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
Applied Physics Laboratory
Joseph Haber received both the Best Paper in
the Space Systems Track and the Best Paper of Session
awards for his paper "Using a Commercial PCI IP Core in
Space Flight Avionics." His paper was presented in October
at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
22nd Digital Avionics Systems Conference in
Bayview Medical Center
Matthew Tayback, a lecturer in the Division of
Geriatric Medicine, has been ap-pointed by Gov. Robert
Ehrlich as a member of the State Commission on Aging.
Tayback was founding director of the Maryland State Office
on Aging and has served as the assistant state secretary of
health and scientific affairs.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wesley Eddings, a Ph.D. candidate, won the
American Statistical Association's "Stat Bowl" at the
August Joint Statistical Meetings in San Francisco.
Brian Eggleston, a Ph.D. candidate, has
received the June B. Culley Award, which honors outstanding
achievement on the Department of Biostatistics' second-year
Yun Lu, a Ph.D. candidate, has received the
Glaxo SmithKline Award, which honors outstanding
achievement on the Department of Biostatistics' first-year
Fiona Newton has been named associate director
of development, working with the Center for Alternatives to
Animal Testing. She previously directed fund raising and
communications at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The American Public Health Association has recognized
two professors from the Department of Population and Family
Health Sciences. Bernard Guyer, the Zanvyl Krieger
Professor of Children's Health and chair of the department,
is the recipient of the 2003 Martha May Eliot Award, which
recognizes exceptional achievements in the field of
maternal and child health. Laurie Schwab Zabin, a
professor and founding director of the Bill and Melinda
Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, is
this year's recipient of the Carl S. Schultz Award, which
recognizes distinguished service in the field of population
and family-planning health.
Centers and Affiliates
Lester Salamon, director of the Center for
Civil Society Studies, is the recipient of the 2003 Award
for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit
and Voluntary Action Research (formerly the Lifetime
Achievement Award) given by ARNOVA, the Association for
Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
He will receive the award on Nov. 21 at the ARNOVA Annual
Conference in Denver.
Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Harriet Kornfeld has been promoted to director
of development for the Friends of Medicine. She joined the
Fund for JHM in 1999 as assistant director of development
for the Friends of Medicine and was promoted to associate
director in 2001.
Jessica Preiss Lunken has been promoted to
director of development for the Department of Psychiatry.
She previously served as associate director of development
for the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and at the
Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Health Divisions Administration
Perry Cooper has been promoted to assistant
manager for environmental health in the Department of
Health, Safety and Environment. His responsibilities
include the management of both the Homewood Safety Office
and the Environmental Health Division at JHMI.
Homewood Student Affairs
Bill Tiefenwerth, director of the Center for
Social Concern, received the Maryland Association of Higher
Education's 2003 Distinguished Program Award for his work
in helping to launch and sustain the Teach Baltimore
program at Johns Hopkins. The award was presented at a
ceremony at Villa Julie College on Oct. 17.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Lara Brown de Fuenmayor has been appointed
senior associate director of development. She most recently
was director of development at Insead in Fountainebleau,
France; previously, she was a development officer at
Alan Shapiro, W.H. Collins Vickers Professor of
Archaeology and professor of classics, has been named a Phi
Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2003-2004. He is one of 14
scholars selected for this program. Visiting Scholars spend
two days at institutions that have Phi Beta Kappa chapters.
They meet informally with undergraduates, participate in
classroom lectures and seminars, and give a major address
open to the entire community. Shapiro will visit eight
School of Medicine
Arnold Capute, professor of pediatrics, has
been awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics' 2003 AAP
Education Award for his career-long dedication to the
education of pediatricians on child development and
neurodevelopmental disabilities. Capute was instrumental in
the creation of his field and set up Johns Hopkins'
continuing medical education course Spectrum of
Nancy Davidson, professor of oncology, has
received the 2003 Most Powerful Women in Breast Cancer
Award as part of the Avon Foundation's Kiss Goodbye to
Breast Cancer awards celebration. This year's fund-raising
event, held at Tavern on the Green in New York City,
recognized leading women who have made a significant impact
in the fight against breast cancer.
Marjorie Ewertz, a resource nurse and program
coordinator in the Department of Medicine's Division of
Endocrinology, is the first nurse to be elected to
membership in the American Thyroid Association in the
organization's 78-year history. She was elected on the
basis of her contributions to thyroid patient and
professional education as well as to thyroid cancer
Argye E. Hillis, assistant professor of
neurology, has received the Derek Denny-Brown Neurological
Scholar Award, which is given each year to a newly elected
member of the American Neurological Society who has
achieved a significant stature in neurological research and
who promises to continue making major contributions to the
Barbara J. de Lateur, professor of physical
medicine and rehabilitation, has received the 2003 Gold Key
Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation
Medicine. The award was established in 1932 as a
certificate of merit for members of the medical and applied
professions who have rendered extraordinary service to
Matthew McGirt, an intern and fellow in the
Department of Surgery, has been awarded the Resident
Research Award in Brain and Craniofacial Injury by the
Congress of Neurological Surgeons for his paper "Statins
Improving the Neurological Outcome, Attenuate Hippocampal
Neuronal Degeneration and Decrease IL-6 Expression After
Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury."
Paul R. McHugh, Henry Phipps Professor Emeritus
of Psychiatry, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting
Scholar for 2003-2004. He is one of 14 scholars selected
for this program. Visiting Scholars spend two days at
universities and colleges that have Phi Beta Kappa
chapters. They meet informally with undergraduates,
participate in classroom lectures and seminars, and give a
major address open to the entire community. McHugh will
visit eight institutions.
John T. Walkup, associate professor of child
psychiatry, will serve as chair of the Child
Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Study
Section of the Center for Scientific Review, a part of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Charles J. Yeo, professor of surgery and
oncology and the John L. Cameron, M.D., Professor for
Alimentary Tract Diseases, has been named chief of the
Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery. Also, Yeo
has assumed the presidency of the Halsted Society, a group
of North American surgeons dedicated to furthering the
scientific principles and ideals fostered by William
Steward Halsted, M.D., the first chief of surgery at Johns
Peter Agre, professor of biological chemistry,
and Masato Yasui, assistant professor of pediatrics, are
co-recipients of the Biennial Spa Foundation Prize. The
prize, presented by the Belgian National Research Council
(Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique), was awarded
for studies of water during fetal development. The
endowment was donated by the Spadel Group, a Belgian spring
School of Nursing
Patricia Abbott, assistant professor, was
inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics
at a ceremony on Nov. 9.
Kay Cresci, assistant professor, was inducted
as a fellow of the National Gerontological Nurses
Association at a gala on Oct. 11.
Cheryl Dennison, assistant professor, received
the 2003 Best Abstract Award from the American Heart
Association's Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. She
presented her research, "Comprehensive Hypertension Care in
Underserved Urban Black Men: High Follow-Up Rates and Blood
Pressure Improvement over 60 Months," and received the
award last week at the American Heart Association's
Scientific Session 2003. Other authors on the abstract are
Martha N. Hill, Lee R. Bone and David M. Levine.
Marian Grant, a graduate student, re-ceived the
Micromedex/Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Best
Emergency Nursing Research Abstract Award at its national
conference on Sept. 18. The title of her abstract was "The
Effect of Blood-Drawing Techniques and Equipment on the
Hemolysis of ED Laboratory Blood Samples."
Martha N. Hill, dean, was the keynote speaker
at the Indiana University School of Nursing Mary E.
Culbertson Symposium Sept. 12 in Indianapolis. Her topic
was "Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic
Disparities in Health Care."
Miyong Kim, associate professor, was elected a
fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on
Cardiovascular Nursing. She was recognized at an induction
ceremony at the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Annual
Dinner at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart
Association on Nov. 11.
Cynda Rushton, assistant professor, chaired the
19th annual Pediatric Nursing Conference held in Chicago in
mid-September. Approximately 260 nurses attended sessions
on topics ranging from caring for children with chronic
illnesses to minimizing legal liability.
Phyllis Sharps, associate professor and
director of the master's program, has been selected as a
member of the Research Committee of the National Black
Dan Sheridan, assistant professor, received the
2003 Medical Award from the Maryland Network Against
Domestic Violence at the group's annual meeting and awards
dinner on Oct. 2.
Celso Brunetti has joined SPSBE as assistant
professor of finance. Brunetti earned his master's degree
in economics and finance at Bocconi University in Milan,
Italy, and his doctorate at the University of London. He
comes to Johns Hopkins from the University of
Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he was a
visiting professor teaching economics. Prior to Wharton, he
was an assistant professor at the University of Edinburgh
Richard M. "Erik" Gordon has been named
director of the MBA program and faculty member in
Marketing. Gordon, who earned his juris doctor degree from
Union University (Albany Law School), comes to Johns
Hopkins from the Warrington College of Business
Administration at the University of Florida in Gainesville,
where he was director of MBA programs. Previously, he was a
faculty member at Georgia Tech, practiced law and was chief
operating officer for a retailer in Atlanta.
Isaac F. Megbolugbe has joined SPSBE as
director of the NIC Seniors Housing and Care Program and
faculty member of the Allan L. Berman Real Estate
Institute. Megbolugbe, who earned his doctorate at the
University of Pennsylvania, has served as vice president
for research at Linneman Associates, chief economist at the
Fannie Mae Foundation, practice leader for Price
Waterhouse's Housing Finance Group and lead industry expert
with Pricewaterhouse Cooper's LLP Center for Financial
Intermediaries. He has been on the faculty of Penn's
Wharton School of Business, American University's Kogod
College of Business, Florida State University and the
University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He also was senior policy
analyst for the National Association of Home Builders.
Patti A. Smith, of the Division of Public
Safety Leadership, has been named by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich
Jr. as people's counsel for the state of Maryland. Smith,
an attorney, will serve as an advocate for residential and
noncommercial users of natural gas, electric, telephone,
sewer, water and regulated transportation services. Smith
leaves her full-time position as an assistant professor but
will continue as an adjunct professor in the division's
Police Executive Leadership Program.
Robin Wray is the new associate director of
operations for the Office of Annual Giving, after serving a
similar position at Pennsylvania State University.
Judson Crihfield has been appointed director of
the central development Office of Annual Giving, having
served as the associate dean for development in SPSBE.
Whiting School of Engineering
Jennifer H. Elisseeff, assistant professor of
biomedical engineering, has received the Young Alumni Award
from Carnegie Mellon. She graduated from the Mellon College
of Science in 1994 with her bachelor's degree in chemistry
and then earned her doctorate in biomedical engineering
from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and
Technology. Elisseeff, who is at the forefront of tissue
engineering and regenerative medicine, was one of eight
Carnegie Mellon graduates honored during homecoming on Oct.
24 for personal achievement, service and dedication to the
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