Cheers 'Cheers' recognizes achievement of consequence among faculty, staff and students, as well as some promotions and new hires. We welcome contributions submitted in writing accompanied by a telephone number. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity and content. Items not included for reasons of space will be published in the next 'Cheers'. Honors, awards and appointments Arts and Sciences Gregory Ball, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, has won the 1995 Raymond D. Fowler Award, presented annually by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. The award honors Ball's "outstanding contributions to the professional development of students," according to the association. He will officially receive the honor during a ceremony Aug. 13 in New York City. John Holland, professor emeritus of social relations in the Department of Psychology, has received an award for distinguished professional contributions from the American Psychological Association. The awards are presented to individual members of the association whose distinguished contributions have served to advance psychology as a profession. Centers and affiliates Guy McKhann, director of the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute and professor of neurology, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to serve on a 14-member panel of experts concerning clinical research. Continuing Studies Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Pam Cranston was elected to a one-year term on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. In the past, Cranston has served as a volunteer trainer, troop leader and service management team leader with the Central Maryland Council. Rosel Halle, director of the Montgomery County Center, was elected to a one-year term as secretary of the Capital Association of Women in Education, an organization that provides programming, professional development and networking opportunities for its members. Homewood Student Affairs Eight lacrosse players made USILA All-America teams. Seniors Terry Riordan and Brian Piccola were named to the first-team attack, the second time in their careers that they have earned first team All-America honors. Senior midfielder Peter Jacobs was also named to the first team, after receiving second-team honors as a junior. Junior midfielder Milford Marchant gained second-team All-America recognition after being an honorable mention pick the previous two seasons. Hopkins also had four players earn honorable mention All-America recognition: junior attackman Dave Marr, senior midfielder Casey Gordon, sophomore defenseman Brian Kuezma and junior goalie Jonathan Marcus. Medicine Six individuals associated with the School of Medicine have received American Heart Association-Maryland Affiliate research grant-in-aid awards: Howard Silvermen, Daniel Pauley and Jean-Pierre Benitah of the Division of Cardiology; Joan Bathon of the Asthma and Allergy Center; Paul Bray of the Division of Hematology; and Edgar Miller III of the Division of Internal Medicine. Three faculty members have been awarded research grants from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. Christopher Ross, associate professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, received a $100,000 Established Investigator award under a program that encourages experienced scientists to devise and pursue innovative projects in mental illness research. David Linden, assistant professor of neuroscience, and Collin Stine, assistant professor of psychiatry, were each awarded a two-year $60,000 Young Investigator grant. Richard Chaisson, associate professor of medicine and director of the B. Frank Polk AIDS Unit, has been elected to a two-year term, beginning in 1996, as chairman of the Assembly on Microbiology, Tuberculosis and Pulmonary Infections of the American Thoracic Society. Eugene de Juan Jr., professor of ophthalmology, has received a special scholar's award from the Research to Prevent Blindness organization. The award is being applied to de Juan's research at the Wilmer Eye Institute devoted to developing a prosthetic device to restore functional vision to patients whose blindness results from degeneration of electrical impulses. Mei-Ling Tay-Kearney, a clinical fellow in ophthalmology, has been given a Research to Prevent Blindness fellowship award to pursue research on developing a screening test to identify adults at high risk for cytomegalovirus retinitis. Patrick Walsh, professor and director of the Department of Urology, has received the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. The medal is given for outstanding contributions to the management of genitourinary cancer. Multidisciplinary Two university professors were recently elected to the American Philosophical Society, a prestigious organization founded by Benjamin Franklin more than 250 years ago. History professor Philip Curtin of the School of Arts and Sciences and oncology professor Bert Vogelstein of the School of Medicine were among 46 new members of the society, which promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through research, meetings, publications and community service. The following individuals have been elected as university trustees, with terms beginning July 1, 1995: Krishna Chow-dary, of Allentown, Pa., a graduate student in physics, Carnegie Mellon University, and a 1995 Johns Hopkins graduate, majoring in physics; Mong-Joon Chung, adviser to Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, president of the Korea Football Association and head of Korea's effort to win the 2002 World Cup in soccer. Chung received his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies in 1993; France Graage, of Washington, D.C., a former Peabody Institute student and teacher and a member of its advisory council; Richard Hochman, of New York, senior managing director of Regent Capital Partners L.P. and a 1967 graduate; Huntington Sheldon, of Shelburne, Vt., retired professor of pathology at McGill University in Montreal and a 1956 graduate of the School of Medicine. Nursing Karen Haller, associate professor of nursing and director of nursing for medicine, was selected for the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives. Peabody Yuliya Gorenman, a doctoral candidate and student of Leon Fleisher, won fourth prize for piano in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Music Competition in Brussels. The competition, begun in 1937 by Queen Elisabeth, is considered one of the top four international piano competitions along with the Tchaikovsky, the Chopin and the Van Cliburn. The Peabody Preparatory's Russia Quartet has won third prize in the Junior Division of the 1995 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in South Bend, Ind., out of more than 50 competing ensembles from across the nation. Members Anna Elashvili, Igor Yuzefovich, Rachel Shapiro and Ilya Levtov are all part of the Arts for Talented Youth program at the Prep. Public Health Barbara Starfield, professor of health policy and management, has been awarded the Association for Health Services Research 1995 Distinguished Investigator Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of health services research. Changing places, new faces Maryann Fralic, vice president of nursing for the hospital, has been appointed associate dean for the School of Nursing/Hospital programs, where she will govern all joint endeavors between the two organizations. Tim Downes, a former All-New England Lacrosse team player at Dartmouth College, has been appointed associate director of athletics, where he will oversee the program's compliance with NCAA regulations and guidelines and handle the scheduling and management of Hopkins athletic facilities.
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