Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 21, 2005
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 21, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 23

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 number.


Schoenrich to be inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

Edyth Schoenrich, associate director of Master of Public Health Programs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been selected for induction into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, which is managed by the Maryland Commission for Women, honors Maryland women who make unique and lasting contributions to the economic, political, cultural and social life of the state, and provides models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders.
    Schoenrich, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is being recognized for her clinical preparation and practice in internal medicine, hematology and general preventive medicine. At one time, when she worked at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, she was in charge of adult preventive services in Maryland.
    During her time at the Bloomberg School, which began in 1974, Schoenrich was director of the Division of Public Health Administration and senior associate dean of the school. Most recently, as the director of Part-Time Professional Programs, she has been involved in designing and implementing flexible programs to facilitate public health graduate study programs for working health professionals.
    The Hall of Fame is located in Annapolis in the Maryland Law Library, which is adorned with a plaque and information about the honorees. Among those honored are legislators, political and social activists, scientists, educators and writers, and business, spiritual and community leaders. They represent women who have helped to shape the state of Maryland, the United States and the world.
    A formal recognition ceremony will be held the evening of March 2 in Annapolis.
--Kenna Lowe


Applied Physics Laboratory

J. Walter Faulconer has joined APL as the business area executive for civilian space. In this role he will strengthen and expand the Laboratory's relationships with its space science and exploration customers and ensure that APL's Space Department continues to deliver timely, quality services. Faulconer joins APL after more than 25 years at Lockheed Martin, where he last directed space exploration business development for Lockheed's Space Systems Co. Faulconer holds a bachelor's degree in space sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology and a master's in systems management from the University of Southern California.


Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shyam Biswal, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, is the 2004-2005 recipient of the Thomas and Carol McCann Innovative Research Fund for Asthma and Respiratory Disease. Biswal will study Nrf2-based strategies for intervening in the pathophysiology of asthma. The Thomas award is intended to provide support to faculty investigators with a unique idea who wish to generate preliminary data in order to pursue extramural support. The fund is awarded annually to a junior faculty member at the school.



Blami Dao, an advanced clinical trainer and regional maternal and newborn health expert, has received a Distinguished Community Service Award for Emergency Obstetric Care. The annual award was established by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics in collaboration with the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health's Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program to enhance the prestige of safe motherhood work. The award honors individuals who provide or facilitate emergency care of women in an underserved population who are pregnant, in labor, delivering or postpartum. A professeur agrege of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Ouagadougou and chief of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at Sanou Souro University Hospital in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Dao was trained under JHPIEGO's Maternal and Neonatal Health Program and has worked as an MNH regional expert since 2001.


Johns Hopkins Bayview

David B. Hellmann, the Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Medicine, has been recognized by the American College of Physicians with two of its most significant honors. Hellmann has been named a Master of the College, ACP's highest honor, recognizing his contributions nationally and locally to the college and to the profession. ACP's Maryland chapter has named Hellmann this year's recipient of its Theodore E. Woodward Award for Medical Education and Research, which acknowledges Hellmann's outstanding contributions as a teacher of medical students, residents, fellows and faculty at Johns Hopkins and across the state.


Johns Hopkins Medicine

Steve Thompson, vice dean for administration and vice president of ambulatory services coordination, has been named senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. In this new position, Thompson will oversee JHM's clinical enterprise. He will work with the clinical chiefs, CPA leadership, health system leaders and the Ambulatory Development Group to implement clinical programs developed by each department and JHM entities. He will oversee external clinical business relationships and continue to lead JH International.


Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Collin Broholm, a professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. He was cited for "his contributions to understanding low dimensional and frustrated quantum magnetism through neuron scattering."

Abigail Koch Doura and Karen Thickman are among only 30 graduate students worldwide who were chosen to receive the Biophysical Society's prestigious student travel awards to attend the organization's 49th annual meeting, held this month in Long Beach, Calif. Doura, a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Biology, presented a paper titled "Complex Interactions at the Helix-Helix Interface Stabilize the Glycophorin A Transmembrane Dimer." Thickman, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Biophysics, presented a paper titled "Protein-Protein Interactions Among pre-mRNA Splicing Factors Characterized by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Intrinsic Tryptophan Fluorescence."



The Admissions Advertising Awards, the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country, honored three SAIS entries in its recent 20th annual competition. SAISPHERE 2003 (the diplomacy issue) won gold for best internal publication. The 2004-2005 catalog received a bronze in the catalog category, and the Summer Programs 2004 print marketing campaign received a bronze for best direct mail advertising campaign.


School of Medicine

Henry Brem, director and Harvey Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery, has been named by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, the seventh annual Coleman Fellow in Life Sciences. Brem, who directs of the Hunterian Neurosurgical Research Laboratory, also has received the 2005 Technology Innovation and Development Award from the Society for Biomaterials.

Robert Brodsky, associate professor of oncology, has been named chief of the Division of Hematology.

James Campbell, professor of neurosurgery, has received the Pfizer Visiting Professorship in Pain Medicine from Washington University's Pain Center.

Janice Clements, director of Comparative Medicine and vice dean for faculty affairs, has been installed as the first Mary Wallace Stanton Professor for Faculty Affairs.

John Conte, associate professor of cardiac surgery, has received the Cuore a Cuore (Italian for heart to heart) Award from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for his commitment to patients with heart failure. The award was created in 2004 to recognize the achievements of two Milanese specialists who perform surgical ventricular restoration on patients with congestive heart failure.

Todd Dorman, associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been named vice chair for critical care in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Hendree Jones, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has received the 2005 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of Applied Psychology. She will share a $1,000 prize with a co-winner from Michigan State University.

W. Lowell Maughan, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering and associate director of cardiology, has been honored by Washington State University with an Alumni Achievement Award.

Ira D. Papel, associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, has been chosen president-elect of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the largest specialty plastic surgery organization in the world.

Noel R. Rose, professor of pathology, molecular microbiology and immunization, and director of the Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, has received two honors for achievements in his field. The Fourth International Congress on Autoimmunity gave him the first Aesku Diagnostics Award for Lifetime Contribution to Autoimmunity in November, and the American Society for Microbiology will give him its Founders Distinguished Service Award in June.

Paul Scheel Jr., associate professor of medicine, has been appointed chief of the Division of Nephrology.

Lisa Scheifele, a postdoctoral fellow, has received a three-year Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award. Scheifele is working with Jef Boeke, professor of molecular biology and genetics and director of the High Throughput Biology Center in the Institute for Basic Biomedial Sciences.

Mike Weisfeldt, director and William Osler Professor of medicine, has been invited to deliver the keynote address to the Association of Black Cardiologists meeting at the annual American College of Cardiology gathering in Orlando, Fla., on March 5.


School of Nursing

Marion Ball, adjunct professor, received the 2005 Book of the Year Award for Consumer Informatics from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for Applications and Strategies in Cyber Health. Among the book's contributors is assistant professor Kay Cresci, who co-wrote a chapter titled "The Convergence of Health Promotion and the Internet."

Neysa Ernst, a junior, was elected president of the Maryland Association of Nursing Students and will begin her one-year term in March. Ernst is the third consecutive student from Johns Hopkins to be elected MANS president.

Fannie Gaston-Johansson, professor, has joined the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Goteborg, Sweden. The first nurse voted into the organization, a scientific honor society started in 1778, Gaston-Johansson occupies one of the medical seats.

Sharon Olsen, assistant professor, was awarded Nursing Research Book of the Year from the American Journal of Nursing for the third edition of Instruments for Clinical Health-Care Research.

Julie Stanik-Hutt, associate professor, was elected national affiliate representative to the board of directors for the American College of Nurse Practitioners.


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