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.
Bloomberg School oF Public Health
Betty H. Addison, director of Career Services, has been named chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health Employment Council. This council serves to advise the deans and member schools in identifying methods of assisting degree candidates in securing optimal employment opportunities, and in relating the employment experiences of graduates to national and local funding agencies.
Charles E. Boult has been appointed first incumbent of the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professorship and first chair of the Roger C. Lipitz Research and Policy Center for Integrated Health Care in the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Johns Hopkins Health System
John R. Burton, Mason F. Lord Professor of Medicine and chief of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Bayview, has been selected as a master of the American College of Physicians, the highest honor and distinction it bestows.
Frederic E. Eckhauser has been named chairman of Surgery at Bayview. Eckhauser comes to Hopkins from the University of Michigan Hospitals and Medical School in Ann Arbor, Mich., where he was professor of surgery, chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery and director of the Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Clinic and Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Vernon Lidtke has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of History.
Swee Yang Lim, a junior, has been selected to receive a 2001 Solvay Pharmaceuticals Student Research Fellowship. Administered by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, the fellowships are awarded to undergraduate, graduate or medical students to perform mentored research on inflammatory bowel disease.
Glen Taylor, a senior, has received the United States Marine Corps Commandants Trophy in recognition of his notable leadership during the senior Platoon Leaders Class in Quantico, Va., where he outperformed a high caliber of students from across the nation in academics, physical fitness and leadership. In addition to graduating first in his class, he did so at a very young age. He will be commissioned to the rank of 2nd lieutenant in May after graduating from Hopkins at the age of 19.
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
David P. Calleo, professor and director of European Studies, has been appointed University Professor.
School of Medicine
Nancy A. Ator, professor and director of the Behavioral Biology Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been appointed chair of the university's Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Donald S. Coffey, professor of urology, oncology, pathology, and pharmacology and molecular sciences, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Urological Association at its recent annual meeting, held in Anaheim, Calif. In addition, he received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Cancer Society at an awards luncheon also held in Anaheim.
H. Logan Holtgrew has been promoted to professor of urology.
Michael J. Klag, professor of medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created post of vice dean for clinical investigation. An expert on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease, he recently completed a year as interim chair of the Department of Medicine. In his new role, Klag will be involved in the rigorous oversight of all human subject investigations at Hopkins while providing advocacy for clinical research at both the institutional and national level.
Andrew M. Munster has been appointed professor emeritus of surgery.
David A. Nagey, associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics and director of perinatal outreach, has received the 2001 Distinguished Maryland Health Professional Award from the Maryland chapter of the March of Dimes. Nagey travels across the state seeing high-risk pregnancy patients regardless of their ability to pay for medical services, consulting with local doctors and providing information and lectures at each location.
Randall M. Packard, an expert on international health and non-Western medicine, has been appointed the William H. Welch Professor and director of the Department of History of Science, Medicine and Technology, effective January 2002. Packard has served as chairman of the history departments at Tufts and at Emory, where he was professor of African history and director of the Center for the Study of Health, Culture and Society. He succeeds Gert H. Brieger, who served as chairman for 17 years.
Cynthia L. Sears has been promoted to professor of medicine.
S. James Zinreich has been promoted to professor of radiology.
School of Nursing
Marion J. Ball, an adjunct professor, is author of a new book, Advancing Federal Sector Healthcare, published by Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Marion D'Lugoff, an assistant professor, received a grant for the LINCS Project--Linking Individuals to New and Continuing Support--from the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute as part of its aim to break the grip of substance abuse in the East Baltimore community.
Carmalyn Dorsey, a clinical instructor, received a grant of $14,135 from the Maryland Home and Community Care Foundation for use with residents of Apostolic Towers to promote medication adherence, avoid hospitalization and prevent complications.
Miyong Kim, an associate professor, received an executive citation for outstanding volunteer services from the city of Baltimore's Commission on Aging and Retirement Education. Kim received the citation in part for her work with Korean elderly at the Greenmount Senior Center.
Victoria Mock, an associate professor, was recently inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Cynda Rushton, an assistant professor, was honored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses with its Pioneering Spirit Award 2001.