The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 7, 2003
Apr 7-14

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Want to Be a Camp Counselor? -- The Johns Hopkins University Summer Day Camp is looking for counselors and instructors for this summer. Camp dates are June 16 to July 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, contact Coach Robert Babb in the Athletic Center, 410-516-7485, or e-mail

Scrabble for Literacy -- The second annual Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy, to benefit the Adult Literacy and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) programs of the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at the University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St. Two levels of play are available, competitive and social. Space is limited to 140 players.

Cost of participation is $20 per person or $10 for students with ID and seniors 62 and over. Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided. All proceeds will benefit literacy efforts in Baltimore. More information and a printable registration form can be found on the Web at or call Todd at the Greater Homewood Community Corporation at 410-261-3520.

Tuberculosis Postdoctoral Fellowships -- The Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research has an NIH-supported training grant to sponsor postdoctoral fellowships in several disciplines in tuberculosis-based research. Individuals with an M.D. or Ph.D. with an interest in molecular biology, microbiology, epidemiology, clinical trials, translational research or international research are eligible to apply for these fellowship positions.

Applicants should send resumes, which include the names of three references, to Dr. William Bishai, Johns Hopkins Center for TB Research, 424 N. Bond St., Room 111, Baltimore, MD 21231-1001.

Volunteer Cleanup -- Faculty, staff, retirees and students and their families are invited to join Baltimore area volunteers on Saturday, April 26, to refurbish historic Fort McHenry. The planned spring cleaning will focus on weeding and grouting sand-bedded brick walks, weeding and removing debris from the historic boundary fence, cleaning and painting park benches at Armistead Plaza and the picnic area, and cleaning up the beach area at the tidal wetlands. Children are welcome to participate with one-on-one adult supervision.

Anyone who wants to volunteer should contact Lesley Giles in the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs at 410-516-0373 or by April 21.

Grant Money for Community and Student Service Projects -- The Alumni Association has grant money available for the Community Service Grants Program, which provides volunteer experiences for students and fosters relationships between the university and its surrounding communities, and the Student Services Grants Program, which supports the overall student experience on campus.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. The maximum funding amount for Community Service grants is $1,200 for undergraduate and $1,600 for graduate student projects. Student Services grants have a maximum of $1,500. Contact Bill Bollinger at 410-516-0363 or for more information. Grant applications can also be found online at:

Summer/fall applications are due April 15.

The 2003 Maryland Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants Program -- The Maryland Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research announces the availability of funds for grants to medical research facilities within Maryland aimed at restoring neurological function in people with spinal cord injuries.

Applicants must submit a Request for Proposal, available online at or by mail to the Office of Injury Prevention and Health Assessment, Room 300, 201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. The deadline for submission of applications is June 2.