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
Bayview Medical Center
Joe Carrese, associate professor of general
internal medicine, has been named the first Blaustein
Scholar in the Ethics of Clinical Practice and director of
the new Ethics in Clinical Practice program at Johns
Hopkins' Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute. He will
study the "epidemiology" of ethical issues that emerge in
the daily practice of medicine and will design, implement
and evaluate curricula addressing ethical issues in
Gerald Lazarus, professor of dermatology, has
been elected a trustee of his alma mater, George Washington
Stephen Milner has been named chief of burn
services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins
Bayview Medical Center and surgical director of the Johns
Hopkins Wound Healing Center, located at Bayview. He comes
from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,
where he was a professor of surgery and director of
Memorial Medical Center's regional burn center.
Michele A. Shermak, assistant professor of
plastic surgery, has been appointed director of the
Division of Plastic Surgery. A fellow of the American
College of Surgeons, Shermak is known for her work with
body-lifting procedures and with massive weight-loss
Scott Wright, associate professor of internal
medicine, has been named deputy director for medical
Centers and Affiliates
Lester Salamon, director of the Center for
Civil Society Studies, has been named by The Nonprofit
Times to its "Power & Influence Top 50" list for 2005.
Johns Hopkins Health System
Ronald Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins
Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of
Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named vice chairman of the
board of the Maryland Hospital Association.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Recently elected to the board of trustees are Janie
Elizabeth Bailey, a third great-niece of Johns Hopkins
and recently retired managing director of Credit Suisse
First Boston; Robert C. Baker, chairman and CEO of
National Realty & Development Corp.; Richard Berndt,
managing partner of the Baltimore law firm Gallagher,
Evelius & Jones; Philip Butterfield, CEO of the Bank
of Bermuda; Richard Forsythe, president of Forsythe
Technology; and Edward Gillespie, founder and
principal of Quinn Gillespie and Associates.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Tobie S. Meyer-Fong, an assistant professor in
the History Department, is a recipient of a fellowship from
the American Council of Learned Societies, which this year
made awards of more than $2.3 million to 60 scholars for
postdoctoral research in the humanities and
humanities-related social sciences. Meyer-Fong will write a
monograph focusing on the strategies through which the
state, local society and individuals made sense of China's
Taiping Rebellion (1850-64), one of the most devastating
civil wars in history.
Two Johns Hopkins students have been selected by the
U.S. Institute of Peace as 2005-2006 Peace Scholar
dissertation fellows. Each will receive a $20,000 stipend.
Tova Norlen is a graduate student in the Conflict
Management Program at SAIS; her research project is titled
"Sacred Stones and Religious Nuts: Resolving Conflicts Over
Absolute Sacred Space." A predoctoral fellow in the Krieger
School's Department of Anthropology, Isaias
Rojas-Perez will research "Law, National Reconciliation
and Social Repair in Post-War Peru."
School of Medicine
Don Boswell, senior employment and compensation
specialist in the Office of Human Resources, has been
promoted to employment manager.
Edward Cornwell, chief of trauma surgery, has
been named to the Junior Achievement of Central Maryland's
Hall of Fame. The organization praised Cornwell's
anti-violence work with the Police Athletic League and
inner city youth.
Barbara DeLateur, professor and former chair of
the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has
been named Distinguished Service Professor.
Chien-fu Hung, assistant professor of
pathology, has won one of four Young Investigator Awards
from the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. The award will
fund a three-year research project into alternative
treatment for ovarian cancer.
Gabor Kelen, professor and chairman of
Emergency Medicine, has been elected president of the
Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.
Guohua Li, professor of emergency medicine, has
been awarded a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim
Jacek Mostwin, professor of urology, has been
appointed director of the Physician and Society course.
Cynthia Rand and Eric Bass, professors of medicine, will be
Beth Murinson, assistant professor of neurology
and director of pain education, has been awarded one of six
Mayday Pain & Society Fellowships. Fellows learn how to
connect with media, write editorials and communicate with
legislators to further pain awareness.
Todd Cox, Paramjit Joshi, John Walkup and
Thomas Wise, all of the Department of Psychiatry,
were among the "Top Doctors" in the July issue of the
School of Nursing
Marguerite Littleton-Kearney, associate
professor, is a member of one of the two American Red Cross
medical assessment teams deployed by the ARC in response to
Jane Shivnan, assistant director of nursing at
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, will serve as interim director
of the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. She also will
serve as director of the Office of Global Nursing, a new
initiative designed to position Johns Hopkins Nursing as a
worldwide leader in nursing and health care.
Vicki Mock, Gayle Page and Maryann
Fralic, all professors, have been elected to terms on
the Academic Council. Mock and Page will serve for three
years and Fralic for two, all beginning this month. Fralic
replaces Marie Nolan, associate professor, who will now
serve on the council as chair-elect of the Faculty
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