The Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 19, 1999
Jan. 19, 1999
VOL. 28, NO. 18


For the Record:

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Academic and Cultural Centers

Linda Claremon has been named associate director of development for the Milton S. Eisenhower Library. She was previously acting senior director of development and director of annual giving for the Maryland Science Center. Claremon earned a bachelor's degree in 1970 from Douglass College of Rutgers University and a master's degree from New York University.

Arts and Sciences

Warren S. Torgerson has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology.

Sarah Woodson, a leading scientist in the study of RNA, has been appointed full professor in the Department of Biophysics. A graduate of Yale University, Woodson comes to Hopkins from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she had been working in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 1990.

Central Administration

President William R. Brody is to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin at its May commencement, at which he is to deliver the commencement address.

Steven O. Miller has been appointed a planned giving adviser. He was previously associate director of planned giving at Skidmore College. A certified real estate paralegal, Miller earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1984 from Wittenberg University.

Edward H. Mills Jr. has been appointed a planned giving adviser. He was previously an associate in the capital markets department of the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York. Mills graduated from the University of Virginia in 1990 and earned a law degree at Harvard University in 1993.


Charles Meneveau, professor, Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to fellowship in the American Physical Society. He was cited for his major contributions to understanding the multifractal nature of turbulent energy dissipation, energy, the transfer of energy across scales and subgrid-scale models.


Garth M. Beache (pictured at right), of the Department of Radiology, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 NIH Academic Career Development grant. Beache's research seeks to develop and validate a noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging method that is sensitive to blood oxygen saturation, to characterize vasorelaxation of the small vessels of the human heart. This research, which will draw on a collaboration with investigators in cardiology, nursing research and biomedical engineering, may ultimately lead to new insights on endothelial function in conditions such as hypertension and aging.

Mario A. Eisenberger has been promoted to professor in the Department of Oncology with a secondary appointment in Urology.

Kieran P.J. Murphy (pictured at right), a specialist in the use of radiology guidance in the treatment of vascular brain and spine disorders, has been appointed director of interventional neuroradiology at the JHM Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. Murphy, who comes to Hopkins from the Albany Medical College in New York, earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.

Fintan R. Steele (pictured at left) has been appointed bureau chief and editor of the Hopkins channel of Medcast, JHM's new venture with Greenberg News Network in Atlanta. Medcast, a proprietary daily news and information service for physicians, is distributed to subscribers via the Internet through a non-Web-based system. Steele will be responsible for the daily preparation and dissemination of Hopkins-related material on the Medcast network, including faculty commentaries; news of research, clinical trial openings and continuing education opportunities; disease-specific content and information relevant to referring physicians, practice management, outcomes research and consultations. Steele, who earned his doctorate in molecular biology at the University of Notre Dame, was most recently executive editor and science editor of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Georgia B. Vogelsand has been promoted to professor of oncology.

Thomas N. Wise has been promoted to professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, part time.


Jerilyn Allen, associate professor, received the American Heart Association's 1998 Katharine A. Lembright Award in recognition of her contributions and achievements in the field of cardiovascular nursing research.

Ronald Berk (pictured at right), professor and assistant dean for faculty development, was inducted as a fellow in the Oxford Society of Scholars.
Jacquelyn Campbell (pictured at left), associate dean for doctoral education programs and research, has been named a fellow in the 1999-2000 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Urban Health Initiative Fellows Program. The foundation aims to improve the health and safety of children living in urban areas. Campbell was chosen because of her advocacy, nursing practice and research related to urban health.

Kathleen Hider has been named associate director of development. She was previously chief development officer for the Maryland Food Committee in Baltimore. Hider graduated in 1981 from Boston University.

Karen Huss, associate professor, received the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties 1998 Achievement in Research Award, recognizing major contributions to nurse practitioner practice, education and policy.

Rosemary Mortimer, clinical instructor, received the Maryland Nurses Association 1998 Rosalie Silber Abrams Award for making a significant contribution in the legislative arena.

Peabody Institute

Composer Elam Ray Sprenkle provided music to the CNN documentary The John Glenn Story: A Return to Space, which aired globally on Oct. 27, 1998. The Sprenkle music was digitally mastered for CNN in the Peabody Recording Studio directed by Alan Kefauver.

Public Health

Yingqing Chen, a doctoral student in Biostatistics, has won a student travel award from the American Statistical Association to attend the 1998 International Biometric Society's International Biometric Conference later this month in Cape Town, South Africa.