Johns Hopkins Gazette | August 16, 2004
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 16, 2004 | Vol. 33 No. 42

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.


Applied Physics Laboratory

Dave Dunham, an astronomer in the Space Department, has been selected by the American Astronautical Society as its 2003 Dirk Brouwer Award recipient. The award is given annually to recognize significant contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics. Dunham was recognized for his unique and sustained contributions in designing innovative trajectories for deep-space science missions.

Dan Henderson, an engineer in the Power Projection Systems Department, received the Rear Adm. Grady Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his sustained tactical accomplishments. The award recognizes a lifetime of success and commitment dedicated to the men and women of the electronic attack community.

Ark Lew, of the Space Department, has received the Office of Technology Transfer's second Wave of Contribution for Innovation Award. The honor, presented by Wayne Swann of OTT, recognized Lew's efforts to support innovation and commitment to the Lab.

Ed Roelof, a physicist in the Space Department, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union for his continued innovative research in space physics and founding of the energetic neutral atom imaging field. Fellows of the union are scientists who have attained eminence in some branch of geophysics. The total number of fellows elected each year may not exceed 0.1 percent of the total membership.

Robin Vaughan, an aerospace engineer in the Space Department, has been named Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She was cited for her work as guidance and control lead engineer for the MESSENGER spacecraft.

Cliff Ratliff, APL's NATO Seasparrow Project Manager of the Air Defense Systems Department, recently accepted the Evolved Seasparrow Missile Test and Evaluation Team Award on behalf of the Laboratory. Presented May 12 in Dresden, Germany, to 12 government organizations and companies, the award recognizes the cooperative spirit of the ESSM team.

The Lab and Joe Mazzafro and Mike Vlahos, both of the National Security Analysis Department, were honored June 28 with the Golden Candle Award from Open Source Solutions for sustained excellence in the integration of Open Source Intelligence in their all-source analytic efforts supporting DoD.


Health Divisions Administration

Kim Hoppe has joined the Johns Hopkins Children's Center as the associate director of communications and public affairs. Hoppe spent nearly 10 years as a senior newsroom producer, medical news producer and newscast producer at the Baltimore CBS and ABC television stations and during that time received an Emmy award nomination for television production. Most recently, she was the media relations manager for an international franchising company headquartered near Washington, D.C.

Joann Rodgers, deputy director of the Office of Corporate Communications, has been appointed to the Select Committee on the Public Understanding of Science of Sigma Xi, the national scientific research society.


Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Azar Nafisi, research associate, has won the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year award for adult nonfiction for Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books (Random House). The award was announced by the American Booksellers Association during the Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo America 2004, held last month in Chicago. Nafisi is director of the Dialogue Project, a professorial lecturer and a Foreign Policy Institute visiting fellow.


School of Nursing

Lori Edwards, instructor, received a 2004 Maryland Association for Higher Education Outstanding Educator Award in the faculty category.

Renee Milligan, adjunct faculty, received the Linowes Leadership Award on June 8 at the NBC4 studios in Washington, D.C.

Phyllis Henderson Morgan, postdoctoral fellow, received a 2004 Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Nursing Research Grant for her research on African-American women's breast cancer treatment.

Julie Stanik-Hutt, associate professor, has attained certification as a critical care clinical nurse specialist.

Kathleen White, associate professor and director of faculty practice, was named to the board of CareFirst Inc.

Kathleen Becker, assistant professor, received the State Award for Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, and Marion D'Lugoff, assistant professor, received the State Award for Excellence for Nurse Practitioner Advocate, both at the 19th annual conference of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Miyong Kim, associate professor, and Daniel Sheridan, assistant professor, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. They will be formally inducted into the academy at its annual meeting and conference in November.

Linda Pugh, associate professor and director of the baccalaureate program, and Kathleen White, associate professor and director of faculty practice, were both named with joint appointments as clinical nurse specialists in the Department of Nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in recognition of their contributions to the development and implementation of the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines, published in the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. These are the first associate CNS appointments from the School of Nursing to the hospital.


University Administration

Robert Lindgren, vice president for development and alumni relations, has been elected to the board of CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Lynne Lochte, HopkinsOne program director, has been named by Baltimore Smart CEO as one of the top certified public accountants in Maryland. The honor recognizes technical expertise, leadership, innovation, significant accomplishment and relationship development. The recipients were selected by a poll of the magazine's more than 18,000 business owners readers and more than 10,000 members of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.


Whiting School of Engineering

Justin Hanes, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering program.The symposium, to be held in September at the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif., will bring together engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing cutting-edge engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines. The 86 participants were nominated by fellow engineers and organizations and chosen from a field of more than 170 applicants.

En Ma, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as the recipient of the ASM International 2004 Materials Science Research Silver Medal. Ma is cited for "important experimental and theoretical contributions in the study of metastable and nanocrystalline materials." Presentation of this award will take place at the ASM Committee/Council Awards Luncheon on Oct. 18 in Columbus, Ohio.


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