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
Epstein named director of Surgical
Jonathan I. Epstein has been named director of
the Division of Surgical Pathology in the School of
Medicine's Department of Pathology. A graduate of the
Boston University School of Medicine's six-year B.A.-M.D.
program, Epstein did his anatomical pathology residency
training at Johns Hopkins with a one-year fellowship in
oncological pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center. He subsequently served as chief resident at
Hopkins. Epstein joined the Hopkins faculty as instructor
in 1985 and progressed to the rank of professor in 1994.
World-renowned for his expertise in prostate cancer,
Epstein is the first recipient of the Reinhard Endowed
Chair of Urologic Pathology.
Health Divisions Administration
Nancy K. Roderer, director of the William H.
Welch Library and interim director of the Division of
Health Sciences Informatics, received the 2003 American
Society for Information Science and Technology Watson Davis
Award. The award recognizes individuals for continuous
dedicated service to the membership of the society.
Homewood Student Affairs
Nicholas Arrindell, director of the Office of
Student and Scholar Services, has been awarded a Fulbright
Scholar grant to attend the United States-Germany
International Education Administrators Program at the
German Fulbright Commission in Berlin.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
H. Peyton Young, the Scott and Barbara Black
Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, has
been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do
research at the University of Siena in Siena, Italy.
Young's topic is "Evolutionary Economics: Theory and
Jim Spall of the Strategic Systems Department
at APL and a joint member of the faculty of the School of
Engineering's Department of Applied Mathematics and
Statistics, has been elected a fellow of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The appointment
included a citation for his contributions to stochastic
algorithms in control and optimization.
Nitze School of Advanced International
Loretta Bondi, director of the Cooperative
Security Program at the Johns Hopkins University-SAIS
Center for Transatlantic Relations, has been asked to join
the resource group of the United Nations High Level Panel
on Threats, Challenges and Change. U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan established the panel in November 2003 to
examine current and future threats to international
security, evaluate how collective security institutions
have addressed those threats and recommend changes to the
United Nations and the larger collective security
Anders Soernsen, assistant professor of
economics, is one of five winners of the Grundfos Prize
2003. The prize is given to researchers in social science
whose proposals will best benefit Denmark's progress in
education, research and development.
School of Medicine
Joseph Brady, professor of behavioral biology
with a joint appointment in the Department of Neuroscience,
is 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 biennial
award recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements in
research, teaching and professional service in the field of
behavioral pharmacology. The award will be presented during
ASPET's annual meeting in April in Washington, D.C. Brady
came to Johns Hopkins in 1967 to found the Division of
Behavioral Biology in the Department of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences. He also established the department's
Behavioral Medicine Clinic and launched the Behavioral
Pharmacology Research Unit.
Valina L. Dawson, professor in the Department
of Neurology, has received a 2004 Neuroscience of Brain
Disorders Award from the McKnight Endowment Fund for
Neuroscience. The fund awarded six research projects
$300,000 each over three years to support exploration of
new approaches to diagnosing, preventing and treating
injuries or diseases affecting the brain and spinal chord.
Dawson's project is titled "Characterization of Novel
Harold E. Ramsey has been appointed as emeritus
assistant professor of surgery and otolaryngology/head and
Haya R. Rubin has been promoted to professor in
the Department of Medicine.
David L. Thomas has been promoted to professor
in the Department of Medicine.
Sharon L. Walsh has been promoted to professor
in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Paul A. Watkins has been promoted to professor
in the Department of Neurology.
School of Nursing
Patricia Abbott, assistant professor, has been
elected to serve a second, two-year term on the board of
directors of the American Medical Informatics
Lori Edwards, instructor, received the "Julie
Center's Best" award from the Julie Community Center in
recognition of her contributions to that organization.
Edwards has served on the board, raised funds and helped
develop the Family Life Players at the center.
Miyong Kim is co-editor of the Health Power Web
http://healthpoweronline). Health Power is a national
corporation committed to minority health improvement.
June Miller, assistant professor, was elected
president of the Transcultural Nursing Society.
Rosemary Mortimer, instructor, received the
Centennial Award for Outstanding Mentoring from the
Maryland Nurses Association.
Janet Selway, instructor, was elected to the
board of directors of the American College of Nurse
Practitioners as a state affiliate representative for a
two-year term beginning in February.
Jo Walrath, assistant professor, was appointed
to the editorial board of The Journal of Nursing Care
Whiting School of Engineering
Grace Brush, professor in the Department of
Geography and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded
the Mathias Medal, which recognizes the efforts of
exemplary researchers who have contributed to informed
policy in the Chesapeake Bay region. The award is sponsored
by the Maryland and Virginia Sea Grant programs and the
Chesapeake Research Consortium.
Gregory Eyink, professor in the Department of
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected a
fellow of the American Physical Society. Eyink was cited
for his work in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, in
particular on the foundation of transport laws in chaotic
dynamical systems, on field-theoretic methods in
statistical hydrodynamics and on singularities and
dissipative anomalies in fluid turbulence.
Donniell Fishkind has been promoted to senior
lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and
Michael I. Miller, director of the Center for
Imaging Science, has been awarded the inaugural Herschel L.
Seder Professorship of Biomedical Engineering. Miller has
joint appointments in the departments of Electrical and
Computer Science, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics
and Statistics. He has been at Johns Hopkins since 1998 and
is a recognized pioneer in areas of image understanding,
pattern theory, computer vision, medical imaging, jump
diffusion processes in image understanding and
Charles O'Melia, professor in DOGEE, is the
first recipient of the EMMC award from the American Society
of Civil Engineers. The award, which honors an individual
who has made outstanding contributions to environmental
engineering education, will be presented at the World Water
and Environmental Resources Congress in June.
Jong-She Pang, professor in the Department of
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, is co-recipient of the
2003 George B. Dantzig Prize awarded at the International
Symposium on Mathematical Programming held recently in
Copenhagen, Denmark. The Dantzig is the world's top prize
in mathematical programming. Awarded once every three
years, it is issued jointly by the Mathematical Programming
Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics. Pang shares the prize with Alexander Schrijver
of the National Research Institute for Mathematics and
Computer Science in the Netherlands.
Alexander A. Spector, associate research
professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and
the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, has received
the 2003 Comcast Corporation Award from the National
Organization for Hearing Research Foundation.
John Wierman, professor in the Department of
Applied Mathematics and Statistics, has been elected
president of the Southern Regional Council on Statistics.
He will serve for two years as president-elect, two as
president and two as immediate past president. SCROS
fosters cooperation in statistical affairs among
institutions concerned with higher education.
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