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Harold Heaton, a program manager for advanced technology in the Submarine Technology Department, has been selected as the 1998-99 Merle A. Tuve Fellow. Heaton will spend the coming academic year at the Space Telescope Science Institute examining methods for improving the image products from space-borne interferometers used to collect high-resolution data from objects in space. He will also study requirements for space-based demonstrations to reduce technology risks in a proposed joint NASA/Air Force program.
Hugh South and Brad Bates, of the Strategic Systems Department, received the SPAWAR Lightning Bolt Award for Team Excellence.
Robert Willis, APL's affirmative action officer, recently chaired the first annual conference of the National Association of Precollege Directors in Albuquerque, N.M. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 1998 national conference of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators as the organizations sought solutions to the declining numbers of minority students enrolling in college engineering programs.
Arts and Sciences
Lori F. Kincaid has been named associate director of development. She was previously associate director of major gifts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
Louis R. Kavoussi, professor and chief of urology at Bayview, was recently installed as the first recipient of the Patrick C. Walsh Distinguished Professorship in Urology.
Nancy Lemoine is the new director of risk management. Lemoine comes to Bayview from Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.
Mark F. Williams, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Bayview, was the first recipient of the John F. Beard Award. The $25,000 award will be presented annually to a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia who exemplifies caring and compassion in health care.
David Harvey, professor, Geography and Environmental Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the British Academy.
Janet M. Schumann has been named director of major gifts. She previously served as major gifts officer for the School of Continuing Studies.
Nancy Davidson, associate professor of oncology, received the ACS Research Award from the Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society for her breast cancer research.
The medical staff of the National Rehabilitation Hospital have honored Barbara J. de Lateur, professor, director and Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with the 1998 John W. Goldschmidt Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation. De Lateur also has been selected to receive a 1998 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded Wilmer Institute director Morton F. Goldberg an unrestricted $100,000 grant. Goldberg, professor and chair of ophthalmology, will use the funds to help support departmental research involving the genetic and molecular factors that influence the development of age-related macular degeneration. Also receiving RPB awards are associate professor of ophthalmology Susan B. Bressler, who has been named an RPB Olga Keith Wiess Scholar; and Olof H. Sundin, assistant professor of ophthalmology with a joint appointment in molecular biology and genetics, who was chosen for the RPB Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award.
Henry Halperin, associate professor of medicine and biomedical engineering, has been awarded the 1998 Frank T. McClure Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research by Gary Smith, director of the Applied Physics Laboratory. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage long-term collaborative efforts between investigators at APL and JHMI.
Eduardo Marban, the Robert L. Levy Professor of Cardiology and director of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, has received the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases for his discoveries in the area of heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in basic cardiologic research, was presented to Marban at age 44. The annual international award, which includes a prize of $28,000, is administered by a McGill University foundation.
Celebrating the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's 50th anniversary at the Smithsonian Institution, Richard J. Traystman, University Distinguished Research Professor and senior vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, delivered a lecture on May 28 to a lay audience at a mini-medical school specially organized for the occasion. He also has been awarded a $5.5 million program project grant that will attempt to define mechanisms of neuronal injury and neuroprotection following stroke and cardiac arrest in adult and pediatric animals as well as developmental cerebrovascular regulation in fetal and newborn animals.
Toni L. Condon has been named associate director of development for the Homewood schools. She will focus on reunion major giving for Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Condon was previously acting director of development at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, where she also served as manager of grants and research.
Cynthia Beach-Smeltzer has been named director of donor relations and stewardship at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She was previously director of advancement services at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.
Jacquelyn Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Professor, has been named associate dean for doctoral education programs and research.
Christine Kasper, the M. Adelaide Nutting Professor, has been named director of Doctoral Education Programs.
Paula Ferris Einaudi has been named associate dean of development and alumni relations. Einaudi has been director of development since January 1995. Under her guidance the school raised $14 million toward construction of the Anne M. Pinkard Building. Einaudi also oversees public affairs.
John D. Groopman, professor and chair, Environmental Health Sciences, has been appointed by Gov. Parris Glendening to Maryland's Council on Cancer Control.
Scott Morrow, a research associate in the Department of Biochemistry, was the winner of the ArtScape '98 One-Act Play Competition. His play, Mr. Mahler Finds a Dollar, was presented twice during the Baltimore event.
Georgia V. Sullivan has been named associate director of development. She was previously acting director of development at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, also in Washington, D.C.
Dorna Hairston and Laurie Saletnik have been named acting co-directors of surgical nursing. Both step into the dual role from positions as assistant directors of nursing in surgery.
In the Office of Audits and Management Services, Anne Dulik has been promoted to senior health care audit specialist, Sharon Schreter has been promoted to manager of health care auditing, and Mary C. Ellis has been named senior health care auditor.
Annemarie Sweeney has been named associate director of development at the Children's Center. She previously was senior development officer at Catholic Charities in Baltimore.
Daniel M. Wassilchalk has joined the hospital as director of utilization management and performance improvement. Wassilchalk came to Hopkins from Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Patricia M. Beauchamp has joined Homewood Security as the lieutenant in charge of the delivery and coordination of investigative services. Beauchamp spent 27 years in the Baltimore City police department, 15 of them in management positions.
Glenn Small, a former reporter with The Evening Sun and The Sun, has been appointed senior media relations representative in the Office of News and Information. His beat will be U.S. government and politics, international affairs, business and economics, and social and public policy.