The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 17, 2001
December 17, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 15


For the Record: Cheers

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

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.


Mueller Wins Prestigious Real Estate Research Award

Glenn R. Mueller, professor and director of two programs of the Real Estate Institute in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, has become only the second full-time academician to win the prestigious James A. Graaskamp Award for excellence in real estate research.

Mueller, who heads the Real Estate Capital Markets Research Program and the Seniors Housing and Care Program, has directed that the $5,000 prize that accompanies the award go toward endowing a Hopkins scholarship he set up two years ago honoring his parents. It is to be awarded to the real estate student who produces the best investment thesis each year.

"Glenn Mueller is a leading researcher in his field, as well as a dedicated teacher/practitioner whose work is admired widely by his peers," said Ralph Fessler, dean of SPSBE. "We are delighted he has received this honor."

The Graaskamp Award is named in memory of a distinguished professor of real estate at the University of Wisconsin who was one of the field's greatest researchers.

Mueller's real estate market cycle research is known worldwide and is used by many major U.S. real estate investors to make decisions.

Mueller has 26 years of experience in real estate. He has been teaching at Hopkins since 1992 and in 1998 established the Real Estate Capital Markets Research Program. He also consults as a real estate investment strategist for Baltimore's Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc. Author of more than 60 articles, Mueller has received five national awards for articles that have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Real Estate Research and The Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, of which he now is co-editor. Prior to joining the Hopkins faculty, Mueller held top research positions at Price Waterhouse, ABKB/LaSalle Real Estate Advisors and Prudential Real Estate Investors.
--Neil Grauer