Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 23, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 23, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 8



University Health Service Relocation

The University Health Service Clinic, located in 136 Carnegie, East Baltimore campus, will open in a new location on Nov. 7 in order to triple its space and provide new and improved services. The clinic will be closed on Nov. 2, 3 and 6; anyone needing medical assistance during this time should call 410-283-7927 for urgent care or 410-955-3250 for nonurgent care.

The new location is 401 N. Caroline St., close to the Outpatient Center. Students, house staff, fellows, trainees and their dependents will be able to have access to their own full-time faculty physicians, whom they can continue to see while they remain enrolled at Johns Hopkins; a full-time experienced nurse practitioner, who is available to provide general, primary and gynecological care; additional secretarial and nursing support; and extended evening and weekend hours.

The clinic will be accessible by the No. 2 shuttle, which runs every 15 to 20 minutes Monday to Friday, beginning at 6 a.m. with the last run starting at 9:45 p.m.


Biotech Workshops

In conjunction with the Biotechnical Institute of Maryland, JHU Training and Education is conducting a series of three-day scientific workshops, free to JHU faculty and staff.

The workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Introduction to Cell Culture, Oct. 30, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; Introduction to Molecular Biology, Oct. 24 to 26; Introduction to Protein Expression, Nov. 8 to 10; and Introduction to PCR in late November or December. Participants will receive information about locations when they register. For more information and to register go to


Reading to Children on Halloween

JHHS Community Services is seeking volunteers to read to third- to fifth-grade students at Harford Heights Elementary School, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Transportation will be provided to and from the East Baltimore campus. Volunteers are asked to bring age-appropriate books to read to the children.

To register, contact Elana Omari at 410-614-0744 or 410-614-2430.


Parkinson's Support Group

The Young Onset/Deep Brain Stimulation Parkinson's Disease Education and Support Group meets monthly from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturdays in room 2140 of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

For more information, contact Sandy Pollock at 410-315-9953, Becky Dunlop at 410-955-8795, John Kellermann at 410-494-0398 or Bill Innanen at 410-997-2195.


United Voices Benefit for KAELA

Johns Hopkins United Voices gospel choir is sponsoring its second annual fund-raiser, a concert and mini-auction to benefit Caring for Kaela. The event, an evening of praise and worship, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m., on Nov. 11, at World Relief, 7 E. Baltimore St. Semi-formal attire is suggested. Tickets are $20; seating is limited.

For reservations, call 410-602-5359. For additional information go to


Washington Wizards Tickets

The Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs announces a partnership with the Washington Wizards for the 2006-2007 basketball season. Faculty, staff and retirees can order discounted tickets online for selected Wizards home games. Lower- and upper-level tickets are available at discounts of up to 50 percent off.

For tickets to see the Wizards take on the Boston Celtics on Saturday, Nov. 4, or the Nov. 25 game against the Detroit Pistons at the Verizon Center, go to


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