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.
Applied Physics Laboratory
The Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants presented 10 members of APL's Standard Missile Program with certificates of appreciation for their "outstanding efforts" in connection with the "highly successful" flight test of a Standard Missile-3 test vehicle. The September 1999 test was the first flight test of the SM-3 missile being designed as part of the Navy Theater Wide Ballistic Missile Defense System. The APL team members were recognized for their contributions during preflight testing in the Lab's Guidance System Evaluation Laboratory and Navigation and Guidance System Integration Laboratory and for postflight analyses of data.
Arts and Sciences
Thomas Fulton has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Owen Hannaway has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of History of Science, Medicine and Technology.
Stewart H. Hulse has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology.
Shiyi Chen, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is one of 10 outstanding scholars selected by China's Ministry of Education to receive the Chang-Jiang Professorship award. The honor is given to Chinese-born scholars under the age of 45 who have pursued careers in science and engineering in the United States. Chen, formerly of Los Alamos National Laboratory, is one of the world's foremost authorities on computational mathematics, particularly as applied to fluid mechanics.
Robert Scanlan, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has won the Von Karman Prize of the Engineering Mechanics Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers brought home seven awards from the organization's spring regional conference. The HOMES chapter--which stands for Hopkins Minorities in Engineering and Science--was recognized with these honors: Region II Medium Chapter of the Year, Operational Excellence Award, second place in the Academic Technical Bowl (Ricky Grisson, Christina Peace, Jamie Meeks and Candace Kirksey), second place for Undergraduate Students in Technical Research (Nkiruka Emeagwali), Academic Excellence Program of the Year, Outstanding Chapter Vice President (Michael Carroll) and Outstanding Chapter President (Chandi DiBari).
Gert Cauwenberghs, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Linda C. Gorman has been named director of the Harrison Library at Bayview, where she will provide information resources and services to staff as needed for patient care, education and research. Before joining the medical center, Gorman was library/continuing education administrator at Union Memorial Hospital.
Jay M. Baraban has been promoted to professor in the Department of Neuroscience, with a secondary appointment in Psychiatry.
Henry Brem, associate director of the Department of Neurosurgery and professor of neurosurgery, ophthalmology and oncology, has been awarded the Grass Foundation Award for outstanding, continuous commitment in neurosciences by the Society of Neurological Surgeons. Brem was cited for the introduction of new therapies into clinical neurosurgery. Earlier this year, Brem was inducted as a fellow of the International Society of Biomaterials Science and Engineering and as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Timothy R. Dillingham, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, won the 1999 Association of Academic Physiatrists' Excellence in Research Writing Award for a paper published in the January/February 1999 edition of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Joseph G.N. Garcia, professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, has been appointed to the David Marine Professorship of Medicine.
Rudolph Hoehn-Saric has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Jan H. Hoh, assistant professor of physiology, has been named a Keith Porter Fellow by the trustees of the foundation named for Porter, a pioneer in developing the field of cell biology. Hoh is a leader in the application of atomic force microscopy to biological problems.
Robert Prendergast has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Claudia L. Thomas, associate professor of orthopedic surgery, was cited as a "living legend of Baltimore" in an award given last month by the Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Thomas also was honored by Baltimore's Gwynn Lake School as part of its "women making history" awards.
Mark O. Tso, an ophthalmic pathologist, has been given a $60,000 senior scientific investigator award by Research to Prevent Blindness. Tso plans to study diseased human eye tissue to define both the genes that are turned on or off at different stages of the disease process and the protein profiles of the gene products in these tissues.
Raimond L. Winslow has been promoted to professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
D. William Schlott, Philip A. Tumulty Associate Professor of Medicine, and John J. Mann, also an associate professor of medicine, recently received the annual faculty teaching awards given by house staff. The awards, given to one full-time and one part-time faculty member, are based on the recipients' contribution to house staff education.
"Visual Impairment and Disability in Older Adults," written in 1994 by four Hopkins researchers, has received the Garland W. Clay Award from the American Academy of Optometry as the most cited paper in the field during the past five years. Among the authors are Linda P. Fried, director of the Center on Aging and Health and a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, and Karen Bandeen-Roche, associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health.
Fannie Gaston-Johansson, director of international and extramural affairs, has been elected to the board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau International, a 77-year-old honor society devoted to improving world health through nursing scholarship. Gaston-Johansson also holds the school's Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Research Chair.
Gayle G. Page, associate professor, has been appointed to the Independence Foundation Chair in Nursing Education.
Cindy Hylton Rushton, assistant professor, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Open Society Institute to develop a National Nursing Leadership Institute on End-of-Life Care. Rushton, an international expert on death and dying issues and co-chair of The Johns Hopkins Hospital's ethics committee, will oversee 50 nurse leaders in the United States as they develop plans for improving end-of-life care.
Linda Ahdieh has been promoted to assistant scientist, Epidemiology.
Cristian Baeza has been appointed assistant scientist, Health Policy and Management.
Chris Beyrer has been promoted to associate scientist, Epidemiology.
A. Louis Bourgeois has been promoted to associate scientist, International Health.
Lynda C. Burton has been promoted to associate scientist, Health Policy and Management.
Srinivasan Chandrasegaran, associate professor, Environmental Health Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been awarded U.S. patent 5,916,794 for "Methods for inactivating target DNA and for detecting conformational change in a nucleic acid." The patent is licensed to Sangamo BioSciences Inc.
Francesca Dominici, who was recently appointed assistant professor, Biostatistics, was invited to address the Royal Statistical Society in London last month. The paper, titled "Combining evidence on air pollution and daily mortality from the 20 largest U.S. cities: A hierarchical modeling strategy," will appear in an upcoming edition of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, accompanied by written discussion by more than 20 leaders in the statistics and quantitative epidemiology field. This is the third paper by faculty of the Department of Biostatistics to be invited to be read before the society in the last decade.
Anna P. Durbin has been appointed assistant professor, International Health.
Mark R. Farfel, associate professor, Health Policy and Management, has been named by the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning as the recipient of the 1999 Emanuel Kaplan Award. Farfel, who also is director of the Residential Lead Abatement Research Department of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Comprehensive Lead Poisoning Treatment and Prevention Program, has been the principal investigator on lead poisoning prevention research studies over the past 10 years and is co-investigator on a clinical trial of the drug succimer for the treatment of children with moderate lead poisoning.
Manning Feinleib has been appointed professor, Epidemiology.
Tekum Fonong has been appointed assistant scientist, Environmental Health Sciences.
Eliseo Guallar has been appointed assistant professor, Epidemiology.
Kathy J. Helzlsouer has been promoted to professor, Epidemiology.
Janet T. Holbrook has been appointed assistant scientist, Epidemiology.
Han-Yao Huang has been appointed assistant scientist, Epidemiology.
Adnan A. Hyder has been promoted to assistant scientist, International Health.
Maritta S. Jaakkola has been appointed assistant professor, Epidemiology.
Lisa P. Jacobson has been promoted to associate scientist, Epidemiology.
Judith A. Kasper has been promoted to professor, Health Policy and Management.
Sheppard G. Kellam, professor, Mental Hygiene, has been elected president of the Society for Prevention Research. In addition, last May he received a Distinguished Public Health Award from the World Federation for Mental Health for "outstanding leadership and individual achievement in advancing the science for prevention of mental and behavioral disorders."
Wallace Mandell has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Mental Hygiene.
Yuan-I (Nancy) Min has been appointed assistant scientist, Epidemiology.
Craig J. Newschaffer has been appointed assistant professor, Epidemiology.
Douglas E. Norris has been appointed assistant professor, Microbiology and Molecular Immunology.
Kellogg J. Schwab has been appointed assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences.
Maria Segui-Gomez has been appointed assistant professor, Health Policy and Management.
Machiko Shirahata has been promoted to associate scientist, Environmental Health Sciences.
Ellen Smit has been appointed assistant professor, Epidemiology.
Xuguang (Grant) Tao has been promoted to assistant scientist, Epidemiology.
Jonathan P. Weiner, professor, Health Policy and Management, has been appointed by the British government as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy. Weiner will be studying recent primary care reforms in the British National Health Service and assessing their applicability to U.S. managed care models. In the fall, while on sabbatical from the School of Public Health, he will be based at the King's Fund in London.
Charles A. Rohde, professor, Biostatistics, and Alvaro Munoz, professor, Epidemiology, were elected to fellowship in the Society of the American Statistical Association.