Johns Hopkins Gazette | December 15, 2008
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University December 15, 2008 | Vol. 38 No. 15

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

Deborah Sellmeyer has been appointed medical director of the new Johns Hopkins Metabolic Bone Center. She was previously director of the University of California, San Francisco/Mt. Zion Osteoporosis Center. Sellmeyer, an associate professor, received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins and completed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco.


Carey Business School

Joe Carney has been appointed associate dean for admissions and career management services. His responsibilities will include, among other duties, setting and executing overall strategy for admissions and career management services, developing and stewarding employer relations, and formulating internship and on-campus recruiting programs for full-time MBA students. Most recently, he served as managing director, global head of bank coverage for sales and trading for Morgan Stanley International, in its United Kingdom office. Carney also has held positions at UBS Global Asset Management in New York and Smith Barney in Atlanta.


Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Steinberg has been appointed to the newly created position of senior associate dean for graduate professional programs and technology integration, effective Jan. 1, 2009. She will continue in her role as leader of Advanced Academic Programs.


Peabody Institute

John Fredenburg, a master of music candidate in Audio Sciences, won first place in the Audio Engineering Society Student Recording Competition with a recording of Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint performed by Peabody alumnus Svetoslav Stoyanov on marimba and vibraphone.

Hye-Yeon Park, a doctor of musical arts piano student of Yong Hi Moon, shared the first prize at the 2008 Hugo Kauder International Music Competition for Piano in New Haven, Conn. She performed works by Kauder, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy. In addition to receiving a cash prize, she and co-winner Ryo Yanagitani of Yale are invited to perform in New York City in the spring.


School of Medicine

Lawrence Appel, professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health, has been appointed to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer and Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. Appel, director of Johns Hopkins' ProHealth Clinical Research Unit, is one of 13 nationally recognized experts in dietary intake, human metabolism, behavioral change and health to be chosen to advise the secretaries on any nutritional and dietary revisions necessary to the existing federal dietary guidelines. He also served on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Peter Calabresi has been promoted to professor of neurology.

Douglas Clark has been promoted to professor of pathology and oncology.

Angelo De Marzo has been promoted to professor of pathology.

Todd Dorman, professor of anesthesiology and vice chair for critical care services, has been elected president of the American Society for Critical Care Anesthesiologists for a two-year term.

Neal Fedarko has been promoted to professor of medicine.

David Friedman has been promoted to professor of ophthalmology.

Estelle Gauda has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.

Vincent Gott has been appointed professor emeritus of surgery.

Robert Heptinstall has been ap-pointed University Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology Emeritus.

Karen Horton has been promoted to professor of radiology.

David Kass, professor of cardiology, medicine and biomedical engineering, has received the 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Research from the American Heart Association. This is the AHA's premier prize in basic science. Kass, one of the world's leading cardiovascular scientists, was recognized for his many pioneering basic research studies, including ones on cardiac mechanics, arterial stiffening, hypertrophy and heart failure, as well as his landmark study on Viagra (sildenafil) and heart hypertrophy that led to the recently inaugurated NIH trial for treating patients for heart failure.

Joao Lima, professor and director of cardiovascular imaging, and Wendy Post, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology, have received an additional $9 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to extend their Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis through 2015. The renewal of the grant will fund Johns Hopkins' MESA Field Center. The study involves 6,000 men and women from six communities across the United States and is being conducted by clinics at six universities--Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Northwestern, UCLA, the University of Minnesota and Wake Forest.

Jeffrey Palmer, professor and director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has been named the 2008 recipient of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Award of Distinction, the highest scholarly accolade in the field. The award cites Palmer's "outstanding clinical research and educational contributions to both the field of rehabilitation medicine and ACRM." An expert on dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), he is recognized nationally and internationally for his work. He is the first Johns Hopkins faculty member to earn the ACRM award.

Neil Powe, University Distinguished Professor of Medicine and director of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, was honored with the Champion of Hope Award by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland at its Gift of Life Gala on Nov. 22. The organization recognized Powe as a tireless crusader for the establishment of standards in health care access, equity and quality; for his innovative work that has targeted the identification of large groups of persons who are at risk for chronic kidney disease; and for establishment of interventions that can be applied on a communitywide scale to arrest the progression of chronic kidney disease. NKF-Maryland is Maryland's only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, early detection, treatment and cure of kidney and urological diseases.

Brett Simon has been promoted to professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine.

Hongjun Song, associate professor of neurology, has received a 2008 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience. Song's research has focused on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate adult neural stem cells and their development in the mature central nervous system.

Jeremy Sugarman, the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, professor of medicine, deputy director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics and professor of health policy and management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, is the 2008 recipient of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research's Distinguished Service Award, one of the most significant honors in research ethics.

Stephen Yang has been promoted to professor of surgery.

Philip Zieve has been appointed professor emeritus of medicine.


School of Nursing

Jacquelyn Campbell, a professor in Community and Public Health Nursing, and colleagues elsewhere have received a grant from the National Institute of Justice to implement and evaluate an intervention program for female victims of domestic violence in eight police jurisdictions in Oklahoma. In the Lethality Assessment and Intervention Program, researchers will train police to use a brief risk assessment to identify female intimate partner violence victims who are at risk of further violence and/or homicide, and place them in immediate telephone contact with social service providers. This program already has been implemented without a formal evaluation throughout Maryland, and recently was recognized as one of the top 50 innovations in government by the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Institute.


University Administration

President William R. Brody has been elected to the Stanford University board of trustees. Brody, who received his medical degree and doctorate in engineering from Stanford, will serve a five-year term beginning June 10, 2009.


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