Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 16, 1995


     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
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Arts and Sciences
     The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase has
announced its 1995 five-year fellowships for graduate students
pursuing doctoral degrees in the biological sciences. Among the
80 recipients of the awards are Carlos D. Aizenman-Stern from
Brown University and Josh D. Lauring from Yale University, both
of whom are pursuing their studies here.
     Doris Yaffee Shiffman, a lecturer in the Language Teaching
Center, has been elected first vice president of Baltimore Area
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
     Katherine Verdery, a professor of anthropology, has been
awarded a two-year $85,000 grant from the National Science
Foundation for her project on political identities and property
restitution in Transylvania in Romania.

Centers and Affiliates
     Lisa Plimpton has been selected as the first Levitan Scholar
at the Institute for Policy Studies. A first-year student in the
IPS Master's Program in Policy Studies, she received the $5,000
cash award based on the strength of an essay about major social
policy challenges in the coming century.
     The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives has received the
Distinguished Service award of the Society of American
Archivists. The award recognizes archival institutions that make
outstanding contributions to their publics and to the profession
by contributing to archival theory and practice.

     Associate professor of chemical engineering Timothy Barbari
has received the W.M. Keck Foundation Award for Engineering
Teaching Excellence, recognizing his contributions to the
university and his exceptional commitment to students.

Homewood Student Affairs
     The Athletic Hall of Fame inducted 11 new members on Oct. 7,
composed entirely of former student-athletes, two of whom were
also recognized for their contributions as coaches. Members of
the second induction class were Monika Bay ('82) for swimming;
Vern Booth ('24) for track and field; Emil "Buzzy" Budnitz ('53)
for soccer, lacrosse and basketball; Lloyd Bunting ('50) for
football and lacrosse; Jim Kelley ('61) for football and
wrestling; Donaldson Kelly ('34) for lacrosse, basketball and
football; Millard T. Lang ('34) for soccer and lacrosse; Dick
Oles ('68) as fencing coach; "Father" Bill Schmeisser ('02) as
lacrosse coach; Bill Smiddy ('80) for swimming and Jack Thomas
('74) for football and lacrosse.

Hospital and Health Systems
     Several medical publications have received awards from the
AAMC in its national annual competition sponsored by the Group on
Institutional Advancement. The Hopkins Medical News, edited by
Edith Nichols, was named the premier entry and received an award
of excellence. The Dome, edited by Mary Ellen Miller received the
top prize among internal publications produced by academic
medical centers. Miller also received an award of distinction in
the category of general writing for her article "Misunderstood
Underworld" about the hospital's facilities crew. Leslie Waldman
received an award of distinction in the Shoestring Award category
(small budget, high impact pieces) for her Johns Hopkins Guide to
Estrogen Replacement booklet.

     Professor of pediatrics Saul Brusilow has received a
research award from the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation in
recognition of his outstanding leadership contributions in the
field of mental retardation.
     James Burdick, professor of surgery and director of the
kidney transplant program, has been named president-elect of the
United Network for Organ Sharing in the United States.
     Associate professor of pediatrics Subroto Chatterjee is a
1995 recipient of a research award from the Stanley Foundation to
pursue studies of specific lipids in postmortem brain tissue from
individuals with schizophrenia.
     Medical student Lynne Curry has received a Howard Hughes
Medical Institute research training fellowship to work with
associate professor Stewart Hendry in the Department of
     Medical students Tuan Lam and Michael Matos have received
continued awards representing two years of support for completion
of medical studies from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

     Professor Max Corden, currently on sabbatical at the
Australian University, has been awarded a doctorate honoris causa
by his alma mater, the University of Melbourne, for his
contributions to international economics. He has also been
elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of

Changing places,
new faces
     Ling-Ling Cheng and Nathan Rudin have joined the Department
of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the School of Medicine
as instructors; Stephen Wegener has joined the department as
associate professor and chief of psychology.

     Teresa Field, Jill Gerber and David Wizer have joined the
Department of Teacher Development and Leadership in the School of
Continuing Studies as assistant professors.

     Fred Hanna has joined the Department of Counseling and Human
Services in the School of Continuing Studies as an assistant

     Carl Lankowski has been appointed acting research director
of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He
will be responsible for the development of the AICGS research
agenda and fellowship programs. He will also guide the research
programs within the institute's specialized areas in the
humanities, economics, and politics and foreign policy.

     Daren Thomas has joined the Whiting School of Engineering's
development and alumni relations staff as the major gifts

--Compiled by Mike Field

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