Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 10, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 10, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 6



Symposium on Children With Chronic Diseases

Limited space is still available for the 14th Educational Symposium organized by the JHH Department of Pediatric and GYN/OB Social Work. Children with chronic illnesses have special needs in the educational system as in all other aspects of their lives, and this symposium is designed to provide valuable information about the medical and psychological aspects of chronic illnesses and how they impact school adjustment and performance.

The program will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Turner Building, East Baltimore campus. Nursing, education and medical students are encouraged to attend. Registration is $85; $45 for students and employees of JHH and KKI.If postmarked after Oct. 24, the fee for all registrants is $95. There will be no on-site registration. To attend, contact Allison Pina at 410-502-0057 or


Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program

Through the Vernon Rice Memorial Butterball Turkey Program at Johns Hopkins University, you can donate $15 to purchase a Butterball gift certificate for a family in need. Certificates will be forwarded directly to identified families to help them purchase a turkey.

To participate, send a $15 check made payable to JHU Butterball, to the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs, Evergreen House, 3rd floor, 4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210-2693.

For delivery in time for Thanksgiving, checks must be received no later than Nov. 14. Checks received between Nov. 15 and Dec. 16 will be used to help families buy a turkey for the December holidays.

For more information, contact Matt Smith at 410-516-0345, e-mail or go to


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. 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, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Department, 302 Whitehead Hall.


Course for Research Coordinators

RCTP: Fundamentals for the Research Coordinator provides a comprehensive overview of the core competencies needed to administer and direct human subject research projects.

An online course will be offered from Oct. 21 to Dec. 16. Participants must take the free course Introduction to Online Learning prior to the start of the Fundamentals online course. For more information, call 443-287-4746, e-mail or go to


Discounts for Cultural Events

To help students, faculty and staff take advantage of the city's stage shows, music and more, the Baltimore Collegetown Network, of which Johns Hopkins is a founding member, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance this year launched a Web site offering half-price tickets.

Recent postings, for example, included the Center Stage production of King Lear for $27.50 rather than $55 and a demonstration/tour at the Maryland Historical Society for $4 rather than $8. Offerings change each week. For details, go to thisweek.html.


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