Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 15, 1995


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Honors, awards 
and appointments

Arts and Sciences

     Krishna M. Chowdary, a senior physics major, was elected as
Young Trustee by the Board of Trustees. He will serve a four-year
term on the board beginning July 1.


     W. Mark Saltzman, professor in the Department of Chemical
Engineering, has been named 1995 Maryland's Outstanding Young
Engineer for his extraordinary professional accomplishments. Dr.
Saltzman is internationally regarded as a leader in cellular and
molecular engineering research.

Homewood Student Affairs
     Keith Baumgarten, a senior biology major and co-captain of
the men's soccer team, received the Robert H. Scott Award from
the Department of Athletics for his demonstrated excellence in
athletics, scholarship and extracurricular participation at the

     Amy Dodrill, a senior chemical engineering major and
two-year co-captain of the women's basketball team, received the
Catherine P. Cramer Award for her outstanding contribution in
athletics. She was also recently named the 1995 recipient of the
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is given annually to the
top senior women's basketball player in the nation (all
divisions) under 5 feet 6 inches. 

     Karen Hoffman, a senior chemical engineering major and
co-captain of the women's basketball team, and Gary Campbell, a
senior psychology major and undergraduate assistant coach on the
Hopkins football staff, both received the Larry Goldfarb Award
for outstanding service to the university athletics program.

     Michael House, a senior biology major and co-captain of the
football team, received the Dr. William Howard Award for
excellence as both a scholar and athlete at Johns Hopkins. The
recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, he also received
the Woody Hayes Award as the top male scholar-athlete in the
nation (for all sports) in Division III.

     Terry Riordan, a senior political science major and a
four-year starter on attack for the Blue Jays' men's lacrosse
team, received the C. Gardner Mallonee Award for his outstanding
contribution in athletics. He is a leading candidate for national
player of the year and will finish his career as the leading
scorer in Hopkins lacrosse history.


     Jeremy M. Berg, professor and director of the Department of
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, has been named Maryland's
Outstanding Young Scientist for 1995. Chosen from a field of 26
candidates, Berg was recognized for his application of chemical
principles to the function of metal-binding domains in proteins.

     Henry Brem, professor of neurosurgery and oncology, recently
received the Clemson Award for Applied Research from the Society
for Biomaterials at its annual meeting in San Francisco. The
award recognizes significant utilization or application of basic
knowledge in science to accomplish a significant goal in the
biomaterials area.

     Nathan Crone, instructor of neurology, and Lora Hedrick,
assistant professor of pathology, were named 1995 Passano
Physician Scientists by the Passano Foundation.

     Harry C. Dietz III, a fellow in pediatrics, has been awarded
a $30,000 grant by the Plum Foundation in Studio City, Calif., to
carry out preliminary work on the creation of a large animal
model of Marfan syndrome.     

     Laura Crawford Williams, a second year student in the
Medical Illustration graduate program in the Department of Art as
Applied to Medicine, received the 1995 Long & Widmont Memorial
Foundation annual award for graduate research. Her research
included the creation of an animated sequence in a multimedia
computer-aided program of cardiac electrophysiology.

     Stephen Peter Graepel, also a second year student in the
Medical Illustration graduate program, was awarded the 1995 Inez
Demonet Scholar prize and named an honorary trustee of the
Vesalius Trust. The annual $2,000 award is presented to the
student who exhibits the most merit and overall potential in the
field of biomedical communications.

     Four Hopkins students in the Department of Art as Applied to
Medicine received funding from Vesalius Trust Research Grants for
research in biocommunications: Donna DeSmet, for her study of the
Equine carpus and palmer intercarpal ligaments; Juan Garcia, for
his creation of The Prosector Trainer: A Multimedia Guide to
Autopsy Technique; Stephen Graepel, for his work on producing a
three-dimensional reconstruction of the musculature of the
philtrum; and Michael Tirenin, for his work on a computer-based
reconstruction of the male urethral sphincter.  

     Bert Vogelstein, Clayton Professor of Oncology, has been
elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society,
America's oldest scholarly organization.  


     Peter Vaitkevicius and Jeremy Walston, of the Division of
Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the School of Medicine, and
Joseph Gallo, of the School of Public Health, are among the five
winners of this year's prestigious Brookdale National
Fellowships. The awards provide each of the recipients with about
$200,000 over the next three years to pursue their research.


     Nathan Currier, a Peabody graduate who earned his Bachelor
of Music in 1983, has won the prize for musical composition at
the annual, internationally prestigious Rome Prize Competition
sponsored by the American Academy in Rome. He has received
numerous awards in the past, including a recent Guggenheim
Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

     Robert Pierce, retiring director of Peabody; Melvin A.
Steinberg, former lieutenant governer of the state of Maryland
and architect of the 1989 Governor's Task Force Report on
Peabody; and Hugo Weisgall, one of Peabody's most distinguished
alumni, have all been selected to receive George Peabody Medals.
The award recognizes outstanding contributions to music in
America in the field of performance or arts administration, as
well as service to the arts in the political arena.

Public Health
     Ruth Faden, professor in Health Policy and Management, and
Martin Gaynor, associate professor in Health Policy and
Management, have each received a two-year Robert Wood Johnson
Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.

     Lenora Davis, administrator of the Maternal and Child Health
program, has been appointed by the Association of Schools of
Public Health to chair the Minority Affairs Council for the
1995-97 term. 

      Bernard Guyer, chairman of Maternal and Child Health, has
been appointed by the Association of Schools of Public Health to
chair the Maternal and Child Health Council for the 1995-97 term. 

     Elizabeth Ploton, postdoctoral fellow in Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology, has been named by the Millipore
Foundation as a Dimitri V. d'Arbeloff Fellow in the Biological
Sciences for 1994-95.

    Alfred Sommer, dean of the school, has been appointed head of
the Association of Schools of Public Health's Legislative
Committee through 1997, and chairman of the Scientific Advisory
Board of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

    Mei-Chang Wang, associate professor in Biostatistics, has
been selected as a member of the AIDS and Related Research Study
Section 2, Division of Research Grants, National Institutes of
Health, for the term ending June 30, 1998.

     Martin Wasserman, Maryland secretary of health and mental
hygiene, was awarded the Anna Baetjer Society's first
Professional Commendation Award for his dedication to promoting
key public health initiatives. The society, a master of public
health student society, chose Dr. Wasserman for his efforts to
secure passage of the workplace smoking ban.

Changing places,      
new faces

     Andrea Gielen has been promoted to associate professor in
the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of
Public Health. Dr. Gielen researches the development and
evaluation of community and clinic-based intervention programs
that address health problems, including domestic violence,
affecting women and children.

     Jo Ellen Gray has been named assistant professor and
chairwoman of the Department of Leadership, Organization
Development, and Management in the School of Continuing Studies'
Division of Business and Management.

     Dan Rattay has been named the new defensive coordinator of
the Blue Jays' lacrosse team. In addition to his duties as
coordinator, he will coach the Hopkins defensive backs and be
involved in all areas of physical conditioning, practice
preparation, game planning, personnel decisions and the game day
direction of the defense.

     John D. Stobo, chairman and chief executive officer of Johns
Hopkins Health Care LLC, has been named chairman-elect of the
American Board of Internal Medicine.

     Jonathan Weiner has been promoted to professor in Health
Policy and Management at the School of Public Health. Dr.
Weiner's research has focused on health services including health
professions, planning, mix and quality of care.

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