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November 2010


Date: November 3, 2010


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Healthful journey

On Nov. 20, more than 1000 women are expected to converge in downtown Baltimore for A Woman’s Journey, the Hopkins-sponsored conference that’s focused on women’s health. The forum provides a rare opportunity to learn about the latest medical breakthroughs and to glean lessons on improving health. So far, sessions generating the most interest are “How to Be Fit at 50 and Beyond” and “Food as Medicine.” The plenary speaker is Laurie Singer Sievers, award-winning network television news producer and widow of journalist and ABC Nightline executive producer Leroy Sievers. She will share her inspiring tale as a caregiver who continues her husband’s nationally acclaimed My Cancer blog, now known as Our Cancer. For more information, call 410-955-8660 or visit

King-worthy nominees

As the 29th Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration in mid-January 2011 nears, the search is on for nominees for the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Community Service, which, in the spirit of the life King lived, recognizes outstanding commitments to volunteer community service and humanity. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 15.

All faculty, staff, employees, graduate students and retirees across the Johns Hopkins institutions are eligible to be nominated for this award. To submit a nomination, go to Info for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System: Christina Pickle at or 410-614-3721. University employees should contact Amanda Sciukas at or 443-997-7000.

Affinity groups forming

An affinity group for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender employees is being formed under the auspices of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Office of Workforce Diversity. Called the Hopkins Network, the group will organize social and educational activities for employees while offering a safe, welcome place for dialogue and interaction. The group is open to any faculty or staff member. Those who are interested  may contact Greg Rex at Other affinity groups, including those for veteran, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic and Latino employees, are also being formed.

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