The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 22, 2002
Jan 22-28

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

American Red Cross Blood Drive -- The Johns Hopkins Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, has scheduled a blood drive for Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12 and 13, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Homewood campus.

To schedule an appointment to give blood, go to or call 410-516-0138. For questions about eligibility to give blood, call the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowships -- The 2002 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University will award approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering with $3,000 stipends. Fellows will conduct laboratory research for 10 weeks during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member of their choice. There will also be opportunities to participate in seminars and social activities. The program will run from June 3 through Aug. 9.

Each student should submit a completed application and supporting materials--a letter of support from lab sponsor; a letter of recommendation from a faculty member; transcript; and statement of purpose and the student's proposal--by 4 p.m. on Feb. 15, to Ami Cox, 237 Mergenthaler. Additional information and applications are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler and at

For more information, e-mail

Hospice Volunteer Opportunities -- Johns Hopkins Home Hospice is a nonprofit home hospice program serving patients in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The hospice, which provides support to patients and families during the end stages of a terminal illness, is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of capacities. Volunteers are needed 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.

Grants Program Call for Proposals -- The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is soliciting projects in the following two areas: 1) investigating the fundamental knowledge needed to develop alternative methods to the use of whole animals for safety/hazard evaluation, risk assessment and efficacy testing; and 2) developing refinement alternatives using whole animal studies.

These areas of study should focus on developing better methods for pain assessment, alleviation, and ideally, the elimination of pain and distress in animal experiments.

Applicants must submit a preproposal form, available online at Follow the instructions on the form, and allow enough time for the application to be received by March 15. No other materials are required for this stage of the application process. Only abstracts using the appropriate format will be reviewed.

Applicants whose proposals meet the goals of the CAAT Grants Program will be invited to submit a complete grant application package. All responses will be forwarded by e-mail or U.S. mail. No telephone responses will be given.