Johns Hopkins Gazette | March 19, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 19, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 26

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.


Applied Physics Laboratory

Michael Bridges, a controls engineer in the Guidance, Navigation and Control Group in the Air and Missile Defense Department, has been awarded a 2007 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution to Industry. Only two engineers from a nationwide pool of nominees were selected for the award, which was presented at the Black Engineer of the Year Conference, held in February in Baltimore.


Bayview Medical Center

Linda Fried, director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and of the Center on Aging and Health, has received the 2007 Mary Betty Stevens Award from the American College of Physicians for the excellence of her clinical research.

Andrew Mammen, postdoctoral fellow in Neurology, has received the Passano Physician Scientist Award from Baltimore's Passano Foundation. The foundation recognizes young scientists whose work, even in its early stages, contributes to scientific research. The School of Medicine's Clinician Scientist Award Committee already had given Mammen a grant for his project titled "The Role of Dermatomyositis Autoantigen Mi-2 in Muscle Regeneration."

Heidi Minken has been named director of development. She was previously senior development officer at Mercy Medical Center.

Sandy Reckert-Reusing has been appointed director of communications and public affairs. A 17-year veteran at Bayview, she will serve as the medical center's spokesperson and oversee publications, writing and design.

Dominic Seraphin has been named director of marketing and planning. A former vice president for business development at St. Joseph Medical Center and assistant vice president of marketing for MedStar Health, Seraphin was most recently director of business planning in the Office of Strategic Planning and Market Research.

Roy Ziegelstein, professor of medicine and director of the residency program, has received the Theodore E. Woodward Award for teaching excellence from the American College of Physicians.

Hopkins Bayview received the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Initial Performance Achievement Award at the International Stroke Conference in San Francisco in February. The award recognizes Bayview's high-percentage compliance with each of the seven stroke-treatment guidelines developed by the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and Brain Attack Coalition. This is the third time Bayview has received the award.


Bloomberg School of Public Health

Nirbhay Kumar, a professor in the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, will receive the Ranbaxy Award for his research into novel ways to prevent transmission of malaria. Kumar is developing a vaccine to block the person-to-person transmission of malaria by mosquito. The awards, established by the nonprofit Ranbaxy Science Foundation, honor the achievements of Indian scientists working around the world. They will be presented March 20 at a ceremony in New Delhi.

Barbara Starfield, University Distinguished Service Professor and director of the Primary Care Policy Center in the Department of Health Policy and Management, was honored March 15 at the National Business Group on Health's annual Business Health Agenda Conference in Washington, D.C., where she received the organization's Award for Excellence and Innovation in Value Purchasing. The prestigious award recognizes Starfield's efforts to promote primary care as the center of the U.S. health care system.

Scott Zeger, professor and chair of Biostatistics, is the recipient of the 2007 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science from Harvard University's Department of Biostatistics. This annual award, supported by colleagues, friends and family, was established to honor Zelen's long and distinguished career as a statistician and his major role in shaping the field of biostatistics.


Carey Business School

Michael Anikeeff and Elaine Worzala, chair and professor, respectively, of the Edward St. John Department of Real Estate, have been appointed distinguished fellows of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Acting as a bridge between the practicing commercial and academic real estate communities, distinguished fellows often contribute articles to the association's magazine or Web site, give presentations to the board of directors, participate on association committees and provide information regarding research being conducted in commercial real estate. Worzala also has joined the editorial board of the International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis.

Bruce Gregoire, practitioner faculty member in the Department of Information Technology and president of Desktop Marketing Solutions, announced that the firm's WiseGuys Marketing Software, in conjunction with clients RAPIDS Wholesale and Porters Camera, has been named recipient of the bronze award in the Analytics and Modeling Applications category of the 2006 National Center for Database Marketing Database Excellence Awards. Presented jointly by DIRECT magazine and the Direct Marketing Association, the awards honor organizations that have demonstrated ingenuity in leveraging marketing databases; achievement of dramatic, measurable results; leveraging systems capabilities; or reorganizing to become more customer-focused.

Jay Liebowitz, professor in Information Technology, was keynote speaker at the Management International Conference in Slovenia in November. Also, Liebowitz recently published three books: Strategic Intelligence: Business Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, and Knowledge Management; What They Didn't Tell You About Knowledge Management; and Social Networking: The Essence of Innovation.

Lindsay Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Management and director of academic programs, has written a series of reference articles for the Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, to be published in May. Articles include "The AFL-CIO," "Colonialism," "Equality," "Media and Violence," "Paternalism," "Servant Leadership" and "Tax Ethics."

Ed Weiss, practitioner faculty and academic adviser to the Department of Marketing, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, or WOMMA. With the advent of Internet chat rooms and online product reviews, word of mouth has grown exponentially since companies like Starbucks, Sam's Club and Under Armour experienced their early growth with little or no traditional advertising. In 2004 WOMMA was established to "promote and improve word-of-mouth marketing by protecting consumers with strong ethical guidelines, promoting WOM as an effective marketing tool and to set standards to encourage its use." WOMMA has more than 300 member companies, surpassing many established marketing organizations.


Institute for Policy Studies

Sandee Newman, professor and director, was one of three discussants on "Housing and America's Future," a speech by J. Fanton, president of the MacArthur Foundation, at New York University Law School. The event attracted an audience of more than 600, and at the event Fanton announced a $25 million commitment to housing policy research.

Corrado Poli of Padua, Italy, is the newest Compagnia di San Paolo international urban fellow. Poli will be extending his work on environmentally positive traffic and transportation planning and on medium-sized cities.


Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Paul Kramer, associate professor in the History Department, has received two major prizes for his book The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines (University of North Carolina Press; April 2006): the James A. Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians for best book on the history of race relations, and the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for best book on the history of U.S. foreign policy. He will receive them both this month at an awards ceremony in Minneapolis.

Mario Livio, adjunct professor in Physics and Astronomy and an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, was profiled in the March 2007 issue of Astronomy magazine, the world's leading publication dedicated to promoting the hobby and science of astronomy.


Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Daniel Hamilton, director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, and Joseph Quinlan, CTR fellow and Wall Street economist, have received the 2007 Atlantic Leadership Award from the European-American Business Council. At an event on March 7 in Washington, D.C., the council recognized Hamilton and Quinlan for their "many years of thought leadership on the value and robust nature of Trans-Atlantic trade and investment. Hamilton and Quinlan move the observer past impressions and trendy thinking to present the facts of the European-American commercial relationship. The result is a more accurate and factual understanding of its importance to job and wealth creation for all involved."

William Zartman, the Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution and director of the Conflict Management Program, was honored by a panel at the International Studies Association Congress held recently in Chicago. Another panel at the congress celebrated the 10th anniversary of the journal International Negotiation, which is published by the SAIS Conflict Management Program and the Washington Interest in Negotiation Group.

The Office of Public Affairs and Publications again received awards in every category it entered in the annual Admissions Advertising Awards sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report. The four awards, all in graduate school categories, were gold for SAISPHERE 2005: Energy Issue for best internal publication and Discover SAIS for viewbook; silver for 2006 SAIS Summer Programs marketing materials for best direct mail advertising campaign; and bronze for the 2006-2007 SAIS Catalog for best catalog. Shepherding the projects were Felisa Neuringer Klubes, director of public affairs; Courtney Burton, associate director of admissions; and Julie Hitt, director of academic affairs.


School of Education

Michael Rosenberg, professor, Special Education, has co-authored Special Education for Today's Teachers: An Introduction with David L. Westerling, Western Carolina University; and James McLeskey, University of Florida. Published by Prentice Hall, the text addresses the need for special education majors and alternative certification students to understand the foundations of their profession through a broad view of educational practices in the classroom, in addition to examining the defining characteristics of students with exceptionalities. Subjects covered include the latest information in the special education field, content regarding areas of disability and research-based practices, and practical strategies that new teachers can employ in the classroom.


School of Medicine

Charles Balch, professor of surgery and oncology, has received the Society of Surgical Oncology Heritage Award. Balch, president of the society from 1991 to 1992, helped launch the organization's Annals of Surgical Oncology and was the journal's editor in chief for 12 years.

Curt Civin, professor of oncology, is leading a research project into new, targeted therapies for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, under a $100,000 grant from Curing Kids' Cancer. The charity raises funds for pediatric cancer research through children's sports teams and schools. The Kimmel Cancer Center and Civin's project are the primary recipients of the charity's 2006 grants.

Andrew Feinberg, professor of molecular biology and medical genetics, has received an honorary doctor of philosophy degree from the School of Natural Sciences of Sweden's Uppsala University. Feinberg is an internationally acclaimed researcher specializing in studies of cancer and epigenetics.

James Harris, professor of psychiatry, will receive the American Psychiatric Association's 2007 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The award highlights Harris' work in developmental neuropsychiatry.

Hermione Hicks has been appointed assistant dean in the Office of Admissions. She previously served for 17 years as director of recruitment in the Admissions Office of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She also worked for 12 years in the Office of Student Affairs and Minority Affairs at Maryland.

Christopher Lehmann, director of Clinical Information Technology, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. The organization plays a role in the development and implementation of health information technology.

Jun Liu, professor of pharmacology and molecular science, has received a $100,000 award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation to fund a study titled "Identification of New Therapeutic Agents for Prostate Cancer from a Clinical Drug Library." Liu was one of 423 investigators in 23 countries seeking research support from the Santa Monica, Calif.-based foundation, which granted funding to only 63 of the applicants.

Karen Swartz, director of the Moods Disorders Consultation Clinic and associate director for residency education in the Department of Psychiatry, has received the 2007 Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents from the American Psychiatric Association and its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning. Swartz also has received the Eli Lilly 2007 Welcome Back Award in Psychiatry for her work with depressed adolescents.

Christine White has been named executive assistant to dean/CEO Edward Miller. This is in addition to her position as assistant dean for the School of Medicine, one she has held since 1997. White has served as executive assistant to two previous deans of the schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her new title reflects the broader scope of her current duties.

Eric Young, professor of neuroscience and neuroengineering and of biomedical engineering, received the Award of Merit from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology at the organization's MidWinter Meeting, held in February in Denver. Young delivered the Presidential Lecture, "Circuits and Signal Representation in the Auditory System."

Peter van Zijl, professor of radiology, will receive the 2007 Gold Medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. The society's highest honor recognizes his contributions to magnetic resonance imaging and to leadership in the field.

The Department of Radiology has been ranked best in the nation by the 26,000 readers of Medical Imaging magazine. This was the second year that readers submitted their choices for the medical imaging industry's "top 10."


School of Nursing

Nancy Woods, assistant professor in the Baccalaureate Program, was awarded the 2007 Miriam Manisoff Award at the 31st annual Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Drexel University's Women's Health Conference in Pennsylvania.

Fannie Gaston-Johansson, professor in the Doctoral Program, received the key to the city and a proclamation from the mayor of Hickory, N.C., for her research and outstanding leadership.


University Administration

Frederick W. Puddester, executive director of budget and financial planning and analysis, has been nominated by Gov. Martin O'Malley to serve as the next chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, a quasi-public agency. Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2000, Puddester was for 21 years secretary of the Maryland Department of Budget and Management. University Libraries

Winston Tabb, dean, is this year's recipient of the American Library Association International Relations Committee's John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, which recognizes significant contributions in librarianship and community service worldwide. According to the organization, "His focus on issues relating to increasing global access to information, particularly in parts of the world where access has been limited, makes him an outstanding recipient of this award." Tabb will be recognized during the International Relations Round Table Chair's Program on June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.


Whiting School of Engineering

Charles Meneveau, the Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and leadership in mechanics.

John Sheppard, an assistant research professor in Computer Science, has been made a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in recognition of his contributions to system-level diagnosis and prognosis.


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