Wellness Classes for Faculty and Staff
The Office of Benefits Administration, in conjunction with
Occupational Health Services, is offering classes to
faculty and staff.
Yoga classes for all levels are being held on the
Homewood campus from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
beginning Nov. 21. Cost for the five-week mini-session is
$15/$25 (for classes once or twice a week).
Mindfulness meditation is a technique that can be
practiced by anyone. The class provides tools for calming
the mind and short-circuiting the body's stress response.
The five-week session will meet from noon to 12:45 p.m. on
Thursdays beginning Dec. 1. The cost is $15.
Seated massages will continue to be offered on the
Homewood, East Baltimore, Mt. Washington and Eastern
campuses. For $10, enjoy a 15-minute seated massage given
by a certified massage therapist.
Muscle conditioning and toning class is being held
from 12:15 to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons on
the Homewood campus, beginning Nov. 15. Cost for the
10-week session is $25/$45 (for classes once or twice a
Weight Watchers at Work will begin a 14-week session
on Dec. 5. The class will meet at 1 p.m. on the Homewood
campus. Cost is $124. A class will also meet at the East
Baltimore and Eastern campuses.
For more information or to register, contact
Occupational Health Services at 410-516-0450 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Symposium on Developmental Neurotoxicity
The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing is offering a
symposium aimed at developing better ways to test for
developmental neurotoxicity. The meeting — "TestSmart DNT:
Creating a Humane and Efficient Approach to Developmental
Neurotoxicity Testing" — will be held March 13-15 at the
Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va.
Abstracts are now being accepted for posters on topics
related to developmental neurotoxicity. The deadline is
Dec. 15. JHU tuition remission is available. This symposium
is approved for Continuing Medical Education credits.
For registration information and abstract submission
guidelines, go to
Pilot Project Grants
The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental
Health is offering pilot project grants of up to $20,000
for the period April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007.
The deadline for submission is Jan. 16. Full details
and application materials can be found on the center's Web
PilotProject.html or by contacting Kay Castleberry at
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research
in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate
Cancer Research Fund. Awards of $50,000 to $100,000 for up
to two years are available to fund career development and
developmental research programs (pilot projects). New ideas
are encouraged. The deadline is Monday, Jan. 9.
For more information go to
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