The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 9, 1998

Mar. 9-16

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

A Grantsmanship Workshop for Graduate and Postdoctoral Students will be held March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Arellano Theater, Levering Hall, on the Homewood campus. The purpose of the workshop is to acquaint students registered in Homewood division schools with the resources available on the Homewood campus for seeking sponsored funding for research and to introduce those students to methods and strategies for improving research proposals. Registration is required to assess the number of students attending and to determine the location of breakout sessions.

To register, contact the Homewood Research Administration at 410-516-8668 or by e-mail at The applicant should be prepared to specify name and department, choose a breakout session from those offered and provide a telephone number where they can be contacted.

The Oncology Center's postgraduate program in biopsychosocial cancer care has two new one-day courses planned for March. Genetic Testing and Counseling for Adult Onset Disorders: What the Health Care Professional Should Know is scheduled for Friday, March 20. The second course, Death: Expanding Our Awareness, is scheduled for Saturday, March 21. The courses, which will be held on the East Baltimore campus, will offer continuing education credits for nurses and social workers.

Cost for all Hopkins faculty, staff, students and affiliates is $40 for one course, and $75 for both. Fees include continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call Kim Bell at 410-614-3990.

The 1998 Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards will provide a number of $2,500 grants to support original research, composition or performance projects next summer or fall. Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing, and at the Peabody Conservatory, are eligible. The money can be used to pay the cost of the winner's research or creative projects. Winners can also choose either to receive up to $1,500 of the total award as a cash stipend or to receive academic credit for the work.

Applications are available from Theodore Poehler, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 207 Garland Hall at Homewood, or by calling 410-516-4587. Deadlines: noon on Friday, March 13, for summer projects; Friday, April 10, for fall semester projects.

The new master's and postmaster's Family Nurse Practitioner major in the School of Nursing is accepting applications for September. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center certification as a family nurse practitioner in primary care. Clinical experiences will include a variety of settings and patient populations in women's health, infancy through geriatrics, and underserved populations. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at 410-955-7548 or visit Suite 113 at 525 N. Wolfe St.

The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland will award five $1,000 grants to full-time students for the 1998 academic year. Applicants must be of Polish descent at least two Polish grandparents), be a resident of Maryland and be pursuing studies leading to a baccalaureate degree in humanities, sociology or anthropology. Selection will be based on academic standing, need and leadership potential. For materials, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Paul P. Plevyak, chairman, Scholarship Committee, 501 Holden Rd., Towson, Md. 21286 or call 410-825-4870. Deadline: April 1.

The German Society of Maryland is offering scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students of German ancestry residing in Maryland. Students must have completed at least two semesters with a GPA of 3.0. The Princeton Financial Aid Form must also be filed. Special consideration will be given to students who are studying the German language or the culture of German-speaking countries.

The application deadline is April 15. To obtain an application, write or call The German Society of Maryland; P.O. Box 22585; Baltimore, Md. 21203-4585; 410-865-0450.

Moveable Feast needs volunteers, Monday through Friday, to help prepare or deliver meals for homebound people with AIDS. Call 410-243-4604.

Used eyeglasses are wanted by the Office of Community Relations and Volunteer Services, which is working with a local agency to help people in need to receive discounted prices on quality eyewear. Bring the glasses to the second floor of Levering Hall on the Homewood campus before the end of May.