Johns Hopkins Gazette | October 20, 2003
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 20, 2003 | Vol. 33 No. 8

For the Record: Cheers

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.


Bayview Medical Center

Daniel Buccino, clinical supervisor in the Adult Outpatient Community Psychiatry Program at Bayview and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in the School of Medicine, has been appointed to the Maryland Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau for 2003-2004. Buccino's lecture topics will include "Civility and Society" and "Civility and Health Care." The Maryland Humanities Council is a private, educational, nonprofit organization that promotes public participation in the humanities and public humanities programming throughout Maryland.


Health Divisions Administration

Karen Blum, assistant director of media relations in the Office of Corporate Communications (formerly the Office of Communications and Public Affairs), has been honored with an Award of Distinction from the Association of American Medical Colleges for her media relations campaign for Johns Hopkins' specialized kidney transplant program.


Johns Hopkins Institutions

Edward Bernacki, director of health, safety and environment for JHU and JHH, has been awarded the Innovation in Occupational and Environmental Health Award from the Occupational and Environmental Health Foundation and Pfizer Inc. The recognition honors Hopkins' Web-based system that integrates care management, safety oversight and claims management, and its safety initiative designed to reduce the incidence of work site injuries and increase employee productivity. The award includes a trophy, a $25,000 grant to implement and track the program and the opportunity to have its outcomes published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


School of Medicine

Hossein Ardehali, cardiology fellow, has received the 2003 Young Investigator Award from the American Heart Association Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.

David S. Ettinger, professor of oncology with joint appointments in gynecology/obstetrics, medicine and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, has been named the inaugural Alex Grass Professor of Oncology.

Gabe Kelen, professor of emergency medicine, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine.

Richard Lange has been named director of Clinical Cardiology, the E. Cowles Andrus Professor of Cardiology and associate director of the clinical research training core for the Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center. Lange, whose clinical interests include interventional cardiology and adult congenital heart disease, will come to Hopkins in January after more than a decade at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

Robert Montgomery, associate professor of surgery, has been named chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery and acting director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center. Former director Andrew Klein continues to head the liver transplantation program.

Annelle Primm, associate professor of psychiatry, has received a Women of Color Emerald Honor for Medical Education, presented by USBE & Information Technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine and Women of Color Conference Magazine.

Peter Pronovost, associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, is the first winner of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Presidential Scholar Award. The award recognizes anesthesiologists who dedicate their careers to research.

Marc A. Williams, neurology research associate, has been appointed co-editor of The Journal of Hematotherapy and Stem Cell Research.


School of Nursing

Marion J. Ball, adjunct professor and vice president of clinical informatics strategies for Healthlink Inc., has been selected to receive honorary membership in Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing, at the society's 37th Biennial Convention in November.

HaeRa Han, assistant professor, received a $100,000 grant from the Agency for Health Research and Quality for her project titled "The Experiences and Challenges of Informal Caregiver: A Korean Immigrants Study." The major goal of this study is to describe caregiving experiences of Korean Americans focusing on various aspects of culture that influence their caregiving to older family members or friends.

Miyong Kim, associate professor, received a grant from the Agency for Health Research and Quality for her project "High Blood Pressure Care for Korean Americans." The $1.2 million grant will support clinical trials for three years.


University Administration

Maggie McIntosh, associate for federal relations in the Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs and a Maryland state delegate, was selected as the year's best politician by City Paper in its Best of Baltimore issue, published Sept. 16. A member of the House of Delegates since 1992, McIntosh, a Democrat, is currently chair of the Environmental Matters Committee.


Whiting School of Engineering

Steven Hanke, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, received a doctor of arts, honoris causa, degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador on Sept. 29. Hanke, an expert on international finance, was an adviser to Ecuador's minister of finance and helped make the case for that nation's move to "dollarize" its economy in 2000. He currently serves as a contributing editor of Forbes Global magazine in New York and Central Banking in London. He is also a principal of Chicago Partners LLC, a firm that specializes in derivatives markets.

John Wierman, professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department, was elected president of the Southern Regional Council on Statistics at the organization's recent meeting in Atlanta. He will serve two years as president elect, two as president and two as immediate past president. At Johns Hopkins, Wierman directs the W.P. Carey Entrepreneurship and Management Program, which he established during the 12 years he chaired the Mathematical Sciences Department.


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