Cheers is a monthly listing of honors and awards received by faculty, staff and students plus recent appointments and promotions. Contributions must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by a phone number.
John Sommerer, head of the Research and Technology Development Center, has been elected to the board of directors of the Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund, a private nonprofit loan fund in Howard County, Md.
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Paula Ferris Einaudi has been named associate dean for resource planning and development. Previously, she was associate dean for development and alumni relations at the School of Nursing, which she joined in 1988. Einaudi's new duties include overseeing all development and alumni relations efforts for the Krieger School, which has a constituency of more than 30,000 alumni and friends. Einaudi is a graduate of Smith College with a master's degree in Romance languages and literature from Cornell University and a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Colorado. She has taught at the University of Toronto, the University of Colorado, Smith College and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Ilene Busch-Vishniac, dean of the school, has been chosen to represent the 1970s when her alma mater, the University of Rochester, celebrates 100 years of coeducation during its sesquicentennial this year. For a convocation honoring coeducation catalyst Susan B. Anthony, the university selected one alumna per decade who typifies "Anthony-like" qualities, particularly skill and courage in pursuit of her life's work. Recipients will be honored both as individuals and as representatives of the accomplished women of their decade.
Marcia Boyle has been named director of principal gifts for the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She formerly was Wilmer director of development. Associate director of development for ophthalmology Susan Skinner will serve as acting director of development until a national search yields a successor for Boyle.
Joseph R. Coppola, chief of corporate security, parking and transportation services, received a crystal clock from the United States Secret Service for his 24 years of service. Before coming to Hopkins, Coppola was special agent in charge of field operations for the state of Maryland.
Mark T. Hopkins, executive director of Johns Hopkins Bayview Physicians, has been appointed vice president of administration. Although leaving his current position, Hopkins will continue to work with JHBP as it integrates into the JHU School of Medicine and Clinical Practice Association.
Richard P. Kidwell, managing attorney for claims and litigation for the Johns Hopkins Health System, is president-elect of the Society for Healthcare Risk Management, a group of risk managers, defense lawyers and insurance representatives that works to advance the professional practice of health care risk management. Kidwell will become president in 2001.
Carl M. Moyer has been named director of the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine for Priority Projects. He previously served as director of development of the Oncology Center. Moyer will work with several Hopkins medical divisions, including Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, the cardiovascular program, the Children's Center and the Oncology Center. Moyer is a graduate of Susquehanna University and earned a master's degree in education from Bucknell University.
The American Red Cross has presented Johns Hopkins Medicine with the All Star Award for collecting 2,537 units of blood for fiscal year 2000, well over the goal of 2,400 units. JHM also won the World Series Award, for consistently meeting the community's needs through increased donations, and the Best Scout Award, for recruiting 545 first-time donors in fiscal year 2000.
In this year's Association of American Medical Colleges' Group on Institutional Advancement awards competition, Johns Hopkins walked away with more awards than any other institution in the country. Changed, the in-house faculty newsletter edited by Patrick Gilbert, won an Award of Excellence for Internal Audience Periodicals. In the same category, Dome, co-edited by Mary Ann Ayd and Mary Ellen Miller, took the Award of Distinction. The Premiere Performance in Marketing Award went to "Rediscovering the Hopkins Brand," a campaign led by Leslie Waldman, Carol Bloomberg and Mike Hartnett of planning and marketing.
Edith Nichols, director of publications, and Toby Gordon, vice president of planning and marketing, won an Award of Excellence for a Single or Special Issue Publication for a brochure on outcomes research.
Honored with an Award of Distinction for External Audience Periodicals was School of Medicine alumni magazine Hopkins Medical News, edited by Edith Nichols.
In the annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition, sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report, the Johns Hopkins Service Excellence project materials developed by Joan Levy, Henri Banks, John Waterhouse and the Service Excellence Committee won the Gold Award for Employee Communications Program. The Johns Hopkins International Site project, developed by Caroline Zambrowicz, John Waterhouse and the International Office, took home the Gold Award for Web Site/Home Page.
Baltimore-based insurance conglomerate AEGON USA Charitable Foundation and its Dutch parent company, AEGON N.V., have committed $2 million to Johns Hopkins for prostate and breast cancer research. Scientists at the Hopkins Oncology Center will split the funds with the Free University Oncology Research Institute in Amsterdam for a collaborative research study of prostate and breast cancer.
Dana Boatman, an assistant professor of neurology, has been awarded a grant from the Charles A. Dana Foundation. Boatman will use the grant to study the recovery of language in children undergoing hemispherectomy for Rasmussen's syndrome.
Jason Brandt, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been elected president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Clinical Neuropsychology. Brandt also is director of the Division of Medical Psychology at Hopkins.
Henry Brem, vice chairman of Neurosurgery since 1995, has been named Harvey Cushing Professor and Director of Neurosurgery. Well known for his work with brain tumors, Brem has helped Hopkins to become one of the largest brain tumor centers in the country. Brem took up his new role Sept. 1 and replaces Donlin Long, who will continue on the neurosurgery faculty.
Gloria J. Bryan, senior director of Human Resources, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Chesapeake Human Resources Association. Bryan will serve as the director of the organization's diversity committee.
Maura Gillison, a postdoctoral fellow in ophthalmology, was one of five physicians worldwide selected as an inaugural recipient of the Clinical Investigator Award, a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation. She was selected for her research associating the human papillomavirus with squamous-cell head and neck cancers.
Toby A. Gordon, an associate professor of surgery and vice president of planning and marketing for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been appointed to the Governor's Work Force Investment Board. The board works with the state government to serve the employment and training needs of Maryland's employers, employees and future work force.
David B. Hellmann, Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Rheumatology, has been appointed director of the Department of Medicine at Bayview. Hellmann has served as executive vice chairman and vice chairman for clinical affairs of the department, and for the past eight years directed the Osler medical house staff program. Michael J. Klag, David M. Levine Professor of Medicine, director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and associate director of the Department of Medicine, has been named interim director of the department. He will serve until a national search yields a permanent director. Klag is also editor in chief of the Johns Hopkins Family Health Book.
Douglas A. Jabs, a professor of ophthalmology with a joint appointment in medicine, has been elected president of the American Uveitis Society for a two-year term.
Thomas Quinn, a professor of infectious diseases, has been presented with the Distinguished Service Medal by the U.S. Public Health Service. Quinn, a captain in the USPHS Commissioned Corps, was honored for his research in the field of AIDS.
Edward F. McCarthy has been promoted to professor of pathology with a secondary appointment in orthopaedic surgery.
Michael J. Morsberger has been promoted to director of development of the Oncology Center, moving up from senior associate director. He came to Johns Hopkins in 1995 from Mount Washington Pediatric Foundation, where he was director of fund development. A graduate of Radford University, Morsberger holds a master's degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Christopher D. Saudek, a professor of endocrinology, director of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Center and program director of the JHM General Clinical Research Center, is president-elect of the national board of directors of the American Diabetes Association. Saudek is a past president of the association's Maryland office and a recipient of the Outstanding Clinician in Diabetes Award.
Solomon H. Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor and director of Neuroscience, has been selected as one of three City of Medicine Awards honorees for 2000. Part of the Health Affairs Division of the Greater Durham, N.C., Chamber of Commerce, the awards program recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to medicine.
Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of postdoctoral programs and professor of cardiac surgery, will be one of seven distinguished Marylanders to be honored at the Association of Black Media Workers' annual Kwanza Celebration.
Sheila West, a professor of ophthalmology, has been elected to serve as president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. West is the first woman to hold the position in ARVO's 82-year history.
Research to Prevent Blindness Inc. has awarded several grants to Wilmer investigators, including a grant of $110,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases. Others include the Robert E. McCormick Scholar Award of $50,000 presented to David S. Friedman, an assistant professor of ophthalmology; the four-year Career Development Award of $200,000 given to Shannath Merbs, an assistant professor of ophthalmology; and the $55,000 Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award won by David G. Hunter, an assistant professor of ophthalmology with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering.
Susan Appling, an assistant professor, was named to the Site Visitor Board of the American Nurses' Credentialing Centers' Committee on Accreditation.
Andrea M. Jones, the school's assistant director of development, has been named acting director of development and alumni affairs.
Miyong Kim, an assistant professor, was inducted as a fellow of the Western Academy of Nurses.
Andrea C. Gielen has been promoted to professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
J. Marie Harwick has been promoted to professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Jae H. Ku has been awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research during the 2000-2001 academic year on consolidating democracy in Korea.
Kathleen Hider has been named director of development. She previously served as associate director of development at the School of Nursing. Hider is a graduate of Boston University.
The Alpha Iota Mu national honor society recognizes outstanding students, faculty, and practitioners in information technology. SPSBE's Beta chapter, at established in May 1999, is the first to focus specifically on graduate students in the field. Its second induction ceremony, held in June at the Columbia Center, honored Tim Beymer, Terry Chin, Igor Doubenko, Katherine Draper, Richard Earl, Auriol Europe, Jaime Gomez, Ray Hardy, Rhonda Horton, Philip R. Karp, Alex Kelloff, Paul Lee, Albert Lewis, Jr., Asim Malik, Garet Moravec, Marc A. Neff, Donna Odar, Seema Phull, Marc Sanders, Gloria Scheuermann, Brad Sheridan, Marvin Shoop, and Deborah Wright. Two faculty members, David Harper and Tom Naugler, were also inducted.
Raymond V. Infussi III, of Broadway Services, has joined the Homewood Security Department as parking manager for the Homewood campus. Infussi comes to Hopkins with eight years of experience with Penn Parking Inc., where he was responsible for managing facilities in Maryland, including the University of Maryland at Baltimore; Missouri; and Virginia.
Debora Perrone has been named director of foundation relations for the university. She previously served as director of development at the School of Public Health, and during the 1980s directed corporate and foundation relations at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Perrone graduated from Manchester University in the United Kingdom and earned a master of liberal arts degree from Hopkins.
Celestine Turner has been appointed marketing manager at Johns Hopkins. She will design and execute marketing campaigns for clients within the university. Based in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the Homewood campus, Turner is a graduate of the University of Baltimore and earned a master of arts degree in management from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She was formerly marketing manager at AEGON Special Markets Groups Inc. in Baltimore.