Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 1, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 1, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 24



FY 2005 Salary Ranges

The FY 2005 salary ranges for staff have been approved and are now posted on the Johns Hopkins University Human Resources Web site. Staff members can view them by going to

For information, staff should contact their divisional human resources offices.


Center for a Livable Future Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program

The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future announces the second year of funding for its Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program. The program supports predoctoral students (Ph.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H.) in any JHU division (or those applying to a doctoral program at the time of this application) who are committed to discovery or application of knowledge about the environmental, economic, social and health impacts of industrial animal production practices in this country or abroad.

Students are eligible for support during any stage of their graduate program. Each fellow will receive a grant of up to $50,000 that can be used for tuition, stipend and/or research expenses, depending on individual needs. The grants may be renewed in subsequent years. Awards for the 2004-2005 academic year will be announced May 1.

Candidates will be considered based on their academic abilities and commitment to the goals of the fellowship. Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.

Suitable topics include investigations in the following areas related to and affected by industrial animal production: environmental issues; public health consequences, particularly on understudied populations; international aspects of food production and trade; animal waste composition and safe disposal; effects of animal feed formulations on health and food safety; occupational health effects; food safety and security issues; and policy development to support sustainable, equitable food production systems.

For more information, go to or call 410-502-7578. Applications must be sent by March 15 to Polly Walker, associate director, at Center for a Livable Future, 615 N. Wolfe St., W8503, Baltimore, MD 21205; faxed to 410-502-7579; or e-mailed to


Pilot Project Grants for Molecular Imaging in Cancer

Pilot project grant funds are available to support new innovative projects in molecular imaging. Studies may involve basic, translational preclinical approaches to the development of molecular imaging capabilities, broadly related to cancer detection, prevention, diagnosis or therapy. Cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Funds for pilot projects are provided through institutional and Department of Radiology support to the NCI-funded Small Animal Imaging Resource Program. Guidelines for submission of an application follow. An original and three copies are due to Martin Pomper (Department of Radiology, Room B-100 Phipps Bldg., 600 N. Wolfe St.) by April 6. Applicants will be notified by May 15.

The guidelines for application state that awards will be made for pilot projects or feasibility studies to develop unique molecular imaging research opportunities or ideas.

All faculty members with a cancer-related molecular imaging project, written in collaboration with a faculty member from the Department of Radiology, may apply.

Grants will be awards in the range of $15,000 to $20,000 for a period of one year. Application procedures are posted at

Members of the Molecular Imaging Center will review the applications. High priority will be given to innovative molecular imaging projects that involve significant interactions between faculty members. Projects can be high-risk but should be based on sound reasons for succeeding. For pre-submission inquiries, such as identifying potential radiology collaborators or other application-related information, contact Katie O'Neill, SAIRP grant administrator, 410-614-3020, Room B-100 Phipps Building, 600 N. Wolfe St.


Morgan/Hopkins Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Urban Health

The Prevention Sciences Research Center at Morgan State University and the Center for Adolescent Health and the Urban Health Institute at Johns Hopkins announce the availability of four postdoctoral research fellowships that focus on urban health.

Candidates must have defended their doctoral dissertations in any field related to public health or substance abuse from an accredited university. Postdoctoral fellows will collaborate with faculty from both MSU and JHU in ongoing research projects as well as conduct independent research on such topics as HIV/AIDS, drugs and alcohol use, violence, diabetes, hypertension, adolescent health, youth employment, after-school initiatives, sexual and reproductive health, immigrant families, health communication and health disparities.

The MSU Prevention Sciences Research Center studies the determinants of adverse health outcomes and designs and implements interventions to prevent them. The JHU Center for Adolescent Health works in partnership with the Baltimore community to conduct research that promotes the transition of youth to healthy adult lifestyles. The mission of the Urban Health Institute is to marshal the resources of the university to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Baltimore via research and to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions to solve urban health problems.

Fellowships are awarded for one year with possible renewal for a second year. Stipend amount will depend upon experience (NIH scale). Research and other expenses are also covered. Applications are due before April 1, and awards will be made by May 1. Fellowships may begin anytime after May 1.

For further information and application instructions contact Earl Fox ( or 410-895-1100 at the JHU Urban Health Institute; Freya Sonenstein ( or 410-614-3953 at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Adolescent Health; Bernard Guyer (, JHU Urban Health Institute; or Dot Browne ( or 443-885-4533 at Morgan State University Prevention Sciences Research Center.


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