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.
Academic and Cultural Centers
Sue Waterman, resource services librarian for German and Romance languages at the Eisenhower Library, has been awarded the 2001 Martinus Nijhoff West European Specialist Study Grant from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Waterman will use the grant for travel to Belgium to gather research in support of her book-length study "Collecting the 19th Century: The Book, the Specimen, the Photograph as Archive."
Applied Physics Laboratory
Peter Pandolfini has received the Navy's Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement and success of acquisition reform in the Navy. It was presented by H. Lee Buchanan, assistant secretary of the Navy.
The Standard Missile-3 team received two excellence awards last month from the Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants. A group award recognized five members of APL's SM-3 kinetic warhead test team for their "extraordinary efforts in the successful execution of the first closed-loop hardware-in-the-loop testing of the [SM-3] kinetic warhead." An individual award recognized Ron Griesmar for his "exceptional performance and personal initiative" in support of the Jan. 25 SM-3 flight test referred to as FTR-1A.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Susan E. Lee has been appointed director of development at the Wilmer Eye Institute. A 1982 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she most recently was director of development at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Previously, she was a major gifts officer and director of development at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Lee is a member of professional organizations including the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
John Baldwin has been appointed the Charles Homer Haskins Professor Emeritus in the Department of History.
Ernesto Freire has been appointed the Henry A. Walters Professor in Biology.
David R. Yarkony has been appointed the D. Mead Johnson Professor in Chemistry.
School of Medicine
James N. Campbell, vice chair and professor of neurosurgery, has received the John and Emma Bonica Public Service Award from the American Pain Society. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of pain through public education, dissemination of information, public service or other efforts that further knowledge about pain.
Paul W. Flint has been promoted to professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.
Francis M. Giardiello has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Wayne M. Koch has been promoted to professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.
Mary E. McCaul has been promoted to professor of psychiatry.
Julia A. McMillan has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Lloyd B. Minor has been promoted to professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, with secondary appointments in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering.
Sakkubai Naidu has been promoted to professor in the Department of Neurology, with a secondary appointment in Pediatrics.
Leslie P. Plotnick has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Michael VanRooyen, founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for International Emergency, Disaster and Refugee Studies, was selected by Reader's Digest as one of its Health Heros 2001. VanRooyen is profiled in the magazine's February issue, and an interview appears on its Web site.
Stephen T. Wegener, associate professor, has been appointed vice chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Nia D. Banks and Nadine A. Jackson, both class of 2002, and Dexter W. Love, class of 2001, participated in the Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine for Minority Students, held this month at the headquarters of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Pharmaceutical Research Institute in Princeton, N.J. The fellows are second- through fourth-year minority medical students who are nominated by their deans and chosen by a committee of medical school faculty and biomedical researchers. Each fellow works from eight to 12 weeks on a research project with an established medical school researcher, who acts as a mentor. Banks' mentor was James E.K. Hildreth, associate professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences; Jackson's, Neil R. Powe, director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research; and Love's, Craig A. Vander Kolk, associate professor in the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery.
School of Nursing
Christine Kasper, an associate professor and holder of the M. Adelaide Nutting Chair, was appointed by Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening to be a member of the State Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research.
Linda Lewandowski, an associate professor, is president-elect of the Society of Pediatric Nurses. She will assume presidency of the national organization in April 2002.
Victoria Mock, an associate professor, has been awarded the 2001 Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society.
Instructor Kay Cresci and assistant professor Robin Remsburg have been selected Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Research Scholars for 2001. They are two of 16 researchers chosen to participate in the Summer Geriatric Nursing Research Seminar of the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University.
School OF Professional Studies in Business and Education
Chris M. Tucker, director of the school's Washington, D.C., Center, will serve a three-year appointment as a member of the Advisory Council for the College Credit Recommendation Service of the American Council on Education. ACE is a comprehensive association of the nation's colleges and universities dedicated to analysis of higher education issues and advocacy on behalf of quality higher education and adult education programs.
Carol Keyser, senior program director of business technology programs and partnerships in the Department of Technology of the Graduate Division of Business and Management, has received an Outstanding Contributor Award from the Center for Performance Excellence, the "corporate university" of Booz-Allen & Hamilton, the international management and technology consulting firm. In 1999, Keyser established a partnership between SPSBE and Booz-Allen to create a master's degree program in information and telecommunications at the company's headquarters in McLean, Va. Edward Cohen, director of the Center for Performance Excellence, says the award recognizes Keyser's "outstanding support" of the partnership, which he has called a perfect "alignment of a corporation and a university."
School of Public Health
Patrick N. Breysse has been promoted to professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
Marie Diener-West has been promoted to professor in the Department of Biostatistics.
Lynn Goldman, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, will be a keynote speaker at the Association for Science in the Public Interest's first general meeting, May 31-June 2 at the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Lisa M. Hepburn, a doctoral student in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is a winner of a Woodrow Wilson-Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Grant in the area of children's health. Her topic is "An Evaluation of the Impact of the 1988 Maryland Law Banning Saturday Night Special Handguns on Youth Firearm Related Violence."
Steven R. Kleeberger has been promoted to professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.
Kimberly O. O'Brien has been promoted to associate professor, International Health.
Thomas R. Oliver has been promoted to associate professor, Health Policy and Management.
Keerti V. Shah, a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected by the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology to receive the Diagnostic Virology Award for 2001. The award, sponsored by Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems, acknowledges an individual whose contributions to viral diagnosis have had a major impact on the discipline.
Linda Smeyne has been named the school's director of development. She previously served as vice president of the Woodbourne Foundation, which supports the Woodbourne Center, a care facility for children with emotional difficulties. Smeyne, a 1972 graduate of the University of Maryland, has been director of communications for the Associated Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund and director of public affairs for several offices within the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives.
David J. Sullivan, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, has received the Pew Scholars Award in Biomedical Sciences 2000-2004.
Ying Zhang has been promoted to associate professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.
Whiting School of Engineering
Felicity J. Callard, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, is a winner of both a 2000 Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship and a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grant in Women's Studies. Newcombe fellows are those who are writing dissertations on topics of ethical or religious values in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Women's Studies grantees are adding to the body of knowledge concerning women in all fields. Callard's topic is "The Logic of Agoraphobia: Metropolitan Tales of Gender, Fear and Space."