Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 15, 1997

For The Record:

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

Arts and Sciences
Doris Entwisle, professor of sociology, received the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development at the 1997 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. She was recognized for her contributions to research on the social psychology and sociology of human development.

Continuing Studies
Human resources manager Alison Pullins has been appointed to a three-year term on the Eastern Region board of directors of the College and University Personnel Association, Eastern Region. She has additionally been appointed to a one-year term on CUPA's National Strategic Planning Committee.

Second-year medical student Brendan Bellew has been named a 1997-98 Luce Scholar by the Henry Luce Foundation and will spend a year as an international fellow at Children's Hospital #1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He will receive a basic stipend and cost of living allowance, plus expenses for language study and travel to study how medicine is practiced in a nation with differing values, resources and priorities.

University Professor of Medical Genetics Victor McKusick is one of three world-renowned medical investigators who will receive a 1997 City of Medicine Award in recognition of his pioneering work in medical genetics. The award, consisting of a $5,000 honorarium and a custom-made Baccarat crystal sculpture, honors individuals or organizations who have made extraordinary contributions to medicine in the public interest.

The Black Faculty and Staff Association has elected the following members to its executive board for 1997-98: president Paul White, of Homewood Student Affairs; president-elect Vernon Savage, of Homewood Student Affairs; past president Alison Pullins of the School of Continuing Studies; treasurer Angela Artis, of central administration; recording secretary Martha Jackson, of the Eisenhower Library; corresponding secretary Regine LaForest-Sharif, of Homewood Student Affairs; parliamentarian Joseph Goodman, of Homewood Student Affairs; East Baltimore staff representative-at-large Terri Smoot, of the School of Medicine; Homewood staff representative-at-large Brian McNair, of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library; and faculty representative Franklin Knight, of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Public Health
Dean Alfred Sommer has been selected to receive the 1997 Helmut Horten Research Award for his studies on the connection between vitamin A deficiency and infant mortality in the developing world. He will share the prize of one million Swiss francs with child psychiatrist Sir Michael Rutter, of the University of London.

In a separate announcement, Sommer has also been selected to receive the Sir Stewart Duke Elder Gold Medal at the next meeting of the International Congress of Ophthalmology in June 1998, in Amsterdam. He will present the Duke Elder Oration before the Senate of the University of London as part of the ceremony.

--Compiled by Mike Field

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