Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 6, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 6, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 6



Flu Vaccines at Homewood

Flu vaccines will be offered free of charge to faculty and staff (and spouses/same sex domestic partners) on the Homewood campus. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Levering Hall (Sherwood Room and Great Hall). JHU ID badge is required.

Flu vaccines will also be available from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Dec. 2 to 17, in the Office of Occupational Health Services, W601 Wyman Park Building. No appointment is necessary.


Funding for Prostate Cancer Research

Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate Cancer Research Fund. Awards of a maximum of $75,000 for up to two years are available to fund career development and developmental research programs (pilot projects). New ideas are encouraged.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 5. For more information, go to: .


Submissions for the 2009 Abell Award

Full-time graduate and undergraduate students may apply for the 2009 Abell Award in Urban Policy competition, co-sponsored by the Abell Foundation and the Institute for Policy Studies.

First-place prize is $4,000; second-place, $1,000. The awards will be given to students who produce the most compelling papers on a pressing policy problem facing the city of Baltimore. Full-time students from 12 Maryland colleges and universities are eligible to enter the competition. Entry forms are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. For more information or to direct interested students, go to:


Walk-a-Thon for Hopkins Children's Center

The Baltimore leg of the nationwide 2008 Torch Relay for the Children's Miracle Network begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20. Hopkins Children's will receive all the proceeds from the day. The event is sponsored by Marriott and Food Lion.

Participants can walk or run the 2.7 miles from the Billings Circle outside Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the relay begins, to Rash Field on Light Street, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Hopkins employees take off directly from the hospital and can ride a provided bus back. Non-Hopkins employees meet at Rash Field, where registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and ride a provided bus to the relay's starting point at Hopkins. Registration is required.

To register online and for details, go to:


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