Cheers is a monthly listing of honors and awards received by faculty, staff and students plus recent appointments and promotions. Contributions must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by a phone number.
Centers and Affiliates
Karen Ablard, senior researcher and psychology associate at the Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth, has received an award for excellence in research from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation.
Andreas Andreou, professor of electrical engineering and of computer engineering, served as U.S.A. chair at the biannual international conference MicroNeuro99 held in Granada, Spain, in April.
Robert Green, director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation and Theophilus Halleu Smoot Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
Frederick Jelinek, director of the Center for Language and Speech Processing and Smith Professor of Electrical Engineering, has received the Medal for Scientific Achievement from the European Speech Communication Association.
Aleksandar Radisic has received the Donald S. Rodbell Memorial Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering. The award was established by Adelle Rodbell in memory of her husband, Donald Rodbell, to support second-year doctoral candidates in the department who best exemplify the interests and determination of Rodbell, an engineer, physicist and materials scientist.
Christopher Richardson, who is pursuing graduate work in materials science, won the American Society for Nondestructive Testing's Fellowship Award, which funds specific research at the postgraduate level.
Steven Salzberg was recently promoted to research professor in the Department of Computer Science. Salzberg is the director of bioinformatics at The Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, Md. At Homewood, he advises several graduate students and teaches a course in computational biology.
Jun Wu, a graduate student in the Center for Language and Speech Processing, captured the ELSNET Prize for best student paper at the sixth European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology. He co-authored the paper with Sanjeev Khudanpur, an associate research scientist in CLSP.
Hospital and Health System
Andrew F. Angelino has been appointed medical director of the Acute Psychiatric Unit and director of psychiatry internship education at Bayview. Angelino received his medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago and completed his psychiatry residency at Hopkins. Most recently, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado, where he was director of psychiatric services for the student health center.
Howard W. Califano has been appointed CEO of Johns Hopkins Singapore. He was assistant dean and director of the Office of Technology Licensing for the School of Medicine.
Kerry Stewart, director of cardiac rehabilitation and prevention at Bayview and an associate professor of medicine in the School of Medicine, is president-elect of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
John G. Bartlett, professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, is one of 55 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Nathan G. Congdon, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, has been granted a $180,000 Career Development Award by Research to Prevent Blindness for a four-year study of the genetic epidemiology of cataracts. He also will study the impact of antioxidants on cataract surgery rates in Linxian, China, and conduct a randomized trial of glaucoma surgery in Nepal.
Morton F. Goldberg, director of the Wilmer Eye Institute and chairman of Ophthalmology, will direct a $100,000 grant from Research to Prevent Blindness. Goldberg will study causes, treatment and prevention of blinding diseases.
Henry Jampel, an associate professor of ophthalmology, has qualified to compete in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship on Oct. 23 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Jampel was selected from a field of more than 50,000 triathletes from more than 50 countries.
Alison Moliterno has been awarded the new three-year, $300,000 Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award, a grant given to young scientists as they work to establish their research careers. Moliterno became an instructor in the Division of Hematology in 1998. In previous research, she discovered a genetic marker that provides a likely diagnostic test for polycythemia vera, a form of chronic leukemia.
Daniel Reshef has been named associate director of the Oncology Center's Clinical Research Office. Reshef, a physician, recently completed his doctorate in epidemiology at the School of Public Health and has broad experience in medicine, clinical trials and information systems. Most recently, he served as a research assistant in oncology.
Mark A. Riddle, director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has been elected one of two councillors at large for the 6,900-member American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
John H. Shatzer, director of Medical Education Services and the Clinical Education Center for the School of Medicine, was elected president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education for 2001.
Martha N. Hill, professor, was named one of Reader's Digest's 1999 Women's Health Heros. The award is given annually to 10 leaders who have made a significant impact on women's health. Hill, who in 1997 was the first nurse and non-physician to be elected president of the American Heart Association, was cited for her efforts to raise awareness about women and heart disease.
Chris M. Tucker, a former director of the marketing
program in the Graduate Division of Business and Management in
the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, has
been named SPSBE director at the school's Washington Center.