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 Navy has presented APL its group achievement award for "outstanding contributions in development and proof of concept demonstration of the Area Air Defense Commander," a capability for planning and coordinating air defense operations.
Health Divisions Administration
Karina D. Anderson, who has been associate director for constituency programs at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine since March 2000, has been named director of development for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Johns Hopkins Health System
Jay H. Blackman, the Wilmer Eye Institute administrator since 1991, will become senior vice president of operations at Howard County General Hospital on Jan. 28. He will continue to serve as Wilmer administrator part-time while Hopkins searches for his successor.
Joyce R. Ritchie, previously director of development, has been promoted to associate dean for development and alumni relations. A former executive director of National Public Radio's documentary series Soundprint and concert coordinator at Washington University in St. Louis, Ritchie holds bachelor's degrees from Indiana University in ethnomusicality and in music education and has studied management at SPSBE.
School of Medicine
Aimalohi "Aima" Ahonkhai has received the Novartis Award for outstanding community service. The award is presented each year by the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. to a second-year medical student at Hopkins, who is nominated by classmates. During the 2000-2001 academic year, Ahonkhai volunteered with several local health programs and designed and implemented a public service initiative in the public school system of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to educate adolescents about reproductive health.
Donald S. Coffey, professor of urology, oncology, pathology, and pharmacology and molecular sciences, and director of urology research, has been awarded a certificate of achievement from the American Urological Association to recognize lifetime career achievements in urology. He also has received a distinguished service award from the American Cancer Society.
Timothy R. Dillingham, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, was invited by the Association of Academic Physiatrists to attend the weeklong 2002 AAP Academic Leadership Development Seminar designed to train future academic leaders in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
John Flynn, clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, was named the first recipient of the D. William Schlott Professorship in Clinical Medicine. Established by patients, colleagues and friends in honor of D. William Schlott, associate professor of internal medicine and co-director of the Philip A. Tumulty Topics in Clinical Medicine course, the professorship will support the teaching activities of the clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine.
John M. Freeman, director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Center, has received the fifth J. Kiffin Penry Award for excellence in epilepsy care from the American Epilepsy Society. The award recognizes clinical and scientific achievement in enhancing patient care and quality of life for children with epilepsy. Freeman and his team are responsible for renewed interest in the ketogenic diet to reduce seizures.
Susan MacDonald, associate professor of medicine, has been named associate chair of the Department of Medicine. In the position, MacDonald will guide, staff and formulate the search processes for divisional leadership and have a significant role in pursuing initiatives and programs of the department.
W. Lowell Maughan, professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at Bayview, has been named interim director of the Department of Cardiology for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Kenneth Baughman, who served as director of the Cardiology Division for 10 years, will continue his leadership roles in the area of heart failure clinical care, teaching and research.
George Rose, professor of biophysics and biophysical chemistry and co-director of the Institute for Biophysical Research, has been named a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He will use the award to work on a book titled "The Physical Basis of Protein Structure."
Richard Scartozzi, a student, has received a NIAF Carmela Gagliardi Fellowship from the National Italian American Foundation.
Sarah South, a postdoctoral student in biological chemistry, has received the first annual Member Memorial Award from the American Society for Cell Biology. South received her doctorate from the human genetics program at Hopkins, working in the lab of Stephen Gould.
David Valle, a professor of pediatrics and molecular biology and genetics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, has been elected president of the American Society of Human Genetics.
Richard Wahl, director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and vice chairman for technology and business development in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, has received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Academy of Molecular Imaging for his research with positron emission tomography in oncology. The award carries a cash prize of $10,000.
School of Nursing
Claire Bogdanski has been named associate dean for finance and administration. For the past four years Bogdanski has been senior administrator of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, she was project manager for financial information systems implementations at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Miyong Kim, an associate professor, received an executive citation from the city of Baltimore's Commission on Aging and Retirement Education for her "outstanding volunteer services" with Korean elderly at the Greenmount Senior Center.
Kathleen Sabatier, clinical instructor and director of the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing, was a speaker at the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses' Pain and Comfort Consensus Conference. The goal of the conference was to develop pain and comfort guidelines in the perianesthesia setting.
Daniel Sheridan, an assistant professor, participated recently in the National Policy Summit on Elder Abuse sponsored by the National Center on Elder Abuse. The summit concluded with the adoption of a national action agenda to address the needs of abused and vulnerable elders.
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education
Michael A. Anikeeff, director of the Alan L. Berman Real Estate Development Institute, has been selected as one of the first Distinguished Fellows of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, a 9,500-member national organization of developers and owners of industrial, office and related commercial real estate.
Emma Stokes, senior organization development consultant in the Office of Organization Divelopment and Diversity, Office of Human Services, has received the Women in Medicine Silver Achievement Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Presented during the 25th anniversary year of AAMC's Women in Medicine Program, the award was given to 20 men and women who have contributed substantially to the development of women in academic medicine.
Michael Westfall has been named director of annual giving. Previously, he worked in annual giving at Georgetown University and Michigan State, and most recently at Virginia Tech, where he was director of annual giving.
The News and Information staff received a gold medal in the general news writing category of the CASE District II awards program. It was one of only two awards presented in the category this year.
A video about the Homewood campus master plan received a silver in the CASE District II awards program in the category of video fund raising under $30,000. The video was written and produced by Mike Field of the President's Office and Glenn Small of News and Information; Deirdre Hammer of Instructional Television served as director of videography and editor.
Whiting School of Engineering
Giuseppe Ateniese, an assistant professor of computer science, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in recognition of his work in network security and privacy. NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.
Kevin Hemker, a professor of mechanical engineering, received the 2001 Materials Science Research Silver Medal from ASM International, the society for materials engineers and scientists.
Frederick Jelinek, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received an honorary doctorate in the sciences of mathematics and physics from Charles University in Prague.
Charles Meneveau, a professor of mechanical engineering, received the 2001 Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanicals at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics. This award recognizes significant contributions to fluid mechanics that have been published by young investigators in Physics of Fluids during the preceding year.
William Sharpe, a professor of mechanical engineering, has received the B.J. Lazan Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics for 2001. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding original technical contributions to experimental mechanics.
The 2001 WSE Annual Report has won an Excellence award from the Society of Technical Communication, an international organization with more than 20,000 members.