begin Sept. 15. Applications should include research abstract, introduction, aims, methods and significance; a biographical sketch modeled after an NIH 398 application; a budget page; other support pages, figures and references. Submit applications to Polly Walker, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 614 N. Wolfe St. #1033.

For further information, contact Melanie Frazier, 410-223-1608, fax 410-347-3225, e-mail