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
Miquel Antoine, an analytical chemist with the Research and Technology Development Center, and Trena Lilly, an operations research analyst with the Joint Warfare Analysis Department, were honored in July at the first annual Women of Color Government and Defense Technology Awards Conference in Washington, D.C., as "rising stars in technology" who are destined to become "guiding stars to others."
Joel Miller, of the Air Defense Systems Department, with co-author Dave Frieden from Anteon Corporation, received the Best Paper award from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization for their paper "Range Instrumentation Upgrades at the Pacific Missile Range Facility to Support Naval TBMD (Theater Ballistic Missile Defense) Testing." Miller was presented the award in July at the 10th Annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/BMDO Technology Conference in Williamsburg, Va.
Staff members from the Air Defense Systems Department were among the recipients of a Team Award for Excellence from the Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants. The award, presented to the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense LFT&E Lethality Ground Test Team, recognizes the successful completion of a series of tests to demonstrate and assess the lethality performance of the Standard Missile-2 Block IVA warhead against a spectrum of theater ballistic missile threats and threat payloads.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Rafael Irizarry, an assistant professor of biostatistics, has won the American Statistical Association's Noether Award for Young Researchers in Nonparametric Statistics. The award aims to foster, encourage and support both research and teaching in nonparametric statistics.
Andrew E. Lincoln, an assistant research professor of health policy and management at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, has been awarded one of two Safety Research Fellowships for 2001 from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation and the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. Lincoln will try to discern common mechanisms, circumstances or equipment that result in acute, low back injuries in the work environment.
Christopher D. Toscano, a graduate student; Michelle K. Nihei, a research associate; and Tomas R. Guilarte, a professor, all in the Division of Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, were recognized at the 2001 meetings of the Society of Toxicology Neurotoxicology Specialty Section and the Mid-Atlantic Society of Toxicology Spring Scientific Meeting. They were cited for their presentations titled "Phosphorylation and Expression of the Cyclic-AMP Response Element Binding Protein (CREB) Are Decreased in Lead-Exposed Rats" and "Phosphorylation, Expression and Binding Activity of the Cyclic-AMP Response Element Binding Protein Are Altered in Lead-Exposed Rats."
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
John W. Baldwin, the Charles Homer Haskins Professor Emeritus of History, was elected correspondant etranger to the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres. The Academie des Inscriptions was founded by the French minister Colbert in 1663, making it the second oldest, after the Academie Francaise, of the five academies of the Institut de France. Its purpose is to promote learning in historical studies, in particular, antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Orient. Baldwin, a specialist in medieval French history, is one of 50 correspondants etrangers among the organization's membership.
School of Professional Studies in Business and Management
Linda Cortez, an attorney who has been teaching since 1997 in the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the Business of Medicine program, has been named the new director of Undergraduate Business and Management Studies. The lead staff attorney for the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings since 1996, Cortez obtained her bachelor of science in social work from Anderson (Indiana) University and her juris doctorate from West Virginia University College of Law.
Dan Eagle Eye has been appointed assistant dean for administration in the Graduate Division of Business and Education. Eagle Eye joined SPSBE in 1996 as director of administrative services for the Graduate Division of Education. More recently he held a similar position in the Graduate Division of Business and Management. Eagle Eye obtained his bachelor's degree from John Carroll University and his master's from Harvard. Before coming to Hopkins, he spent 20 years in administrative work at New York University.
Kwang Soo Cheong, a specialist in corporate finance, managerial economics, public finance, industrial organization and microeconomics, has been appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Finance. Kwang Soo received his bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Seoul National University in his native South Korea and his doctorate in economics at Stanford University. Previously he held a faculty appointment in the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Elaine M. Stotko, an expert in linguistics with extensive experience in multicultural education and urban school issues, has been named chair of the Department of Teacher Preparation in the Graduate Division of Education. Stotko comes to Hopkins from the University of Delaware's College of Human Services, Education and Public Policy, where she was senior assistant dean and an assistant professor in the School of Education. She received her bachelor's degree in French with an English minor from Northeast Louisiana University, her master's in teaching English as a second language from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her doctorate in linguistics from the University of Delaware.
Amy Yerkes, who has served since 1997 as executive assistant to the dean and as director of external undergraduate programs, has been named assistant dean for academic programs. In her new position, Yerkes will continue to chair the school's Academic Policy Committee and will work with academic divisions on program development, evaluation and improvement. She also will oversee the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Marketing and Communications. Yerkes earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Penn State University and her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.