Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 7, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 7, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 10



Wellness Classes for Faculty and Staff

The Office of Benefits Administration, in conjunction with Occupational Health Services, is offering classes to faculty and staff.

Yoga classes for all levels are being held on the Homewood campus from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Nov. 21. Cost for the five-week mini-session is $15/$25 (for classes once or twice a week).

Mindfulness meditation is a technique that can be practiced by anyone. The class provides tools for calming the mind and short-circuiting the body's stress response. The five-week session will meet from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Dec. 1. The cost is $15.

Seated massages will continue to be offered on the Homewood, East Baltimore, Mt. Washington and Eastern campuses. For $10, enjoy a 15-minute seated massage given by a certified massage therapist.

Muscle conditioning and toning class is being held from 12:15 to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons on the Homewood campus, beginning Nov. 15. Cost for the 10-week session is $25/$45 (for classes once or twice a week).

Weight Watchers at Work will begin a 14-week session on Dec. 5. The class will meet at 1 p.m. on the Homewood campus. Cost is $124. A class will also meet at the East Baltimore and Eastern campuses.

For more information or to register, contact Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450 or e-mail


Symposium on Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is offering a symposium aimed at developing better ways to test for developmental neurotoxicity. The meeting — "TestSmart DNT: Creating a Humane and Efficient Approach to Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing" — will be held March 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va.

Abstracts are now being accepted for posters on topics related to developmental neurotoxicity. The deadline is Dec. 15. JHU tuition remission is available. This symposium is approved for Continuing Medical Education credits.

For registration information and abstract submission guidelines, go to


Pilot Project Grants

The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental Health is offering pilot project grants of up to $20,000 for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007.

The deadline for submission is Jan. 16. Full details and application materials can be found on the center's Web site at PilotProject.html or by contacting Kay Castleberry at 410-955-3720 or


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards of $50,000 to $100,000 for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects). New ideas are encouraged. The deadline is Monday, Jan. 9.

For more information go to


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