Cheers Once each month, "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 Centers and affiliates Sandra Newman, associate director of research and senior research scientist at the Institute for Policy Studies, has recently received two grants: a Ford Foundation grant to study the implications of welfare reform at the housing assistance program and a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to investigate the cost-effectiveness of independent housing for the mentally ill. Engineering Jerome Kruger, professor of materials science and engineering, has been selected to receive the Olin Palladium Medal and Prize of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. At the awards ceremony in Chicago he will present his award address, titled "Pursuing Mr. Faraday's 'Peculiar Condition.' " Medicine James Burdick, professor of surgery and director of the Johns Hopkins kidney transplant program, was recently named president-elect of the United Network for Organ Sharing, the organization that oversees organ procurement, distribution and transplantation in the United States. Associate professor of pediatrics Subroto Chatterjee has received one of 21 international awards from The Mizutani Foundation of Japan in support of his work to slow down and/or block the growth of cells in the thoracic artery through drug therapy. Slowing or stopping the growth of cells in the artery wall could help prevent high blood pressure, stroke and heart attacks in some patients. Richard Goodjoin, a fellow in Internal Medicine, is the recipient of the 1995 American Medical Association/Burroughs Wellcome Co. leadership award. The award recognizes Dr. Goodjoin's outstanding commitment to community service. Changing places, new faces Ruth Anderson Coggeshall, director of medical alumni development at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been promoted to director of the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine for the School of Medicine. Eileen Tate Cline, former dean of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, has been appointed university fellow in arts policy at the Institute for Policy Studies. The appointment is the first of its kind for IPS, in recognition of the vital role played by the arts in the overall fabric of a community's life. Donna Frithsen, director of development for clinical neurosciences and psychiatry at the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been promoted to director of the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine for department programs. G. Richard Garritson has been named to the new position of chief of staff at the Applied Physics Laboratory. Garritson's responsibilities will include many of those typically carried out by a line supervisor; he will also serve on the Management and Executive committees. James Hagan has been named head of the Applied Physics Laboratory's Aeronautics Department. Jennifer Hoover is the new head sports information director, responsible for coordinating all publicity and promotion for the university's 27 intercollegiate sports. Robert Massa has been made dean of enrollment management for the Homewood campus. Admissions, Athletics, Enrollment Research, Financial Aid, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Registrar's Office will report to him. Karen Spencer has been named director of faculty development in the School of Continuing Studies. She will provide professional development and support for full- and part-time faculty, including strategies for working with students and applications for technology in the classroom.
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