The Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 24, 2002
June 24-
July 8

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Help Others Dress for Success -- Donate new or gently used professional clothing to men and women entering the job market through YWCA's Job Training and Professional Development Programs. Donations of business and business-casual clothing and shoes in good condition will be collected on Friday, June 28, from several Hopkins locations.

For the location nearest you, contact the following volunteers: Homewood: D. Lynn O'Neil, Student Employment Services, 72 Garland, 410-516-5411; Wyman Park: Maria Mace, Development and Alumni Relations, S-600 Wyman, 410-516-7711; Eastern: Carolyn Palmer, Center for Training and Education, Suite C130, 443-997-6811 or Hank Potter, Information Technology Services, Suite B001, 443-997-8108; Medicine: Barbara Swift, Student and House Staff Services, 8 Reed Hall, 410-955-6378; Public Health: Joy Mays, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, E5009 BSPH, 410-614-4042. The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs organizes business clothing drives quarterly.

Donated Items Needed -- The JHHS Community Services Department is collecting new or gently used items for the St. Francis Academy Community Center in East Baltimore. Their "wish list" includes a TV-VCR combo, microwave oven, coffee urn for large quantities, desktop copier, large potted plants and framed art for the walls.

To contribute to the wish list by donating any of the above items, call Ellen Brown at 410-614-2430.

Teach Teens to Be Safe Sitters -- The JHHS Office of Community Health is accepting teenagers 13 to 17 to participate in the 2002 Safe Sitter Program, a training program emphasizing safety procedures and encouraging teens to become certified safe babysitters.

Two sessions will be held in July. The deadline for registration is June 25. For more information, call Veronica Best-Simmons at 410-955-9420.

New CINAHL Tutorial Now Available -- CINAHL is a database designed to meet the information needs of nurses and allied health professionals. It covers the nursing and allied health literature from 1982 to the present with searchable categories of literature for several specialties. The database includes citations from over 1,596 nursing journals, clinical innovations, accreditation, legal cases, drugs and research instruments. CINAHL also includes selected full-text articles, quality filters and weekly updates.

The new CINAHL tutorial can be found at Visit CINAHL on the Web at

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 Welcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences.

The Searle Scholars Program supports the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the first or second year of their first tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level. Grants are normally $80,000 a year for three years. Candidates should be pursuing research careers in pharmacology, genetics, immunology, cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry and related areas in the fields of medicine, chemistry and the biological sciences. Applicants must have begun or will begin their first tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in a clinical or basic science department on or after July 1, 2001.

The Pew Scholars Program supports beginning investigators of outstanding promise in basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health by providing them with assured funds as they establish and obtain other funding for their laboratories. Awards are normally $60,000 a year for four years. Candidates must have a doctorate in medicine, other health-related professions or biomedical sciences, and hold a full-time assistant professor or independent researcher appointment as of Nov. 1, 2002.

On July 1, 2003, they shall not have been members of the full-time faculty at any institution for more than three years (excluding time spent as a clinical intern, resident or working toward board certification) regardless of tenure status. Faculty may not hold similar private foundation awards simultaneously with the first two years of the Pew Fellowship.

Both Searle and Pew encourage research clinicians and basic scientists to apply. Hopkins may nominate up to two candidates for the Searle Program and two candidates for the Pew Program, one of whose research involves them directly with patients. Awards will be activated by July 1, 2003.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences provide research training support beginning in the advanced postdoctoral years through the initial years of faculty service to assist fellows in becoming independent investigators. Awards are $500,000 over five years, providing one to two years of postdoctoral support and the remaining years of support during the initial faculty appointment. Candidates must have M.D. or Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. All candidates must have completed at least one year and not more than four years of postdoctoral training at the time of nomination. Johns Hopkins may nominate six candidates, ideally three M.D.'s and three Ph.D.'s. However, if at least one candidate is in reproductive science or is a member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Hispanic or Native American) seven candidates may be nominated. Individuals who hold a faculty appointment at any level are not eligible.

Internal selection committees have been formed to choose the university's candidates. Selection of candidates will be completed by the end of August or early September to allow ample time for preparing the final applications.

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

Information on these and other programs coordinated by Research Administration Services is available at under "Funding Opportunities." To receive advance e-mail notice of such opportunities, 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 addition to the subscriber's list.