May 17, 2010

Calendar — May 17, 2010


Fri., May 21, 2 p.m. “The Wilmer Eye Institute and Health Care Reform,” an APL colloquium with Peter J. McDonnell, the William Holland Wilmer Professor and Director of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute. Parsons Auditorium. APL


Sun., May 23. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Peabody Preparatory Dance presents Sleeping Beauty. Advance tickets required; 410-234-4626. Friedberg Hall. Peabody


Tues., May 18, noon. “Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age,” a SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations discussion with Steven Hill, author of the book by the same title and director of the New America Foundation’s Political Reform Program, and Daniel Hamilton (moderator), director of CTR. 500 Bernstein-Offit Building. DC


Wed., May 19, noon. “Urban Rats, Discussing the Problem,” Public Health Practice Grand Rounds with Gregory Glass, SPH, and Katherine Feldman, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB


Mon., May 17, 5 p.m. The 2010 Efrem Potts Lecture—“Mysticism, Science and Moral Cosmopolitanism in Enlightenment Jewish Thought: The Book of the Covenant of Phinehas Elijah Hurwitz (1765–1821) and Its Legacy” by David Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by Philosophy and the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program. Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel). HW

Tues., May 18, 4 p.m. “Adjusting Mood and Cognitive Circuits with Deep Brain Stimulation,” the first Michael M. Ossoff Visiting Lectureship in Memory Disorders and Alzheimer’s Disease, with Andres M. Lozano, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Research Institute. Reception to follow. Asthma and Allergy Center, Bayview Medical Center. Bayview


Tues., May 18, 7 p.m. A reading by authors Jessica Anya Blau, Michael Kimball, Madeleine Mysko and Jen Michalski from City Sages: Baltimore, the first title from CityLit Press. (See “In Brief,” p. 2.) Barnes & Noble Johns Hopkins. HW


Mon., May 17, noon. “Impact of Everyday Life Stresses on Reproductive Function: Mechanisms Underlying Stress Sensitivity,” a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar with Judy Cameron, University of Pittsburgh. W1020 SPH (Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall).  EB

Mon., May 17, 12:10 p.m. “Transport and Health Outcomes in Developing Countries,” a Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy with Anthony Bliss, World Bank. Part of the International Injury series. W2033 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 17, 12:15 p.m. “Transposons: Germline Invaders With a Lasting Impact on Genome Evolution,” a Carnegie Institution Embryology seminar with Cedric Feschotte, University of Texas, Arlington. Rose Auditorium, 3520 San Martin Drive.  HW

Mon., May 17, 2 p.m. “The Influence of Phosphate on Metal Homeostasis and Toxicity,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with Leah Scharf Rosenfeld. W7023 SPH.  EB

Mon., May 17, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Building Expectations: New Vistas for Gamma Oscillations” with Sergio Neuenschwander, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger.  HW

Wed., May 19, 10 a.m. “Three Novel Statistical Applications in Genomics: Redefining CpG Island, Peak Detection From Multiple Chip-chip Experiments and Data Pre-processing for ABL/SOLID Second Generation Sequencing Technology,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Hao Wu. W2033 SPH. EB

Wed., May 19, 12:15 p.m. “Trajectories of Mental Health Treatment Among African-American Men in Baltimore City,” a Mental Health Wednesday noon seminar with Anne Sawyer, SPH. Hampton House Auditorium, B14B. EB

Wed., May 19, 5:30 p.m. “Risky Business: Perspectives on Working on the Risk Sciences,” a Risk Sciences and Public Policy Institute seminar wtith Erin Dreyling, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Bonnie J. Gaborek, DuPont Haskell Global Centers for Health & Environmental Sciences; and Martin W. Gehlhaus III, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. W4030 SPH. EB

Thurs., May 20, 10 a.m. “Culture, Religion and History in the Development of Modern Popular Credit Institutions in the United States and Bolivia, ca. 1800-2000,” a SAIS International Development Program thesis defense seminar with Brian Norris. 736 Bernstein-Offit Building. DC

Thurs., May 20, noon. “Role of Saliva in Blood Feeding by Arthropods: From Sialomes to the Sialoverse,” an MMI/ID Research Seminar with Jose M.C. Ribeiro, NIAID/NIH. W1020 SPH (Becton Dickinson Lecture Hall). EB

Friday, May 21, noon. “Exposure Assessment of Contaminants Associated with Industrial Dairy Facilities in the Lower Yakima Valley, Washington,” an Environmental Health Sciences thesis defense seminar with D’Ann Williams. E6519 SPH. EB

Fri., May 21, 2 p.m. “Statistical Methods for Observational Data in Health Services Research,” a Biostatistics thesis defense seminar with Jessica Myers. W2030 SPH (Executive Lecture Hall). EB

Mon., May 24, 4 p.m. The David Bodian Seminar—“Functional Organization of Cortical Microcircuits” with Veit Stuphorn, KSAS. Sponsored by the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. 338 Krieger. HW


Tues., May 18, noon. Diversity Recognition Awards Ceremony (see story, p. 12). Sponsored by the Diversity Leadership Council. Shriver Hall Auditorium. HW


Thurs., May 20, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Translating Health Services Research Evidence Into Practice to Make a Difference, a Health Services Research and Development Center 40th Year Celebration with keynote speaker Denise M. Rousseau, Carnegie Mellon; presentations by Jonathan Weiner, Bruce Leff and Albert Wu, all Johns Hopkins; and a panel discussion with Rousseau; Alvin Mushlin, Cornell; and Laura Morlock, Johns Hopkins. Sponsored by Health Policy and Management. W1214 SPH (Sheldon Hall). EB

Mon., May 24, noon to 3 p.m. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Women’s Health with Camara Jones, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and selected research presentations from students and postdoctoral fellows. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Women’s Health Research Group. Lunch will be served. RSVP to E2030 SPH (Feinstone Hall). EB