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
James E. Loesch, chief engineer of plant
facilities, has been appointed to the board of directors of
the International Facility Management Association. Loesch
is responsible for the technical, code and quality aspects
of all new construction and renovation projects at APL,
where he has played key roles in the construction of more
than 1.4 million square feet of office, research and
support space. He earned his master's degree in technical
management from the Whiting School of Engineering.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Jorge Maciel, a doctoral student in the Harry
Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and
Immunology, was named a 2004-2007 recipient of a Robert D.
Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship. The program, managed
by the American Society for Microbiology and funded by an
AstraZeneca research grant, seeks to increase the number of
underrepresented minority researchers earning
'Saving Lives Millions at a Time,' a book
published by the school in April, has received the Platinum
PR Award for an external publication from PR News.
Previously, the book won Gold Awards in the University and
College Designers Association's annual design competition
in the categories "Book — Complete Unit" and
"Illustration — Complete Book."
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Mack Mitchell, chief of Gastroenterology and an
internationally recognized expert on alcohol and liver
diseases, has been appointed to the National Advisory
Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Johns Hopkins Singapore
Ian McNeice, professor of oncology and director
of the graft engineering laboratory, has been selected to
head the new Division of Biomedical Science, the first
academic division of the School of Medicine based outside
Baltimore. McNeice's research focuses on stem cell biology
and clinical marrow and stem cell transplantation.
Leslie Mancuso, chief executive officer, has
been elected a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
John Bader has been named to the new position
of associate dean for academic programs and advising,
effective Dec. 1. Bader was most recently interim assistant
dean of Advanced Academic Programs. In addition to his role
in advising, he will be responsible for summer and
intersession programs and will oversee the school's
Washington semesters in public service and the humanities,
the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program and the
Department of Military Science. Before coming to Johns
Hopkins in 2001, he served as director of UCLA's Center for
American Politics and Public Policy in Washington, D.C. He
holds a doctorate in political science from the University
of Wisconsin, Madison and studied in India on a Fulbright
Scholarship after finishing his undergraduate work at
Gary Posner, Scowe Professor of Chemistry and
Environmental Health Sciences in the Department of
Chemistry, has been named one of four U.S. 2004-2005
Novartis Chemistry Lecturers. Posner's selection was "in
recognition of outstanding contributions to natural product
synthesis and the development of new synthetic
Sarah B. Steinberg has been appointed to the
position of associate dean of Advanced Academic Programs.
Steinberg comes to Arts and Sciences from the Whiting
School of Engineering. Executive director of the school's
Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals
since 2001, she has served also as senior director,
marketing director and program director. Before joining
Johns Hopkins in 1993, she was a marketing manager and
senior engineer at the engineering firm of Froehling and
Robertson in Sterling, Va. Steinberg holds bachelor's and
master's degrees in civil engineering from Cornell
University and a master's degree in finance and marketing
from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern
University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher
education management from the University of
Nitze School of Advanced International
Francis Fukuyama has been appointed director of
the International Development Program, effective July 1,
2005. The IDEV Program is the largest concentration at the
school. Fukuyama joined SAIS in 2001 as the Bernard L.
Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, a
position he will continue to hold. He also has served a
two-year term as the school's dean of faculty.
Charles Gati, professor in European studies,
has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Hungarian
Republic, Commander's Cross. He will receive the medal this
week in Budapest from the Hungarian foreign minister and
the leader of the Hungarian parliament.
Azar Nafisi, a professorial lecturer and
director of the Dialogue Project, has received the 2005
Frederic W. Ness Book Award for Reading Lolita in
Tehran, a memoir of her life in Iran from the late
1970s to the late 1990s. The annual award recognizes a book
that contributes to the understanding and improvement of
liberal education. The selection committee, comprised of
college and university presidents, chose the book
unanimously. Nafisi will receive the $2,000 award Jan. 27
at the organization's annual meeting in San Francisco.
School of Medicine
Jef Boeke, professor of molecular biology and
genetics and director of the HighThroughput Biology Center
in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, has
received the first Ira Herskowitz Award for mid-career
scientists from the Genetics Society of America. The award
recognizes Boeke's research, particularly of "jumping
genes," or transposons, in yeast.
John Freeman, professor of neurology and
pediatrics, has received the Child Neurology Society's 31st
annual Hower Award, given to an individual who has made
outstanding contributions to child neurology. He also
delivered the keynote address at the society's yearly
Julie Freischlag, director of the Department of
Surgery, has been appointed editor of the American College
of Surgeons' Archives of Surgery.
Murray Kalish, assistant professor in the
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine,
has been re-elected for a second three-year term to the
board of trustees of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical
Society, representing the Baltimore City Medical Society.
Kalish also serves as treasurer of MedChi.
Michael Klag, professor of medicine,
epidemiology and health policy and management, and vice
dean for clinical investigation, has been chosen a Champion
of Public Health by the Tulane University School of Public
Health and its Tropical Medicine Epidemiology
Paul Ladenson, director of the Division of
Endocrinology and Metabolism; the John Eager Howard
Professor of Endocrinology; and professor of medicine,
pathology, oncology and international health, is the new
president of the American Thyroid Association.
Donlin Long, director of Neurosurgery, has been
chosen by the board of the Blaustein Pain Program as the
first recipient of the Donlin M. Long Pain Service Award.
The award will be given annually to someone who has
promoted the treatment of pain at The Johns Hopkins
Robert Massof, professor of ophthalmology and
director of the Lions Vision and Research and
Rehabilitation Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute, has
received Bressler Prize in Vision Science from the Jewish
Guild for the Blind.
Matthew McGirt, a neurosurgery resident, has
received the Galbraith Award from the Congress of
Neurological Surgeons for excellence in cerebrovascular
Jeffery Palmer, professor of physical medicine
and rehabilitation, and Koichiro Matsuo, a postdoctoral
research fellow, have received an award for the best
scientific paper from the Japanese Society of Dysphagia
John Ulatowski, professor of anesthesiology and
critical care medicine, has been named chairman of the
department and anesthesiologist in chief of the hospital.
Ulatowski, one of the world's leading investigators into
the regulatory mechanisms of cerebral blood flow and oxygen
delivery, has served as interim chairman since 2003.
Previously, he served as co-director of the neuroscience
critical care unit and vice chairman for clinical affairs
of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Medicine, among other key SOM and Hospital positions.
School of Nursing
Miyong Kim and Daniel Sheridan have been
elected fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. Kim is
an associate professor whose research expertise lies in
ethnic minority and immigrant health, particularly that of
Korean Americans. She is also a fellow of the American
Heart Association and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing
and serves as co-editor of Health Power, a national
minority health news Web site. Sheridan, an assistant
professor, leads the school's Clinical Nurse Specialist
Forensic Nursing Focus. He is also a forensic clinical
nurse specialist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and
president elect of the International Association of
Forensic Nurses. He was recently honored as a Rush
University College of Nursing Distinguished Alumnus.
Kathleen Becker, assistant professor, received
the State Award for Excellence for Nurse Practitioners from
the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Jacquelyn Campbell, associate dean for faculty
affairs, received the Family Violence Sexual Assault
Institute 2004 National Award for Advocacy in the Field of
Family Violence and also the Maryland Network against
Domestic Violence 2004 Education Award.
Marion D'Lugoff, assistant professor, received
the State Award for Excellence for Nurse Practitioner
Advocate from the American Academy of Nurse
Sara Groves, instructor, was elected to the
nominating committee for the Associa-tion of Community
Health Nursing Educators.
Joan Kub, assistant professor, was elected to
the futures task force for the Association of Community
Health Nursing Educators.
Cynda Rushton, associate professor, was named
chair of the ethics work group of the American Association
of Critical-Care Nurses and has been appointed to the
advisory board for Sanctuary for the Dying in Montgomery
County, Md. In addition, she recently received a joint
appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at the School
Kathleen White, associate professor, has been
named to the advisory board of the new Maryland Patient
Gerontology pioneer receives lifetime achievement
When Pearl German started teaching at the
School of Public Health more than 30 years ago, gerontology
was not a defined field, and there was no gerontology
curriculum at the school. German set her mind to changing
all that, and on Nov. 8 the Gerontological Health section
of the American Public Health Association — a section
that she herself helped create — honored her with a
lifetime achievement award for her work.
German, professor emerita in the Department of Health
Policy and Management and a nationally recognized expert in
gerontology, taught at the schools of Public Health, Health
Sciences and Medicine for more than 30 years. During that
time, she advised a majority of students interested in
gerontology and geriatrics, and she developed a whole
curriculum in gerontology.
Combining her expertise in health services research
with her knowledge of behavioral sciences, she developed
courses in the principles of gerontology and preventive
services and in the health behavior of older people, and
she created an interdepartmental program in which doctoral
students in health services research, epidemiology or
mental health could focus on older populations, take
courses in gerontology and receive a certificate in
gerontology in addition to their doctoral diplomas.
"Gerontology is now a very visible field," German
says. "You can't go anywhere now that you don't hear or see
people talking about the elderly. The greatest changes have
been that old people don't have to go a nursing home to
die, that old people have rights and that we should listen
to them because they're wise, not old fogies."
German received her doctor of science degree in 1971
from what was then the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and
Public Health. The author or co-author of more than 100
articles, book chapters and monographs, she was the
co-principal investigator on the Women's Health and Aging
Study (1991-98) and co-investigator on the Medicare Current
Beneficiary Survey (1989-94). In addition, she has served
on many advisory panels and received numerous awards for
— Kristi Birch
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