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
Academic Centers and Support Services
Joshua Else has been appointed assistant dean
for development at the Sheridan Libraries. Else comes to
Johns Hopkins from American Red Cross national headquarters
in Washington, D.C., where he was director of major gifts.
Previously, he was general manager of a publishing firm in
Hawaii. From 1996 to 2000, he worked at Wake Forest
University, where he was director of annual support for the
university and director of development at the law school. A
1993 graduate of Wake Forest, Else earned an MBA from the
University of Hawaii in Honolulu in 2002.
Marsha Schachtel, senior fellow with the
Institute for Policy Studies, was honored as an early and
faithful advocate by the Maryland Industrial Partnership at
the program's 20th anniversary celebration. The MIP program
accelerates the commercialization of technology in Maryland
by providing matching funds for collaborative R&D projects
between companies and University System of Maryland
Applied Physics Laboratory
At ceremonies held at the Lab in June, Richard
Constantine, Edward Lee and William Zinger received the
Navy's highest civilian honor, the Navy Distinguished
Public Service Award. As stated in their citations, the
"significant accomplishments" made by their teams are
"essential to the Navy's and the Joint Forces' war-fighting
capabilities" and are a testament to their "management,
operational and technical prowess, and ability to inspire
Laboratory teams to strive for excellence in fulfilling
their roles as part of a trusted Navy and DoD [Department
of Defense] resource."
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Gilbert M. Bunham has been promoted to
professor in the Department of International Health.
Gregory Kirk, assistant professor in the
Department of Epidemiology, is the 2005 recipient of the
Thomas and Carol McCann Innovative Research Fund for Asthma
and Respiratory Disease. Given annually to a junior faculty
member, the McCann award provides support to investigators
with a unique idea who wish to generate preliminary data in
order to pursue extramural support. Kirk and his team of
researchers will perform an assessment of respiratory
symptoms and airway obstruction on a large cohort of HIV+
and HIV- drug users. Based on this characterization, they
will be able to explore the associations of obstructive
disease in relation to HIV infection, immunosuppression,
smoking, inhaled drugs and other covariates.
Health Divisions Administration
Elaine Freeman, vice president for corporate
communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has received the
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland chapter
of the Public Relations Society of America. The award
honors Freeman's distinguished career and demonstrated
expertise in public relations.
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Chris Durso, associate professor of geriatric
medicine, has received a $2.1 million grant from the
Federal Health Resources and Services Administration. The
Maryland Regional Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Training
grant aims to increase the number of clinician-educator
physicians, psychiatrists and dentists who will lead aging
education or research in academic medical centers.
Johns Hopkins Health System
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Women's Board has elected
five new officers for 2005-2007: Alice Reid,
president; Debbie Kurz, first vice president;
Anne Miller, second vice president; Carolyn
Meredith, recording secretary; and Beth Gaines,
assistant recording secretary. This year the Women's Board
is contributing $789,000 toward scholarships, basic science
research, patient care and the Children's Center's new
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Ellen Keats Stifler has been named director of
development for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
Center. In her 15 years at Johns Hopkins, Stifler has
served as the director of development for the Milton S.
Eisenhower Library and the departments of Neurology,
Neurosurgery and Psychiatry and, most recently, as director
of principal gifts, divisional programs, for the
university. Her work at JHM will focus on creative
strategies in development for the Cancer Center, with a
multidisciplinary and multidepartmental major gift
emphasis, and on the Department of Oncology's academic and
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
David A. Bell has been appointed to the Andrew
W. Mellon Professorship in the Humanities in the Department
Jane Dailey, associate professor in the
Department of History, has been conferred tenure.
Adam G. Riess has been appointed a full
professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Alice McDermott, writer in residence and holder
of the Richard A. Macksey Chair in the Humanities, has been
promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Writing
Science Rules (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004),
edited by Peter Achinstein, has been selected for
inclusion in the Scientific American Book Club. Achinstein
is a professor of philosophy.
Nitze School of Advanced International
Francisco E. Gonzalez has been appointed the
first holder of the newly established Riordan Roett
Professorship in Latin American Studies.
William M. Wise has been appointed associate
director of the Southeast Asia Studies Program and a fellow
at the Foreign Policy Institute. Wise brings to SAIS nearly
40 years of government, business and academic experience
with a focus on national security affairs. Most recently,
he was president of the Sorrento Group, an international
consulting firm, and adjunct professor of the Practice of
International Affairs at George Washington University. Wise
served as deputy national security adviser to the vice
president from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his White House
service, he was chief of policy at the U.S. Pacific Command
and served as deputy director for policy planning, East
Asia and Pacific Region, in the Office of the Secretary of
Defense. From 1967 to 1983 he held various positions in the
U.S. intelligence community. He served more than 30 years
in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel. Wise received
his bachelor's degree in political science from Amherst
College and a master's degree in American studies from the
University of Hawaii.
School of Medicine
Peter Burger, professor of pathology, oncology
and neurosurgery, has received the Pioneer Award for
Pediatric Neuro-Pathology from the Children's Brain Tumor
Foundation. Burger is currently exploring the genetic
components of brain tumors.
David Chang, research associate in the
Department of Surgery, has won the Maryland Stars of Life:
Maryland EMS-Geriatrics Award from the Maryland Institute
for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Each year, MIEMSS
recognizes individuals and programs for their efforts in
assisting in emergency responses. Chang accepted the award
from Gov. Ehrlich at a ceremony at the State House in
Peter J. Donovan has been promoted to professor
in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Charles W. Flexner has been promoted to
professor in the Department of Medicine.
Paul W. Flint, professor in the Department of
Otolaryntology-Head and Neck Surgery, has been appointed
the first holder of the Charles W. Cummings, M.D.
Carolyn Ford has been appointed administrator
for the Department of Dermatology.
Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite has been promoted
to professor in the Department of Psychiatry.
Jo Jennings has been named administrator of the
Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Hendree Jones, associate professor of
psychiatry, has won the American Psychological
Association's 2005 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early
Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied
psychology. Jones is a leading expert in the examination of
pharmacotherapies to treat drug dependence during pregnancy
and the impact of prenatal exposure to such medications.
Redonda Miller, assistant professor of
medicine, has been named treasurer-elect of the Society of
General Internal Medicine, a national organization of
academic internists. Her three-year term began in June.
Arnall Patz, professor emeritus of
ophthalmology, has been named the recipient of the 2005
Lester S. Levy Humanitarian Award, which is given
biannually by the Associated Jewish Community Federation of
Baltimore to the person who best exemplifies the highest
Paul Sponseller, the Lee H. Riley Jr., M.D.,
Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, has received the Arthur Heune
Award from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North
America. Sponseller was honored for his career
contributions in research.
Paul Talalay, the John Jacob Abel Distinguished
Service Professor of Pharmacology and director of the
Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology, has been awarded the
2005 Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research. The
award, which includes a medal and $50,000 honorarium, is a
leading honor for scientists studying micronutrients, diet
and other natural approaches to disease prevention or
therapy. Talalay studies dietary phytochemicals that help
protect against cancer.
Alan J. Tapper has been appointed assistant
professor emeritus part time in the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Kathleen Ann Turano has been promoted to
professor in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Jerry A. Winkelstein has been appointed
professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics.
Harvey A. Ziessman has been promoted to professor in
the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.
At convocation on May 26, teaching awards were
presented to nine outstanding educators: Stewart
Hendry, professor of neuroscience (Alumni Association
Excellence in Teaching Award); Michael Choi,
associate professor of renal medicine, and David
Weishampel, professor of functional anatomy and
evolution (W. Barry Wood Jr. Award for Excellence in
Teaching); Kathryn DelPizzo, anesthesiology house
staff (House Staff Teaching Award); Rachel Green,
associate professor of molecular biology and genetics
(Graduate Student Teaching Award); Thomas Koenig,
associate dean for student affairs and assistant professor
of psychiatry (George J. Stuart Award); and Robert
Chow, assistant professor of medicine, Pamela
Lipsett, professor of surgery, and Carolyn
Machamer, professor of cell biology (Professors' Award
for Excellence in Teaching).
School of Nursing
Sharon Olsen, assistant professor, received the
2004 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in
the category of Nursing Research for her book Instruments
for Clinical Healthcare Research.
Hyunjeong Park, a doctoral student, was awarded
a P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship, which was
established to provide scholarships for international women
students to pursue graduate study in the United States and
Emily Anne Ramshur, of the accelerated class of
2006, has been selected to receive the John R. and Ruth
Ward Gurtler Scholarship, established in memory of alumna
Ruth Ward Gurtler '29 to ensure that qualified, caring
applicants to the school are able to carry on the proud
tradition of Hopkins Nursing. Ramshur came to nursing
through her volunteer work, spending two years in West
Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later working on the
south side of Chicago to find adoptive families for
Daniel Sheridan, assistant professor, has been
certified by the Maryland Board of Nursing as a forensic
nurse examiner--adolescent/adult and will be conducting
sexual assault exams at the Mercy Medical Center SAFE
Richard Kilburg, senior director of human
services in the Department of Human Resources, has received
the 2005 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional
Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology. The
award is presented annually by the American Psychological
Association to a member who has demonstrated extraordinary
ability to integrate psychological theories and concepts
into practical applications that are used by leaders and
managers to create effective, healthy and humane
organizations. Kilburg received his doctorate in clinical
and community psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
He was the founding president of the Society of
Psychologists in Management and is a fellow of APA Division
13. He has published three books with APA; his fourth,
Executive Wisdom: Coaching and the Emergence of Virtuous
Leaders, is scheduled for publication in 2006.
Whiting School of Engineering
Lori Graham-Brady has been conferred tenure as
associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering.
In addition, Graham-Brady recently received a Junior
Research Prize from the International Association for
Structural Safety and Reliability at its ninth
International Conference on Structural Safety and
Reliability, held in June in Rome, Italy.
Justin Hanes, associate professor in Chemical
and Biomolecular Engineering, was named associate editor
for the International Journal of Nanomedicine and is also
now a member of the editorial board of the Journal of
Markus Hilpert, assistant professor in
Geography and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded
the 2004 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Manuscript
Review for Vadose Zone Journal. The VZJ reports on
fundamental and applied research from disciplinary and
multidisciplinary investigations, including assessment and
policy analyses, of the mostly unsaturated zone between the
soil surface and the groundwater table.
Alexander Kaplan, professor in Electrical and
Computer Engineering, has received the 2005 Max Born Award
from the Optical Society of America. The award, which will
be presented to Kaplan this fall, recognizes his "seminal
contributions to nonlinear interface and optical
bistability effects, hysteretic resonances of a single
electron, and physics of sub-femtosecond pulses."
Konstantinos Konstantopoulos has been conferred
tenure as associate professor in the Department of Chemical
and Biomolecular Engineering.
Charles O'Melia, chair of Geography and
Environmental Engineering, will receive an honorary
doctorate from Clarkson University this week in recognition
of his "significant contributions to the theories of
coagulation, flocculation and filtration, leading to
improved water treatment practices throughout the world."
The degree will be presented to O'Melia at the 2005
Conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering
and Science Professors, being held at Clarkson.
Daniel Naiman, chair of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics, was invited to the University of Canterbury in
New Zealand this summer as a Visiting Erskine Fellow. The
university has an effort under way to establish a
bioinformatics program, and in connection with that effort,
Naiman is teaching a short course about the applications of
statistics in genetics and microbiology, as well as
collaborating with faculty and graduate students.
Andrea Prosperetti, professor of mechanical
engineering, has received the 2005 Fluids Engineering Award
from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This
award is in recognition of "outstanding contributions, over
a period of years, to the engineering profession and
especially to the field of fluids engineering through
research, practice and/or teaching."
Lester Su, assistant professor of mechanical
engineering, has been selected to participate in the
National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering
program, a three-day event that brings together outstanding
engineers ages 30 to 45 from industry, academia and
government to discuss pioneering technical work and
leading-edge research in various engineering fields and
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