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
Applied Physics Laboratory
Timothy J. Collins has been named Precision
Engagement Business Area executive. Precision Engagement
refers to the process of integrating weapons, radars and
sensors, targeting and tracking systems, and navigation and
guidance capabilities so that the military can precisely
detect, track and destroy a target. Collins had been acting
executive since April. Prior to joining APL in 2005,
Collins served for 23 years in the U.S. Air Force in a
variety of operational and staff positions in the United
States, Europe and Asia, commanding in peace, armistice and
war at the flight, squadron, group and wing levels.
Bayview Medical Center
Donald Jasinski, a professor of medicine and
chief of the Division of Chemical Dependency, has been
selected to serve on the United Nations' International
Narcotics Control Board Advisory Panel of Experts. The INCB
monitors implementation of the UN's international drug
Health Divisions Administration
Nancy K. Roderer, director of the Welch Medical
Library and an associate professor and director of the
Division of Health Sciences Informatics, has been elected
as the next president of the American Society for
Information Science and Technology. Roderer teaches in the
areas of library and information science and health
sciences informatics, and she is currently co-director of a
National Library of Medicine-funded postdoctoral training
program in informatics. Her recent research efforts address
issues related to providing human support to users
interacting with digital libraries. She will assume office
in November at the ASIST annual meeting in Austin,
Homewood Student Services
Thomas McDermott of Student Financial Services
took first-place honors in the 2006 HSA Above & Beyond the
Call Employee Recognition Award competition. Honorable
mention recognition went to Tracey Angel of Housing and
Conference Services, Toni Decker of Conference Services and
C. Anne Pliska of the Business Office.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Samer Hattar, an assistant professor in the
Department of Biology with a joint appointment in the SoM's
Department of Neuroscience, has been awarded a Packard
Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The $625,000
fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
will be paid over five years.
School of Medicine
Deborah Armstrong, associate professor of
oncology, gynecology and obstetrics at the Kimmel Cancer
Center, has been awarded the first annual Health
Breakthrough Award by the Ladies' Home Journal. The award
recognizes leading medical professionals who make
life-saving discoveries in research, diagnostics and
treatment. Armstrong was recognized for her seven-year
research on the effectiveness of reintroducing a
50-year-old method for delivering chemotherapy through a
catheter directly into the abdomens of ovarian cancer
patients. The technique, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, can
increase the survival rate by 16 months or more in women
with advanced ovarian cancer.
Philip Cole, the E.K. Marshall and Thomas H.
Maren Professor and director of Pharmacology and Molecular
Sciences, was chosen as the Top Innovator in The Daily
Record 2006 Innovator of the Year awards program. The
honor, voted upon by a panel of business and community
leaders, honors Cole's leading a research team that
developed a new way to study proteins in live cells, in
particular a protein known as tyrosine kinase that is
implicated in causing cancer.
David Nichols, vice dean for education and a
professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has
been chosen to receive the Distinguished Career Award from
the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Critical
Care. Nichols will be given the award at the AAP's national
conference this month.
Richard Rubin, an associate professor of
medicine and pediatrics, has been elected president of
health care and education for the American Diabetes
Association. Rubin is the author of the Johns Hopkins Guide
to Diabetes and many other works on the disease that
afflicts more than 20 million children and adults.
School of Nursing
Jacquelyn Campbell, a professor, has been named
the 2006 Pathfinder Distinguished Researcher by the Friends
of the National Institute for Nursing Research in
recognition of her work on intimate partner violence.
Robin Newhouse, an assistant professor at the
school and a nurse researcher at JHH, has received a
Mentored Scientist Award from the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality. The award supports her work in
building health services research skills and conducting a
study to evaluate the effects of legislative and market
influences on rural nursing structure and patient outcomes.
Newhouse has received three years of funding through her
appointment at the School of Nursing.
David A. Thompson, an assistant professor, has
received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's
Interdisciplinary Nursing Research Quality to look at
National Quality Forum nursing measures on incidence of
blood stream infections.
Nancy Glass, an associate professor, raised
funds to support women in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo (formerly Zaire), the country where she served in the
Peace Corps, by running 30.16 miles on Sept. 16 in
Portland, Ore. The Run for Congo Women raises funds to help
women in that country who have survived war and violence
rebuild their lives through financial and emotional
support, job training, education, access to capital and
assistance for small business development.
Dan Sheridan has been promoted to associate
professor on the Practice Education Track.
School of Professional Studies in Business and
Jay Liebowitz, professor of information
technology in the Graduate Division of Business and
Management, has just had his latest book, What They Didn't
Tell You About Knowledge Management, published by the
A team from the Graduate Division of Business and
Management was one of six finalists in the National Black
MBA Case Competition held in September in Atlanta. The
Hopkins students — captain Angelita Crawford,
Gerald Davis and Veronica Young — competed
with 28 universities from around the world, many with
full-time MBA programs. Espana James served as
alternate; Tabitha Atkins and Tanya Palacio
Patricia Day, senior director of employee and
labor relations in the Office of Human Relations, received
the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the College and
University Professional Association for Human Resources.
This award is given to a CUPA-HR member who has given
outstanding service to the association through constituent
activities, including service in governance or leadership
roles or through professional development contributions in
support of the association.
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