Johns Hopkins Gazette | April 20, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University April 20, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 31
In Brief


Live Near Your Work home-buying session set for Sunday

The Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work program, in partnership with the Southeast Community Development Corp. and Healthy Neighborhoods, will host a 30-minute home-buying session for Johns Hopkins employees, followed by a self-guided housing tour, at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, at the Southeast CDC offices, 3700 Eastern Ave.

The Live Near Your Work program coordinator will present information about how Johns Hopkins employees can qualify for up to $17,000 in grants toward the purchase of a home in designated areas of Baltimore City. Housing counselors from the Southeast CDC will answer questions about the home-buying process, and representatives from Healthy Neighborhoods will provide information about special below-market loans available for purchase and renovation of homes in select areas of the city.

A walking tour of the Highlandtown area will include the opportunity to visit several open houses (maps will be provided).

For more information about this event, or to learn more about Live Near Your Work, call the program coordinator at 443-997-4893.


Hearing to be held on primary care shortage in Balto. City

A public hearing to address primary care shortage in Baltimore City will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by the Baltimore City Health Department, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute.

The hearing is in response to a recent RAND Health report indicating that the rate of likely preventable hospitalizations is substantially higher in Baltimore City than in other parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C. RAND found that a shortage of as many as 150,000 primary care visits in the city each year may be a major cause of the problem.

The hearing will seek input on the reason for a gap in primary care access, the consequences of the gap and what programs and policies could address the problem.

The hearing is scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in E2030 (Feinstone Hall).


Homewood Museum to hold 'Green Homewood' symposium

Johns Hopkins' Homewood Museum, in cooperation with the Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning and the Herring Run Watershed Association, this week presents the ninth edition of its annual symposium on Baltimore's Great Architecture.

Green Baltimore: Environmental and Cultural Sustainability will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in 101 Remsen, Homewood campus. Five speakers will address the ways in which Homewood House interacts with its environment, and how its 1801 construction may provide lessons for today.

Additional themes include Homewood's evolving relationship with Baltimore City, university campuses as models of sustainable development and historic preservation, and new technologies — as well as old ideas — for improving the environmental and cultural sustainability of communities.

Registration is $40; $30 for museum members and Johns Hopkins and Morgan State ID holders; and free for full-time students with ID. Pre-paid reservations are recommended; walk-in registration is subject to availability.

For registration and more information, call 410-516-5589, e-mail or go to


CARE President Helene Gayle to speak Tuesday at SAIS

Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, will speak next in the W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series at SAIS at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. Her talk is titled "Challenges of Foreign Assistance in Today's World."

One of the premier international humanitarian organizations, CARE runs programs to end poverty in more than 60 countries.

Gayle previously spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, focused primarily on combating HIV/AIDS, and then directed the HIV, TB and Reproductive Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also is a member of the Johns Hopkins University board of trustees.

The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to 202-663-5636 or


Photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood to talk at Homewood

Jane Evelyn Atwood, a world-renowned photojournalist who lives and works in Paris, will visit the Homewood campus this week as part of the 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium, whose theme is Global Leadership in the 21st Century.

Since starting her career in 1976, Atwood has documented the lives of land mine victims, Darfur refugees and women in prison; published a series of books; received prestigious grants for her work; and been exhibited in private and public collections across the United States and Europe. Her photographs have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Life and other notable publications.

Atwood's talk is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in 101 Remsen.


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