Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 29, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 29, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 5



Walk for Colon Cancer

To raise awareness of the disease and funds to combat it, the first Two-Day Colon Cancer March will take place Oct. 18 and 19. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, a statistic that can be substantially lowered by education and early detection. Teams are currently forming for the 40-mile weekend walk.

To start a team or to register as an individual marcher, call 866-489-6329. Individuals may also register at


Help With Kids' Safety Seats

The Children's Safety Center at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is educating Marylanders about the state's new child safety seat law.

Beginning Oct. 1, all children younger than 6 years of age, regardless of weight, and all children weighing 40 pounds or less, regardless of age, must be secured in a federally approved child safety seat. The center's staff is available, free of charge, to assist in selecting the best car safety and booster seats and to inspect or install seats. In addition, low-income families may purchase car safety seats at a discount.

The Children's Safety Center is a program of the Center for Injury Research and Policy. To make an appointment, call Jackie Milani at 410-614-5555 or Florence Reynaud at 410-614-5556 or visit the center inside the Johns Hopkins Children's Center between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


JHU Bands Wanted

WJHU is looking for Johns Hopkins bands to submit songs to be featured in a fund-raiser CD compilation. The bands will not be paid but will have great exposure. All interested groups should e-mail


Mentoring Program to Benefit Children

JHHS Community Services is coordinating a mentoring program to benefit students at nearby Collington Square Elementary School in East Baltimore. Studies have shown that interacting with a child for one or more hours per week can have an enormous impact on the child's education and overall life.

The afterschool program at Colllington Square is provided to 140 children who could benefit from additional attention. Mentors will spend time interacting with the children while helping with homework and other projects. No special teaching skills are necessary to become a mentor.

To volunteer on afternoon a week, call Terry Todesco at 410-614-4976 for more information.


Statistics Research Funding

The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to support research projects in statistics, probability and stochastic processes. The fund was created in 1997 by an endowment established by professor emeritus Acheson Duncan at the time of his death. Duncan was a pioneer in research and application of quality control and industrial statistics.

Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a member of the faculty in the Mathematical Sciences Department. Items funded might include but are not limited to travel to research conferences and workshops, computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins, interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants will be less than $5,000.

Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than three single-sided pages; provide itemized expense estimates; and be signed by each investigator. Proposals may be submitted at any time to committee chair John C. Wierman, Mathematical Sciences Department, 104 Whitehead Hall, Homewood campus.


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