Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 26, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 26, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 27



SOURCE Children's Book Drive

The Student Outreach Resource Center is collecting new and gently used children's books that will be donated to Baltimore Reads for Books for Kids Day. Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 31, at the following locations: School of Public Health, E3003 (SOURCE), E1002 (Student Affairs), E7536 and the Student Lounge (1st floor); School of Medicine, PCTB lobby and the Faculty Common Room; School of Nursing, the lobby; JHH, 907 Blalock; and APL, Room 4-246.

The drive is co-sponsored by SOURCE, the Black Faculty and Staff Association, the SoN Student Government Association, the SoM InterAction Council and the SPH Student Assembly Community Affairs Committee. For more information, e-mail


Deadline for CAAT Nominations

This is the last week that the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing can accept nominations for two awards honoring individuals and organizations for significant contributions to the field of alternatives. Both awards will be presented at the 6th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in August in Tokyo.

Sponsored by Charles River Laboratories Foundation, in cooperation with CAAT, the Charles River Laboratories' Excellence in Refinement Award will honor an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development, promotion and/or implementation of refinement alternatives. This award includes $5,000 to further the recipient's scientific endeavors.

Presented at every World Congress, the CAAT Recognition Award honors an individual (or organization) who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of the 3Rs, the development of alternative methods or the field of in vitro science.

All nominations must be received by Sunday, April 1. Indicate the name of the award for which you want your nominee to be considered and include a one-page description explaining why this individual or organization should be recognized, along with a curriculum vita for individual nominations and a fact sheet or other supporting documents for organizations. E-mail nominations to

For more information about the awards and a list of past winners, go to


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