Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 26, 2007
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 26, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 12

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

Bolanle Asiyanbola has joined the Department of Surgery as an assistant professor from the Hospital of Saint Raphael, an affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Conn. Asiyanbola received her medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ife, Nigeria, where she also completed her internship. She served surgical residencies at Hull Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom and at the Hospital of Saint Raphael and completed her fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal and pancreatic surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A member of the American College of Surgeons, she has been published in several medical journals, including the Journal of Surgical Education and the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Robert Broomer, director of the Addiction Treatment Services program in the Department of Psychiatry, will receive the Joint Commission's Ernest Amory Codman Award for the program's achievements in using process and outcomes measures to improve the quality and safety of medical care.

Linda Fried has been appointed to the Mason F. Lord Professorship in Geriatric Medicine, in the Department of Medicine. In addition, Fried, a professor of medicine, epidemiology, health policy and nursing and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, has received UCLA's David H. Solomon Award, recognizing her outstanding leadership in geriatric medicine. It is the highest award given each year by UCLA's multicampus program in geriatric medicine and gerontology.

Stefan Riedel, assistant professor of pathology, has been named director of clinical pathology laboratories.


Bloomberg School of Public Health

Haroutune K. Armenian has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Epidemiology, effective Jan. 1.


Centers and Affiliates

Burt S. Barnow, associate director of research and principal research scientist with the Institute for Policy Studies, was reappointed for the third consecutive year as chair of the National Association of Schools of Public Administration and Affairs Research Committee. He also was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.


Homewood Student Affairs

Carrie Bennett, community liaison and compliance officer, was recognized by Mayor Sheila Dixon on the city's fall clean-up day for her work with Johns Hopkins students to improve the cleanliness of Charles Village.


Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Matthew A. Crenson has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science.

Charles Dempsey has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of History of Art.

Hent de Vries, acting chair of the Humanities Center, has been appointed the first holder of the newly created Russ Family Professorship in the Humanities.

Richard E. Flathman has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science.


School of Medicine

Kenneth Brady, assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been named an Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record for his work on a monitor that tracks blood flow changes in the brains of children with serious brain injuries.

Barbara S. Hawkins has been appointed professor emerita in the Department of Ophthalmology, effective July 1, 2008.

Richard Huganir, professor and director of the Department of Neuroscience, has been named co-winner of the first Julius Axelrod Award from the Society for Neuroscience in recognition of his achievements both in science and in mentoring young scientists. The other winner of the award, endowed by the Eli Lilly Foundation, is David Julius, of the University of California, San Francisco.

Nicholas T. Illiff has been appointed first holder of the newly created Charles E. Illiff III, M.D., Professorship in Ophthalmology.

Douglas Kerr, associate professor of neurology, molecular microbiology and immunology, and director of the Transverse Myelitis Center, the only such center in the world, has received the American Neurological Association's Derek Denny-Brown Neurological Scholar Award. Given to a newly elected member of the ANA, the award recognizes significant achievement in neurological research.

Elliot R. McVeigh has been appointed to the Bessie Darling Massey Professorship in Biomedical Engineering.

Stephen J. Meltzer has been appointed first holder of the Harry and Betty Meyerberg/Thomas R. Hendrix Professorship in Gastroenterology, in the Department of Medicine.

Jose Rodriguez-Paz, assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, led a team that won first place in the abstract competition held at the eighth annual International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care. The winning abstract was titled "Using In-Situ Simulation to Establish a New Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Program: A Novel Multidisciplinary Paradigm to Patient Safety."

Bruce K. Shapiro has been promoted to professor in the Department of Pediatrics.

Lex B. Smith has been appointed assistant professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Mark L. Teitelbaum has been appointed associate professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Gordon F. Tomaselli has been appointed to the Michel Mirowski, M.D., Professorship in Cardiology, in the Department of Medicine.


School of Nursing

Anne Belcher, associate professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, was named a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education "in recognition of enduring and substantial contributions to nursing education." She was inducted on Sept. 29 in Phoenix.

Miyong T. Kim has been promoted to professor on the Research Education track. In addition, Kim and Haera Han, assistant professor, both in the Department of Community Public Health, have won the annual Best Published Paper Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for the article "Barriers to and Strategies for Recruiting Korean-Americans for Community-Partnered Health Promotion Research," which appeared in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, vol. 9, no. 2. The award was presented Nov. 6 in Washington, D.C.

Aisling McGuckin, clinical instructor in the Baccalaureate Program, received a 2007 B'More Fund Award at the organization's awards gala held Nov. 7 at the Creative Alliance. McGuckin was honored for her work as founder of the CLEAR Project, which trains refugee and asylee women to be community health workers and certified nursing assistants and promotes their employment in those roles.

Rosemary Mortimer, instructor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, was installed Oct. 19 as the president of the Maryland Nurses Association.


University Administration

Debbie Radke, director of JHM operation audits in the Office of Internal Audits, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors, an international organization dedicated to the advancement of the health care internal auditing profession through providing specialized education, networking opportunities and leadership. She will serve as secretary/treasurer and in subsequent years as vice chair, chair and past chair.

Stephanie Reel, chief information officer and vice provost for information technology, was featured on the cover of the October issue of Healthcare Informatics and spotlighted in its article "Quest to Be the Best." The story dealt with the leading and increasingly multifaceted role of CIOs in large health care systems.


Whiting School of Engineering

Joshua Reiter, a lecturer in the Center for Leadership Education, was named an Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record in recognition of ApplicationsOnline, the software development company he heads as president. Reiter and his company this year launched the Universal College Application, which allows high school students to apply online to multiple colleges in its consortium. Any accredited institution may join the consortium, which includes both private and public institutions; the broad network provides an online option to a wide range of applicants and also gives them an opportunity to apply to institutions they may not otherwise have considered. Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Duke and Washington University in St. Louis were among the founding members.


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