Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 17, 2008
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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.

 

Academic Centers and Affiliates

The Institute for Policy Studies has been honored by the Arc of Baltimore as a 2008 Employer of Distinction, an award given to those employing individuals with developmental disabilities who are supported by the Arc and are provided a work environment that allows those individuals to contribute to their employer's success. The Arc presented Mary-Jo Dale, administrative coordinator with IPS, with the award at the Arc's Employers of Distinction Breakfast.

 

Bayview Medical Center

Chi Chiung Grace Chen has joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an assistant professor. Chen received her medical degree from Indiana University, completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and finished a fellowship in female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

 

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Robert Frank, a professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture on mathematical tools for theoretical linguistics at the University of Trieste in Trieste, Italy, during the 2008-2009 academic year. According to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Frank is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program.

Eik Kahng, an adjunct associate professor in History of Art and curator and head of 18th- and 19th-Century Art at the Walters Art Museum, has been selected as one of 10 art museum curators nationwide for a fellowship at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York. The aim of the program is to equip curators with the administrative and managerial skills necessary to take a leadership role in an art museum.

 

School of Education

Edward Pajak, chair of the Department of Teacher Development and Leadership, is a visiting professor this fall at the School of Education in Jonkoping University in Sweden, addressing graduate- level classes and seminars. Pajak recently gave a presentation on teacher development and leadership to the Academy for School Research and Development in Sweden. In November, he will travel to Norway, where he will speak at the University of Tromso on research on school supervision. Tromso is located above the Arctic Circle and has the distinction of being the northernmost university in the world.

 

School of Medicine

Stephen Wegener, an associate professor and director of the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, during the 2008 2009 academic year. Wegener, who also holds an appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, will focus on improving outcomes and preventing disability for people following injury. According to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, he is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program.

 

School of Nursing

The school has received two MarCom awards from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals: a platinum award for the viewbook The New Face of Nursing and a gold award for the magazine Johns Hopkins Nursing.

 

University Administration

Edgar E. Roulhac, vice provost for academic services, has been appointed to a three-year term as a commissioner and member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Established in 1919, the commission — dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation — accredits institutions of higher education in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other locations abroad.

 
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