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
Bolanle Asiyanbola has joined the Department of
Surgery as an assistant professor from the
Hospital of Saint Raphael, an affiliate of the Yale
University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Conn.
Asiyanbola received her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo
University Teaching Hospital in Ife,
Nigeria, where she also completed her internship. She
served surgical residencies at Hull Royal
Infirmary in the United Kingdom and at the Hospital of
Saint Raphael and completed her fellowship in
advanced gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery at The
Johns Hopkins Hospital. A member of the
American College of Surgeons, she has been published in
several medical journals, including the
Journal of Surgical Education and the Journal of
Robert Broomer, director of the Addiction
Treatment Services program in the Department of
Psychiatry, will receive the Joint Commission's Ernest
Amory Codman Award for the program's
achievements in using process and outcomes measures to
improve the quality and safety of medical
Linda Fried has been appointed to the Mason F.
Lord Professorship in Geriatric Medicine, in the
Department of Medicine. In addition, Fried, a professor of
medicine, epidemiology, health policy and
nursing and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine
and Gerontology, has received UCLA's David
H. Solomon Award, recognizing her outstanding leadership in
geriatric medicine. It is the highest
award given each year by UCLA's multicampus program in
geriatric medicine and gerontology.
Stefan Riedel, assistant professor of
pathology, has been named director of clinical pathology
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Haroutune K. Armenian has been appointed
professor emeritus in the Department of
Epidemiology, effective Jan. 1.
Centers and Affiliates
Burt S. Barnow, associate director of research
and principal research scientist with the
Institute for Policy Studies, was reappointed for the third
consecutive year as chair of the National
Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs
Research Committee. He also was
appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Policy
Analysis and Management.
Homewood Student Affairs
Carrie Bennett, community liaison and
compliance officer, was recognized by Mayor Sheila Dixon
on the city's fall clean-up day for her work with Johns
Hopkins students to improve the cleanliness of
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Matthew A. Crenson has been appointed professor
emeritus in the Department of Political
Charles Dempsey has been appointed professor
emeritus in the Department of History of Art.
Hent de Vries, acting chair of the Humanities
Center, has been appointed the first holder of
the newly created Russ Family Professorship in the
Richard E. Flathman has been appointed
professor emeritus in the Department of Political
School of Medicine
Kenneth Brady, assistant professor of
anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been
named an Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record for his
work on a monitor that tracks blood flow
changes in the brains of children with serious brain
Barbara S. Hawkins has been appointed professor
emerita in the Department of Ophthalmology,
effective July 1, 2008.
Richard Huganir, professor and director of the
Department of Neuroscience, has been named
co-winner of the first Julius Axelrod Award from the
Society for Neuroscience in recognition of his
achievements both in science and in mentoring young
scientists. The other winner of the award,
endowed by the Eli Lilly Foundation, is David Julius, of
the University of California, San Francisco.
Nicholas T. Illiff has been appointed first
holder of the newly created Charles E. Illiff III,
M.D., Professorship in Ophthalmology.
Douglas Kerr, associate professor of neurology,
molecular microbiology and immunology, and
director of the Transverse Myelitis Center, the only such
center in the world, has received the
American Neurological Association's Derek Denny-Brown
Neurological Scholar Award. Given to a newly
elected member of the ANA, the award recognizes significant
achievement in neurological research.
Elliot R. McVeigh has been appointed to the
Bessie Darling Massey Professorship in Biomedical
Stephen J. Meltzer has been appointed first
holder of the Harry and Betty Meyerberg/Thomas
R. Hendrix Professorship in Gastroenterology, in the
Department of Medicine.
Jose Rodriguez-Paz, assistant professor of
anesthesiology and critical care medicine, led a team
that won first place in the abstract competition held at
the eighth annual International Meeting on
Simulation in Health Care. The winning abstract was titled
"Using In-Situ Simulation to Establish a
New Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Program: A Novel
Multidisciplinary Paradigm to Patient
Bruce K. Shapiro has been promoted to professor
in the Department of Pediatrics.
Lex B. Smith has been appointed assistant
professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry
and Behavioral Sciences.
Mark L. Teitelbaum has been appointed associate
professor emeritus in the Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Gordon F. Tomaselli has been appointed to the
Michel Mirowski, M.D., Professorship in
Cardiology, in the Department of Medicine.
School of Nursing
Anne Belcher, associate professor in the
Department of Acute and Chronic Care, was named a
fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education "in recognition
of enduring and substantial contributions
to nursing education." She was inducted on Sept. 29 in
Miyong T. Kim has been promoted to professor on
the Research Education track. In addition,
Kim and Haera Han, assistant professor, both in the
Department of Community Public Health, have won
the annual Best Published Paper Award from the Asian
Pacific Islander Caucus for the article
"Barriers to and Strategies for Recruiting Korean-Americans
for Community-Partnered Health
Promotion Research," which appeared in the Journal of
Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 9, no. 2.
The award was presented Nov. 6 in Washington, D.C.
Aisling McGuckin, clinical instructor in the
Baccalaureate Program, received a 2007 B'More Fund
Award at the organization's awards gala held Nov. 7 at the
Creative Alliance. McGuckin was honored
for her work as founder of the CLEAR Project, which trains
refugee and asylee women to be
community health workers and certified nursing assistants
and promotes their employment in those
Rosemary Mortimer, instructor in the Department
of Acute and Chronic Care, was installed Oct.
19 as the president of the Maryland Nurses Association.
Debbie Radke, director of JHM operation audits
in the Office of Internal Audits, has been
elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of
the Association of Healthcare Internal
Auditors, an international organization dedicated to the
advancement of the health care internal
auditing profession through providing specialized
education, networking opportunities and leadership.
She will serve as secretary/treasurer and in subsequent
years as vice chair, chair and past chair.
Stephanie Reel, chief information officer and
vice provost for information technology, was
featured on the cover of the October issue of Healthcare
Informatics and spotlighted in its article
"Quest to Be the Best." The story dealt with the leading
and increasingly multifaceted role of CIOs in
large health care systems.
Whiting School of Engineering
Joshua Reiter, a lecturer in the Center for
Leadership Education, was named an Innovator of
the Year by The Daily Record in recognition of
ApplicationsOnline, the software development company
he heads as president. Reiter and his company this year
launched the Universal College Application,
which allows high school students to apply online to
multiple colleges in its consortium. Any accredited
institution may join the consortium, which includes both
private and public institutions; the broad
network provides an online option to a wide range of
applicants and also gives them an opportunity to
apply to institutions they may not otherwise have
considered. Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Duke and
Washington University in St. Louis were among the founding
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