Brody one of five new members named to CareFirst
President William R. Brody
has been named to the CareFirst board of directors,
effective Jan. 1, 2004. The appointments of Brody and four
others were announced on Nov. 21 by a nine-member
nominating committee appointed in August by Maryland Gov.
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Senate President Thomas V. "Mike"
Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch.
Prior to becoming president of JHU, Brody was the
provost of the Academic Health Center at the University of
Minnesota. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees
in electrical engineering from MIT and his medical degree
and doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford.
The other new CareFirst board members are John M
Colmers, a program officer for the Milbank Memorial Fund
and a former JHU trustee; Michael J. Kelly, a former VP and
CEO of Georgetown University and former dean of the
University of Maryland Law School; Michael Merson, a senior
consultant at Yaffee & Co.; and Clemon H. Wesley, president
and CEO of Texcom.
Frederick W. Puddester, executive director of budget
and financial planning and analysis at Johns Hopkins,
chaired the nominating committee.
SAIS hosts Washington launch of memoir by Robert
SAIS and the Council on Foreign Relations will host
the Washington, D.C., book launch of In an Uncertain
World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington by
Robert E. Rubin. The book was published Nov. 18 by Random
The invitation-only event, to be held at 6 p.m. today,
Dec. 1, will feature a discussion about the book between
Rubin, former Treasury secretary and chairman of the
executive committee of Citigroup, and Al Hunt, executive
Washington editor of The Wall Street Journal.
The memoir, co-authored by Jacob Weisberg, offers
Rubin's analysis of some of the most important events in
recent American history and presents his approach to
thinking about markets and dealing with the risks of the
Audio of the discussion will be available Dec. 2 at
Agre, other American Nobel winners meet with Pres.
School of Medicine professor Peter Agre, who received a
Nobel Prize in October from the Royal Academy of Sciences,
made a trip on Nov. 17 to the Oval Office, where he and the
five other 2003 American Nobelists were recognized by
Agre was honored for his laboratory's 1991 discovery
of "water pores" in cells. He shared this year's Nobel
Prize in chemistry with Roderick MacKinnon of Rockefeller
Kendel Ehrlich rep announces donation to Cancer
On Nov. 24 at the Safeway store in Gateway Village
Shopping Center in Annapolis, a representative of Maryland
first lady Kendel Ehrlich unveiled this year's donation
from Safeway's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign to the
Cancer Center. The check for close to $90,000 will
support breast cancer research.
During the month of October, Baltimore-area Safeway
stores enlisted the help of shoppers to donate $1 or more
at checkout stands.
Safeway collected $2.2 million last year during its
campaign across the country.
Hopkins taekwondo team wins dual collegiate national
Hopkins Olympic taekwondo team brought home 18 medals
— six gold, seven silver and five bronze — from
the recent National Collegiate Taekwondo Association
Championships held in Seattle. The club also earned first
place in the overall and novice divisions, making it the
No. 1-ranked collegiate taekwondo team in the nation.
H.O.T. competed against more than 200 college teams,
among them Texas A&M, Miami, Cornell and MIT.
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