United Way campaign update
Our United Way campaign has raised $1,312,308--72 percent of the combined goal of $1,832,500 for all Johns Hopkins entities.
Congratulations to the Johns Hopkins University Press for reaching to date 87 percent of its goal, with a participation rate of 43 percent.
Institute of Medicine welcomes five Hopkins faculty members
Five university faculty members have been elected to the Institute of Medicine.
The new Hopkins members are Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Endowed Professor and associate dean for doctoral education and research at the School of Nursing; Lawrence Gostin, professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health and co-director of the Georgetown/Johns Hopkins Program on Law and Public Health; Thomas Kelly, Boury Professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the School of Medicine; Edward Miller, Baker Dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Elias Zerhouni, professor and chairman of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science and executive vice dean at the School of Medicine.
Candidates are chosen for their major contributions to health and medicine or to related fields such as social and behavioral sciences, law, administration and economics. Members serve on committees engaged in a broad range of studies on health policy issues. Current projects include studies on the creation of a medical system to support long-duration space travel beyond Earth orbit, the development of new technologies for the early detection of breast cancer and the safety and efficacy of the anthrax vaccine used by the U.S. military.
With the election this year of 60 new members, the total active membership of the organization now stands at 613.
Annual lighting of Homewood holiday lights will not be held
The university's Community of Lights, an annual celebration during which faculty, staff and students gather as holiday lights are illuminated atop the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Homewood, will not be held this year.
The lighting is traditionally scheduled for late November, when construction is expected to be taking place near the library.
Hosted by President William R. Brody and his wife, Wendy, the event was begun in 1997 as part of the Greater Homewood area's first annual Community of Lights.
JHU men's soccer player breaks NCAA Division III record
Junior Matthew Doran broke the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III men's soccer record for consecutive games with at least one goal in a 4-1 victory over Centennial Conference opponent Western Maryland on Oct. 14. Doran, who scored two goals in the contest, now holds the longest goal-scoring streak at 12 games. The streak ended when he went scoreless in a 1-1 outcome against Richard Stockton College on Oct. 18.
Dan Marlan of Colorado College held the old mark of 11 consecutive games with at least one goal, which he set in 1997.
Doran's 20 goals this year, as of press time, leave him four shy of breaking the school's mark for goals in a season. He has 45 tallies in his career, which puts him third all-time on JHU's scoring leaders list. Doran also ranks third on Hopkins' career point leaders list with 102.
The Blue Jays (9-2-2 through Oct. 18) are currently ranked 14th nationally. The team's next home game is Oct. 28 vs. Dickinson College.
University to host congressional candidates forum on health
A Congressional Candidates Forum on Health Issues and the 2000 Elections will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 1, in Levering Hall's Glass Pavilion, Homewood campus.
The event is intended to provide citizens an opportunity to interact with candidates from the Maryland congressional districts that serve Baltimore City and Baltimore County about topics of interest in this election. Among the health topics to be discussed are prescription drug coverage, Medicare reform, patients' rights and managed care.
The first hour will be devoted to a panel speaking briefly about the issues and the second to questions from the audience.
The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City and the League of Women Voters of Baltimore County. For details, call 410-464-1901/1902.
Oldies but Goodies Dance to raise funds for United Way
An Oldies but Goodies Dance will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, in Levering Hall's Glass Pavilion, Homewood campus. All proceeds from the event, to be held from 5 to 11 p.m., will benefit the 2000 JHU United Way Campaign.
Hopkins staff, faculty and friends are invited to dance to tunes from the 1950s through the 1990s. The event also will include refreshments, door prizes and a raffle wheel. Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. For tickets or more information, contact Steven Frantz at 410-516-4031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security alert on flim-flam artist who targets nurses
JHMI's Corporate Security Services has been contacted by local police authorities investigating a man wanted on five separate warrants of theft by deception. The suspect is Carmen Imperato, a 51-year-old white male with brown eyes and brown hair.
According to police, the suspect presents himself as a salesman, real estate agent or stockbroker with "surefire" investment opportunities. The police advise that the suspect has targeted nurses for his scheme.
Anyone having knowledge of the suspect is asked to call Corporate Security Services at 410-614-3473.