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.
Academic and Cultural
James G. Neal, the R. Champlin and Debbie Sheridan Director of the MSE Library, has been named to the board of directors of Community of Science, a World Wide Web publishing company based in Baltimore, which works with more than 200 leading research universities, scientific societies and publishers to create virtual communities of scientists and scholars.
Arts and Sciences
Richard L. Kagan, professor of history, was inducted as comendador (knight commander) in the order of Isabel the Catholic by Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Kagan received the honor in recognition of his many contributions to the history and culture of Spain. The award ceremony was hosted by the consul general of Spain in New York.
Jack Fisher, professor of geography and environmental engineering, has been decorated with the Golden Tablet of the University of Ljubljana.
Yener S. Erozan, professor of pathology, has received the 1997 Papanicolaou Award of the American Society of Cytopathology, its highest award. Erozan received the award and delivered the Papanicolaou Lecture on "Cytopathology in the Detection of Early Lung Cancer" during the ASC's 45th annual scientific meeting, held in Boston last month.
Victor A. McKusick, University Professor of Genetics, received the Distinguished Maryland Health Professional Award from the Central Maryland chapter of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
Robin Remsburg, Peter Vaitkevicius and Inez Wendel are among the five 1997 recipients of the Fund for Geriatric Medicine and Nursing. The fund is jointly administered by the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine's Division of Geriatric Medicine.
Jule Hallerdin, assistant professor and director of faculty practice, was appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening to the State Board of Nursing for a four-year term. Hallerdin's area of expertise is women's health, and she has worked as a nurse practitioner and nurse manager at Planned Parenthood affiliates from California to Florida.
Jerilyn Allen and Karen Huss are among the five 1997 recipients of the Fund for Geriatric Medicine and Nursing. The fund is jointly administered by the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine's Division of Geriatric Medicine.
Joanne Katz has been promoted to professor in the
of International Health in the School of Public Health.|
Thomas M. Brushart has been promoted to professor of orthopedic surgery in the School of Medicine.
Michael X. Repka has been promoted to professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine.
Russell E. Gingras has been appointed head of APL's Joint Warfare Analysis Department, which addresses itself chiefly to challenges facing the U.S. Navy.
Betsy Bryan has been appointed to the Alexander Badawy Chair in Egyptian Art and Archaeology in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Craig A. Townsend has been appointed to the Alsoph H. Corwin Chair in Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Deborah Pankey Stewart has been named director of the Office of Special Events. She replaces Mary Ellen Robinson, who retired in July.
John P. Rorke, Ellsworth D. Brooks, David N. Fulgham and Frank K. Simmons have joined the Security Department. Rorke will be in charge of the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift.
Gerald Hart, an expert in the emerging science of glycobiology, has become the new DeLamar Professor and director of the Department of Biological Chemistry in the School of Medicine.