Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 27, 1995


     'Cheers' recognizes achievement of consequence among
faculty, staff and students. A separate section records some
promotions and new hires. We welcome contributions submited in
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Honors, Awards and Appointments

Arts and Sciences
     Milton C. Cummings, professor and former chairman of the
Department of Political Science, has been awarded an honorary
degree of Doctor of Letters by the State University of New York
at Plattsburgh.
     Maya C. Kulycky, a junior political science major, was
selected as one of 218 finalists in the 1995 Truman Scholarship
competition.  She will compete for one of 82 $30,000 scholarships
rewarding leadership ability, academic achievement, commitment to
public service and potential to "make a difference."

Central Administration
     William C. Richardson received the First Citizen Award from
the Maryland Senate in recognition of his distinguished service
to the state. The award recognizes Dr. Richardson's contributions
in higher education, community development and health care.

Continuing Studies
     Michael S. Rosenberg, professor and chairman of the
Department of Special Education, has been elected to a two-year
term as president of the Higher Education Consortium for Special
Education, a private nonprofit organization that represents
doctoral training programs in special education.

     S. Rao Kosaraju, the Edward J. Schaefer Professor in the
Department of Computer Science, has been elected a fellow of the
Association for Computing Machinery. The designation recognizes
outstanding technical and professional achievements in the field
of information technology.

     A. Lynn Roberts, assistant professor of environmental
chemistry in the Department of Geography and Environmental
Engineering, has been awarded a $20,000 American Chemical
Society-Petroleum Research Fund grant. The grant will support her
work in researching ionizable amine-montmorillonite systems as
sorbents for dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons.    

Hospital and Health System
     Robert M. Heyssel, president emeritus of The Johns Hopkins
Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Health System, has been selected
to receive the American College of Physicians' 1995 Richard and
Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award. The award was created to
recognize "that individual or organization whose recent original
approach in the delivery of health care or in the design of
facilities for its delivery will increase its clinical and/or
economic effectiveness."  An expert in health system governance,
Dr. Heyssel was the chief architect of the Johns Hopkins Health
System and has been at the forefront of efforts to reform and
organize health care.

     Michael A. Carducci, senior clinical fellow in oncology, has
received a Wellcome Oncology Clinical Research Scholar Award from
the American Association for Cancer Research.

     David S. Ettinger, associate professor of oncology and
medicine, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the
Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society, with which he
has been active for more than 20 years.

     Morton F. Goldberg, chair of ophthalmology and director of
the Wilmer Eye Institute, received an honorary degree from the
University of Coimbra, Portugal.

     J. Alex Haller Jr., professor of pediatric surgery and
emergency medicine, has been selected to receive the Gold Medal
of the British Association of Pediatric Surgeons. The
association's highest honor, the award has been received by only
one other American.

     Carol J. Johns, associate professor of medicine and former
director of continuing education in the School of Medicine, has
become the first woman president of the 110-year-old American
Clinical and Climatological Association, an elite group focusing
on the clinical study of disease. She also received the first
Mary Betty Stevens Award for clinical investigation from the
Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians.

     Raymond Lenhard Jr., professor of oncology and medicine, has
been elected vice president and president-elect of the American
Cancer Society. He will take office as president for one year in

     John Nicholas, assistant professor of oncology, has received
a three-year $90,500 Junior Faculty Research Award from the
American Cancer Society, which will allow him to study
immediate-early regulatory genes of the human herpes virus-6.

     Carl Patow, associate professor of otolaryngology, has been
named to the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award board of examiners,
where he will serve as an evaluator for the newly created Health
Care Pilot Evaluation Team.

     Michael E. Stefanek, assistant professor of oncology, has
received a four-year $338,000 Preventive Oncology Academic Award
from the National Cancer Institute. He will collaborate with
multidisciplinary teams on research related to cancer prevention
and early detection.

     John D. Stobo received the Theodore Woodward Award for
medical education and research from the Maryland chapter of the
American College of Physicians.

     The Alumni Association has awarded 1995 Heritage Awards to
Betty Carlson Campazzi, A. Paul Cox, Manuel Dupkin, Harvey
Meyerhoff, Peabody director Robert Pierce, and President William
C. Richardson. 

     Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented to Michael
Bloomberg, Jessica P. Einhorn, Martin Rodbell, David Sabiston and
Alfred Sommer, dean of the School of Public Health. SAIS alumna
Madeline Korbel Albright received this year's Woodrow Wilson

     Kathleen Becker and Jean Trotter were awarded minigrants
from the Shriver Center Higher Education Consortium to design
their proposed course for next year, "The Community Concentration

     Diane Becker, associate professor, was appointed to the
Nursing Study Section, Division of Research Grants, for the
National Institutes of Health.     

     Arlene Butz, assistant professor, received a four-year grant
from the National Institute of Nursing Research to evaluate
drug-exposed infants and children at home and study possible

     Jacquelyn Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Professor, received a
three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention to evaluate emergency room response to treating abused

     Ada Romaine-Davis, associate professor, was elected to
membership in the New York Academy of Sciences.   

     Fannie Gaston-Johansson, the Elsie M. Lawler Professor of
Nursing, was named the 1995 Soule Professor at the University of
Washington School of Nursing. She was also elected to the board
of directors of Uniting for Life, a nonprofit corporation
promoting equality in minority health care issues.          

     Patricia M. Grimm, assistant professor, was elected to the
American Association for Cancer Education.  

     Karen Huss, assistant professor, was inducted as a fellow in
the American Academy of Nursing. She recently joined the graduate
academic program in advanced practice nursing.    

     Phyllis Naumann was recently elected to the board of
directors of the Maryland League for Nursing. 

Public Health
     Thomas Burke, assistant professor of environmental health
sciences, has received a grant from the Environmental Protection
Agency to conduct a two-year study of environmental contamination
and community health in south and southwest Philadelphia.  

      Ruth Faden, professor of health policy and management and
director of the Program in Law, Ethics and Health, will direct
the Greenwall Fellowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy.

     Bernard Guyer, chairman of Maternal and Child Health, was
appointed by former Gov. William Donald Schaefer as chairman of
the State Commission on Infant Mortality Program.  The commission
is drafting a plan to address Maryland's infant mortality rate,
which is 10th highest in the nation.

     Guohua Li, research associate in Health Policy and
Management, has received a National Institutes of Health "First"
(First Independent Research Support and Transition) Award.  Dr.
Li was selected from over 100 applicants for the $350,000
five-year award geared toward young researchers.

     Noel Rose, professor of  molecular microbiology and
immunology, has been inducted as an honorary member of the
Austrian Society for Allergology and Immunology.  Dr. Rose is
only the fourth scientist so honored in the society's history.

Changing Places, New Faces
     George J. Dover has been appointed interim director of the
Department of Pediatrics while the department's director, Frank
A. Oski, remains on a medical leave of absence.

     Robert N. Frank has been appointed professor emeritus,
Environmental Health Sciences, in the School of Public Health. 
Dr. Frank's pioneering research aided the development of the
Clean Air Act and the banning of high-sulfur-content fuels
without appropriate protective engineering measures.

     Kelley Ray has been promoted to director of communications
for the Whiting School.

     Michelle K. Robnett was appointed to the newly created
position of vice president of patient care at the Bayview Medical
Center.  In her new post, Dr. Robnett will be involved in case
management, efficiency analyses, information systems, outcomes
management and the development of innovative models of patient
care delivery.

     Brian S. Schwartz has been promoted to associate professor
of environmental health sciences, Division of Occupational
Health, in the School of Public Health.  Dr. Schwartz has focused
his research efforts on biomarkers of Lyme disease in outdoor
workers and neurobehavioral effects in workers exposed to lead or

     Matt Smith has been promoted to a full-time position as
men's head soccer coach at Homewood, where he will also assist
with the administrative duties associated with the women's soccer

     Ying Zhang has been appointed assistant professor, Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Public Health.  Dr.
Zhang will be working on bacterial pathogenesis with an emphasis
on tuberculosis, a major new MMI area of research.

     Chunhua Zhou has been designated visiting scholar, Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Public Health. Zhou
will collaborate with Keerti Shah, professor of MMI, on the NIAID
program project "Protective Immunological Mechanisms against
Sexually Transmitted Diseases."

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