Johns Hopkins Gazette: March 17, 1997

For The Record:

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Honors, awards
and appointments

Applied Physics Lab

The Applied Physics Lab has received a Defense Certificate of Recognition for Acquisition Innovation for its achievements in the Transit Navy Navigation Satellite Program. The certificate is a Department of Defense-level award that cites APL for its "many significant innovative actions associated with the acquisition of the Transit system." It is one of only two such Defense Certificates of Recognition given from among a community of more than 41,000 who were eligible.

Centers and affiliates

James Neal, Sheridan Director of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, was elected vice president/president-elect of the Association of Research Libraries. Neal will serve one year as vice president and member of the executive committee before assuming the position of president in October of 1997. ARL is a not-for-profit membership organization comprising 120 libraries of North American research institutions.


The Baltimore Bicentennial Celebration has selected a logo designed by Joseph Dieter Jr., lead graphic designer in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, to celebrate Baltimore's 200th anniversary of incorporation. The design, depicting the city skyline as a two-candle birthday cake framed by the words "Celebrate Baltimore," will appear on a variety of commemorative merchandise.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has elected Allan Jensen senior secretary for advocacy. In this capacity, Jensen, an associate professor of ophthalmology, will aid the development of academy programs and activities relating to advocacy, especially concerning federal health care issues.

Sangram Sisodia, associate professor of pathology, has been awarded the Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's and Related Diseases. The most prestigious prize presented by the American Academy of Neurology, the award recognizes individuals who contribute to the understanding of the causes, treatment and prevention of these diseases. Sisodia shares the $100,000 award with researchers from Cleveland, Ohio and Bologna, Italy.


Maryann Fralic, associate dean and hospital vice president for nursing, was chosen to receive the 1997 distinguished alumni award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations reports that almost half the $2 million goal set to endow the Alsoph H. Corwin Chair in Chemistry in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences has now been raised. Corwin served as university registrar from 1935 to 1968. Alsoph Corwin taught chemistry and pursued a broad range of research projects during his more than four decades at Hopkins, including developing a chemical method for restoring highly corroded copper antiquities and designing microbalances sensitive enough to weigh dust particles. The school is hoping to have funding for the chair completed by May.

Changing places,
new faces

Thea Glidden has been named director of communications and public affairs for the Whiting School of Engineering. She will supervise the school's writing and design staff and oversee the production of approximately 80 publications per year, including the school's annual report and divisional newsletters.

Jim Hagan was appointed chief of staff for the Applied Physics Laboratory. In his new role, he will be responsible for administering the Director's Office, conducting special projects for the director, addressing internal and external laboratory affairs and sitting as a member of APL's executive committee.

Carol Maus, previously senior associate director of development for the School of Medicine, has been named director of the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine for the School of Medicine. She is responsible for all fund-raising activity related to the university's medical alumni, as well as for philanthropic support of the basic sciences. She will report to the executive director of the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Ronald Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed president of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Joan Williams has been named acting vice president of human resources for the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, the most senior human resources executive within the health system.

--Compiled by Mike Field

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