The Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 17, 2001
September 17, 2001
VOL. 31, NO. 3


For The Record:

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Cheers is a monthly listing of honors and awards received by faculty, staff and students plus recent appointments and promotions. Contributions must be submitted in writing and be accompanied by a phone number.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cheryl Alexander, a professor in the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, has been appointed to the Maryland Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy.

Jane T. Bertrand has been appointed pro-fessor, Population and Family Health Sciences.

Donald S. Burke, director of the Center for Immunization Research, has been asked to serve on a committee of the Institute of Medicine. The panel on "Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century" will be taking a 10-year look at how the United States has responded to the institute's first report on emerging infectious diseases.

Brian S. Caffo has been appointed assistant professor, Biostatistics.

Srinivasan Chandrasegaran has been promoted to professor, Environmental Health Sciences.

Rolf U. Halden has been appointed assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences.

Michelle J. Hindin has been appointed assistant professor, Population and Family Health Sciences.

Ingo Ruczinski has been appointed assistant professor, Biostatistics.

Brian S. Schwartz has been promoted to professor, Environmental Health Sciences.

Amy Ong Tsui has been appointed professor, Population and Family Health Sciences.

Yin Yao has been appointed assistant professor, Epidemiology.

Health Divisions Administration

The annual Association of American Medical Colleges institutional advancement awards gave top billing in four categories to Hopkins Medicine--Hopkins Medical News, edited by Edith Nichols, in the external audience publications category; Dome, edited by Mary Ann Ayd and Mary Ellen Miller, in the internal audience publications category; "The HPV Warriors," Anne Bennett Swingle's Hopkins Medical News article, in the medical science writing category; and in the premier performance in public relations category, Elaine Freeman and Joann Rodgers' submission describing how the Office of Communications and Public Affairs managed the Hopkins 24/7 docu-drama.

Johns Hopkins Health System

Shehzad Basaria has been named acting director of the Endocrinology Department at Bayview. Previously, Basaria was a clinical and research fellow in Hopkins Hospital's Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

School of Medicine

Edward Cornwell III, associate professor of surgery and director of adult trauma and critical care services, has been named one of America's leading physicians by Black Enterprise magazine. The full list appeared in the August 2001 issue.

Edward McFarland, director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, was recently elected to a three-year term as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine's board of trustees.

David Nicolaou, assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been named chairman of the Medical Staff Conference Committee. Janet Serwint, associate professor of pediatrics, will replace Nicolaou as vice chair.

John Niparko, professor of otolaryngology, has received the 2001 Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association, in conjunction with the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.

Donald Shaffner Jr., associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been appointed division chief of pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric intensive care medicine. Shaffner will oversee pediatric critical care, pain management and the intensive care unit.

Christina Vassileva, a fourth-year medical student, recently became the national women's Golden Gloves boxing champion in the 100-pound division. Although she began with kung fu at age 10 in her native Bulgaria, Vassileva took up boxing just over a year ago. She trains up to three days a week, even while working 24-hour shifts in Weinberg's intensive care unit.

Michael A. Williams, co-chair of the Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery, has been named by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to his advisory committee on organ transplantation.

Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery; David Sidransky, professor of otolaryngology, oncology, pathology and urology; and 16 other leaders in science and medicine have been singled out as "America's Best" by the editors of Time magazine. Go to to read the feature.

The Wilmer Eye Institute joined successful businesses such as Intel, Starbucks and FedEx in winning CIO magazine's annual CIO-100 Award. This year's award recognizes world leaders in positive business performance through innovative practices and products.

Richard Sebour Jr., associate director of facilities management, has been promoted to director. In addition, Sebour will serve as interim director of maintenance and operations until the vacancy is filled. Craig Goodwin, senior project manager of facilities management, has been promoted to assistant director of design and construction. Gilbert Morris, assistant project manager for design and construction, has been promoted to associate project manager.

School of Nursing

Mary Roary, project director for the Center for Nursing Research, has been named one of the Minority Business and Professional Network's "Fifty Influential Minorities in Business." She also was chosen to be one of this year's "40-Under-Forty" honorees by The Network Journal, Black Professional and Small Business Magazine.

University Administration

Paul Beyer, director of the Purchasing Office, has earned the status of lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management. Those individuals earning the C.P.M. designation demonstrate their professional capabilities by pursuing formal and continuing education and contributing to the profession.

Fragile: Please Protect These Gifts, a promotional booklet produced by the Office of Design and Publications for the Maryland Association of History Museums, has won a 2001 Educational Excellence Award from the Maryland Historic Trust. The piece was designed by Doug Behr. In addition, Fragile and Behr received an honorable mention from the American Association of Museums in its 2001 Museum Publications Design Competition in the category Supplemental Materials.