Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 18, 1996

For the Record: 


     Once each month, Cheers recognizes achievement of

consequence among faculty, staff and students, as well as some

promotions and new hires.

     We welcome contributions submitted in writing accompanied by

a telephone number. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity

and content. Items not included for reasons for space will be

published in the next Cheers.


Honors, awards 

and appointments


Arts and Sciences

     Owen Phillips, Decker Professor of Science and Engineering

in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been

elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Phillips'

specialty is fluid dynamics, which ranges from the study of

gigantic ocean waves to the behavior of atmospheric turbulence.

     He is a fellow of the Royal Society and the American

Meteorological Society, which awarded him the Sverdrup Gold Medal

in 1974. Phillips is a past editor of the Journal of Fluid


     Barbara J. Culliton, Times-Mirror Visiting Professor in The

Writing Seminars since 1990, was inducted into Sigma Xi as an

honorary member at the society's annual meeting in San Diego.

Culliton is the 18th person initiated to honorary status since

the Scientific Research Society was founded 109 years ago.

     At a ceremony in Milan in January, Culliton was inducted, as

an honorary member, into the Italian Society of Molecular



     Associate professor of nursing Fannie Gaston-Johansson has

been named director of extramural academic relations. The

position involves linking the school with other nursing schools

in the country and abroad.

     Nursing instructor Marie Kirwin received certification from

the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a community health


     Assistant professor of nursing Linda Pugh was the primary

investigator of a study supported by Mead Johnson Nutritionals

called "An Experimental Study to Minimize Fatigue and Enhance


     Nursing instructor Rosemarie Wood recently received

certification from the American Nurses' Association as a clinical

specialist in medical-surgical nursing and the American Heart

Association in advanced cardiac life support.

--compiled by Mike Field

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