Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 29, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 29, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 19



Parkinson's Support Groups

The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center is sponsoring two support groups.

The Young Onset/Deep Brain Stimulation Parkinson's Disease Education and Support Group meets every other month on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 2140 at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Feb. 10 and April 14.

The Howard County Parkinson's Disease Education and Support Group meets the third Monday of every month, at 7 p.m. at the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center of Maryland, 8180 Lark Brown Rd., Elkridge, Md. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for Feb. 19 and March 19.

Led by a trained facilitator, meetings offer educational seminars followed by time for sharing. Seminar topics include research updates, treatment options, coping skills, alternative therapies, diet and exercise information and more.

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


Biomedical Informatics Funding

The National Library of Medicine has renewed funding for the Informatics Training Program in the School of Medicine's Division of Health Sciences Informatics.

The program is seeking pre-doctoral and postdoctoral (PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD) candidates for matriculation in July 2007. Students enrolling in the program will find new resources for the faculty, new courses and new programs for study. The award supplements the effort already under way to define informatics training for public health and informatics students.

For more information, contact the training program director, Harold Lehmann, at, or program manager Jessika Wrabel, at


Collaborative Intervention Pilot Funds

Pilot study funding — $20,000 each to three studies this year — is now available through the Center for Collaborative Intervention Research at the School of Nursing. The center and the annual funding of pilot studies stimulate research alliances among health care disciplines, including nursing, public health and medicine.

JHU faculty may apply for 2007-2008 funding by completing an online Intent to Submit form by Feb. 1. The funds are available to doctorally prepared full-time faculty from disciplines across JHU who collaborate with SoN faculty as members of their research team.

To apply or learn more about these grants and other resources provided by the center, go to the CCIR Web page at


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