Presidential campaigns to debate health care policy at
The United States Census Bureau recently reported that
the number of Americans without health insurance grew to 45
million in 2003. On Monday, Sept. 13, the Johns Hopkins
Bloomberg School of Public
Health will host a debate on health care policy between
representatives selected by the presidential campaigns of
President George W. Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry. "Access to
Health Care: The Presidential Positions" will be moderated
by Alfred Sommer, dean of the Bloomberg School, and a panel
of experts. The discussion will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in
the school's Sommer Hall.
Gail Wilensky, presidential co-chair of the
President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery,
will speak on behalf of the Bush campaign. Christopher
Jennings, president of Jennings Policy Strategies and
senior health policy adviser to the Clinton administration,
will speak on behalf of the Kerry campaign.
A live webcast will be available at
Mobile technology in education and health care is focus of
The Johns Hopkins Institutions on Oct. 12 will host
Mobile@Hopkins, an all-day event intended to acquaint the
Hopkins community with the potential uses of mobile
technology in education and health care.
The event, held in the Turner concourse on the East
Baltimore campus, will include information sessions, case
studies, presentations, demonstrations, hands-on workshops
and vendor exhibits. Local and national experts, including
Johns Hopkins staff, will demonstrate and discuss the use
of mobile technology, such as cell phones, Palm-based
wireless computing, tablet PCs and interactive classroom
Mobile@Hopkins was made possible in part by a $4,995
grant awarded by the National Library of Medicine as part
of its outreach program to promote the use of information
technology for health professionals. Sponsors of the event
include Dell, Clarinet Systems, MercuryMd and Verizon
Five hundred attendees are expected, and 270 people
have already preregistered. To register, go to
Krieger launches M.S. degree in bioscience regulatory
School's Advanced Academic Programs will launch its new
master of science degree in bioscience regulatory affairs
at a reception being held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday,
Sept. 13, at the Montgomery County Campus' Building III.
The program was created to provide a new skill set
necessary to fill a growing number of positions at
biotechnology companies that are facing increasingly strict
guidelines at both the state and federal levels. Taught by
professionals from the federal government, industry and
academia, courses will be offered for the first time in
spring 2005, pending endorsement from the Maryland Higher
The reception will take place after a Food and Drug
Administration and Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America workshop being held at the campus.
Guests will include FDA employees, members of PhRMA, Johns
Hopkins faculty and students, and the bioscience
Speakers will include Norris Alderson, associate
commissioner for science at the FDA, and Victor Corces,
chair of the M.S. in Biotechnology Program and professor in
the Department of
Biology at Johns Hopkins.
To attend, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-294-7162 by Sept. 10.
JHU volunteers to work on Wyman Park Dell
The Wyman Park Dell in Charles Village will be getting
a much-needed spiffing up on Saturday, Sept. 11, thanks to
an initiative of developers Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse.
Each year, SB&R, in partnership with the Enterprise
Foundation, organizes a day of volunteerism throughout
Baltimore City. The James W. Rouse Community Service Day
honors the legacy of Rouse and his influence in shaping a
Johns Hopkins will be partnering with the Friends of
Wyman Park Dell, the city's Department of Recreation and
Parks and the Baltimore Museum of Art in a cleanup effort
that will improve the beauty and safety of the park, an
urban retreat that has become almost obscured from public
view because of invasive overgrowth. The day's work will
include removing scrub undercover and unwanted trees,
repairing cracked pathways and planting perennials. To
participate, contact Kate McShane-Oeming at 443-573-4046 or
Name change announced for part-time engineering
Beginning Oct. 1,
Part-Time Programs in
Engineering and Applied Science will be known as
Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals,
or EPP for short.
The name change was announced last week by Nicholas
Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, in
letters sent to enrolled students, faculty and staff.
The decision, he said, was reached after reviewing
peer programs and the names they use to describe them. The
study, he said, reaffirmed the school's decision to change
the emphasis in the name from "part-time" to "professional"
because it more clearly speaks to the needs of the students
and to the program's overall mission.
"In doing so," Jones wrote in one letter, "we are
taking a proactive step that reinforces to members of our
community a commitment to their future: a step that we hope
you will agree more explicitly articulates this
Nominations being accepted for the 2004 Martin Luther King
Jr. Award for Community Service
This award recognizes outstanding commitment to
volunteer community service by faculty, staff, graduate
students and retirees of the university, and staff,
employees and retirees of the hospital.
The recipients will be honored in January at the
annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration,
which features nationally known keynote speakers whose work
honors and supports King's memory. More information on
nomination criteria and the award process, as well as
nomination forms, may be found online at
www.jhu.edu/~outreach/mlk or by contacting Matt Smith
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