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
APL Makes Two Appointments
Gingras named chief of staff; Luman to head Joint
Russell E. Gingras is the new chief of staff at
APL, where he serves as chief adviser to Director Richard
T. Roca and assumes responsibility for many administrative
tasks involving Laboratory management, sponsors and
Gingras joined APL in 1969 after earning a bachelor's
degree in electrical engineering from the University of
Illinois. He later earned master's degrees in electrical
engineering and technical management from Johns Hopkins.
He served in the Lab's Fleet Systems Department for 13
years, and in 1982 he became a supervisor in the Lab's
Naval Warfare Analysis Department, conducting studies and
analyses of advanced system concepts for the Navy.
From 1997 to December 2003, Gingras served as head of
the Joint Warfare Analysis Department, which is responsible
for analyzing future sea, air, space and information
systems. He also assisted in APL's strategic planning by
assessing the implications of changes in the national
security environment. Gingras played a critical role in
boosting the capabilities and profile of APL's Warfare
Analysis Laboratory, a high-tech, interactive war-gaming
facility where military and civilian leaders analyze system
concepts and advanced technologies in simulated battles,
homeland attacks and other scenarios.
The Joint Warfare Analysis Department is now headed by
Ronald R. Luman.
Prior to joining the department in 2000, Luman was for
21 years in the Strategic Systems Department, serving as a
group supervisor and a program area manager. He served
field assignments for two years as the strategic missile
systems technical adviser to COMSUBPAC in Hawaii and for
four years as chief analyst for the Joint Countermine
Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration with the Office
of Naval Research in Arlington, Va.
Luman joined APL in 1978 after earning a master's
degree in applied mathematics at Michigan State. While at
APL he earned a master's degree in engineering management
from Johns Hopkins and a doctorate in systems engineering
from George Washington University.
Bayview Medical Center
Susan Bartlett, assistant professor of medicine
in the Division of Rheumatology, has been awarded the
Lawren H. Daltroy Fellowship Award in clinician-patient
communication from the American College of Rheumatology.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Michael Edidin, professor of biology with a
joint appointment in the School of Medicine, has been
elected a fellow of University College London. The title of
fellow is granted to former students who have attained
distinction in the arts, literature, science or public
life. Edidin will be inaugurated in May.
Yuan C. Lee, professor of biology, has been
selected as a recipient of the University of Iowa Carver
College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award for
Achievement. Established in 1998, this award recognizes
former students and colleagues who have transcended their
fundamental roles as health care providers, scientists and
educators to become influential participants in the
advancement of the art and science of medicine. Lee will be
presented with this award during a luncheon ceremony to be
held in June during alumni reunion weekend.
School of Medicine
Robert Arceci, King Fahd Chair in Pediatric
Oncology, has been elected a fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's
largest general scientific society. Arceci was honored for
his work to improve understanding and treatment of
pediatric acute leukemias.
David Bekelman, a general internal medicine
fellow, is the recipient of the Webb Fellowship from the
Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine. Awarded to outstanding
advanced residents and fellows in consultation-liaison
psychiatry, the fellowship includes financial support and
Joseph Brady, professor of psychiatry and
behavioral sciences, has been named the second recipient of
the P.B. Dews Award for Research in Behavioral
Pharmacology, sponsored by the Division of Behavioral
Pharmacology of the American Society for Pharmacology and
Experimental Therapeutics. The award recognizes outstanding
lifetime achievements in the field.
Valina Dawson, professor of neurology, has been
awarded one of six 2004 Neuroscience of Brain Disorders
Awards by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience.
Dawson will receive $300,000 over three years to fund her
research, which focuses on proteins that protect the brain
Mark Donowitz, professor of gastroenterology,
has been elected to the governing board of the American
Gastroenterology Association, serving as vice president in
2004, president-elect in 2005 and president for 2006.
Jonathan Epstein, the Rose-Lee and Keith
Reinhard Professor of Urologic Pathology and an expert in
prostate cancer, has been named director of the Division of
Steven Goodman, associate professor of
oncology, pediatrics, biostatistics and epidemiology, has
been selected editor in chief of Clinical Trials: The
Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials. His five-year
term runs from 2004 to 2008.
Mark Haas has been named director of the Renal
Pathology service. Haas received his M.D. and a Ph.D. in
physiology from Duke University School of Medicine and did
his residency training in anatomic pathology at Yale New
Haven Hospital. He was on the faculty at Yale and the
University of Chicago before joining Johns Hopkins in 1999
as associate professor. Haas is renowned for his diagnostic
expertise in renal pathology and his research in renal
James Hildreth, professor of pharmacology and
molecular sciences, has received a Visionary Research Award
in Academic Medicine from the National Medical Fellowships.
Hildreth was recognized for his "groundbreaking discoveries
and extraordinary research in HIV."
Victor McKusick, University Professor of
Medical Genetics, has received the American Association of
Blood Banks' Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award. Honoring
Landsteiner, whose research laid the foundation for modern
blood transfusion therapy, the award recognizes original
research resulting in important contributions to scientific
knowledge. The AABB cited McKusick for his "extraordinary
lifetime work in pioneering the field of medical
John H. Shatzer, director of the Office of
Medical Education and the Clinical Education Center, gave
one of the invited keynote addresses at the first
Asia-Pacific Medical Education Conference, hosted by the
National University of Singapore in December.
Paul Talalay, the John Jacob Abel Distinguished
Service Professor in Pharmacology and Experimental
Therapeutics, has been chosen by the American Association
for Cancer Research to deliver the 9th AACR-Dewitt S.
Goodman Memorial Lecture during the group's 95th annual
meeting, being held in March in Orlando, Fla. The
lectureship recognizes Talalay's "lifelong and exemplary
contributions" to cancer research.
Patrick Walsh, David Hall McConnell Professor
of Urology and director of the department, has received the
Society of Urologic Oncology's Charles Huggins Award, the
organization's highest honor.
Transplant surgeon Robert Montgomery, associate
professor, and Nobel laureate Peter Agre, professor
of biological chemistry, were among the 10 Baltimoreans of
the Year in the January issue of Baltimore
Lisa Alexander has joined the Controller's
Office as general accounting manager. A graduate of Loyola
College, Alexander began her career in public accounting
with KPMG and then joined one of her audit clients,
Allfirst Financial, as a manager in the Finance Division.
At Johns Hopkins, she will be managing the plant and debt
funds in General Accounting.
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