Cheers 'Cheers' recognizes achievement of consequence among faculty, staff and students. A separate section records some promotions and new hires. We welcome contributions submited in writing accompanied by a telephone number. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity and content. ----------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Engineering 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. Medicine 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 November. 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. Multidisciplinary 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 Award. Nursing 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 Track." 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 interventions. 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 women. 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 solvents. 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 program. 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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