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.
Arts and Sciences
Kit H. Bowen, professor of chemistry, has been appointed the E. Emmet Reid Professor of Chemistry.
Paul J. Dagdigian, professor of chemistry, has been appointed the Arthur D. Chambers Professor of Chemistry.
William P. Minicozzi II has been promoted to full professor in the Department of Mathematics, effective July 1.
H. Alan Shapiro, professor and chair of the Department of Classics, has been appointed to the W.H. Collins Vickers Professorship of Archaeology.
Mary Ellen Haisfield-Wolfe, a nurse research coordinator at the Brady Urological Institute, has been named one of 50 fellows in the Oncology Nursing Society's Leadership Institute. Haisfield-Wolfe is a wound care specialist who has published research on issues that include oncology skin care. ONS is a national organization of more than 27,000 nurses dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, research administration and education in oncology.
Barbara J. Ballermann has been promoted to professor of medicine and pathology.
Diane M. Becker has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Robert K. Brooner has been promoted to professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
Hugh G. Calkins has been promoted to professor in the departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.
Garry R. Cutting will serve as interim director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine through May 2001 or until a permanent director is recruited. Cutting, whose research into the movement of chloride in and out of airway cells is likely to pave the way for cystic fibrosis drug treatment, is the Aetna U.S. Healthcare Professor in Medical Genetics.
Nancy Davidson, director of the breast cancer research program, has been awarded the 1999 Brinker International Award for Breast Cancer Research by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Davidson was recognized for her work on the role of estrogen and steroid receptors in breast cancer growth. She is a professor of oncology, pharmacology and experimental therapy, and holds the Breast Cancer Research Chair in Oncology.
Harry C. (Hal) Dietz has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Allan D. Jensen, an associate professor of ophthalmology, was recently reelected an officer of the board of trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In his role as the board's senior secretary for advocacy, Jensen works with the academy as an advocate for quality eye care.
Carol J. Johns has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Albert H. Owens Jr. has been appointed Distinguished Service Professor emeritus in the departments of Medicine and Oncology.
Peter C. Rowe has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
D. William Schlott was chosen by the Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians as this year's recipient of the Theodore E. Woodward Award for Medical Education and Research. Schlott is the Philip A. Tumulty Associate Professor of Medicine.
Gregg L. Semenza has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Kirby D. Smith has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Paul F. Worley has been promoted to professor of neuroscience with a secondary appointment in neurology.
David T. Yue has been promoted to professor of biomedical engineering with a secondary appointment in neurosciences.
Victoria Mock, director of nursing research at the Oncology Center, has been named American Cancer Society Professor of Oncology Nursing at the School of Nursing.
Jerilyn K. Allen and Gayle G. Page, associate professors, and Diane Krasner, adjunct associate professor, were elected fellows in the American Academy of Nursing in November 1999. Allen is a nationally known expert in the area of heart disease and women. Page is a renowned nurse researcher whose expertise is pain management in children and adults. Krasner is an expert in the area of wound healing.
The university and the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs received the Business Partnership Award for their partnership with the FUTURES Program, Office of Employment Development and the Baltimore City Public School System during its Discovering Careers at Johns Hopkins University Summer Youth Employment Program.