The Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 16, 1998

Mar. 16-23

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 Glass Pavilion (note change of location), 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 Department of Physical Therapy is offering an exercise equipment lesson to users of exercise equipment such as the treadmill, exercise ball, weights and others. Users can learn how to maximize the effectiveness of their workouts.

The first lesson is scheduled for Friday, March 27, at noon in 1.130 Meyer. Staff will be available to answer questions, demonstrate safe use of the equipment and suggest creative workout options. For more information, call 410-955-4091.

The next General Body Meeting of the Black Faculty and Staff Association is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at noon in the Great Hall at Levering.

The JHU Spring Fair welcomes submissions for a photography contest with the theme "Odyssey: The Journey of Life." For more information, call 410-516-7692.

All Johns Hopkins residents, fellows and faculty are invited to attend an educational symposium on the essential elements of managed care, on Saturday, March 28, in the Tilghman Room, Turner Building.

In this symposium, titled "Understanding Managed Care: A Symposium for Johns Hopkins Housestaff and Faculty," a nationally recognized faculty will discuss the principles of managed care, including payment mechanisms, care management and network development. Ethical dilemmas encountered with managed care patients will be discussed. If you are concerned about the increasing influence of managed care on medicine, this symposium will familiarize you with its terms, tenets and trends.

Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Cost for the symposium is $200 for faculty, no charge for residents and fellows. If CME credits are required, there is a $20 fee, payable at the time of enrollment. For more information, call 410-955-2959, fax 410-955-0807 or e-mail

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.