Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 17, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 17, 2005 | Vol. 35 No. 7



Clinical Research Career Development Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program, supporting clinical research training and career development of individuals dedicated to a career in clinical investigation. The deadline to submit completed applications is Dec. 15. For more information regarding eligibility, funding and requirements, go to


Data Users Workshop

A free workshop titled "Data Resources for Public Health: Spotlight on the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey" is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Eisenhower and Welch Medical libraries are sponsoring the workshop, which has room for 12 participants.

NAMCS and NHAMCS data are used to statistically describe the patients who use physician services and hospital outpatient and emergency department services, the conditions most often treated, and the diagnostic and therapeutic services rendered, including medications prescribed. Public health policy-makers, health services researchers, medical schools, physician associations, epidemiologists and the media use the data to describe and understand the changes that occur in medical care requirements and practices.

The workshop will provide an overview of the surveys, including sample design, methodology, weighting and the questionnaires, and will provide practice accessing the microdata. Participants will do exercises on how to extract data using SETS and how to use SAS statements. The workshop will be held in Lab 1, 2024 East Monument St.

To register, complete the registration form available at and fax it to 410-614-3810.

For questions about registration, contact Denise McCarty at For questions about the workshop, contact Sharon Morris at


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


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