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
Academic Centers and Support Services
Ed Bodensiek has joined the Phoebe R. Berman
Bioethics Institute as director of communications. He comes
to Johns Hopkins from Junior Achievement, where he was most
recently vice president for government affairs.
Applied Physics Laboratory
T. Adrian Hill, of the principal professional staff,
was named Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore chapter of
the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Hill, a software engineer, was cited for his work on APL
space programs. He serves as the fault protection and
autonomy lead for both the MESSENGER mission to orbit
Mercury and the New Horizons mission to explore Pluto and
the Kuiper Belt. Hill shares the honor with co-winner
Michael Nusca of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Bayview Medical Center
Thomas Magnuson, chief of the Division of General
Surgery and site director of the surgical residency
program, is the recipient of the 2006 Keith D. Lillemoe
Faculty Teaching Award, which is bestowed annually by the
surgical residents on a single Hopkins surgeon to recognize
outstanding teaching skills. The residents presented the
award at their graduation banquet on June 24. Magnuson is
the first Bayview-based recipient of this honor.
Richard Zorowitz, visiting associate professor,
has been appointed chief of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation. Prior to joining Bayview, he was an
associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and
medical director of stroke rehabilitation in the Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Karen Bandeen-Roche, professor of biostatistics, has
been named chair of NIH's Biostatistical Methods and
Research Design Study Section, Center for Scientific
Review, for a two-year term that began July 1.
Francesca Dominici, an associate professor in
the Biostatistics Department, has been chosen as this
year's winner of the Spiegelman Award from the Statistics
Section of the American Public Health Association. The
Mortimer Spiegelman Award is given annually to a
statistician aged 40 or younger who has made outstanding
contributions to public health statistics.
Holly Janes, a postdoctoral fellow in the
Department of Biostatistics, has received a Young
Investigator Award from the American Statistical
Association's Statistics in Epidemiology Section.
Rob Scharpf, a doctoral candidate in
Biostatistics, is the recipient of a BioC 2006 Student
Contributor Award, co-sponsored by the American Statistical
Association's Section on Statistical Computing and the
Bioconductor Foundation of North America.
Health Divisions Administration
Dome, edited by Anne Bennett Swingle, has
received silver medals from CASE, the Council for
Advancement and Support for Education, in two separate
categories: Internal Audience Periodicals and Periodical
Staff Writing for Internal Audiences.
Frederick Jelinek, professor, Electrical and
Computer Engineering, WSE; Katarzyna Macura,
assistant professor, Radiology, SoM; Maria
Nieto-Santisteban, senior systems software engineer,
Physics and Astronomy, KSAS; Alex Szalay, professor,
Physics and Astronomy, KSAS; and Katalin Szlavecz,
senior lecturer, Earth and Planetary Sciences, KSAS,
attended the invitation-only 2006 Microsoft Research
Faculty Summit held July 17 and 18 at the Microsoft campus
in Redmond, Wash. The summit is the premier opportunity for
academic researchers and teachers to join with Microsoft
researchers and product group engineers and architects for
in-depth presentations and discussions of computing
problems and research trends. The theme for the conference,
which brought together 350 academics from 175 institutions
in the United States and abroad, was "Computing at the
Center of Transformation."
School of Medicine
L. Mario Amzel has been appointed head of the
Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry in the
Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Amzel, who has
served as interim director for two years, joined Hopkins in
1969 for a postdoctoral fellowship and has remained here
since, rising to full professorial status in 1984. He
earned both his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in physical
chemistry at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Allan Belzberg, associate professor of
neurosurgery, was recognized in the latest Who's Who in
Medicine and Health Care's special section, Healthcare
Honorees: 10 Who Made a Difference.
Joseph Brady, professor of psychiatry and
behavioral sciences, has received an award from the
Association for Behavior Analysis for outstanding
scientific contributions to the experimental analysis of
behavior. Brady founded and was formerly director of the
Division of Behavioral Biology.
Zhikai Chi, an MD/ PhD candidate, and research
fellows Shaoyo Ge and Shaida Andrabi have received awards
from the American Heart Association. The three are part of
NeuroICE, one of four basic science programs in the
Institute for Cell Engineering.
Ronald Cohn has received the first Harvard
Medical School-Partners Healthcare Center for Genetics and
Genomics Award for medical genetics. Cohn, the first
Hopkins resident to train in a combined pediatrics and
genetics program, is chief resident at the McKusick-Nathans
Institute for Genetic Medicine.
Harpal Khanuja, assistant professor of
orthopedic surgery, has received a John N. Insall
Travelling Fellowship from the Knee Society. The fellowship
sponsors visits to internationally recognized joint
replacement and knee surgery centers.
Anirban Maitra, associate professor of
pathology and oncology at the Kimmel Cancer Center, has
been awarded the Maryland Science Center's 2006 Outstanding
Young Scientist Award. Sponsored by the Maryland Academy of
Sciences, the award includes the Allan C. Davis Medal and a
cash award. The program was established in 1959 to
recognize the extraordinary contributions of young
scientists in the state. Maitra's laboratory is exploring
the development of novel therapies for treating pancreatic
cancer by identifying the genetic pathways causing the
Eduardo Marbán, professor of medicine,
cardiology, physiology and biomedical engineering and chief
of the Division of Cardiology, has been named the 2006
recipient of the Gill Heart Institute Award for Outstanding
Contributions to Cardiovascular Research. The award
recognizes his work in electrophysiology.
Justin McArthur, professor of neurology, has
been named interim director of the Department of Neurology.
McArthur, who has been acting director, succeeds John
Griffin, who will focus on his study of peripheral
neuropathy and other initiatives.
Edward McFarland, vice chairman of the
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of adult
orthopedics in the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder
Surgery, has been named the inaugural Wayne H. Lewis
Professor of Orthopaedics and Shoulder Surgery. Lewis is
president of Investor Services Limited, an investment
counseling firm, and a patient of McFarland's.
Srinivasa Raja, professor of anesthesiology and
director of the Division of Pain Medicine, has been elected
to a three-year term on the board of directors of the
American Pain Society. She also has been nominated to the
Scientific Advisory Committee of the International
Association for the Study of Pain.
David Maag, Kathryn O'Donnell and Xiaoyan Zheng
are among the 18 recipients of Damon Runyon postdoctoral
fellowships. The three-year awards are given to outstanding
young scientists conducting theoretical and experimental
research that is relevant to the study of cancer and the
search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and
prevention. Their research is carried out under the
sponsorship of the nation's leading scientists. Maag's
sponsor is Solomon H. Snyder; O'Donnell's, Jef D. Boeke;
and Zheng's, Philip A. Beachy.
Community Programs and Research Group, led by
Jean Ford, associate professor of oncology and
epidemiology, has received a four-year, $5.4 million grant
from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services. The grant will fund a clinical trial to determine
if a nurse-led team of community health workers can help
remove the barriers that minority Medicare recipients face
in obtaining cancer screening and treatment at the Kimmel
School of Nursing
Miyong Kim, an associate professor in the doctoral
program, has been invited to serve as a member of the
Nursing Science: Adults and Older Children study section at
the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific
Review. The members will review and make recommendations on
grant applications submitted to the NIH and will help
ensure the quality of the NIH peer review process.
Marie Nolan, associate professor, has been
named director of the PhD program.
Gayle Page, a professor, has been named
director of the Center for Nursing Research and Sponsored
Kathi White has been named director of the MSN
program, beginning Aug. 16.
School of Professional Studies in Business and
Sheldon Greenberg, associate professor of management
and director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership,
has been nominated as a fellow of the National Academy of
Public Administration. Fellows include some of the nation's
most distinguished public officials as well as top
academicians whose specialty is public administration.
Founded in 1967, the academy is an independent, nonprofit,
nonpartisan corporation chartered by Congress. Its 600
Fellows provide advice on issues of governance and public
management to government leaders at every level, both
domestically and internationally.
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