The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 6, 2003
Jan 6-13

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Office Move -- The Homewood Human Resources divisional office has relocated to the Terrace Level of Shriver Hall in the following suites: Suite 5 for Reception and Employment; Suite 4 for Payroll, Records, Salary Administration and Employment; and Suite 30, Administration and Staff Relations. All telephone numbers will remain the same.

Volunteer Tutors for Adults Wanted -- Opportunities to tutor adults in reading and writing, at a convenient location, are available through the Greater Homewood Adult Literacy Program. Materials and training are provided, and flexible hours can be arranged to fit all schedules. For more information, call 410-261-3524.

Applications Available for Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards -- The 2003 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 in the Peabody Conservatory.

The maximum amount of an award is $3,000. Proposals from all disciplines are appreciated and encouraged. Faculty sponsors must be full-time faculty, but can be from any division of The Johns Hopkins University. Research (or Peabody projects) can take place at any division of JHU.

Past awards have funded projects with such diverse titles as "Chinese History in the 20th Century," "The Impact of a Frontier Environment on Literature," "Intravenous Delivery of Chitosan-Medicated Gene Therapy in Vivo" and "Exploring Russian Baroque Music for Woodwinds."

Applications are available from the office of Theodore Poehler, vice provost for research, at 265 Garland Hall, Homewood, 410-516-8671. Completed applications for summer projects must be submitted by noon on March 7; for fall semester proposals, by April 4.

Applications for Young Investigators' Awards -- Applications for the School of Medicine's annual Young Investigators' Day awards are due Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. Send applications to 716 Hunterian. Graduate students, medical students and fellows in the basic science and clinical departments, as well as house staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, are eligible. Individuals who graduate or left Hopkins prior to Sept. 1, 2002, are not eligible. All award recipients must attend the Young Investigators' Day celebration April 10.

To obtain an application and instructions, look for posters scattered through the East Baltimore campus, or pick up a packet from the School of Medicine's Registrar's Office in 119 SOM Administration, the office of Se-Jin Lee, 607 PCTB, or the office of Christine Moss, 716 Hunterian. For more information, call 410-614-0198.

Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program -- The 2003 Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowship Program will award $3,000 stipends to approximately 30 undergraduates in the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering to conduct laboratory research during the summer with a Hopkins faculty member of their choice.

The program, which includes seminars and social activities, will run from June 2 through Aug. 8, 2003. Students should submit applications and supporting materials--a letter of support from lab sponsor; letter of recommendation from a faculty member; transcript; statement of purpose; and proposal--to Ami Cox, 237 Mergenthaler, by 4 p.m., Feb. 14.

Applications and additional information are available in the Office of the Dean, 237 Mergenthaler, and at

BCBS Eye Exams in Rockville -- The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute at Rockville is now providing comprehensive eye examinations, including refractions for new glasses prescriptions and contact lens fittings. Faculty, staff, retirees and eligible dependents age 18 and older who are CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Plan participants entitled to a free biennial comprehensive eye examination can schedule an appointment by calling 410-614-8378 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The examination includes ocular and general medical history, measurement of visual acuity and refraction, external and ophthalmoscopic examinations, biomicroscopy, dilated examination, tonometry and contact lens fitting. Also, employees can purchase contact lenses from the office, which is located at 15201 Shady Grove Rd., Rockville, Md.; eyeglasses are not dispensed at that location.