Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 8, 1994


Cheers recognizes achievement of consequence among faculty,
staff and students. A separate section records some
promotions and new hires. 
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Honors, awards and appointments

All Divisions

The university has elected the following new members to its
board of trustees: Constance R. Caplan, president of Time
Realty Inc.; Kenneth M. Duberstein, chairman and CEO of The
Duberstein group; Naneen H. Neubohn, managing director of
Morgan Stanley International's investment banking division;
Walter D. Pinkard Jr., president and CEO of Colliers Pinkard;
Louis B. Thalheimer, chairman and CEO of American Trading and
Production Corp.; and James K. Webber, a 1994 graduate of the
School of Arts and Sciences.

Arts and Sciences

Two Hopkins scholars have received fellowships for study at
the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
during 1994-95. Carl-Henry Geschwind, a doctoral candidate in
history, will be researching the rise of seismology to
control the effects of earthquakes. Michael Sugrue, a
postdoctoral fellow in history, will be researching the
higher education of South Carolina slave owners, 1806-65.
    Daniel J. Leahy, assistant professor of biophysics and
biophysical chemistry, has been named a Searle Scholar by the
Chicago Community Trust. The award includes a $180,000
three-year grant to support Dr. Leahy's research on the
structure of integrin and its ligands.
    Hopkins biochemist Yuan Chuan Lee has been elected to
the Academia Sinica, the Chinese equivalent of the National
Academy of Sciences in the United States. Dr. Lee is known
internationally for his work on complex carbohydrates and how
they may signal a range of important biological processes. 
    Radcliffe College's Schlesinger Library on the History
of Women in America has awarded a grant to graduate student
Mara Keire to utilize the library's holdings during the
1994-95 academic year. Keire will research "The Regulation of
Vice in the United States, 1890-1930." 
    Physics professor Mark O. Robbins has received a rare
creativity extension from the National Science Foundation.
The extension means that funding for Dr. Robbins' research,
which includes the microscopic analysis of friction and the
spreading and diffusion of fluids, will be renewed
automatically for the next two years. 

Centers and Affiliates

Parents magazine has awarded Robert Slavin, principal
research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of
Schools, an As They Grow Award in education. The award
winners, nominated by the magazine's readers, are recognized
as individuals whose work has promised children a brighter

Homewood Student Affairs

Two Hopkins baseball players earned national academic
all-America honors. Senior third-baseman Jay Webber and
sophomore pitcher Todd Ouska were named to the GTE Academic
All-America Baseball second team.
    Senior shortstop Joe Kail was selected in the 30th round
of the 1994 Major League Baseball amateur draft by the Texas
    Senior Nancy Lentz of the women's lacrosse team was
named to the GTE Academic All-America At-Large Team.
    Five women's lacrosse players were selected for the
Brine/IWLCA All-America team. Sophomore Jenn Ward was a
first-team All-America choice on attack. Seniors Maren Olsen,
Lisa Hensley and Rebecca Savage were second-team picks.
Senior Nancy Lentz earned third-team All-America recognition.

Hospital and Health System

George L. Bunting Jr., president and CEO of the Bunting
Management Group and former president of Noxell Corp., has
been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Johns
Hopkins Health System and Johns Hopkins Hospital, succeeding
H. Furlong Baldwin, chairman and CEO of the Mercantile
Bankshares Corp. Elected vice chairmen were Edward K. Dunn
Jr. and Manuel Dupkin II. In addition, two new trustees have
been elected--William C. Baker, and Francis B. Burch Jr.--
while Anne M. Pinkard and Richard S. Ross have been elected
trustees emeriti.
    The Women's Board of The Johns Hopkins Hospital elected
six new members and a new officer at its annual meeting. Mrs.
Stephen C. Achuff, Mrs. James A. Block, Mrs. Morton F.
Goldberg, Mrs. Lawrence S.C. Griffith, Mrs. William C.
Richardson and Mrs. William Pew were elected to membership.
In addition, Mrs. J. Stevenson Peck was elected to a
three-year term as second vice-president. This year, more
than $450,000 has been raised for the hospital by the Women's
    The American Heart Association recognized three
volunteers from the Medical Institutions at the
organization's delegate assembly in Minneapolis. Associate
professor of medicine Diane Becker was awarded the Louis B.
Russell Jr. Memorial Award for her work with Heart, Body and
Soul (See story, page 1). Director of media relations and
deputy director of public affairs Joann Rodgers received an
award of merit for her efforts to refocus the American Heart
Association's advertising policy and guidelines. Associate
professor of the Center for Nursing Research Martha Hill
received an award of merit for her leadership effort to
increase the focus on behavioral research leading to more
healthful lifestyles. The AHA noted that is unusual for more
than one person in a state to receive an AHA national award;
having three recipients from the same institution is
extremely rare.
    Marjorie Epps, a psychiatric therapist in the community
health program who instructs Catonsville Community College
students in a program for nursing assistants and geriatric
nursing assistants, has received the Outstanding Teacher
Award from the Maryland Association for Adult, Community and
Continuing Education.
    Beltran Navarro of the International Patient Affairs
Office has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the JHH
Office of Community Health. Navarro is the current chairman
of the Mayor's Committee on Hispanic Affairs.
    Frank Oski, professor and chairman of pediatrics, has
been elected chairman of the Hospital's Medical Board.
Richard Stauffer, professor and chairman of orthopedic
surgery, was elected vice chairman.


The School of Medicine was one of 42 biomedical-research
institutions awarded grants of between $175,000 and $450,000
to support science education in their local public and
private schools. The five-year grants were made by the Howard
Hughes Medical Institute to help improve the quality of K-12
science education in local communities. The money will be
used to support such efforts as professional development
activities, mentor-ing programs linking scientists with
students and summer science camps.
    Peter G. Gillespie, assistant professor in the
Department of Physiology, has been selected as the 1994 Pew
Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences in support of his research
on the ear's internal hair cells, which are essential for
hearing and the body's sense of balance.
    Mark Keleman, a fellow in cardiology, has received
funding for one year of clinical research from Marion Merrell
Dow Inc.

Public Health

Donald Proctor, professor emeritus in the Department of
Environmental Health Sciences, was recently requested by
Marcel Dekker, Inc., to publish a book titled A History of
the Physiology of Breathing. He was also asked to participate
in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Summer
Workshop held at McGill University in Montreal.

Changing places, new faces

Hannu T. Aro, associate professor and vice chairman in the
Department of Surgery at the University of Turku in Finland,
has joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the School
of Medicine with the rank of associate professor. He is the
department's first traumatologist, a branch of surgery
dealing with wounds and disability from injury.
    Carol E. Ball was appointed senior director of nursing
and support services at the Bayview Medical Center. Prior to
being named senior director, Ball was director of nursing for
13 years.

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