The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 19, 2001
Mar 19-26

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Research Fund Award -- The Thomas and Carol McCann Innovative Research Fund for Asthma and Respiratory Disease is soliciting applications for its 2001 award. The fund is intended to provide seed support in the amount of $6,000 to new faculty investigators with unique ideas who wish to generate preliminary data for the purpose of pursuing more substantial extramural support. Only junior investigators with faculty appointments in the School of Public Health are eligible for the award. Applicants must submit a two- to three-page description of studies planned, the relevance of the studies to asthma and respiratory disease and a proposed budget. Submit applications to E. Wm. Spannhake in W1102 School of Public Health. The deadline for submissions is April 2. For more information contact Cassie Klein at 410-955-3257 or at

Relay for Life -- The second annual Johns Hopkins Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 27, through Saturday, April 28. The American Cancer Society's nationwide signature event, Relay for Life--an overnight team relay--raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness in the community. During the relay, team members camp out while they enjoy entertainment, food, games and camaraderie. The Relay for Life will take place rain or shine on the upper quad of the Homewood campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and ending late Saturday morning. Those interested in working on the planning committee or forming a team should contact Eden Blum at 410-516-0345, Sharon Young at 410-516-7227, Cindy Haebler at 410-955-9253 or Nicole Partridge at 410-955-1197.

Career Workshop -- "First Step: Discovering Careers That Fit" is the topic of a two-session workshop intended to help identify a student's career options by clarifying interests, strengths, skills and work values. The next workshop is scheduled for Mon., April 2, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For more information call the Counseling Center at 410-516-8278.

Internships Available -- The Maryland attorney general's Consumer Protection Division has internship positions available each semester and summers. Participants will learn Maryland's consumer protection laws and be trained to mediate disputes and provide information through the division's consumer hotline. In addition, interns will receive academic credit. The Consumer Protection Division's Baltimore office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is easily accessible by all public transportation. Internships are also available in the Salisbury and Hagerstown offices. For more information, call 410-576-6519.

Summer Study at Hopkins -- University employees and their families can take courses in two summer terms, May 29 through June 29; and July 2 through August 3. The Summer Session offers a pre-college program (second term only) and intensive English language classes for those whose first language is not English, in addition to over 100 undergraduate courses in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. Participants in the pre-college program may choose the residential or commuter option. Employees who take summer courses receive 100 percent tuition remission. Children and spouses receive 50 percent tuition remission. For more information on tuition remission, contact the Office of Training and Education at 410-516-6810. To receive a Hopkins summer catalog, call 410-516-4548, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Student Funding Programs -- Two programs are available through the Alumni Association. The Community Service Grant Program was established to support valuable volunteer experiences for Hopkins students and to foster positive relationships between the university and its surrounding communities. The program supports students who create their own community service projects or design their own ventures within existing volunteer organizations. Past projects have included Teach Baltimore and Hands to the Homeless. The Student Services Grant Program promotes the student experience at Hopkins by providing funding to student groups or programs and by supporting campus events, activities and programs that benefit and involve students from all university divisions. Both programs 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 summer and fall funding are due April 15. For applications, call Dave Sowers in the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-6730.

Provost's Research Awards -- The 2001 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of grants to current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Nursing, and at the Peabody Conservatory. The money may be used to pay the costs of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners may choose either to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for their work. Applications are available at 275 Garland Hall on the Homewood campus, or by phone at 410-516-0146. Completed applications for fall semester projects must be submitted by April 6.