Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 2, 1997

For the Record:

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Honors, awards and

Applied Physics Lab

Patrick Newell, a member of the senior professional staff, was named a Distinguished Young Scientist in the 1997 Maryland Science Week Celebrate Science! Awards.

Arts and Sciences

Adam Falk, assistant professor in Physics and Astronomy, has been named a Cottrell Scholar. The award, among the most prestigious fellowships for beginning faculty in the sciences, recognizes faculty who excel at both research and teaching and carries a $50,000 prize to further research and teaching.

Mara Keire, a doctoral candidate in history, has been awarded a $14,000 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for work on her dissertation, "Vice in American Cities, 1890-1925."

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs presented several awards at its third annual Recognition Program April 30. Junior Biology major Mathew Augustine received the Outstanding Service Award for demonstrating exemplary service in the Hopkins and Baltimore communities. Junior Biology major Cherisse Berry received the Exemplary Leadership Award for exhibiting the qualities of leadership that the Hopkins community fosters. Senior Humanistic Studies major Stephen Carlson received the Harvey Milk Service Award for working to empower the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community at Hopkins. Senior Chemical Engineering major Andy Roberts received the Martin Luther King Jr. Courage and Service Award for humanitarian efforts that reflect the personal courage and sacrifice embodied by Dr. King. Junior Clifton Williams received the Emerging Leader Award, which honors the student who embodies the spirit, quality and virtue of Hopkins' leaders.

Continuing Studies

Michael Rosenberg, professor and chair of the Department of Special Education in the School of Continuing Studies recently edited a special issue of the Journal of Learning Disabilities. The focus of the edition was learning disabilities occurring concomitantly with other disabling and exceptional conditions, such as giftedness, emotional disturbances and visual impairments.


Jerry Prince, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected Outstanding Young Engineer of 1997 in the 1997 Maryland Science Week Celebrate Science! Awards. He will receive the Allan C. Davis Medal and a cash award of $2,500 for his work in medical computer imaging.

Homewood Student Affairs

Sergeant Patrick Bearry of the Security Department has been selected to receive the Gold Cup Award by this year's graduating class for his "outstanding contributions to student life and student activities."

Officer Cerlisteen Vice of the Security Department has been selected to receive the Homewood Cup Award by this year's graduating class for her "distinguished service and loyalty to the Homewood community."

Hospital and Health Systems

Colene Daniel, vice president of the Health System's Division of Corporate and Community Services, has been named the 1997-99 Baltimore Chapter president of the National Association of Health Service Executives. Daniel will also serve as co-chair of the organization's 1998 Annual Educational Conference in Philadelphia.

An electronic patient medical record developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine's Center for Information Services has been selected to become part of the Smithsonian Institutions' Permanent Research Collection of Information Technology Innovation, to be housed at the National Museum of American History. Healthcare Informatics, one of the leading journals in the field, has named the Center one of the country's most computer-advanced health organizations.


Michele Bellantoni, assistant professor of medicine, has received a Paul Beeson Faculty Scholar Award in aging research. Funded by the American Federation for Aging Research and other donors, the three-year, $450,000 award will help support Bellantoni's ongoing research on osteoporosis.

Peter Burger, professor of neurosurgery, oncology and pathology, has received the 1997 Farber Award for Meritorious Achievements in Brain Tumor Research from the Anne and Jason Farber Foundation. He also delivered the 1997 Farber lecture at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

David Cromwell, an instructor in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, has been awarded a one-year grant from the Glaxo Wellcome Institute for Digestive Health to pursue medical research in gastrointestinal disease for his project, titled "The Clinical and Economic Impact of Two Factors Affecting Medicaid Patients with Peptic Ulcer Disease."

Mark Donowitz, Paulson Professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Epithelial Disorders, has been awarded the Distinguished Research Award in Gastrointestinal Research by the Gastrointestinal Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society.

Douglas Jabs, professor of ophthalmology and medicine, has received a $50,000 Lew R. Wasserman Merit Award from Research to Prevent Blindness Inc.

Rebecca Landa, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Autism Research Program at the Hospital's Department of Psychiatry, has received the 1996/97 Rita G. Rudel Award. The $20,000 award will support Landa's study of the relationship between language impairment and other brain functions in nonretarded people with autism.

Lauren Walensky, 1997 M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program, has received the American Society of Andrology's New Investigator Award for his research in reproductive biology helping elucidate the mechanism of mammalian sperm acrosome reaction.

Donald Zack, assistant professor of ophthalmology, molecular biology and genetics, and neuroscience, has received a $160,000 Career Development Award for eye research from Research to Prevent Blindness Inc.

Public Health

Ronald Bowie, employment coordinator in the Human Resources Department, has successfully completed his certification as a Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resource Certification Institute of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Sheila Dutta, a doctoral candidate in Maternal and Child Health, has received a 1997 Woodrow Wilson-Johnson & Johnson dissertation grant in women's health. The $2,000 grant is designed to encourage attention to health issues specific to women.

Changing places,
new faces

Dawn Geppi, a security officer at Catonsville Community College for the past three and a half years, has joined the Homewood Security Department as an officer.

Mark Parker, previously assistant director of recruitment and admissions for public health and health sciences at George Washington University, has been appointed director of admissions in the School of Continuing Studies.

Willie Tate, a security officer most recently at Becton, Dickerson Microbiology Systems, has joined the Homewood Security Department as an officer.

--Compiled by Mike Field

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