Johns Hopkins Gazette | June 25, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 25, 2007 | Vol. 36 No. 38

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

Wayne Bryden has received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his successful tenure as program manager in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Strategic Technology Office from March 2003 through February 2007.

Victor McCrary, business area executive for science and technology, has been elected president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

Keith Raney has been awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications, recognizing his innovation and technical leadership in Earth-observing and planetary radar systems.


Bayview Medical Center

David Hellmann, vice dean and director of the Department of Medicine, has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.

Constantine "Kostas" G. Lykketsos, recently appointed director of Psychiatry and one of the world's experts on how to best treat and care for patients with dementia, has been named the first recipient of the Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professorship for Alzheimer's Research.

Charles Reuland has been appointed vice president of clinical operations. He was previously administrator for the Department of Medicine at JHH.

Annabelle Rodriguez, assistant professor of endocrinology, has received the 2007 Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research.

Edward Shapiro, professor of cardiology, has been selected as an alumnus member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Alisha Wade, a second-year resident, has also been named to AOA.


Bloomberg School of Public Health

Betty H. Addison, director of Career Services and Disability, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar grantee to the two-week U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program, which will take place in October in Germany.

Michele R. Cooley, an associate professor in the Department of Mental Health, has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of the Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CSR organizes the peer review groups that evaluate the majority of grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health.

Paul Seifert has been named associate dean for development and external relations and will join the school July 30. He is currently senior vice president for gift planning at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was previously executive director of development at Georgetown University School of Law.


Johns Hopkins Medicine

Doug Hall has been appointed senior director of strategic marketing and research, overseeing marketing, business strategy and market research. He previously served as director of business development.

Kathy Smith, previously senior marketing manager, has been named director of market development, overseeing clinical service lines and employee recruitment marketing efforts.


Institute for Policy Studies

Scott Holupka has joined the housing research group as a senior research associate. He previously was a senior member of a multidisciplinary research team at Vanderbilt University's Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement, where he worked on multisite evaluations, primarily in the areas of housing and homelessness. Holupka received his doctorate in sociology at JHU and worked with Anne Shlay, a former member of the IPS research staff. He serves on the boards of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, the Dundalk Renaissance Corp. and the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County.

Sandee Newman, professor and director, was appointed to the research advisory panel of Arizona State University's study of affordable, workforce and mixed-income housing.


Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Gregory F. Ball, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was elected president of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. This group sponsors the journal Hormones and Behavior and is dedicated to studying interrelationships among hormones, brain and behavior.

Frederick Puddester has been named senior associate dean for finance and administration, effective Aug. 1. Puddester, currently the university's executive director of budget and financial planning, joined Johns Hopkins in 2000 after 21 years in Maryland state government. As Gov. Parris Glendening's secretary of budget and management, he was responsible for the state's $19 million budget and employee benefits and personnel management for more than 70,000 state employees. Prior to that he was director of finance in what was then the Department of Budget and Fiscal Planning and served as deputy chief of staff in the governor's office. Earlier this year, Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed him chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority. A graduate of the University of Vermont, he received a master's degree in public policy from Rutgers University.


Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Myron Kunka has been named associate dean for finance and administration, effective Aug. 27. He will oversee all financial and administrative functions, including technology, human resources, public affairs, facilities and the library. Kunka has had a three-decade career serving in a range of senior financial management and business positions for the Department of Defense. On numerous occasions, he participated in or led U.S. delegations to Arms Control Treaty cost talks with Russia and states of the former Soviet Union.


School of Medicine

Charles Balch, professor of surgery and oncology and deputy director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, has received the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Special Recognition Award for contributions in the fields of melanoma and breast cancer.

Vinay Chaudry, professor and director of the neurology outpatient center, has been elected to the board of the American Academy of Neurology.

Sara Cosgrove, assistant professor of medicine and director of the antibiotic management program, has been elected to the board of the Society of Health Care Epidemiology of America as an academic counselor.

James Harris, professor of psychiatry, has received the 2007 Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. The lifetime achievement award, presented last month in San Diego at the association's annual meeting, recognizes outstanding and pioneering work in developmental neuropsychiatry, a field that unites psychiatry and neurobiology in the study of psychiatric illnesses.

Stacey Ishman, assistant professor of pediatric otolaryngology, has received the 2007 Nittany's Pride Award from Penn State University for demonstrating leadership and service both as a student there and in her career.

J. Brooks Jackson, Baxley Professor and director of the Department of Pathology, has received the Herman and Gertrude Silver Award from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his work in preventing HIV transmission from mother to child.

Hochang Lee, assistant professor of psychiatry, has received the 2007 Dlin/Fischer Award for Significant Achievement in Clinical Research from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Lisa Maragakis, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiologist in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named by the Society of Health Care Epidemiology of America as its liaison to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, which develops guidelines for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Arvind P. Pathak, assistant professor in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, has been awarded a Radiological Society of America/Toshiba Medical Systems Research Seed Grant titled "Vascular Phenotyping of Brain Tumors Using Magnetic Resonance Microscopy."

Dorry Segev, assistant professor of surgery, has received a Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award from the American Geriatrics Society. It will support his work on kidney transplantation in elderly patients with renal failure.

At the school's convocation in May, awards for teaching went to Donna Magid, associate professor of radiology (George J. Stuart Award); Samuel Durso, associate professor of medicine, deputy director of education and co-director of fellowship training (JHU Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award); Pedram Argani, assistant professor of pathology, and Mark Teaford, professor of functional anatomy and evolution (W. Barry Wood Jr. Award); Valeriani Raphaell Bead, house staff, Medicine (House Staff Award); Robert Siliciano, professor of medicine (Graduate Student Teaching Award); and Jon Lorsch, assistant professor of biophysics and biophysical chemistry, Thomas Traill, professor of medicine, and John Niparko, professor and director of otology/neurotology (Professors' Award for Excellence in Teaching).


School of Nursing

Joan Kub, associate professor, Baccalaureate Program, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Community Health Nurse Educators.


Sheridan Libraries

Sayeed Choudhury, associate director of library digital programs, has been appointed a research fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His appointment is effective Aug. 1, and during his two-year term, Choudhury will retain his position at the Sheridan Libraries. His work at Urbana-Champaign will focus on issues relating to digital data curation.


Whiting School of Engineering

David Gracias, assistant professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, has been awarded the 2007 Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer Award by the Maryland Academy of Science.


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