Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 14, 1994


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Honors, awards and appointments

Arts and Sciences

     Deena Rabinowicz Dugan has received the Edward S. Corwin
Award of the American Political Science Association for the
best dissertation in the field of public law in 1992-93. She
is the third Corwin Award winner from Johns Hopkins in the
last nine years.
     Tamara Johnson, a sophomore biology major, was one of
nine Maryland students named UPS scholars at area colleges
and universities. She will receive a $2,550 scholarship for
this academic year.


     Neil Bressler, associate professor of ophthalmology, has
received a 1994 Honor Award from the American Academy of
Ophthalmology in recognition of his presentations at the
academy's annual meeting and for service on its committees.
     Donald Coffey, Distinguished Professor of Urology,
Oncology, and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, is the
first recipient of the SIU-Yamanouchi Award. Created jointly
by the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Yamanouchi
European Foundation, the award will be presented every three
years to a scientist or clinician/urologist of good
scientific and ethical standing.
     William Crawley, assistant professor of plastic surgery,
has been appointed to the State Board of Physician Quality
Assurance by Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
     Allan C. Gelber, postdoctoral fellow in the Division of
Molecular and Clinical Rheumatology, is one of 10 recipients
of a 1994 Senior Rheumatology Scholar Award from the American
College of Rheumatology.
     Michael Johns, dean of the medical faculty and
university vice president for medicine, has been appointed to
the Governor's Task Force on Community Health Networks. The
25-member task force has been given a mandate to study the
impact and growth of health networks to ensure they are
accountable to the regions they serve.
     John Niparko, associate professor of otolaryngology-head
and neck surgery, has received an Honor Award from the
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in
recognition of service contributed to the academy without
     Richard Ross, dean emeritus of the medical faculty, has
been named the 1994 recipient of the Abraham Flexner Award
for Distinguished Service to Medical Education by the
Association of American Medical Colleges. The association
created the award in 1958 to recognize extraordinary
individual contributions to medical schools and the entire
medical education community.
     Bert Vogelstein, Clayton Professor of Oncology, has been
chosen to receive the 1994 Herbert J. Block Memorial
Lectureship Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer
from the Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital and Research Institute at Ohio State University. The
$15,000 award recognizes an individual whose contribution to
cancer research, patient care and/or education has received
international recognition.

Public Health

     John C. Beier, associate professor of molecular
microbiology and immunology, has been elected to the Office
of Councilor by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and
Hygiene. During his five-year term, Dr. Beier will help
formulate society policies and direction.

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