Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 7, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 7, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 29



Raj and Neera Singh Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships

The Institute for Computational Medicine, affiliated with both the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine, will sponsor competitive noncredit summer research fellowships for undergraduates in the Whiting School of Engineering. Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors. Fellowships will run from June 2 to Aug. 15, with a stipend of $5,000. Fellowships are awarded in the areas of biological systems modeling, computational anatomy and image analysis, and mathematical bioinformatics. Recipients are paired with ICM core faculty members for a 10-week project. For a faculty list, go to:

Applicants should contact an ICM core faculty member working in their research area of choice to discuss possible projects. Applicants should develop a two-page proposal in collaboration with their prospective mentor. The application deadline is May 1. To download the application, go to: application2008.doc.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hopkins at 410-516-6877 or by e-mail to


Call for Animal Welfare Award Proposals

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is accepting proposals for the 2008 Animal Welfare Enhancement Awards, which are designed to refine the housing, handling and/or experimental situations for lab animals. The awards are intended for laboratory and animal technicians, but senior investigators can sponsor the applicants. The awards are limited to North American applicants only.

For more information, go to: proposals.htm or contact Ruth Brady at The deadline for submission is June 1.


CTY Enrollment Extended

The JHU Center for Talented Youth Summer Program deadline for second- to 12th-graders has been extended to Saturday, April 19. The St. Paul's School in Brooklandville is the site for one of several local day programs for second- to sixth-graders, featuring Through the Microscope, Pirates: History and Culture, and dozens of other academically enriching courses offered in two three-week sessions. To apply online or learn more about other courses and sites, go to or call 410-735-6278.


Diversity Leadership Council Nominations

The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council, established by President Brody in 1997, is in the process of identifying new faculty, staff and students to serve on the council. The council serves as advisory to the president and senior leadership on diversity issues in both the university and health system.

The DLC meets once a month. Membership, which is for one- or two-year terms with a time commitment of four to six hours per month, requires a commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to communicate across and about differences.

Nominations, including a short biography and brief description of the candidate's reason for wishing to serve on the council, may be submitted to or by campus mail to DLC Nomination, 130 Garland Hall, Homewood campus. Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the university (including APL) and the health system. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, May 23. More information on the DLC is available on the Web at


East Baltimore Summer Softball

Registration is now open for the coed Johns Hopkins Intramural Software League. Double-headers are scheduled for Monday or Wednesday evenings (6 p.m. start) at the Joseph Lee Fields next to the Bayview campus. The league is open to all students, staff and faculty of the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Kennedy Krieger Institute. The 10-week season begins June 2 (or June 9) and concludes with a post-season tournament. Teams must field 10 players per game, with a minimum of three female players on the field at all times. The team registration fee is $230, which covers administrative costs, field reservation and field maintenance. Each team is responsible for supplying its own bats, gloves, bases and first-aid kit. For more information and a team registration form, contact Bryan Christensen at


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