Johns Hopkins Gazette: August 21, 1995


     Once each month, Cheers recognizes achievement of
consequence among faculty, staff and students, as well as some
promotions and new hires.
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Honors, awards 
and appointments

Applied Physics Lab
     Associate supervisor and chief scientist Frederick S. Billig
was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for analytical
and experimental contributions to supersonic/hypersonic
combustion and ramjet engine technologies. Election to the NAE is
one of the highest recognitions an engineer can receive.

Centers and affiliates
     Sandy Fleming, journals marketing coordinator for the Johns
Hopkins Press, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the ArtScape
'95 Literary Arts Awards Competition for Poetry, Short Story and
One-Act Play. Her entry was runner-up in the short story
category, judged by author Rita Mae Brown. A version of "Eastern
Peaches" will appear in the fall as a chapbook from Dragonfly

     The Alan M. Chesney Medical Archives has been selected as
recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Society of
American Archivists, the highest honor the society bestows on an
     Neil M. Bressler, associate professor of ophthalmology, has
received the $30,000 Olga Keith Wiess Scholar Award from the
Research to Prevent Blindness organization to support research
into age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of
severe visual loss in the elderly.
     Morton F. Goldberg, director of the Department of
Ophthalmology, has received a $100,000 grant from the Research to
Prevent Blindness organization to support research into blinding
     Antony Rosen, assistant  professor of medicine, has received
a $200,000 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences award to
support his research on rheumatology for the next four years.

Arts and Sciences
     John P. Toscano, assistant professor in the Department of
Chemistry, was one of 11 national winners of the Camille and
Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award. The $25,000 prize is made to
provide external research support to a new faculty member no
later than the beginning of their first full-time academic
appointment. The award is intended to assist outstanding
scientists realize their promise as educators.

     The Black Faculty and Staff Association is a new association
whose mission is dedicated to promoting and enhancing identity,
sense of community, professional welfare and development among
black faculty, staff and students. Its newly elected officers
include president Alison Pullins, human resources manager in the
School of Continuing Studies; vice president Vernon Savage,
assistant director of the Counseling and Student Development
Center; treasurer William Caffee III, accounting assistant in the
Office of the Controller; corresponding secretary Sabree
Akinyele, program assistant with the information technology
department in the School of Continuing Studies; recording
secretary Denise Madden, administrative secretary in Homewood
Human Resources; and parliamentarian Franklin Knight, professor
in the Department of History.

Changing places, 
new faces

     The Real Estate Roundtable in the Allan L. Berman Real
Estate Institute has elected three alumni as new officers for the
1995-96 academic year: Julie Brand as chair, Patricia Ralston as
vice chair and Martin Lutsky as secretary/treasurer. The Berman
Institute is part of the Division of Business and Management in
the School of Continuing Studies.
     Paul Cantabene has joined the Blue Jays as assistant
lacrosse coach. He will primarily work with the Blue Jay
mid-fielders and face-off specialists, as well as being actively
involved in the recruiting process.
     John C. Cook, previously director of the Annual Fund, has
been named senior associate director of development for the
School of Arts and Sciences.
     Lisa Callahan, of Metro Traffic Control, has joined the
WJHU-FM news team. She will be the local anchor to National
Public Radio's All Things Considered, heard on 88.1 Monday
through Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. 

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