For the Record: Cheers
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
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Ruth Faden, professor in the Department of
Health Policy and Management and director of the Phoebe R.
Berman Bioethics Institute, has been named one of 10 Women
to Watch for 2003 by Jewish Woman magazine. Faden was
chosen for her role in paving new bioethical paths amid
increasing medical and scientific controversy.
Miryam Granthon, a master of public health
student, was selected to receive the American Public Health
Association Latin Caucus' Outstanding Student Award. The
award recognizes effective pursuit of an academic career in
health-related professions and services in Latino
communities that have made an impact on access to health
services and/or improved health care practices of Latinos.
The Latino Caucus honored recipients at a dinner/dance
ceremony at the APHA conference held last month in San
Rafael Irizarry, assistant professor of
biostatistics, and his Bioconductor Group colleagues have
won the 2003 Insightful Innovation Award. This award from
the Insightful Corp., maker of S-plus, recognizes
innovation in information sciences.
Development and Alumni Relations
Boi Carpenter-Mellady has been appointed
director of development for the Department of Surgery at
the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, having served since
2000 as a senior associate director of development for the
School of Medicine.
Susan Cruse has been appointed executive
director of the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She comes
to Johns Hopkins from the University of California, Irvine,
where she was assistant vice chancellor for corporate,
foundation and University Research Park relations and
associate director of the UC Irvine branch of the
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information
Technology. Cruse has also worked at the University of
California, Los Angeles, and in private industry.
India Lowres has been promoted to the new
position of director of alumni programs. In her new role,
she assists the executive director of the Alumni
Association in the management of the overall alumni
program. Lowres has been with Johns Hopkins for nearly 27
years, beginning in the Homewood Admissions Office and most
recently serving as senior associate director of Alumni
Scott Rembold has been promoted to associate
dean for development and alumni relations at SAIS, which he
joined in 2002 as director of development. He previously
worked at George Washington University.
Sara Rubin has been appointed director of
development for the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
She has been at Johns Hopkins for 10 years, most recently
as senior associate director at the Wilmer Eye Institute
and previously as executive assistant to the vice president
for development and alumni relations.
Sybil Wyatt has been named director of
development communications for the Johns Hopkins
Institutions. She comes to Johns Hopkins from Bechtel Corp.
in San Francisco, where she served as marketing
communications manager. Her most recent higher education
post was with the University of Maryland System as director
Gizem Arslan has joined the Press as a metadata
and indexing assistant for Project Muse, an online
collection of scholarly journals in the humanities, social
sciences and the arts.
Brian Harrington has been named authorities
library specialist for Project Muse. Harrington has worked
with Muse since its inception in 1995, through his former
position with the MSE Library. At MSEL, he held positions
in the Archives, Special Collections, Systems and Digital
Knowledge Center departments.
Greg Harrison has been promoted to production
supervisor for Project Muse. The production department
converts print journal files to electronic, Web-ready
documents. Harrison joined the Muse team in 1999, first as
an online production specialist and later as an online
Bill Kulp has been promoted to indexing
coordinator and senior authorities librarian for Project
Muse. Previously, Kulp held the position of authorities
School of Advanced International
Thomas G. Mahnken's book Uncovering Ways of
War has been nominated for the Colby, Furniss and
Society for Military History book awards. Mahnken is
acting director of the Strategic Studies Program.
School of Medicine
L. Mario Amzel, professor of biophysics and
biophysical chemistry, has been selected to serve as
interim director of the department. Former director Jeremy
Berg left Hopkins to head up the National Institute of
General Medical Science at NIH.
David Bekelman, a fellow with appointments in
the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, is one of two
recipients of a William Webb Fellowship from the Academy of
Psychosomatic Medicine. The fellowship is awarded to
"outstanding advanced residents and fellows in
consultation-liaison psychiatry at an early stage in their
Louis Borowicz, senior research program
coordinator at the Mind/Brain Institute, has won the 2003
Dorfman Journal Paper Award. The award was given by the
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine for Borowicz's paper on
depression and cardiac morbidity following bypass surgery,
published in Psychosomatics this year.
Valina Dawson, professor of neurology, authored
a Science article on a new cell-death pathway that
has been named a New Hot Paper, determined by the
Thomson-ISI Web of Science to be one of the most cited
recent papers in a multidisciplinary field.
John D. Gearhart, C. Michael Armstrong
Professor of Medicine and professor of gynecology and
obstetrics, was honored for his pioneering work with stem
cells by the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical
Research at a ceremony at the National Press Club in
Paul Ladenson, professor of medicine and
director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
has been selected to be the next editor in chief of the
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,
effective January 2005 through December 2009.
Victor A. McKusick, University Professor of
Medical Genetics, has received the Karl Landsteiner
Memorial Award and Lecture of the American Association of
Blood Banks for "his extraordinary lifetime work in
pioneering the field of medical genetics." The award is
named for Karl Landsteiner, whose lifetime research laid
the foundation for modern blood transfusion therapy.
Lloyd Minor has been named the Andelot
Professor and Director of the Department of
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Minor was recruited
to Johns Hopkins in 1993 to build a clinical and basic
research program in vestibular disorders. Under his
direction, the clinical testing staff has grown from two to
13, and today the program involves more than 2,000 patient
visits, 1,000 vestibular tests and 200 procedures per
Sarah L. Poynton, assistant professor of
comparative medicine, has been selected as the 2003
recipient of a Mercator Guest Professorship from the German
Research Council. She will spend several months a year at
Humboldt University and the Institute for Freshwater
Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, conducting research
on pathogenic protozoan parasites and teaching classes in
parasitology and scientific communication.
Alexander A. Spector, associate research
professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has
received the 2003 Comcast Corporation Award in Auditory
Science from the National Organization for Hearing Research
Cardiology fellows Hossein Ardehali and
Ariel Roguin have received two of the 14 Young
Investigator Awards given by AstraZeneca. Ardehali took
first place in the basic science competition for studies
involving a potential potassium channel. Roguin won first
place in the clinical competition for a paper on MRI safety
of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators.
A dozen faculty members are in the top ranks of
Science Watch's 250 most highly cited research scientists
of the last two decades. In addition to Bert
Vogelstein, the Clayton Professor of Oncology and
Pathology, who leads the list (his name has appeared on 361
scientific papers that have been cited by other scientists
106,401 times since 1983), are Solomon Snyder,
Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience,
Pharmacology and Psychiatry, close behind at No. 3;
Kenneth Kinzler, professor of oncology, at No. 19;
Ted Dawson, professor of neurology; Daniel
Drachman, professor of neurology; Andrew
Feinberg, professor of genetic medicine; John
Griffin, professor of neurology; Larry
Lichtenstein, professor of clinical immunology;
Donald Price, professor of pathology; Thomas
Quinn, professor of medicine; David Sidransky,
professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery; and
Patrick Walsh, the David Hall McConnell Professor
and Director of Urology.
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