Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 5, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 5, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 16



Open Office Hours

Charlene Hayes, vice president for human resources, will hold open office hours in January from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, in room 512, Suite 501 in the 1830 Building; and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Tues., Jan. 13, at 617N Wyman Park Building on the Homewood campus. For more information, call the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, at 410-516-8113.


Welch Library Deliveries

A new service of the Welch Medical Library gives JHMI faculty and staff the option of having library books delivered to their offices within two days of a request. Deliveries are not available for students.

To use the free delivery service, go to

Search for the book in the libraries catalog, and click the blue "Request" button. When asked for a pickup location, enter your JHMI department office; in the comments field, enter your office address and an e-mail address or phone number. Supply your library barcode number and pin and then click submit request.


Grant Writing Workshop

The Professional Development Office at JHMI is sponsoring the second part of a two-day grant-writing workshop, open only to junior faculty. The second part of the workshop consists of small group discussions of participants' abstracts and specific aims. Participants will choose one of three dates — Jan. 12, 13 or 15 — for this session, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the 1830 Building, room 2-108.

One week prior to the second session, participants must submit a draft of their abstract and specific aims. In addition to discussing these sections of the application in small groups, all participants will receive a written critique of their abstract and specific aims from the course instructor, Wendy Sanders, director of the Professional Development Office and a member of the School of Medicine faculty. To register for the workshop, call 410-502-2804 or e-mail Space is limited to 40 registrants.


Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards

In an effort to encourage undergraduates to engage in research activity, the Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards program was initiated in 1993. The program was founded on the belief that involvement in research not only enhances a student's learning experience but helps develop important skills in proposal writing, obtaining research funding, carrying out a project and reporting the results.

Hundreds of students have since participated in projects embracing topics as diverse as archaeology, art history, gene development and techno-pop music.

The research is performed in either the summer or the fall, and any freshman, sophomore or junior in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Nursing or Peabody is eligible to apply for the awards, which are granted in amounts of up to $3,000 with the option of conducting the research for academic credit. The Hodson Trust has donated funding for this program.

Applications for summer proposals are due by noon on March 5, and for fall by noon on April 2, in the office of Theodore O. Poehler, vice provost for research, 276 Garland, Homewood campus.

For more details, go to or call 410-516-8671.


Overeaters Anonymous

The group meets weekly at noon on Wednesdays in Room 161 of the Offit building, Mattin Center, Homewood campus. Open to anyone who has eating problems and compulsions, the organization charges no fees or dues. For information, call 410-516-7154, 410-516-5554 or go to


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