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
Academic Centers and Affiliates
Marsha Schachtel, senior fellow at the
Institute for Policy Studies, was elected to the board of
the Greater Homewood Community Corp., which strengthens
neighborhoods in north central Baltimore
by improving education, supporting youth development and
advancing economic development and
Bayview Medical Center
Eric Howell, assistant professor of medicine
and director of the Collaborative Inpatient
Medicine Service, will receive the Society of Hospital
Medicine Award for Excellence in Teaching. He
also has been elected to CIMS' board of directors.
Gwenn Smith, visiting professor, has been
appointed director of Neuroimaging for the Division
of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. She is
president-elect of the International College of
Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology and has published
research papers in numerous journals.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Pierre Coulombe has been appointed professor in
the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Homewood Student Affairs
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions'
viewbook has received the gold award in Higher
Education Marketing Report's 24th Annual Admissions
Advertising Awards. Created under the
direction of Maggie Kennedy, of Admissions, the
publication was designed by the university's
Marketing and Creative Services office (formerly
Design and Publications) and written by Diane
Bockrath, formerly of Admissions, with principal
photography by Will Kirk, of Homewood Imaging and
Photographic Services. The data-driven design for this
viewbook was conceived in 2004 and is updated
annually, making it a cost-effective tool for recruitment.
This is the second time out of three it has
received the gold award.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Giovanni Arrighi has been appointed the George
Armstrong Kelly Professor in the Department
Jerrold Cooper has been appointed the W.W.
Spence Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages.
Dorothy Ross has been appointed the Arthur O.
Lovejoy Professor Emerita of History.
Rene Vidal, assistant professor in the Whiting
School's Department of Biomedical Engineering,
and David Foster, assistant professor in the School of
Medicine's Department of Neuroscience, are
among 118 early career scientists, mathematicians and
economists who have been selected as 2009
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows. According to the Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation, which makes the
awards, the recipients are "conducting research at the
frontiers of physics, chemistry, computational
and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science,
economics, mathematics and neuroscience."
Grants of $50,000 for a two-year period are administered by
each fellow's institution. Once chosen,
the recipients are free to pursue whatever lines of inquiry
are of most interest to them, and they are
permitted to employ fellowship funds in a variety of ways
to further their research aims.
Hans Goldstein, a junior, won first prize in
the school's Yale Gordon Competition for Orchestral
Bowed Strings and will play the Dvorak Cello Concerto with
the Peabody Symphony Orchestra next
season. Second prize went to DaVin Lee and third prize to
Yunjin Ro, both master of music candidates.
All three winners are cello students of Amit Peled.
Faculty artist Ah Young Hong sang the title
role in the baroque opera The Coronation of Poppea.
In his review of the production, by Baltimore's Opera
Vivente, Sun music critic Tim Smith wrote, "Ah
Hong had quite a triumph as the subtly conniving Poppea.
The soprano's tonal gleam filled the hall
beautifully, and her phrasing was always richly
Roger Zare, a master of music candidate in
composition, received the ASCAP Foundation Rudolf
Nissim Prize. His Green Flash, a nine-minute work for
orchestra, was selected by a jury of conductors
from more than 220 submissions. ASCAP is the American
Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers. (To view a performance of Green Flash, go to
Of the 24 finalists in the 2009 Minnesota
International Piano-e-Competition, four are Peabody
students. Grace Kim and Hanchien Lee are
doctor of musical arts candidates studying with Boris
Slutsky, Eric Zuber is an artist diploma candidate
studying with Slutsky, and Young-Ah Tak is a doctor
of musical arts candidate studying with Leon Fleisher.
Entrants performed remotely on Yamaha pianos
equipped with Disklavier Pro recording technology. The
finalists will compete in Minneapolis/St. Paul
between June 29 and July 10, with the performances streamed
live on the Internet.
SAIS received three awards this year in Annual
Admissions Advertising Awards competition
sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report: gold for
the 2008-2009 Explore SAIS catalog, as
Best Catalog for a Graduate School; silver for the 2008
SAIS Summer Programs Marketing Materials,
Best Direct Mail Advertising Campaign for a Graduate
School; and a merit award for 2008 Alumni
College Marketing Materials, Special Publication for a
Graduate School. SAIS staff who produced the
materials were Tara Campbell, acting director of
Admissions, Felisa Neuringer Klubes, director of
Communications and Marketing, and Julie Micek,
director of Academic Affairs.
School of Education
Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, professor in the
Department of Counseling and Human Services, will
receive the Mary Smith Arnold Anti-Oppression Award at the
American Counseling Association's
annual conference this week in Charlotte, N.C. Nominees for
the award are professional counselors
who have an exemplary record of challenging multiple
oppressions within the profession and in their
communities. The award's namesake was a member of the
counseling profession and a founder of
Counselors for Social Justice.
School of Medicine
Michael Carducci has been appointed to the
newly established AEGON Professorship in Prostate
Cancer Research in the Department of Oncology.
Barbara de Lateur, Distinguished Service
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has
received the Distinguished Member Award from the
Association of Academic Physiatrists. This award
is reserved for individuals who are of international status
and recognized as major contributors to the
field by virtue of teaching, research and scholarly
Kahled Abd-El Moniem, a postdoctoral fellow in
the Division of Magnetic Resonance in the
Department of Radiology, received the Best Basic Science
Award for a young investigator at the
January annual meeting of the International Society for
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.
Stephanie Morville, academic program
supervisor, has been named one of only three inaugural
recipients nationwide of national certification as a
training administrator of graduate medical
education, with additional qualifications in emergency
medicine, from the National Board of
Certification of Training Administrators of Graduate
Alexander Popel, professor of biomedical
engineering and director of the Systems Biology
Laboratory, has been chosen to receive the 2009 Eugene M.
Landis Research Award from the
Microcirculatory Society. The Landis award recognizes an
outstanding investigator in microcirculation.
Michael Rothman has been named administrator of
the Division of Cardiology. He previously
headed quality improvement efforts at The Johns Hopkins
Lillie Shockney, University Distinguished
Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer and
administrative director of the Breast Center, has received
the 2009 Survivor Advocacy Award from
the Oncology Nursing Society.
Victor Velculescu, associate professor of
oncology, has become co-director of the Cancer
Biology Program headed by Stephen Baylin, professor of
oncology. The program comprises an
interactive series of laboratory groups, all devoted to
studies of the molecular and cellular events
underlying the initiation and progression of human
School of Nursing
Cheryl Dennison, associate professor in the
Department of Health Systems and Outcomes, has
been awarded a research project grant of $451,000 from the
National Institute of Nursing Research
to evaluate a nurse-led heart failure care transition
intervention for African-Americans. Dennison and
her colleagues will test an innovative, patient-centered,
interdisciplinary model for heart failure care.
Gayle Page, professor in the Department of
Acute and Chronic Care and director of the Center
for Nursing Research and Sponsored Projects, has been
awarded a research project grant of
$275,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to
study the effects of persistent
mechanical hypersensitivity, which is an increased
sensitivity to mechanical pressure that lasts for
Nancy E. Glass, associate professor in the
Department of Community Public Health and
associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global
Health, is a recipient of the Urban Health
Institute's Faculty Community Grant for Evaluation of an
Interactive Safety Decision Aid for Victims
of Domestic Violence.
The School of Nursing received a bronze award
from the Admissions Marketing Report in the
Magazine Advertising/Single category for its forensic
Sheridan Libraries / JHU Museums
Earle Havens, curator of rare books at the
Sheridan Libraries, has been appointed an affiliate
of the Krieger School's Singleton Center in Pre-Modern
European Studies, an interdisciplinary program
dedicated to the histories, literatures and cultures of the
medieval and early modern periods. He will
collaborate with faculty to develop master classes and
other related programs that focus on the
Sheridan Libraries' significant holdings of medieval and
Renaissance rare books and manuscripts.
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