For the Record: Cheers
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
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Janet A. DiPietro has been promoted to
professor in the Department of Population and Family Health
Health Divisions Administration
Rachel Ladenson has been appointed associate
director of development for the Brady Urological Institute
at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She comes to Johns
Hopkins from Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, where
she was the director of development.
Joanna Downer, assistant director of science
communication in the new Office of Corporate
Communications, has received an Award of Distinction from
the Association of American Medical Colleges for the JHM
Science e-Newsletter in the "Shoestring" category. The
electronic newsletter is produced twice each month.
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Judy Huang, assistant professor of
neurosurgery, has been awarded a 2003 Young Clinician
Investigator Award by the Neurosurgery Research and
Education Foundation. Huang was selected to receive the
$40,000 prize for her paper "The Effects of Estrogen on
Matrix Metalloproteinase-mediated Inflammatory Injury in
Simon Mears has been appointed assistant
professor of surgery at the School of Medicine and at
Bayview will specialize in trauma and reconstructive
surgery of the pelvis, hip and knee. His research interests
include the clinical outcomes and mechanics of fractures in
geriatric patients. Mears received his M.D. and Ph.D.
degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his
orthopedic residency at Hopkins in 2001. He trained in
adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee at the
Robert J. Spence has been appointed director of
the Baltimore Regional Burn Center at Johns Hopkins
Bayview. An associate professor of surgery at the School of
Medicine, Spence is also chief of the Department of Plastic
Surgery at Bayview, director of its Center for Burn
Reconstruction and director of the Comprehensive Burn Care
Program. Spence received his bachelor's and M.D. degrees
from JHU. He completed training in general surgery at JHH,
the National Cancer Institute and the Milton S. Hershey
Medical Center and training in plastic surgery at JHH.
The internal medicine residency program has
been awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, in collaboration with Partnerships for Quality
Education. Principal investigators Nicholas Fiebach, Roy
Ziegelstein, faculty physician Steven Kravet and residents
Ronia Rosborough and Elizabeth Ward will use the grant to
pilot an innovative method for teaching about systems and
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Jerrold S. Cooper has been appointed to hold
the W.W. Spence Professorship in Semitic Languages.
Carissa Wiederholt, a graduate student in
chemistry, has been awarded an American Chemical Society
Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship. The one-year
$20,000 fellowship, one of 15 given nationwide, will
support Wiederholt's studies of a type of DNA lesion
suspected to be linked to some forms of cancer.
Nitze School of Advanced International
Scott Rembold has been promoted to associate
dean for development and alumni relations. He joined SAIS
as director of development in 2002, having previously
worked at George Washington and Arizona State
School of Medicine
James Burdick, professor of transplantation
surgery, has been named director of the Division of
Transplantation in the Office of Special Programs at Health
Resources and Services Administration at the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Burdick will
remain on the Johns Hopkins faculty, conducting limited
clinical work and continuing with his research projects.
Sarah Clever, assistant professor of medicine,
has received the Mack Lipkin Jr. Associate Award, presented
at the National Society of General Internal Medicine
meeting in May.
Nancy Collop, associate professor in Pulmonary
and Critical Care Medicine, has been elected president of
the American Board of Sleep Medicine, a three-year
Theodore DeWeese, associate professor of
radiation oncology and urology, has been named the first
director of the newly designated Department of Radiation
Oncology & Molecular Radiation Services, following a
nationwide search. DeWeese is a recognized leader in the
study of urologic malignancies (specializing in the
development of andenoviral gene therapy for prostate
cancer) and has been director of the Radiation Biology
program since 2000. He came to Hopkins in 1991 as a
radiation oncology resident.
J. Stephen Dumler has been promoted to
professor of pathology.
Peter Gehlbach, assistant professor of
ophthalmology, is one of four scientists to receive a
$200,000 Development Award from Research to Prevent
Blindness. The award was established in 1990 to attract
young physicians and basic scientists to eye research.
Argye E. Hillis, an assistant professor in
Neurology with an adjunct faculty appointment in Cognitive
Science, has been selected to receive the American
Neurological Association's Derek Denny-Brown Neurological
Scholar Award. The recipient of this award is a newly
elected member of the association who has achieved
significant stature in neurological research and who
promises to continue making major contributions to the
field of neurology. Hillis' current research focuses on
understanding how language functions and spatial maps are
represented in the brain, and how analysis of
brain/behavior relationships can contribute to stroke
therapy. She will be presented with the award at the
association's October meeting in San Francisco.
Richard Huganir, professor of neuroscience and
a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been
selected by the University of Valencia in Spain to receive
the 2004 Santiago Grisolia Prize and accompanying Chair in
Neuroscience and Biomedicine.
Jonathan P. Jarow has been promoted to
professor of urology, with a secondary appointment in the
Department of Pathology.
Richard Johnson, professor of neurology, has
been inducted as an honorary fellow of the Royal College of
Physicians in London.
Richard I. Kelley has been promoted to
professor of pediatrics.
Ji Nong Li, pathology instructor, has received
a $200,000-plus grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation for "Capture Breast Cancer Early: Detecting
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ by Proteomic Analysis Using
ProteinChip Arrays and SELDI-mass Spectrometry."
Harry Quigley, the A. Edward Maumenee Professor
of Ophthalmology, has been awarded the Association for
Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's Friedenwald Award.
The award recognizes lifetime contributions to ophthalmic
research and was named for the late Jonas Friedenwald, who
was a glaucoma pioneer at Hopkins.
Anne M. Rompalo has been promoted to professor
Thomas Sedlak Jr., a postdoctoral psychiatry
fellow, has been selected as a 2003 Pfizer Fellow in
biological psychiatry. The $195,000 fellowship will support
Sedlak's research project "From Antioxidants to Alzheimer
Disease: Studies on the Neuroprotective Role of the Heme
Oxygenase/ Biliverdin Reductase Pathway."
Barbara Starklauf, assistant dean for human
subjects research, has been named assistant dean for human
subjects research compliance. In this new role, she will
advise chairs and members of the JHM IRBs concerning
federal and state regulations pertaining to research.
Judith Carrithers, who comes to Johns Hopkins from private
law practice, has been named director of the Office of
Human Subjects Research. She will take over office process
functions from Starklauf.
Tsyy-Choou Wu has been promoted to professor of
pathology, with secondary appointments in the departments
of Gynecology/Obstetrics and Oncology.
David Yuh, assistant professor of cardiac
surgery, has been selected by the American Geriatrics
Society and the Hartford Foundation to receive a 2003
Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award. The program was
created to encourage young physicians and surgeons to focus
on the geriatrics aspects of their discipline through the
funding of two-year $200,000 awards.
In the Best in Maryland competition held by the
Maryland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of
America, three Johns Hopkins public relations
projects took third place in their respective
categories. They are the Nursing 411 video, created by
Jay Corey, assistant director of special projects in
the Office of Corporate Communications, to recruit nurses
for Johns Hopkins Hospital (audio/visual); the James
Bond/Die Another Day Premiere press kit, created by
Kathy Smith, assistant director of special projects
in the Office of Corporate Communications (media/press
kit); and the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant
Center's Bridges, edited by outreach program coordinator
Judy Minkove (newsletters).
Ten outstanding individuals were honored at the
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine's
residents' farewell dinner in June. Lynette Mark
received the Outstanding Teacher Award; Matthew
Caldwell, Merel Harmel, M.D. Outstanding Resident
Award; Michelle Petrovic, Sylvan Shane Award;
Harold Pierre, KP Limp Resident Teacher of the Year
Award; J. Gregory Hobelmann and Amanda Brown,
CA1 Resident of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Patient Care and Citizenship; Gregg Montonago,
CA2 Resident of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Patient Care and Citizenship; Donald Penning and
Jeffrey Richmand, CA1 Teacher of the Year Award for
Outstanding Intraoperative Teaching and Clinical
Mentorship; and Brett Simon, CA3 Teacher of the Year
Award for Outstanding Intraoperative Teaching and Clinical
School of Nursing
Marguerite Kearney, who served on the faculty in the
School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine for three years, now has a primary
appointment at the School of Nursing, with a joint
appointment at the School of Medicine. Kearney is a bench
researcher whose area of expertise is pathophysiology. Her
work is almost fully funded by the National Institutes of
Health. She currently is investigating the effects of
cerebral ischemia on platelet function and hormone status.
Julie Stanik-Hutt, who became an adjunct faculty
member last year while serving as an acute care nurse
practitioner in the School of Medicine lung transplant
program, is now a full-time assistant professor at the
School of Nursing, teaching students in the Acute Care
Nurse Practitioner Program. She continues to practice at
the School of Medicine in the Emergency
Department/Emergency Acute Care Unit. Stanik-Hutt's field
of research is pain management in critically ill
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