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
Bayview Medical Center
Constantine Lyketsos, professor of psychiatry
and behavioral sciences and chief of the Department of
Psychiatry, has received the 2006 Sen. William Proxmire
Award. The honor, named for a longtime U.S. senator from
Wisconsin, recognizes Lyketsos' leadership in the fight
against Alzheimer's disease.
Richard O'Brien, associate professor of
neurology and medicine, has been named director of the
Department of Neurology.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery
has earned a Center of Excellence designation from the
American Society for Bariatric Surgery. It is one of 195
such centers in the nation. More than 1,421 patients have
been treated at the center since it was established in 1997
by Thomas Magnuson, associate professor of surgery.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in
conjunction with the Transplant Resource Center of Maryland
has awarded a Medal of Honor to the medical center for its
significant increase in organ donation. Hospitals achieving
donation rates of 75 percent or greater in any consecutive
12-month period between June 2004 and June 2006 were
eligible for the award. Along with JHH, Bayview was
one of five Maryland hospitals recognized with the Medal of
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Derek Cummings, visiting assistant professor in
Biostatistics, is the recipient of a Career Award at the
Scientific Interface, given by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
to support physical and computational scientists entering
Scott Zeger, professor and chair of
Biostatistics, has been awarded the Royal Statistical
Society's 2007 Bradford Hill Medal, which is awarded every
three years to a fellow of the society for outstanding or
influential contributions to the development, application
or exposition of medical statistics.
The Center for a Livable Future has awarded its
2006-2007 Faculty and Student Innovation Grants to Arantxa
Colchero, a PhD candidate in International Health; Rebecca
A. Kraft, a PhD candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences
in the Krieger School; Cynthia Chioma McOliver, a PhD
candidate in Environmental Health Sciences; Sharon Nappir,
a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences; Amir
Poudel, a master's degree student in the Krieger School;
and Earl Wall, a research associate in International
Johns Hopkins Health System
Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns
Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has
received the Public Service Award from the National Kidney
Foundation of Maryland for his continuous dedication and
generous support of the organization and the Baltimore
community at large.
Lillie Shockney, administrative director of the
Avon Foundation Breast Center, has been selected as a 2007
Yoplait Breast Cancer Champion for her exceptional efforts
in the fight against breast cancer.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Phyllis Berger, photography coordinator of the
Homewood Art Workshops, has been awarded a monthlong
residency at the Chateau de Rochefort-en-Terre in the
Breton countryside of France. Administered by Maryland
Institute College of Art, the Alfred & Trafford Klots
Artist Residency Program selects up to 16 artists and
writers each year on a competitive basis. Berger will do
her residency in June.
School of Education
Jonathan Eakle, assistant professor, Department
of Teacher Development and Leadership, has accepted
membership in the National Conference on Research in
Language and Literacy. Founded in 1932 to further research
in the teaching and learning of language and literacies,
NCRLL is composed of leading scholars in the field.
Michael Rosenberg, professor, Special
Education, has published a study co-authored with
Exceptional Children, the journal of the Council of
Exceptional Children, on alternative routes to
certification as a special education teacher. The national
study involved more than 100 special education programs in
25 states and the District of Columbia.
School of Medicine
Betty Doan, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of
Giovanni Parmigiani, has been awarded a grant from the
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation for her research
on a lung cancer prediction model.
Todd Dorman, associate professor of
anesthesiology and critical care medicine and associate
dean and director of continuing medical education, has been
appointed chair of the Critical Care Work Group for a
two-year term. The group, which represents several medical
associations, works with the federal Medicare program on
payment and regulatory issues.
Peter Espenshade, assistant professor of cell
biology, has received a 2006 Investigator in Pathogenesis
of Infectious Disease Award from the Burroughs Wellcome
Fund, a private North Carolina-based foundation that seeks
to advance medical science by supporting research.
Espenshade, selected as one of 14 honorees out of 123
applicants, received his five-year $400,000 award in
recognition of his accomplishments as an independent
researcher and the excellence of his research proposal.
Andy Feinberg, the King Fahd Chair in Molecular
Medicine, was awarded the doctor of philosophy, honoris
causa, from the School of Natural Sciences of Uppsala
University. Honored for his contributions to cancer and
epigenetics, Feinberg received his degree at a ceremony in
Ralph Hruban, professor of pathology and
oncology, has received the Medical Visionary Award from the
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The group credits its
founding to Hruban's creation in 1996 of an online chat
page for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. The
award also recognizes Hruban's establishment of the
National Familial Tumor Registry in 1994.
Douglas Kerr, associate professor of neurology,
molecular microbiology and immunology and director of the
Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center, was named one of
Baltimore magazine's 2006 Baltimoreans of the Year. He was
recognized for his work on Project Restore, a Johns
Hopkins-based undertaking to advance therapies for
transverse myelitis and multiple sclerosis, and his
breakthrough experiment that partially restored movement in
paralyzed mice by using embryonic stem cells from other
Alan Langlieb, assistant professor of
psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was selected by the
Charles E. Kubly Foundation, a Milwaukee-based charity, to
collaborate with the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin and
Employee Benefits News, the nation's leading trade
publication for benefits managers, to study the economic
effects of depression in the Wisconsin workplace.
Patrick Walsh, Distinguished Service Professor
of Urology, has been awarded the King Faisal International
Prize for Medicine in recognition of his development of
nerve-sparing radical surgery for prostate cancer as well
as his research into genetic aspects of prostate cancer and
hypertrophy. He shares the Faisal prize with Fernand
Labrie, head of the Department of Molecular Endocrinology
at the University of Quebec. Walsh also will receive the
Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year Award for
Clinical Excellence from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a
research and information company nationally known for such
publications as America's Top Doctors.
School of Nursing
Megan Hoffman, senior research nurse in the
Doctoral Program, was elected secretary of the executive
board of the Maryland Nurses Association.
Joan Kub, associate professor in the
Baccalaureate Program, was chosen as the recipient of the
registration scholarship by the Nurse Organization Alliance
and will attend the Nurse in Washington Internship from
March 11 to 14.
Mary Terhaar, assistant professor in the
Baccalaureate Program, has been selected by the National
League for Nursing to serve as its NLN ambassador for the
school. Terhaar will ensure that faculty are informed about
NLN initiatives, opportunities for research grants, reduced
program registration fees, reduced rates on NLN testing
products, certification and more.
NOTE: Milestones for employees celebrating
anniversaries last month will appear in the Feb. 26
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