JHM pilots commuter shuttle from Fells Point and
Johns Hopkins Medicine last week began a three-month
pilot of a commuter shuttle between Fells Point/Canton and
the East Baltimore campus. The service is free for Hopkins
employees, faculty and students carrying their ID
The morning hours of operation begin with a 6:30 a.m.
pickup at Aliceanna and South Chester streets and end with
a 9:15 a.m. drop-off at Jefferson and Wolfe streets.
Evening hours begin at 4:30 p.m. with a pickup at Jefferson
and Wolfe streets and end with a drop-off at 7:45 p.m. at
South Washington and Gough streets. The shuttles, which
will run every 15 minutes Monday through Friday, also will
stop at the intersection of Thames and South Ann streets.
To view the route map, go to
JHU Press launches collection of essays by SoM's Paul
In celebration of the publication of The Mind Has
Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry, the
University Press will hold an event on the East
Baltimore campus honoring the book's author, Paul McHugh,
the Henry Phipps Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus in the
School of Medicine.
A reception hosted by Kathleen Keane, director of the
Press, and J. Raymond De Paulo Jr., Henry Phipps Professor
and Director of the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences, will be held at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 29, in the Phipps Lobby, followed by
McHugh's remarks at 6 p.m. in Hurd Hall.
The book is a collection of essays in which McHugh, as
he writes in the preface, "tried to challenge or amend some
egregious thought or practice in psychiatry."
Brain Awareness Week takes JHU faculty to city high
Science students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
learned about the wonders of the human brain last
Wednesday, when faculty members and students from JHU's
Psychological and Brain Sciences brought a host of
neuroscience-oriented activities to the science and
technology high school. The event marked Brain Awareness
Week, an annual effort started by the Society for
Neuroscience to advance public awareness of the progress
and promise of brain research.
Organized by Amy Shelton, assistant professor of
psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins, and
Lissa Rotundo, a science teacher at Poly, this year's event
included both talks and hands-on activities. "Our goal is
to show these science-oriented students what scientists
really do, and to get students interested in neuroscience,"
Shelton said of the program, which is now in its third
Shelton and her group this year spoke with about 500
students in 17 science classes.
National health info technology coordinator to speak at
David Brailer, national coordinator of health
information technology for the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services, will discuss national HIT initiatives
from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 28, in the School
of Nursing's Carpenter Room.
The presentation, which follows a morning of HIT
"rounds" at the schools of
Medicine and Public
Health and at
includes a brief question-and-answer session.
Brailer, who was appointed to the newly created
position in 2004, is charged with deploying health
information technology over the next 10 years to help
realize substantial improvement in health safety and
efficiency. He is recognized as a leader in the strategy
and financing of quality and efficiency in health care,
with a particular emphasis on health information technology
and health systems management.
The morning "rounds" and the presentation were
organized by Patricia Abbott, an assistant professor in the
School of Nursing and a national leader in nursing
informatics. Abbott will begin the rounds with a
demonstration of Nursing's Eclipsys Sunrise Clinical
Manager Lab and then will visit simulation labs at SoM/JHH
and a demonstration of public health informatics at SPH.
Sit for a spell: Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy set for
Board game and lexicon enthusiasts are gearing up for
the Fifth Annual Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy, which
benefits the Greater Homewood Community Corp. Adult
Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages
Program. On Friday, March 31, the doors open at 5:30 p.m.
for the 6 p.m. start at the Calvert School, 4300 N. Charles
St., in the middle school's France Merrick Atrium.
Participants may play on either the "competitive" or
"social" level. Winners will receive prizes from local
retailers and restaurants. The entry fee is $25; $12 for
students with ID and for seniors. To register, call
JHU and JHHS among 'Best Places to Work' in
Both the university and health system were named last
week to Baltimore Business Journal's first "Best
Places to Work" list. The results were compiled from online
surveys filled out earlier this year by employees of the
two Johns Hopkins entities and 174 other Baltimore-area
businesses and nonprofits.
The newspaper named a total of 31 finalists in three
categories: small, medium and large organizations. The
university and health system were listed among employers
with 500 or more on the payroll. The top-ranked employers
in each category were software company CollabraSpace
(small), accounting and consulting firm SCH Group (medium)
and LifeBridge Health (large).
Summer Outdoor Film Series asks moviegoers to choose
The JHU Summer Outdoor Film Series will be back
starting June 9, and the university community is being
asked to choose the seven movies they'd like to be shown.
To vote, go to
www.jhu.edu/summer/films and select from the list of
classics, comedies and new releases. The films will be
shown at sundown on Friday nights on the Keyser Quadrangle,
Homewood campus. Before the shows, live entertainment will
begin and concessions open at 7:30 p.m.
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