Johns Hopkins Gazette | September 29, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University September 29, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 5



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


Fundamentals of Informed Consent Course

The one-day course Fundamentals of Informed Consent, presented by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the School of Nursing.

Participants will learn correct methods of consenting a study participant, identify federal and research regulations and legal issues, develop a sample consent form, participate in practical simulations of consenting participants, discuss strategies with expert faculty and walk away with good clinical practice guidelines pertinent to informed consent. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, go to, e-mail to or call 410-502-1897.


Camp Volunteers Needed

Camp All Stars, sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, needs volunteers to help kids with kidney failure learn to manage the lifestyle and medical regimens essential to their health.

The camp, located in Laytonsville, Md., is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. Volunteer training will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Rubenstein Building at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

To register, contact Arlene Gerson at or Beth Bounds at


Assistance for Community-Based Organizations

SOURCE is seeking students, faculty and staff to assist community-based organizations in East Baltimore with short-term projects. Sample areas where help is needed are data analysis and interpretation, surveying, research, writing/revising grants, curriculum design and teaching health topics.

For more details, call 410-955-3880 or e-mail .


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