The Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 8, 2002
July 8-21

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Open Office Hours/Summer Schedule -- Audrey Smith, vice president for human resources, encourages members of the Johns Hopkins community to share ideas and provide feedback and suggestions regarding human resources policies and programs by taking advantage of open office hours. The summer schedule of the open office hours is as follows:

Tues., July 23, JH@Eastern, 1 to 2 p.m.
Wed., July 24, E. Baltimore, 1 to 2 p.m.
Thurs., July 25, Homewood, 11 a.m. to noon
Tues., Aug. 20, E. Baltimore, 1 to 2 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 21, Homewood, 1 to 2 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 22, JH@Eastern, 1 to 2 p.m.

Open office locations are Hopkins@Eastern, Suite C120, room C121, 1101 E. 33rd St.; East Baltimore campus, rooms 2-309, 2-200, 1830 E. Monument St.; and 617N Wyman Park Building on the Homewood campus.

Regularly scheduled open office hours will be published in the September issue of HR Today. For further details, contact the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources at 410-516-8113.

Weight Watchers at Work -- The Office of Benefits Administration is offering a Weight Watchers at Work class, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at noon. Cost to JHU faculty and staff is $90 for the 10-week session. For more information or to register, call 410-516-0450.

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

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

Within the scope of cancer research, a wide breadth of approaches will be considered. They include 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 Projects Administration, 400W Wyman Park Center, Homewood campus, no later than Monday, Aug. 26. Contact Holly Benze, 410-516-8634 or, for further information.

To receive advance e-mail notice of 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 name to the subscribers list.

2002 Searle Scholars Program/Pew Scholars Program and Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards -- Applications for awards in 2003 are requested for the Searle Scholars Program of the Chicago Community Trust, the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences.

The internal deadline for the Searle, Pew and Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards is Monday, July 22. Completed applications should be sent to Holly Benze, 400W Wyman Park Building at Homewood, by this date. For application materials or information, call Holly Benze at 410-516-8634 or contact her by e-mail at

New Feature on the WelchWeb -- Now Welch Library users can browse E-Databases by subject. Searching by subject gives the user a different method for finding the right resource for research and patient care needs. The user can search subjects from A to Z in an easy to understand format. Click on the desired subject, and view the Welch Library resources on that subject.

Find the "browse by subject" function directly on the E-Databases page at

Hopkins Night at Camden Yards -- Join your Hopkins colleagues, families and friends to see the Baltimore Orioles battle the New York Yankees on Hopkins Night at Camden Yards, Saturday, Sept. 28. Several banks of seats in the upper reserve behind home plate are being held for Hopkins faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni and their guests. The game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., but may be changed to an afternoon game.

Tickets are $13 per seat for all ages and may be reserved by calling Matt Smith, program coordinator in the Office of Faculty, Staff & Retiree Programs, at 410-516-0345. Send a check or money order made payable to JHU-Orioles to Orioles Tickets, Evergreen House, 3rd floor, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210-2693. Please be sure to include your name, Hopkins affiliation, number of tickets desired, and where to send the tickets. Checks may be sent by campus or U.S. mail. Actual tickets do not usually arrive until sometime in August, but often sell out earlier.