Annual Baltimore Writers Conference
The 11th annual Baltimore Writers Conference, co-sponsored
by the Writing Program in the Krieger School, is offering
on Saturday, Nov. 13, an entire day of sessions on writing
craft, readings, workshops, the writing business,
contemporary issues and trends in fiction, poetry,
nonfiction, screenwriting and other forms.
Writing Program alumni are encouraged to attend.
Featured speakers are poet Dana Gioia, chair of the
National Endowment for the Arts, and novelist and Pulitzer
Prize-winning critic Stephen Hunter. Hopkins students can
attend the conference for the discounted fee of $30.
To register and for more information, go to
www.baltimorewriters.org. The conference will take
place in the University Union at Towson University. The
conference will begin at 8 a.m. (breakfast and
registration), and sessions will continue from 9 a.m. to 5
WebCT Office Hours
Office hours with Pamela Stefanuca, WebCT trainer in the
Center for Educational Resources, are scheduled from 2 to 3
p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the CER Conference Room,
Eisenhower Library, Homewood campus.
All instructors/designers in WebCT are invited to stop
by. Register at www.cer.jhu .edu. For virtual attendance,
flood.cer.jhu.edu/public/vClass and click on Hopkins
eLive Classroom under Application Links.
Pilot Project Grants
The Johns Hopkins NIEHS Center in Urban Environmental
Health is offering pilot project grants of up to $20,000
for April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006, to stimulate new
lines of research on such topics as the adverse health
impact of hazardous environmental exposures on populations;
how the interaction of socioeconomic status and
environmental exposure contributes to health disparities;
early biological effects of environmental agents in urban
populations; community outreach and environmental health
education; and the molecular epidemiology, exposure
assessment and mechanisms of action of agents found in the
Deadline for submission is Jan. 14, 2005. Full details
and application materials can be found on the center's Web
PilotProject.html or by contacting Kay Castleberry,
Research Coordinator Training Program
This weekly course provides a comprehensive overview of the
core competencies needed to administer and direct human
subjects research projects. Among the topics to be
discussed are IRB, recruiting, data management, informed
consent and study administration. The next session will be
held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 30 to Feb. 15,
at the School of Nursing.
For more information, call 443-287-4745, e-mail
email@example.com or go to:
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research
in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate
Cancer Research Fund and the Johns Hopkins SPORE
Awards of $50,000 to $100,000 for up to two years are
available to fund career development and developmental
research programs (pilot projects). The deadline for
applications is Friday, Jan. 7. For more information, go to
The Global Health Promotion Research
The Global Health Promotion Research Program consists of a
summer internship for up to three months, from June to
August, in one of several countries and fields of research.
One undergraduate student from the Krieger School of Arts
and Sciences will be chosen to participate.
This year the four locations are Australia, with the
field of research The Biology of Stress; South Africa,
Durban, with HIV/AIDS and Adolescent Health; South Africa,
Capetown, with Violence Against Women/Women's Health; and
South Korea, with Cardiovascular Health Promotion.
Application and recommendation forms are available in
237 Mergenthaler Hall and online at
An application and two recommendation forms must be in
the office of the dean for research and graduate education,
237 Mergenthaler on the Homewood campus, no later than 4
p.m., Nov. 29. Recommendation forms must be received in a
sealed envelope by that date. It is the applicant's
responsibility to make sure the recommendations have been
sent. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted;
there are no exceptions.
Applicants will be evaluated based on previous
research courses and experience, interest in research
career, commitment to addressing health disparities,
description of competencies, level of maturity and cultural
adaptability. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Following the application selection process, there
will be student interviews conducted by participating Johns
Hopkins School of Nursing faculty. Students will be
notified of their selection prior to the winter break.
Interested individuals with questions about the
application process should contact Ami Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific
questions about the logistics of the program, contact
Andrea Telford at
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