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Arts and Sciences
Gregory F. Ball has been promoted to professor in the Department of Psychology, effective July 1.
Doris R. Entwisle has been appointed professor emerita in the Department of Sociology, effective July 1.
Alexander Szalay, professor of physics and astronomy, has been named Alumni Centennial Professor, effective July 1.
Cheryl-Lee Howard, assistant dean for Homewood Research Administration, is the newly elected vice president/president-elect of the National Council of University Research Administrators.
Richard Weitzner has joined the university as assistant general counsel. Previously he served in the higher education division of the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland.
Jerry L. Prince has been promoted to professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective July 1.
Hospital and Health System
Karen B. Haller has been named vice president for nursing and patient care services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to nursing, units reporting to Heller will include social work, patient relations and performance improvement/utilization management. She will continue to hold her position as director of Nursing for Medicine and her academic rank in the School of Nursing.
Saul Brusilow has been appointed professor emeritus of pediatrics.
Richard E. Chaisson has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Rev. Marla Y. Coulter, staff chaplain, and Rev. Stephen Mann, director of Pastoral Care, have been elected to the board of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Coulter is chair of the council on membership services; Mann is chair of the commission of professional ethics. Mann also has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Interfaith Coalition for Spiritual Healthcare & Counseling.
David Ettinger has received the American Cancer Society's St. George's Award, the highest honor the national organization awards to volunteers. Ettinger has been an ACS volunteer for more than 20 years with a special interest in patient services. He is a past president of the ACS Maryland Division and twice served as chair of the division's service and rehabilitation committee.
Pediatric urology director John P. Gearhart has been appointed pediatric editor of Urology. Gearhart is also international pediatric editor for the British Journal of Urology. In addition, he has been elected to the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Urology Section.
Michael J. Klag has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Kam W. Leong has been promoted to professor of biomedical engineering.
Daniel Lewis has been named assistant administrator and clinic manager in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Lewis came to Hopkins from Langley Hospital in Hampton, Va., where he was director of managed care.
Janice Marks has joined Hopkins as an employee relations specialist in human resources for the hospital. She will assist managers and employees with employee/labor relations issues.
Barbara Pawloski has joined the staff of the Office of Research Administration to help process commercial and industrial contracts.
John Alexander J. Rivera has been elected chair of the medical-surgical nurse test development committee at the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He also will serve on the board of certification for medical-surgical nursing.
Fred Sanfilippo, Baxley Professor and director of Pathology, has been elected chairman of the Intersociety Pathology Council for 1998-2000. The council comprises the leaders of all 27 scientific and professional societies in the field of pathology.
Solomon Snyder, director of Neuroscience, was honored for his groundbreaking research on the brain by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Metropolitan Baltimore.
John Ulatowski, co-director of Neuroscience Critical Care, has been named director of the anesthesiology division in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He also has been appointed director of inpatient clinical programs for Anesthesiology.
Patrick Walsh, David Hall McConnell Professor and director of Urology, will be honored by the Mount St. Mary's national alumni association at a dinner April 25 with the Dubois medal. The award, named for college founder Father John Dubois, is presented annually to an individual who has given outstanding service to the church, state or nation. Walsh has long been active in the archdiocese of Baltimore.
Jerilyn Allen, associate professor, Medical Surgical Nursing, was named associate editor for The Johns Hopkins Women's Health Guide, a joint project of the schools of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health.
Ron Berk, professor and statistician-in-residence, has been named assistant dean of faculty development.
Martha Neff-Smith, professor, Community Health/Public Health Nursing, was named a fellow of the American Association of Nursing.
Judith Vessey, professor, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Research, was named a fellow of the American Association of Nursing.
Lee R. Bone has been promoted to associate scientist, Health Policy and Management.
Joseph B. Bressler has been promoted to associate professor of environmental health sciences.
Floyd (Randy) Bryant has been promoted to professor of biochemistry.
Donald S. Burke has been promoted to professor of international health.
Benjamin Caballero has been promoted to professor of international health.
Jacqueline Corn has been appointed associate professor emerita, Environmental Health Sciences.
Morton Corn has been appointed professor emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences.
Woodrow S. (Skip) Dellinger Jr. has received the Heritage Award from the school's Alumni Association. Dellinger established the Master in Health Sciences program in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, and continues today as the program's director.
Sylvia Eggleston-Wehr, associate dean, external affairs, has been selected as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women for 1998 by The Daily Record.
Janice P. Evans has been appointed assistant professor of population dynamics.
The Alumni Association has presented its Heritage Award to Pearl S. German, professor emerita, Health Policy and Management, in recognition of her distinguished career in the field of gerontology.
Henry T. Ireys IV has been promoted to associate professor of maternal and child health.
Nancy E. Kass has been promoted to associate professor of health policy and management.
Joanne Katz has been promoted to professor of international health.
Jouni Jaakkola has been appointed associate professor of epidemiology.
Phyllis T. Piotrow has been promoted to professor of population dynamics.
Robert Rubin has been appointed professor emeritus, Environmental Health Sciences.
Daniel O. Scharfstein has been appointed to the position of assistant professor of biostatistics.
Leiya Shi has been appointed associate professor of health policy and management.
Dean Alfred Sommer accepted the Prince Mahidol Award for his contributions to public health from His Majesty the King of Thailand. At the June meeting in Amsterdam of the International Congress of Ophthalmology, Sommer will receive the prestigious international Sir Stewart Duke Elder Gold Medal. The award is given once every four years to "an ophthalmologist, who, by his distinction, leadership and teaching, has contributed most to the development of international ophthalmology."
Mark C. Steinhoff has been promoted to professor of international health.
Rebecca J. Stoltzfus has been promoted to associate professor of international health.
David J. Sullivan Jr. has been appointed assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology.
Thomas Sutter has been appointed associate professor of environmental health sciences.
Keith P. West Jr. has been promoted to professor of international health.
William W. Wright has been promoted to professor of population dyamics.