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
The Johns Hopkins University Press book Sublime Desire: History and Post-1960s Fiction, written by Amy J. Elias of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, has been awarded the 2003 Perkins Prize, given by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature to the book making the year's most significant contribution to the study of narrative.
Applied Physics Laboratory
Larry C. Kohlenstein, who heads the Business Services Department, has been appointed chief financial officer. Kohlenstein earned a doctorate in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins and joined APL in 1961.
Health Divisions Administration
Marcia Boyle, director of development for the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named the 2003 recipient of the Distinguished Layperson Award from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. Boyle was recognized for her work with the Immune Deficiency Foundation, a lay association she co-founded in 1980 dedicated to the primary immunodeficiency diseases.
Anne Bennett Swingle, of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, is the new editor of Dome. She was most recently assistant editor and senior writer for Hopkins Medical News and editor of Hopkins Nurse. Lindsay Roylance, who returns to Hopkins after completing a master's in international journalism in London, is the new assistant editor. She was previously a publications writer in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Mary Ann Ayd now is assistant editor for Hopkins Medical News, and Mary Ellen Miller is senior writer for OCPA publications. Both previously were co-editors of Dome.
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Richard G. Bennett, the Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, has been named vice president of medical affairs. Bennett also serves as executive medical director of the Geriatrics Center and directs the fellowship training program in geriatric medicine. He is also executive director for long-term care at Bayview and chief medical officer for Johns Hopkins Health Care. At Bayview, Bennett has been vice chairman of the Medical Board since 1996. The appointment is effective July 1, when current vice president Philip D. Zieve retires.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Scott Armstrong, a senior majoring in political science, was included in the Feb. 13 issue of Sports Illustrated for breaking the NCAA Division III record in the 1650 freestyle swim by more than five seconds at the Miami Invitational on Dec. 5.
Serena Ng, associate professor with tenure, has been promoted to professor in the Department of Economics, effective July 1.
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Kent E. Calder has been appointed to the Reischauer Professorship of East Asian Studies, with tenure, and as director of the Japan and Korean Studies Program.
School of Medicine
Aimalohi A. Ahonkhai, a third-year medical student, was one of 29 students from the nation's top medical schools selected to participate in the Fellowship Program in Academic Medicine for Minority Students, which is funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation. The fellows and their faculty mentors, along with 98 high school students, met at a two-day symposium in Lawrenceville, N.J., where Ahonkhai, a graduate of Harvard, presented her research on the impact of providing highly active antiretroviral therapy to infants born with HIV infection. Her study suggests that effective HAART treatment regimens may be different for infants under 3 months of age than for older children.
Michael Amey, who directs Research Administration, has been promoted to associate dean. Amey, who was previously an assistant dean, has played an important role in a number of cross-institutional programs and policy issues during a time of marked growth and change in the research environment.
Duke E. Cameron has been named the first recipient of the James T. Dresher Sr. Professorship of Cardiac Surgery. Cameron, who serves as director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, is a national expert in pediatric cardiac surgery, surgery for Marfan syndrome and the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary bypass.
John L. Cameron has been named Distinguished Service Professor in recognition of his many years of service, contributions and dedication to the ideals of Johns Hopkins. Cameron's career here began 44 years ago, when he entered the School of Medicine as a student, and in 1984, he was appointed director of the Department of Surgery. A world leader in the field of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tree and pancreas, he has served as president of all the prominent national surgical organizations.
John A. Flynn has been selected as a 2003 recipient of the Outstanding Young Physician Award of the University of Missouri Medical Alumni Organization. Flynn received his M.D. from that university in 1986. The D. William Schlott, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Flynn is clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and associate professor of general internal medicine.
Mary Foy has been promoted to associate dean and registrar in the Dean's Office. Foy, who was previously an assistant dean, has served as a member of every SOM committee involving faculty or trainee matters and has helped shape education policy, addressed the needs of doctoral candidates and championed better financial aid and learning space for students.
Rolley E. Johnson has been promoted to professor of psychiatry.
John J. Mann, associate professor of medicine, was awarded the Samuel Asper Award for Excellence in the Practice of Internal Medicine at the annual meeting of the Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Internal Medicine in February.
Adrian M. Mosley, administrator for the Office of Community Health, has received the Distinguished Black Marylanders Award in Health/Medicine, given by Towson University. Mosley has lectured regionally and nationally on minority participation in research, increasing diversity in recruitment and community outreach strategies. She shares the award with Donald Wilson, dean of the School of Medicine at University of Maryland.
Janet S. Sunness, associate professor of ophthalmology, has been granted a $55,000 RPB Physician-Scientist Award by Research to Prevent Blindness. The award is designed to foster development of outstanding clinical scientists by providing greater opportunities for specialized study with direct application to the human condition. Sunness has done pioneering work defining the progressive loss of vision caused by macular degeneration.
Donald J. Zack, Guerrieri Professor of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Ophthalmology, has been granted a $65,000 Senior Scientific Investigator Award by Research to Prevent Blindness. Zack will use the funds to advance his studies on how the expression of genes in the retina is altered by disease. His lab is using a new technology, microarray analysis, which allows the simultaneous study of thousands of genes at a time.
The Endowed Chair of Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine has been renamed the Richard J. Traytsman Professorship in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Myron Yaster has been appointed the first recipient of the professorship.
School of Nursing
Barbara Frink, an adjunct faculty associate and enterprise nurse executive with Patient Care and ICU Systems, Cerner Corp., was named as one of 12 new members to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, or AHRQ. The 19-member council provides advice to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and to the director of the AHRQ.
Daniel Sheridan, an assistant professor, was named president-elect of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. He will transition to the role of president in 2005.
Theresa Yeo, an assistant professor, has been named president-elect of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland (NPAM). Her term will begin June 1. In addition, Yeo was appointed chair of the Critical Care Nursing Editorial Review Group for Doody's Book Review Service.
Glenn Small has been named assistant director of the Office of News and Information, which he joined in 1998 as a senior media representative. Small has helped lead News and Information into a number of new areas, including the production of audio and video for distribution over the World Wide Web, directly to media and over the Research Channel. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Small was a freelance writer and a reporter for The Evening Sun and The Sun in Baltimore and The Richmond News-Leader. He earned his bachelor's degree, with honors, from Towson University.