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A. Nathan "Buddy" Abramowitz, A&S '50, is now rabbi emeritus at the Tifereth Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., after serving there for 36 years. He is also a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University, now in his 42nd year on the faculty. He is married to Barbara Hillson Abramowitz, A&S '70 (PhD), who is retired after 13 years at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she was senior associate director of the campaign to build the museum. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Bob Foster, A&S '50, published Why All the Fuss About Theology? in 2007. His book urges the Christian community of faith to refine 19th-century constructs and thus communicate more effectively with 21st-century realities.


Bernard J. Paris, A&S '52, '59 (PhD), has published Dostoevsky's Greatest Characters: A New Approach to "Notes from the Underground," Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).


William F. Mugleston, A&S '63, has retired after 41 years of college teaching and administration in Massachusetts, Texas, and Georgia. He and his wife plan to settle in Austin, Texas, with part-time teaching and more travel on the horizon.

Neil Solomon, HS '63, received the International Council on Caring Communities (ICCC) Pioneer Award and was honored at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on February 8. This is only the fifth time the award has been presented since its inception in 1994.


Thomas Hollyday, A&S '64, Ed '69 (MEd), announces the release of his latest novel, Magnolia Gods, the second in his River Sunday Mystery Romance Series. The story is being initially published in a printable digital edition on sale at leading e-book retailers. Black Eyed Susan, a thriller about terrorists and his third in the series, will be available in November. His Web site,, includes more on his books.

William S. Reeburgh, A&S '64 (MS), '67 (PhD), has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. There are now more than 2,000 fellows representing all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. Reeburgh is a professor of marine and terrestrial biogeochemistry at the University of California, Irvine.


Robert A. Rizza, A&S '67, a professor of medicine and the executive dean and director of research at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars for his research on glucose metabolism in diabetic and nondiabetic individuals. His work has increased understanding of how specific hormones, substrates, insulin delivery routes, and medical conditions regulate insulin action and glucose metabolism.


Thom Harris, A&S '69, has retired after almost 40 years in international fund raising, 30 of them based in Europe.

Bonnie Kellert, Peab '69, '71 (MM), returned from mainland China, where she gave a piano master class at the Shanghai Conservatory. She is the president of the Washington, D.C., Music Teachers Association (MTA) and serves on the boards of the Maryland State MTA, the Montgomery County MTA, and the Washington, D.C., alumni chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon.


Bill Overton, A&S '71 (MA), writes: "My book, The Eighteenth-Century British Verse Epistle, was published by Palgrave Macmillan last autumn, and it was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement on March 7. I continue as professor of literary studies in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University in the UK."


John Joseph Ricotta, Med '73, HS '79, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and program director of general surgery at Stony Brook University's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Ricotta, a vascular surgeon, is considered a world authority on the treatment of combined carotid and coronary disease and is a leader in the area of carotid stent trials.

Alfred Sommer, SPH '73, dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been elected chair of the board of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which supports biomedical research. He is internationally known for his research and advocacy to prevent blindness and child mortality through the use of vitamin A in developing countries.


Abdu F. Azad, SPH '76 (PhD), has been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. He is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Steven I. Rosenfeld, A&S '76, an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, received two awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual meeting in November 2007: the Senior Achievement Award and the Secretariat Award for "exceptional leadership and enthusiastic service." He serves on the editorial boards of EyeNet Magazine, Focal Points, and the Basic and Clinical Science Course section on refractive surgery, and is an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Michael B. Dick, A&S '77 (PhD), has just published his fourth book, Reading the Old Testament: An Inductive Introduction (Hendrickson Publishers, 2008). He writes: "I am back from teaching for one year at Charles University in Prague with my wife, Donna L. Bedard, A&S '78 (PGF), and a semester as Catholic Biblical Association guest professor at the Pontificio Istituto Biblico in Rome. I am still teaching at Siena College."

Barbara Black Goldfarb, A&S '77, was recently honored by the National Council of Jewish Women's Greater Miami Section with the Hannah G. Solomon Award. Goldfarb has actively participated in Jewish community life for more than 30 years. She serves on the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's executive committee and as general campaign vice chair for major gifts.


Orly Avitzur, A&S '78, has accepted the position of medical adviser at Consumers Union and associate medical editor of Consumer Reports. She also serves as the first editor-in-chief of the American Academy of Neurology Web publications. She is a neurologist in private practice in Tarrytown, New York, and holds joint academic appointments at Yale University School of Medicine and New York Medical College.


Richard R. Heuser, HS '79, Med '81 (PGF), recently published The Textbook of Peripheral Vascular Interventions, 2nd ed. (Informa Healthcare, 2008). As with his previous three textbooks, he donates his royalties to the American Heart Association and the Osler Fund. Heuser, who authored more than 250 articles on cardiovascular disease, in the late 1980s was the first to describe performing angioplasty in patients in shock and with valve leakage. He is the co-inventor of the covered coronary stent, used in cath labs worldwide.

Kevin Kamenetz, A&S '79, is serving his fourth term as chairman of the Baltimore County Council; he has served since 1994. He continues to practice law in Towson, Maryland, and lives in Owings Mills with his wife, Jill, and two sons.


Leslie (Pedersen) Lundt, A&S '80, writes: "I have been hosting a show on XM Radio designed for physicians, called 'Clinicians Roundtable.' The channel is ReachMD, XM157. I am always looking for interesting physician guests-please e-mail me if you have an idea:"


Bill Barto, A&S '81, writes: "I recently retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years of service. At the official ceremony, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Steve Beal, A&S '80, was also retiring that day and was seated right next to me. My family and I are remaining in the D.C. area, and I have begun work as an attorney-adviser in the Article III Judges Division of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts [the federal judiciary]. One of the many great things about living in Northern Virginia is that my daughter Eleanor (12), my son David (9), and I were able to catch the quarter-final victory by Hopkins over Navy in Annapolis (albeit while inadvertently sitting on the Navy side)."


Linda Gunshefski, Engr '82, writes: "I am practicing ophthalmology in Walla Walla, Washington, and I own my practice-Eye and Laser Physicians. I've been married 17 years to Tim Caudill. We have two boys, Tim (12) and Michael (11). The boys enjoy traveling with Tim and me. When in France, they love the foie gras, but when in England, they flatly refuse to taste the spotted dick."

Michael C. Hild, Engr '82, '87 (MS), has been promoted to senior vice president at the corporate offices of Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) in Sparks, Maryland. He manages JMT's Facilities Division, which includes the firm's environmental, mechanical, electrical, and geotechnical engineering departments; facilities construction management; and architecture. Hild provides project management services on a broad range of facilities projects and also directs JMT's port and marine-related services.


Elizabeth J. Perlman, Med '84, head of the Department of Pathology at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars for her expertise in pediatric kidney tumors. Her ongoing research has shown that using molecular analyses can result in increasingly precise classification of pediatric renal tumors that will affect treatment decisions and outcomes.

Claire Pierangelo, Bol '83, SAIS '84, was appointed office director for the newly created Office of Central Europe at the U.S. Department of State. She is now overseeing 11 countries.


Jon M. Laria, A&S '85, a partner in the real estate department at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley as chair of the state's Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development. He represents owners, developers, and lenders in all types of commercial real estate transactions. Laria serves on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Real Estate program.

Mark Williard, Engr '85, has been appointed senior vice president of product management and marketing at the Beryl Companies in Dallas, which provides outsourced communications to health care organizations. He will lead Beryl's product management team.


Muin J. Khoury, SPH '86 (PhD), director of the National Office of Public Health Genomics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. During a distinguished career, Khoury has championed the field of public health genetics and the application of genomics to public health issues. One of the early genetic epidemiologists, in 1993 he authored one of the first comprehensive textbooks, Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology.


Paul O'Leary, A&S '87, has recently opened his own investment advisory practice in California, using a low-cost index allocation strategy developed by David Swensen, chief investment officer for Yale University's endowment. Those interested in learning more or just saying hello can visit his Web site at


Brian Funaki, A&S '88, is professor of radiology and section chief of vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is editor in chief of Seminars in Interventional Radiology. He is married with two children and lives in Chicago.


John A. Flynn, Med '89, '90 (PGF), HS '90, Bus '00 (MBA), holds the D. William Schlott Professorship in Clinical Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and serves as the clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and serves as a faculty associate in the School of Nursing. He also serves as the medical director of the Spondyloarthritis Program.

Lincoln Pao, Med '89, has served for the past year as chairman of the New York Roentgen Society, radiation oncology section; as alternate state delegate for the New York Radiological Society; and as alternate councilor for the American College of Radiology. He also has served as regional vice president for the American Cancer Society.


Lisa A. Carey, Med '90, associate professor of medicine and director of the University of North Carolina's Breast Center, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars for her work in harnessing the power of microarray technology to recognize and tailor treatment for molecular subtypes of breast cancer.


Maureen Nash, Engr '91 (MS), has been appointed vice chair of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry's Clinical Practice Committee. Nash is an attending geriatric psychiatrist and internal medicine physician at the Tuality Center for Geriatric Psychiatry in Forest Grove, Oregon. She graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas and completed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2002.


Adam Dorin, Med '92 (PGF), '93 (HS), Bus '01 (MBA), in March presented a lecture at the 4th Annual San Diego Health Policy Conference. He is the author of Jihad and American Medicine-Thinking Like a Terrorist to Anticipate Attacks via Our Health System (Praeger Security International, 2008). In July, he was the keynote speaker for the 2008 Western Regional Preparedness Conference in Las Vegas.

Caren Levine, Peab '92, a classical pianist and vocal coach, has been on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera House as assistant conductor since 2003. This season includes engagements at the Marlboro Music Festival, Harvard University, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera's premire of Philip Glass' Satyagraha. During this summer, she was on the music staff of the Wolf Trap Opera Company. Her Web site is

Marcy E. Schwartz, A&S '92 (PhD), is associate professor and director of graduate programs in Spanish at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.


Reid G. Fontaine, A&S '93, has been named director of the Program in Criminal Law and Policy at the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law. His recent articles have been published in Child Development; International Journal of Law and Psychiatry; Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; New Criminal Law Review; and Clinical Psychology Review, among others. His book, The Mind of the Criminal: The Role of Social Cognition in Criminal Law, will be published by Cambridge University Press.

Tamar Hausman Morad, A&S '93, writes: "My husband, Ron, and I had twins Noa and Yoav last summer. Our oldest, Adi, is 4. We lived in Israel for several years and we are now living in Newton, Massachusetts, my hometown. Until recently I had been working as a freelance journalist and just completed a book, Iraq's Last Jews: Stories of Daily Life, Upheaval and Escape from Modern Babylon, to be released in October by Palgrave Macmillan. I am now the editor of Massachusetts General Hospital's magazine."


James Eldridge, A&S '95, writes: "After six years as a state representative in the Massachusetts Legislature, I am running for State Senate in an open seat for the fall. Up in Boston, I get together as often as I can with fellow Hopkins alumni Henry Pelish, Engr '95, and his wife, Andrea Sachs, A&S '97; Dan Mullady, A&S '96; and Carl Nilsson, A&S '97. Please drop me a line at"

Julie (Brand) Lynch, Bus '95 (MS), of Dallas, has been recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Dallas Chapter for her accomplishments in the mentoring and membership programs, as well as her contributions to the educational LEEDS Certified McKinney Green Building Tour. She is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and managing partner of LYNOUS Talent Management for Real Estate, specializing in training, leadership development, and recruiting.

Kerry Schalders, A&S '95, now a corporate attorney, has been living in Denver for a few years. She writes: "Good pal Jeremy Hancock, A&S '95, and his wife moved nearby-would love to see more JHU alums here! Teresa (Slazas) Fabiano, A&S '95, lives in Florida, and Michelle Lee, A&S '95, lives in the D.C. area, so unlimited cell phone minutes are a good thing. Best regards to the whole class!"

Diana (Strenger), A&S '95, and Ken El-Sherif, A&S '95, write: "Andrew Strenger El-Sherif was born November 27, 2007, joining big sister Alexandra, and then we moved to the San Francisco Bay area."


Tarek Helou, A&S '96, married Sarah MacKay in November 2006 in Portland, Oregon. Raj Abrol, Engr '93, was his best man and Todd Ries, A&S '96, Alex Stillman, A&S '96, Ed Stern, A&S '96, and Eran Penini, A&S '99 (BS, MS), were groomsmen.

Alysoun McLaughlin, A&S '96, writes: "After serving for a decade as a lobbyist for state and county officials on Capitol Hill, I am joining the Pew Charitable Trusts as project manager for voting initiatives. I will be working to expand Pew's partnerships in election administration and to disseminate research findings and model practices to election officials, other policymakers, and the public. I am also celebrating two anniversaries this month-my daughter, Catherine Mae Blumhagen, turns 4 as my husband's retail business, Scales Tropical Fish Warehouse, celebrates its second anniversary."


Mehul Shah, A&S '97, and his wife, Menka Sinha, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Maya, born March 15.

Evan Zamir, Engr '97, completed his DSc in 2003 at Washington University in St. Louis and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City (2003 to 2007). He is now an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He writes: "My research involves studying the biomechanical mechanisms that drive early embryonic morphogenesis. I would like to thank the professors and classmates who were so influential in those formative years I spent at Hopkins."


Christina Olson, Engr '98, writes: "I finished my pediatrics residency in San Diego this June, and now I am working at the Navy hospital in Guam for two years as a general pediatrician."


Melanie (Schattschneider) Keller, Peab '99, and her husband, Blaise, welcomed their first child, Owen Joseph, on November 27, 2007. The Kellers reside in Belmont, California, and she continues to perform in several orchestras in the Bay Area. She is a member of the Avenue Winds, a woodwind quintet.

Neil D. Weston, Engr '99, is a research physicist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he develops high-accuracy positioning software using the Global Positioning System (GPS). The software is now used by 271 federal, state, and local governments and numerous academic institutions throughout the world. In November 2007, Weston was awarded his second gold medal from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the design and implementation of the GPS software. In May 2007, he completed his PhD in engineering from the Catholic University of America.


Peter Davos, A&S '00, received the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council Book Prize, given annually to the student who contributes most to student life outside of the classroom. He was one of two students in the country to receive an International Council of Shopping Centers' $10,000 graduate scholarship. At Harvard, Davos is pursuing full-time a master of design studies degree in real estate and project management.

Elizabeth Gradie-Chinn, Bus '00 (MBA), and Deborah Rivera-Wienhold, Bus '01 (MBA), are the inventors of a huggable three-dimensional animal pillow called Mush-A-Belly Snuggle-Ups, which was introduced during the February Home Textile Market. They were awarded a U.S. patent in 2006 and then signed with a leading manufacturer of bath and bedding products with domestic and international distribution channels, including Target and Wal-Mart.


Manuel F. Balderrbano, Bus '01, writes: "On March 31, I moved from New York City to Mexico City to become the CFO of O'Donnell S. de R.L., an industrial real estate developer."

Ronald E. Lamb, A&S '01 (MS), who is project manager at e2M, an environmental engineering and consulting firm in Fairfax, Virginia, has been named a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

Jacqueline "Jackie" (Barow) Natale, A&S '01, a development officer at Tufts University, and John Natale were married on September 29, 2007, in Massachusetts. Alexis Marotta, A&S '01, was her maid of honor. Other JHU alums who attended were Jessie Chaffee, A&S '01, and Kevin Sintumuang, A&S '01.

Erik Sauter, A&S '01 (MS), has been accepted to the Executive MBA program at Virginia Tech.


Rebekah (Itzkowitz) Lipstein, A&S '02, and Steven A. Lipstein, A&S '02, announced the birth of their first child, Irene Juliette, on June 18, 2007.

Selena A. Ramkeesoon, Bus '02 (MBA), was recently promoted to senior manager at ICF International, a global consulting firm based in Fairfax, Virginia. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Brian J. Smigielski, A&S '02, studied at the Benasque Center for Science in Spain during its weeklong School on Flavor Physics in July. This advanced summer research institute brings together graduate students, postdocs, and researchers worldwide to hear lectures on a specific topic. Smigielski is a doctoral student at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Mahnu Davar, A&S '03, former illustrator for the Johns Hopkins News-Letter and the Charles Street Standard, is practicing law in Washington, D.C., at Arnold & Porter LLP. He writes: "My practice involves regulatory counseling and internal investigations of pharmaceutical companies. I also have tried to continue with my art as a freelance illustrator and am in the process of designing a Web site that will showcase some of my recent work."

Wendy Scheleur, A&S '03 (MS), a fifth-grade teacher at Piney Orchard Elementary School in Odenton, was selected as one of two Maryland teachers for a 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching-the nation's highest honor for teaching in these fields. Scheleur received a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.


Padro L. Gould, Bus '04 (BS), '06 (MBA),'07 (MS), writes: "I am currently working as knowledge manager for the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, information management department. Also, we celebrated the 2-year birthday of my son, Chase Carney Gould, this July; I'm LOVING being a daddy!"


Adam Langer, SPH '05 (MPH), recently completed a two-year assignment in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has begun a one-year fellowship in preventive medicine at the CDC in Atlanta.


Christina Cartier, Nurs '06, is a fully certified ski instructor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the winters and an agency ICU nurse the rest of the year.

Joseph Timothy "Tim" Meigs, A&S '06 (MS), and his wife, Julie, who live in Raleigh, North Carolina, welcomed their first child, Joseph Albert "Jay" Meigs, on November 14, 2007. Tim is a patent attorney with Becton, Dickinson and Company, and Julie is a patent attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

In Memoriam

1931: John A. Wheeler, Engr '31, A&S '33 (PhD-at age 21), the theoretical physicist who named the "black hole" and who worked with both Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, died on April 13 at the age of 96. A lengthy New York Times obituary (April 14) referred to him as "a visionary physicist and teacher who helped invent the theory of nuclear fission." Wheeler guided Princeton University into its leadership role in researching Einsteinian gravity. When he had to retire there in 1976, he taught at the University of Texas. During World War II, he was part of the Manhattan Project team that developed the atomic bomb. After the war, he contributed to developing the H-bomb, and in 1968 he received the Atomic Energy Commission's Enrico Fermi Award. Among the students he mentored was Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman. He is survived by three children, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

1940: John Spence Hayes Chapman Sr., Engr '40, died on April 7. Before retiring as a civil engineer in 1984, he was a partner at Beavin Co., which he joined after working for Croat, Snyder and Crandall in Baltimore. He was an active member of Ashland Presbyterian Church and is survived by a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

1943: Edward L. Kuff, A&S '43, Med '47, a researcher at the National Cancer Institute, died on April 2 of respiratory failure. In 1981, he became deputy chief of the institute's biochemistry lab, where he focused on electron microscopy, immunology, and enzymology. His work with mouse tumor cells was an important piece in understanding genomes and how they function and evolve. A talented painter, he also enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay. He is survived by a daughter and two grandsons.

1943: G. Stuart Reeder Jr., Engr '43, who joined the U.S. Navy after graduation and later worked at DuPont, died on April 8. His hobbies included reading, international travel, and photography. He is survived by his wife, children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

1949: Harry Gregory Kosky, Engr '49, died on April 5 from heart failure. He was a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain who served in Hawaii, Michigan, and New Orleans. Kosky was very involved with St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Severna Park, Maryland, where he was a certified cathecist and religious education teacher. Congregants recognized his long service to the church at a dinner last year, where he was given an award signed by Pope Benedict XVI. Kosky is survived by two sons, a daughter, a sister, and five grandchildren.

1950: Dillard Pynor Spriggs, SAIS '50 (MA), died on May 29 in New York City following a long illness. He was one of the first Wall Street analysts to focus on oil companies. In 1974, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations, he urged developing domestic oil production in response to the global energy crisis. Spriggs founded International Petroleum Finance in 1978 and sold it to Petroleum Intelligence Weekly in 1994. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a step-daughter, two granddaughters, and a sister.

1962: Robert B. Isaacs, A&S '62, of Atlanta, a championship lacrosse player when he was a student at Johns Hopkins, died on May 4. He worked as a consultant in employment relocation and was a very active coach. His survivors include his wife of 15 months and a daughter.

1963: Robert Otto Hoffman Sr., Engr '63, a former employee of Bendix Radio Corp. and Belfort Instruments, died of pancreatic cancer on March 31 in his Parkville, Maryland, home. He retired in 1989, but while at Bendix, he designed the cranes used at Dundalk Marine Terminal in Baltimore. His interests included acting and golf, and he was a recovering alcoholic who celebrated 21 years of sobriety. He is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

1981: Philip Joseph Pauly, A&S '81 (PhD), died on April 2 in New York City after a two-year battle with lymphoma. As a professor of history at Rutgers University, he focused on academic science, social interpretations of scientific phenomena, and the popular interest in science. An avid gardener, Pauly published many articles and three books, most recently Fruits and Plains: The Horticultural Transformation of America (Harvard University Press, 2007). He is survived by his parents, his wife, a son, and four sisters.

1987: M. Silvia Pompei, SPH '87 (MPH), died on March 18, 2007, after a six-year battle with cancer. She is survived by Daniel Serra, A&S '87 (MA), '90 (PhD), and her two daughters.

1996: Carol A. Ellis, Bus '96 (MS), died on May 20, 2007, after a three-year battle with breast cancer. She was a financial analyst at the National Security Agency for nine years. In 1996, she moved to Massachusetts, where she worked in facilities and operations for several companies, including Phoenix Corporate Services, Taqua Systems, the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Northrop Grumann. She published her research and was active in Women in Technology International and in Habitat for Humanity. She is survived by her two children.


Distinguished Alumnus Award
Recognizing personal, professional, or humanitarian achievement

William Diamond, A&S '37, '42 (PhD), in 1947 began a long and successful career at the World Bank, including serving as director of operations for the Western Hemisphere and director of the South Asia Department. He consulted for the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation; the United Nations; and development finance companies in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. He has published several books and numerous articles on development finance institutions.

Jiang He, SPH '96 (PhD), is an internationally recognized expert in the prevention of cardiovascular and kidney disease. A professor and the Joseph S. Copes Chair of Epidemiology at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, he also is a clinical professor of medicine at Tulane's School of Medicine and the founder and director of Tulane's Office of Health Research. The epidemiologist has made significant contributions to the primary prevention of hypertension, related cardiovascular diseases, and renal disease. Much of his recent work has focused on his native China. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has received numerous honors.

Heritage Awards
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University

Robert F. Bradley, Engr '73, Bus '96 (MS), retired as a civil engineer from Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc. His involvement with the Whiting School of Engineering and the Carey Business School includes leadership roles in the Society of Engineering Alumni (SEA), the Real Estate Program's 10th anniversary committee, and the SPSBE Leadership Forum. Bradley also served on the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association's Alumni Council. He has been instrumental in encouraging other alumni to give to the university and in reaching out to corporations to become affiliated with it.

Thomas R. Hendrix, Med '51, attained the rank of Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy before earning his medical degree. As chief of gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins (1957 to 1988), he contributed to the outstanding reputation of the gastrointestinal (GI) division. He was one of the first researchers to demonstrate how a gluten-free diet can help patients with celiac disease. Hendrix also is considered a pioneer in the treatment of GI disorders including achalasia, in electron microscopy studies involving Whipple's disease, and in research on structure function correlations within the GI tract. An endowed professorship at Hopkins honors this distinguished emeritus faculty member.

Woodrow Wilson Award
Recognizing distinguished public service

Linton Wells II, Engr '73 (MS), A&S '75 (PhD), was the first U.S. naval officer to graduate from the Japanese National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo and served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years. He is a distinguished research fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, at the U.S. Department of Defense, he directed the services for emergency communications at the beginning of the Iraq war. As the DoD's acting assistant secretary and chief information officer from 2004 to 2005, he worked to ensure the security of our nation's critical military networks.

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