The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 24, 2001
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Oct 1

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Nurses Needed to Give Shots -- The JHHS Office of Community Health is looking for nurses to volunteer for 1 to 3 hours to administer flu vaccine at various scheduled sites throughout the East Baltimore community. The campaign will run during the months of October and November. To volunteer, call Veronica Best at 410-955-9420 by Fri., Oct. 5.

Student Funding Programs -- Two grants are available to Johns Hopkins University students through the Alumni Association.

The Community Service Grant was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and foster positive relationships between the university and the surrounding communities. The grant supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteeer organizations. Many past projects have focused on community outreach and education programs.

The Student Services Grant promotes the student experience at Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events and activities.

Both grants are open to undergraduate and graduate students from all divisions of the university. Applications are available at divisional alumni relations offices; Steinwald Alumni House, 3211 N. Charles St.; or online at

Applications for spring 2002 funding are due Dec. 15. For more information or applications call the Alunni Relations Office at 410-516-0363 or e-mail to

Request for Proposals -- The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes.

Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in Mathematical Sciences. Items funded might include, but are not limited to, travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits for collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants from the fund will be smaller than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages, provide itemized expense estimates and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to the committee chair, John C. Wierman, 104 Whitehead Hall.

Support Groups and Workshops -- The Counseling Center is offering several opportunies for discussion and support:

Career workshop: An interactive three-session workshop designed to help identify career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values.

Graduate women support group: Intended for graduate women from Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Peabody and the School of Nursing, this group provides an opportunity for graduate women to share perspectives, discuss struggles of grad school, and receive and offer support.

Surviving loss: This small support group will explore the impact of the illness or death of a close relative, parent, sibling, grandparent or other relative.

For information on any of these groups, call the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.