------------------------------------------------------------ Cheers ------------------------------------------------------------ Cheers recognizes achievement of consequence among faculty, staff and students. A separate records some promotions and new hires. We welcome contributions submitted in writig accompanied by a telephone number. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity and content. Changing places, new faces Patrick Bond was appointed assistant professor, Health Policy and Management, in the School of Public Health. Dr. Bond has a broad background in policy issues at local and national levels, and significant experience on planning for reform, including health policy. Joseph P. Bressler was appointed assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Toxicological Sciences, in the School of Public Health. Dr. Bressler is a neurochemist whose research during the past five years has focused almost entirely upon toxicological issues. M. Shiela Collins has been promoted to director of organizational effectiveness in the Department of Human Resources at the Hospital. Josef Coresh was appointed assistant professor, Epidemiology, in the School of Public Health. Dr. Coresh brings a national reputation as an expert in renal disease and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. His appointment emphasizes the role of genetic and molecular epidemiology. Brian Davis was appointed visiting scholar, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, in the School of Public Health. Dr. Davis is a molecular virologist and stem cell biologist who will work on the effect of HIV on hemopoiesis. Ricardo Fernandez-Cerna was appointed visiting scholar, International Health, in the School of Public Health. Dr. Fernandez-Cerna is a professor from the Department of Physiological Sciences of the medical school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Pearl German was named professor Emerita, Health Policy and Management, in the School of public Health. Dr. German has served on the faculty of the School for twenty years, has provided leadership in building a gerontology teaching and research program and has won the Stebbins medal for creating an interdepartmental doctoral program in gerontology. Louis B. Hays was appointed visiting scholar, Health Policy and Management, in the School of Public Health. Mr. Hays has over twenty years of progressively higher responsibilities in health care, law and public policy. He has been with the Health Care Financing Administration since 1986. He will be working on a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop a managed care program for the chronically ill. Ephantus Kabiru was appointed visiting scholar, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, in the School of Public Health. Mr. Kabiru is the Research Officer at the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Ministry of Health in Nairobi, Kenya. Associate professor of surgery Dilip S. Kittur has been appointed director of the Hopkins pancreas transplant program. Dave Pietramala has been named as the Blue Jays' new full time assistant men's lacrosse coach. A former All-America defenseman at Hopkins, Pietramala returns to Homewood after coaching stints at Loyola College and the University of Pennsylvania over the past three seasons. Michael C. Purdy, formerly with the Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, has joined the Medical Institution's Office of Public Affairs as its science writer. Geng-Sun Qian was appointed visiting scholar, Environmental Health Sciences, in the School of Public Health. Dr. Qian is Vice-Director of the Shanghai Cancer Institute and is a collaborator on the department's research projects in China. Ron Sauder, former director of news and information services at the university, has joined the Office of Public Affairs at the Medical Institutions as associate director for media relations. As associate director, Sauder is a member of OPA's senior staff, where he will co-direct media relations services and develop new information programs. Jane S. Shivan, a nurse manager in the Oncology Center at the Medical Institutions, has been appointed the first nurse fellow in planning and marketing, a newly created program in the Department of Planning. Shuichiro Watanabe was appointed visiting scholar, Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health. Dr. Watanabe is visiting from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology. He will be engaged in collaborative activities with faculty and staff involved in gerontological studies, and with the gerontology curriculum.
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