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
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Duff Gillespie Joins Gates Institute as Senior
Duff Gillespie, a distinguished leader in
population and reproductive health issues, has joined the
Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and
Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
of Public Health. He will serve as a senior scholar with
the Gates Institute and as a public health professor with
the school's Department of Population and Family Health
Gillespie was the senior deputy assistant
administrator of the Global Health Bureau at the U.S.
Agency for International Development until he retired from
government service in December 2002. While there, he played
a leading role overseeing a global program in population,
health and nutrition with a total budget of $1.7 billion,
working in 56 countries. Gillespie spent the past year as a
visiting scholar with the Packard Foundation in California.
He has been a member of numerous U.S. delegations to global
conferences and received the USAID Administrator's
Distinguished Career Service Award in 2003, a Lifetime
Recognition Award from the Global Health Council in 2003
and the Presidential Rank Award in 2001 for his
accomplishments in program management and quality public
service. He received his doctorate in sociology from
Washington University in St. Louis.
Gillespie joins the Gates Institute to continue
efforts he began at the Packard Foundation to increase the
priority of and commitment to reproductive health, child
survival, HIV/AIDS, maternal health and nutrition through
evidence-based discourse among globally engaged
policy-makers. He recently developed an initiative with the
World Health Organization, USAID and the Packard, Hewlett
and Gates foundations to incorporate family planning into
Prevention-of-Mother-to-Child Transmission programs,
authoring or co-authoring papers and making numerous
presentations on the topic.
Homewood Student Affairs
Dave Pietramala, men's lacrosse coach, has been
inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse
Foundation Hall of Fame. The Long Island native was a
three-time First Team All-American at Johns Hopkins, where
he guided the Blue Jays to the 1987 NCAA Championship. He
earned the William C. Schmeisser Award as the nation's
outstanding defensive player in 1988 and 1989 and was the
recipient of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the
nation's most outstanding player in 1989. He is the only
person in the history of the game to have been honored as
both National Player of theYear and National Coach of the
Johns Hopkins Bayview
Mack C. Mitchell has been named director of the
Division of Gastroenterology and Digestive Disorders in the
Department of Medicine. Mitchell received his undergraduate
and medical degrees from Johns Hopkins and did his
residency training here. Most recently, he was chairman of
the Department of Medicine at the Carolinas Medical Center
in Charlotte, N.C.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
John Cook and Jill Paulson have been
appointed directors of major gifts. Both previously served
as senior associate directors. Paulson joined the school in
1992 as director of the Second Decade Society; Cook came to
Hopkins in 1984 as director of the Annual Fund.
Nitze School of Advanced International
Patricia Lloyd has joined SAIS in Washington as
associate director of development for European projects.
Lloyd worked in development for the Hopkins-Nanjing Center
for 16 years.
Donald Oberdorfer, journalist-in-residence, has
received the 2004 Shorenstein Journalism Award, which is
given jointly by the Walter H. Shorenstein Forum for
Asia-Pacific Studies at Stanford's Asia-Pacific Research
Center and the Joan Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics
and Public Policy at Harvard. The award honors Oberdorfer
for both his distinguished body of work and for the way his
work has helped American readers understand the
complexities of Asia from Japan to Vietnam. Oberdorfer was
the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post for 17
years. His most recent book is a biography of Sen. Mike
School of Medicine
Jose Avalos, a doctoral candidate in the
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology graduate
program, has received a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate
Student Award. The award, which recognize outstanding
achievement during graduate studies in the biological
sciences, was established in 2000 by the Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center to honor Harold M. Weintraub, a
renowned biologist who died in 1995.
Terry Barrett, associate professor of
dermatology and pathology and director of the Division of
Dermatopathology, has been selected as a director of the
American Board of Dermatology.
William Baumgartner, professor of surgery and
cardiac surgeon in charge at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and
JHH were listed in Good Housekeeping's February feature "44
Top Cardiac Centers for Women."
Duke Cameron, the James T. Dresher Sr.
Professor of Cardiac Surgery, has been made an honorary
member of the Japanese Association of Thoracic Surgeons. He
was the guest lecturer at the organization's annual meeting
Dina Klicos, formerly associate director of
development for the Brady Urological Institute, has been
promoted to senior associate director of development for
the Wilmer Eye Institute. Klicos joined the Fund for Johns
Hopkins Medicine in July 2001.
Peter Maloney has been appointed interim
director of the Department of Physiology. A researcher who
studies the biochemical and molecular mechanisms used by
membrane transport systems, Maloney is also associate dean
of graduate studies.
Matthew McGirt, an intern and fellow in the
Department of Surgery, has been awarded the Clinical
Science Research Award by the Southern Society of
Neurological Surgeons for his paper "Cerebrospinal fluid
shunting for pseudotumor cerebri: Predictors of treatment
response and analysis of long-term outcomes."
Neil R. Powe, professor of medicine,
epidemiology and health policy and management and director
of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and
Clinical Research, is the 2004 recipient of the Garabed
Eknoyan Award to be presented May 1 at the National Kidney
Foundation 2004 Clinical Meetings in Chicago. The award
recognizes an individual who has promoted the vision of the
NKF in making lives better for people with chronic kidney
disease through special contributions to the foundation.
Also, Powe recently received the Mary Betty Stevens Award
for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American
College of Physicians Maryland Chapter.
David Sidransky, professor of
otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, has won an American
Association for Cancer Research Scientific Award for 2004.
Sidransky, a cancer biomarker expert, has received the
organization's Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award
for research that has led the way to developing screening
tests that detect genetic biomarkers for cancer in bodily
Stephen Yang, chief of the Division of Thoracic
Surgery, has been voted Most Outstanding Alumnus by the
Medical College of Virginia.
School of Nursing
Marion Ball, part-time faculty, co-edited with
Rosemary Nelson a new book titled Consumer Informatics:
Applications and Strategies in Cyber Health Care.
Mark Rosenberg has joined the school as a
business consultant to the Institute for Johns Hopkins
Lynn Schultz-Writsel has been named director of
communications. She will oversee major internal and
external communications efforts of the school and the
Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. She comes to Johns
Hopkins from Equal Justice Works (formerly the National
Association for Public Interest Law), where she was vice
president for communications. Previously, she spent 19
years at the American Psychiatric Association, where she
was deputy director of public affairs and director of
special communications projects.
School of Public Health
Rita R. Colwell, who was until last month
director of the National Science Foundation, is joining the
adjunct faculty. Colwell is a microbiologist and expert on
cholera and other infectious diseases. She also will chair
Canon U.S. Life Sciences, a newly created Washington,
D.C.-based subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., whose goal is to
identify and develop life-science solutions with potential
applications in diagnostics and medical instrumentation,
and will serve as Distinguished University Professor at the
University of Maryland, College Park. Colwell plans to
continue research work and develop an international center
for infectious disease, water and health.
Steven Muller, president emeritus, has received
St. Mary's College of Maryland's highest honor. In January,
he was inducted into the Order of the Ark and Dove, which
was established in 1972 to honor those who have given
distinguished service to the college. Muller joined the
state college's board in 1990 and served as its chairman
from 1994 to 2003. He is credited with leading the college
from local status to national prominence during his tenure
with the board. St. Mary's, which is Maryland's public
honors college, is currently ranked the No. 2 public
liberal arts college in the nation by U.S. News & World
Report. Muller played a central role in gaining charter
status for the college with the Maryland Legislature in
1992 and also was instrumental in SMCM's being named as the
state's honors college in 1996.
Whiting School of Engineering
Oma M. Knio, professor of mechanical
engineering, has been elected to receive a Friedrich
Wilhelm Bessel Research Award after having been nominated
for this award by the German scientists Egon Krause,
Technical University Aachen, and Rupert Klein, Free
University Berlin. This award is conferred in recognition
of lifetime achievements in science. In addition, the
awardee is invited to carry out research projects of his
own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in
Debra Lannon has been named director of
development. She came to Johns Hopkins in 1987.
Janet Schumann, who joined Hopkins in 1996, has
been named director of major gifts.
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