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
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Leiyu Shi has been promoted to professor in the
Department of Health Policy and Management.
Carey Business School
Richard Milter, MBA program director, has been
promoted to professor.
Elaine Worzala, professor in the Edward St.
John Department of Real Estate, has accepted an
invitation to join the Chapter Board of the Royal
Institution of Chartered Surveyors. RICS is a leading
international source of land, property, construction and
related environmental knowledge, supporting
130,000 members worldwide, promoting best practices,
representing consumers' interests and
providing impartial advice to consumer groups, businesses,
governments and global organizations.
Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins Conquest, a report from the
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center on its
Maryland cigarette restitution funds, has received a
Benjamin Franklin Award for best designed and
printed newsletter. The "Benny" was awarded in the Premier
Print competition sponsored by Printing
Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation.
The report was designed by MSK Partners
and printed by Schmitz Press.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Douglas E. Barrick has been promoted to
professor in the Department of Biophysics.
Brad Leithauser has been appointed as a
professor in the Writing Seminars.
William P. Minicozzi II of the Mathematics
Department has been named to a Krieger-Eisenhower
Mary Jo Salter has been appointed as a
professor in the Writing Seminars.
Lars Toender, a doctoral student in the
Political Science Department, will receive the American
Political Science Association's Leo Strauss Award for the
best doctoral dissertation in the field of
political philosophy at the association's annual meeting,
to be held Aug. 30 in Chicago. His dissertation
is titled "Experiences of Tolerance: Immanence,
School of Education
Stanley Malm, a faculty associate in the Police
Executive Leadership Program in the Division of
Public Safety Leadership, recently joined a group of
educators on a tour through parts of Europe in a
Teacher's Summer Seminar on the Holocaust and Jewish
Resistance. Sponsored by the Holocaust
Memorial Museum, the intense three-week learning experience
is offered only to a select group of
educators from around the United States. Malm teaches a
Special Topics in Leadership course in
which the role of police during the Holocaust is
Robin Saunders, a doctoral student in the
Teacher Development and Leadership Program, has
been awarded a three-year fellowship for her dissertation
research from the Association for the
Study of Higher Education. The ASHE/Lumina Foundation
Dissertation Fellowship Program supports
access to higher education by encouraging research on
topics of financial aid, student retention and
success, and adult learners and learning. Saunders'
dissertation focused on how learning communities
influence academic outcomes of African-Americans.
School of Medicine
Roger S. Blumenthal has been promoted to
professor of medicine.
Rachel Green has been promoted to professor of
Daniel F. Hanley Jr. has been appointed as the
first holder of the Jeffrey and Harriet Legum
Professorship in Acute Neurological Medicine, in the
Department of Neurology.
Sridhar Nimmagadda, a postdoctoral fellow in
Neuroradiology, has received a pilot grant from
the Education and Research Foundation of the Society of
Nuclear Medicine for his research titled
"Choline Kinase as a Therapeutic Target: Imaging Downstream
Effects of Choline Kinase Inhibition."
Jonathan B. Orens has been promoted to
professor of medicine.
School of Nursing
Marion J. Ball has been appointed as professor
Patricia Abbott, an assistant professor, was
filmed this summer by PBS as part of a series on
the future of nursing and information technology. The
30-minute interview was held at Giving Nurses a
Voice: Future Care Delivery, a nursing informatics Town
Hall held in Baltimore.
Anne Belcher, associate dean, has been selected
as an inaugural fellow of the National League
for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education. Inductees are
chosen on the basis of presenting sound
evidence of enduring and substantial contributions to, and
visionary leadership in, nursing education;
and relating their contributions in nursing education to
the mission and goals of the NLN. Belcher will
participate in the Academy Induction Ceremony held in
conjunction with the NLN Submit Awards
Banquet on Sept. 29 in Phoenix.
Ronald A. Berk has been appointed as professor
Janice Hoffman, an instructor, is being honored
in the 2008 Maryland Nurses Association Faces
of Nursing calendar. The calendar, which features two
pictures of Hoffman, will be unveiled on
Thursday, Oct. 18, during the MNA Convention at the
Maritime Institute Conference Center.
Cynda Rushton, an associate professor, was
featured in the article "Renewal and Retention:
Strategies for Addressing the Nursing Shortage" in the July
issue of the Robert Wood Johnson
Newsletter. The article covers Rushton's R3
program--Renewal, Resilience and Retention for Nurses--
and its similarities to the prominent Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation initiative to improve nurse
Sayeed Choudhury has been promoted to associate
dean for digital programs at the Johns
Hopkins Sheridan Libraries. He will oversee the Digital
Research and Curation Center, which manages,
preserves and provides access to large datasets across a
broad set of disciplines; the Systems
Department, which provides technical support for the
library management system, networking, Web
applications and the desktop fleet; and Library Academic
Computing Services, which supports projects
such as electronic dissertations and theses, geographical
information systems services and integration
of library resources in courseware management systems.
Choudhury, who is also the Hodson Director
of the Digital Research and Curation Center, was formerly
associate director of the libraries' digital
Whiting School of Engineering
Jason Eisner has been promoted to associate
professor in the Department of Computer
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