SOM's Linzhao Cheng receives Presidential Early Career
Linzhao Cheng, an assistant professor of
gynecology in the Institute for Cell Engineering's Stem
Cell Biology Program, has received a Presidential Early
Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He was one of 12
winners nominated by the National Institutes of Health and
one of 57 winners overall.
The awards, which are the nation's highest honor for
professionals at the outset of their independent research
careers, were officially presented during a ceremony on
Sept. 9 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in
Eight federal departments and agencies annually
nominate scientists and engineers whose work shows the
greatest promise to benefit the nominating agency's
mission. Participating agencies award these beginning
researchers up to five years of funding to further their
work in support of critical government missions.
According to the citation from the NIH, Cheng was
nominated and chosen "for outstanding accomplishments in
the field of stem cell research including pioneering
research that is advancing our knowledge of human embryonic
stem cell self-renewal and differentiation of blood
New online system in place for job requisition, applicant
A new online job requisition and applicant-tracking
system called JHUjobs is now up and running, replacing
STARS, which is no longer available. JHUjobs is located at
the same Web site,
jobs.jhu.edu, and, like STARS, allows for posting of
personnel requisitions, searches for open positions and the
submission of employment applications.
All applications must now be made through the Web
site; they can no longer be submitted by e-mail, U.S. mail
or fax. For more information, contact the appropriate
divisional Human Resources office.
Urban policy competition offers $5,000 prize for student
The Johns Hopkins Institute for
Policy Studies invites applications for the 2004-2005
Abell Award in Urban Policy. The $5,000 prize is given
annually to the Johns Hopkins student who writes the most
compelling paper on a pressing problem facing the city of
The contest is open to all full-time students in any
degree-granting program of Johns Hopkins University.
The deadline for submitting a paper is Jan. 18, 2005.
The winner will be selected in a blind review by a panel of
judges comprising opinion leaders from the Baltimore
business and nonprofit communities and JHU faculty.
The contest, sponsored by the Baltimore-based Abell
Foundation, is intended to encourage fresh thinking about
the challenges facing Baltimore and provide an incentive
for JHU students to focus their talents on the city's
problems, both during their Johns Hopkins career and
For more information, go to the Abell Award Web site
You may also contact IPS Director Sandra Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-4614
to discuss ideas for a paper.
Dietetic internship program at Bayview receives
The 3-year-old dietetic internship program at
Center has received its 10-year initial accreditation
from the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic
Education, the accrediting agency for the American Dietetic
Dietetic internship programs that apply for
accreditation from CADE must be post-baccalaureate programs
and provide at least 900 hours of supervised practice
experiences to be completed in a two-year period.
The internship program at Hopkins Bayview is the only
Hopkins-based residency-training program for dietetic
interns. Since its founding in 2001, the program has
graduated three classes and doubled its enrollment.
Gifted students sought for CTY national academic talent
From September through mid-November, families of
gifted children in second through eighth grades in 19
states and the District of Columbia may enroll their
children in a national academic talent search sponsored by
Center for Talented Youth.
Students already scoring at the 97th percentile or
higher on nationally normed tests or at top levels on state
tests are eligible to apply to the talent search.
Participants take above-grade-level tests (such as the SAT
for seventh- and eighth-graders) that further assess math
and verbal reasoning skills.
"The results from these tests give families useful
information for charting future educational plans for their
children," said CTY's executive director, Lea Ybarra.
Participants receive certificates of achievement from
CTY. Qualifying students are invited to awards ceremonies
or to enroll in CTY's well-known summer and online courses.
Applications may be obtained through a child's school,
www.cty.jhu.edu or by calling 410-516-0277.
Impact of nursing shortage on African-American
Nursing Dean Martha Hill has announced a Dean's
Lecture to feature C. Alicia Georges of Lehman College of
the City University of New York. Georges will present a
talk titled "The Impact of the Nursing Shortage on Quality
of Life in African-American Communities" at 12:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the school. George, who coordinates
Lehman's RN sequence, is currently president of the
National Black Nurses Foundation and serves on the board of
the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks.
Shriver Hall Concert Series opens season with Mozart Piano
Shriver Hall Concert Series opens its 39th season on
Sunday, Sept. 26, with the acclaimed Mozart Piano Quartet.
The European group, formed in 1997, was
quartet-in-residence at the International Festival for
Romantic Music in Saxony-Anhalt from 1997 to 1999 and has
made appearances at similar festivals throughout Europe and
Australia. The MPQ has recorded music of Jenner, Brahms and
Mozart on the CPO and Arte Nova labels.
For program information and ticket prices, see the
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