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.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Butch de Castro, a doctoral student in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, has been awarded a Textilease Medique New Investigator Research Grant from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation for his doctoral research.
Ronald H. Gray was installed as the inaugural William G. Robertson Professor in the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences. The professorship was created to support the school's pioneering research and outreach programs in world population, an area of particular concern to Robertson.
Jerome Hauer, a member of the health advisory board, has been named director of the country's Office of Public Health Preparedness by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson.
Jean Nachega, an assistant scientist, International Health, was the recipient of the 2002 NIH-funded JHU's Center for AIDS Research Pilot Grant Award. Nachega and colleagues plan to conduct critical community-based pilot studies in South Africa with the long-term goal of identifying best strategies to prevent HIV drug resistance.
Renate Wilson, an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is the author of Pious Traders in Medicine: A German Pharmaceutical Network in 18th-Century North America (Penn State Press, 2000), which has been awarded the 2001 Kremers Award from the American Institute for the History of Pharmacy.
The Center for Communication Programs has been awarded Gold Quill awards for 2002 from the International Business Communicators Association for two innovative projects. The documentary training program Arab Women Speak Out, led by Bushra Jabre and Carol Underwood, won an Award of Excellence, while the SeKarang! coral reef preservation campaign in Indonesia, under the direction of Douglas Storey, won an Award of Merit. Both programs competed in the category of Economic, Social and Environmental Development/Third World Development. The winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on June 10 in Chicago during the IABC's annual international conference. Selected as one of the top five entries, Arab Women Speak Out will be highlighted at the banquet.
Health Divisions Administration
Three Johns Hopkins Medicine newletters have taken honors in this year's CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) awards.
Receiving medals in the internal audience newsletter category were Dome, edited by Mary Ann Ayd and Mary Ellen Miller, which won a gold; Hopkins Nurse, edited by Anne Bennett Swingle, a silver; and Change, with Patrick Gilbert as managing editor, a bronze. Judges noted that Dome made them "want to be a part of the Hopkins community, it sounds so exciting and interesting" and also commended the publication for making "remarkably challenging choices" in covering difficult institutional issues. Hopkins Nurse was complimented for its design and writing; Change was noted for being "particularly strategic in its conceptualization and execution."
Johns Hopkins Health System
Judy A. Reitz, executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, was honored as one of five Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Distinguished Women of 2002. The award honors women who exemplify the ideals of ethics, leadership and character that each Girl Scout strives to achieve.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
David P. Goldberg, an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department, has received a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Lawrence M. Principe has been promoted to full professor, with tenure, in the Department of History of Science, Medicine and Technology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemistry, effective July 1.
School of Medicine
Roger Abounader, an instructor in the Department of Neurology, has received the Peter A. Steck Memorial Award for outstanding brain tumor research from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The award recognizes Abounader's recent work on mechanisms of glioma malignancy and experimental molecular therapeutics. He received $5,000 and as part of the award gave a scientific presentation at the foundation's annual meeting, held in Houston in April.
Dwight E. Bergles, an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience, has received a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Todd Dorman, division chief of Critical Care Medicine and assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been appointed medical director of Respiratory Care Services as well as chair of the Continuing Medical Education Advisory Board for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Lee A. Fleisher has been promoted to professor of anesthesiology.
Ralph W. Kuncl, professor of neurology and pathology and vice provost of the university, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Chicago's Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association.
Hyam I. Levitsky has been promoted to professor of oncology, with a secondary appointment in medicine.
Russell Margolis, associate professor of psychiatry, director of the Neurogenetic Testing Laboratory and director of the Laboratory of Genetic Neurobiology, has received the Hereditary Disease Foundation's highest recognition, the Lieberman Award, for his work on Huntington's disease. The award brings funding of $150,000 over two years for his project "Molecular Etiology of a Novel Disorder Identical to Huntington's Disease."
Constance Nduaguba, a first-year ophthalmology resident, was selected as one of six finalists for the National Medical Association Ophthalmology Award for Medical Students and Ophthalmology Residents. She will present her research at the NMA conference in Honolulu in August.
Jeffrey Palmer has been promoted to professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, with a secondary appointment in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.
Arnall Patz, director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, on June 1 in Philadelphia, in recognition of his discovery that a widely accepted oxygen therapy for premature infants caused blindness and his development of the argon laser for treatment of retinal diseases.
Donald Penning has been named chief of the Division of Obstetrics Anesthesiology. Before coming to Hopkins, Penning was anesthetist-in-chief of the Sunnybrook and Women's Health Sciences Center in Toronto. He has published extensively in both clinical and basic science areas related to obstetrical anesthesiology and has an academic interest in health services research related to operating room efficiency.
Mark Riddle has been promoted to professor of psychiatry, with a secondary appointment in pediatrics.
Richard Thomas has been named administrator of the Wilmer Eye Institute. Thomas was formerly CEO of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and CEO of the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago.
James Brasic, Jean-Francois Cloutier, Paul Dijkhuizen, Carsten Hopf and Akira Sawa are recipients of grants from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. Each will receive a Young Investigator grant of $60,000.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center has announced winners of the Ninth Annual Fellow Research Day. Samuel Janssen was the first-place winner, and Hexin Chen, Siew Loon Ooi and Jong-In Park received honorable mention awards in the area of basic research. Annastasiah Mhaka and Lan Lin shared first place in the area of clinical/translational research, with Alan Meeker, Giovanni Traverso and Tianhong Wang receiving honorable mention. Saraswati Sukumar, associate professor of oncology and pathology, received the 2002 Director's Teaching Award in basic science, and Deborah Frassica, associate professor of radiation oncology, won the 2002 Director's Teaching Award in clinical science.
School of Nursing
Jacquelyn Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Professor, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Kay Cresci, an instructor, has been invited to be a member in the Sigma Phi Omega National Academic and Professional Society in Gerontology.
Sue K. Donaldson, a professor, has been named assistant editor and research columnist for the Journal of Professional Nursing for the 2002-2004 term.
Miyong Kim, an associate professor, was inducted recently to Baltimore City's Commission on Aging and Retirement Education.
Linda Pugh, an associate professor, has been named acting director of the Doctor of Nursing Science program.
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education
Judson K. Crihfield has been appointed assistant dean and director of development and alumni relations. Crihfield comes to SPSBE from the School of Chemical Sciences at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was director of development. Previously, Crihfield was director of development and alumni relations at the College of Science and Mathematics of the University of South Carolina. Crihfield received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wolford College and his master of education in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina.
In the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Circle of Excellence Awards Program, Johns Hopkins Magazine has received a gold medal for staff writing. The magazine also received a bronze medal in the general interest magazine category.
Also in the CASE awards, the staff of the Office of News and Information was awarded a bronze medal in the general news writing category.
Doug Behr, designer in the Office of Design and Publications, and writer/client Cindy Kelly, director of Historic Houses, won a CASE gold in the category of special program publications packages for their catalogs and invitations to two Evergreen exhibitions: the 2000 sculpture show and this year's Kings, Hummingbirds and Monsters artist's books exhibition. The Kings, Hummingbirds and Monsters invitation also won a bronze medal in the category of visual design in print/specialty pieces.
In a competition sponsored by the American Association of Museums, Behr and Kelly received second prize in the invitations category and honorable mention in the exhibition catalogs category for Kings, Hummingbirds and Monsters. Other entries in this competition were from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art and other major institutions.
Behr and another collaborator/client, Marguerite Ingalls Jones of Alumni Relations, won a CASE gold medal for alumni relations publications for an alumni travel publication.
Whiting School of Engineering
Emanuel Horowitz, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, has been honored by ASTM International with a 2002 ASTM Award of Merit and the accompanying title of fellow. The award is the highest ASTM award given to individuals for contributions to standards activities. ASTM Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices cited Horowitz for "dynamic and outstanding leadership in fostering the development and promulgation of surgical implant standards."