Ramy El-Diwany Wins Excellence in Public Health Award

Congratulations to BCMB MD-PhD student Ramy El-Diwany for winning an Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Physician Professional Advisory Committee for his work as co-founder of the Charm City Clinic! The US Public Health Service is the United States’ corps of public health service professionals in uniform. Their mission is to “protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our nation.” Ramy’s commitment to the under-served is admirable and a true representation of the Hopkins spirit.

Check out the full press release here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/johns_hopkins_mdphd_student_wins_us_public_health_award


BME EDGE Professional Skills Day

Please see the following invitation from the BME program:

Dear fellow graduate students:

BME EDGE is thrilled to announce our first Professional Skills Day, with our partners at JHU Career Center and JHMI Professional Development Office (PDO).

TITLE:   BME EDGE Professional Skills Day
DESCRIPTION(*): A day program of workshops that covers the job search process for graduate students: from resumes, to networking, to interviews.  Emphasis on Ph.D. students in the biomedical sciences, but also applicable to Ph.D. and MS students in related fields.

COST(*):   No fee to attend
DATE: Friday, November 22, 2013
TIME: 8:30 am – 5 pm, with modules throughout the day (see attached schedule)
LOCATION: Homewood Campus
8:30am – 3:15pm Glass Pavilion
3:30pm – 5:00pm Maryland 110

*RSVP Required :  RSVP Form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X_hwmin-i1NUnB3wjqz7xjLIuWBuN23qsLEWl9X2gvI/viewform>

You are welcome to attend any and all modules that fit your schedule or needs! (see attached schedule for details)
1) Session 1:  Resumes and CVs
2) Session 2:  Networking and Informational Interviewing
3) Session 3:  Resume Tailoring and Cover Letters
4) Session 4:  The Job Interview
5) Panel Discussion:  Career Opportunities for Ph.Ds

If you can join us, please fill out the RSVP Form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1X_hwmin-i1NUnB3wjqz7xjLIuWBuN23qsLEWl9X2gvI/viewform>  to help us get a head count.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Robert Nickl and Mike Batista
Directors of Professional Development, BME EDGE


Must Do Around Baltimore: Glassblowing at McFadden Art Glass

BCMB student Risa Burr participated in a Glassblowing workshop at a local artisan’s studio.  If you have done a local activity, visited an attraction, or dined at a restaurant and would like to share your experience, please Contact Us about writing a review!

What: McFadden Art Glass glassblowing “date night”

When: alternate Fridays, 7-10pm, no reservation required

Where: 6800 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient craft of glassblowing, learning to create beautiful pieces of art out of molten silicon dioxide? Then McFadden Art Glass, located right here in Baltimore, is for you. Since 2006, Tim McFadden has been delighting the greater Baltimore community with custom glass art pieces out of his studio on Eastern Ave, including swooping chandeliers and intricate vases. Even better, he has a great affinity for teaching, which he shares in classes for all interest and ability levels. I recently went to one of the “date nights” (anyone is welcome, no date required), which he puts on every other Friday from 7-10pm. They begin with a free glassblowing demonstration, in which Tim makes one of the fantastic works of art on display in the gallery. While you sit and watch the magic happen, you are invited to enjoy any libations you may have brought, either from home or the bar next door.

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