Walk for Colon Cancer
To raise awareness of the disease and funds to combat it,
the first Two-Day Colon Cancer March will take place Oct.
18 and 19. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of
cancer deaths, a statistic that can be substantially
lowered by education and early detection. Teams are
currently forming for the 40-mile weekend walk.
To start a team or to register as an individual
marcher, call 866-489-6329. Individuals may also register
Help With Kids' Safety Seats
The Children's Safety Center at the
Bloomberg School of Public
Health is educating Marylanders about the state's new
child safety seat law.
Beginning Oct. 1, all children younger than 6 years of
age, regardless of weight, and all children weighing 40
pounds or less, regardless of age, must be secured in a
federally approved child safety seat. The center's staff is
available, free of charge, to assist in selecting the best
car safety and booster seats and to inspect or install
seats. In addition, low-income families may purchase car
safety seats at a discount.
The Children's Safety Center is a program of the
Center for Injury Research and Policy. To make an
appointment, call Jackie Milani at 410-614-5555 or Florence
Reynaud at 410-614-5556 or visit the center inside the
Johns Hopkins Children's Center between 10 a.m. and 4:30
JHU Bands Wanted
WJHU is looking
for Johns Hopkins bands to submit songs to be featured in a
fund-raiser CD compilation. The bands will not be paid but
will have great exposure. All interested groups should
Mentoring Program to Benefit Children
JHHS Community Services is coordinating a mentoring program
to benefit students at nearby Collington Square Elementary
School in East Baltimore. Studies have shown that
interacting with a child for one or more hours per week can
have an enormous impact on the child's education and
The afterschool program at Colllington Square is
provided to 140 children who could benefit from additional
attention. Mentors will spend time interacting with the
children while helping with homework and other projects. No
special teaching skills are necessary to become a
To volunteer on afternoon a week, call Terry Todesco
at 410-614-4976 for more information.
Statistics Research Funding
The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research
in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to
support research projects in statistics, probability and
stochastic processes. The fund was created in 1997 by an
endowment established by professor emeritus Acheson Duncan
at the time of his death. Duncan was a pioneer in research
and application of quality control and industrial
Faculty and students throughout Hopkins are eligible
to apply for funding for collaborative projects with a
member of the faculty in the
Department. Items funded might include but are not
limited to travel to research conferences and workshops,
computer equipment and software, matching funds for grant
proposals, short-term visits of collaborators to Hopkins,
interdepartmental seminars, partial support for research
assistants and seed money for new research. Most grants
will be less than $5,000.
Proposals should be brief, preferably no more than
three single-sided pages; provide itemized expense
estimates; and be signed by each investigator. Proposals
may be submitted at any time to committee chair John C.
Wierman, Mathematical Sciences Department, 104 Whitehead
Hall, Homewood campus.
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