Cheers: March 2016

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Bayview Medical Center

Anita Everett, an associate professor and director of Community Psychiatry at Bayview, has been elected president of the American Psychiatric Association.

Constantine "Kostas" Lyketsos, a professor and director of Psychiatry at Bayview, has been awarded the 2016 Jack Weinberg Memorial Award in Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Colleen Barry, a professor in Health Policy and Management, has been elected vice president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Her term will run through the end of 2017.

**Ronald J. Daniels, president of the university, has been appointed professor in the Department of International Health.

Darrell Gaskin has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Keshia Pollack, an associate professor in Health Policy and Management, is the new director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy.

Noel Rose has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.

Bill Ward, an associate professor in Health Policy and Management, has been honored with a scholarship established in his name by the MHS/MHA Class of 2004 alumni. Ward is the former director of the MHA program, anchored in Health Policy and Management.

Carey Business School

Manuel Hermosilla, an assistant professor, and Supriya Munshaw, a lecturer, are among the recipients of the inaugural grant awards from the Rustgi Family Fund in Entrepreneurship. The purpose of the endowment is to advance the study of entrepreneurship at Carey by providing annual awards for faculty research, with preference for interdisciplinary projects. Two research teams each received awards of $2,500: Hermosilla and doctoral candidate Yufei Wu of MIT for their proposal "Do Larger Markets Facilitate Entrepreneurial/Incumbent Cooperation?" and Munshaw and Kieren Marr, a professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, for their proposal "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Medical Research."

Daniel Kohlhepp, a senior lecturer, received a Distinguished Ambassador award at the annual alumni awards dinner of the Pennsylvania State University at DuBois.

Lasse Mertins, an associate professor, was part of a research team that won the American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section's 2016 Outstanding Case Award at the AAA's Midyear Meeting in January in Dallas. Mertins and his co-authors were honored for their case "Tiger Energy Drinks: Fueling Earnings Management."

Ko Wang has been appointed to the R. Clayton Emory Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure.

Haiyang Yang, an assistant professor, was co-author of the case study named Overall Winning Case by the Case Centre. "L'Oréal in China: Marketing Strategies for Turning Around Chinese Luxury Cosmetic Brand Yue Sai" examines the steps taken by L'Oréal to develop a luxury product market in China.

Ken Yook, an associate professor, was co-author of the study "The Wealth Effects of Accelerated Stock Repurchases," which was chosen by the editors of Managerial Finance as that journal's outstanding paper of 2014. His co-author was Partha Gangopadhyay, a professor at St. Cloud State University.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Nathan D.B. Connolly has been appointed the Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History.

Michael Fried has been appointed professor emeritus in the Humanities Center, effective July 1.

Juan Obarrio, an assistant professor in Anthropology, has been awarded membership at the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, for the 2016–17 academic year. The school's theme for that year will be Law and the Social Sciences.

Peabody Institute

Hajime Teri Murai, the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities and music director of the Peabody Symphony and Concert Orchestras, will retire with the conclusion of the 2015–16 season after 25 years of active teaching at the Peabody Conservatory. In acknowledgment of his many contributions, Maestro Murai will hold the honorary title of music director laureate. His recent performances with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 were hailed by The Baltimore Sun as "stirring" and "his finest achievement to date."

Kevin Puts, Composition faculty artist, and Garnett Bruce, Opera stage director, will open and close Austin Opera's 30th anniversary season, 2016–17. The Manchurian Candidate, an adaptation by Puts of the novel by Richard Condon, will be performed in September, and Bruce's production of Puccini's Madame Butterfly in May.

Works by faculty artists David Smooke and Amy Beth Kirsten were highlighted in the Wall Street Journal's coverage of New Music Gathering 2016. Smooke was one of the organizers of the event, which brought composers, performers, and lovers of new music from around the world to Peabody for three days in January.

The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, Early Music Department chair, was invited to participate in the Conciertos de la Villa de Santo Domingo festival in the Dominican Republic in February. The group performed five concerts over the course of a weekend, including the festival opener, several outdoor musical presentations, and a family concert.


John E. McLaughlin, distinguished practitioner in residence in the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, has been selected to receive the 32nd William Oliver Baker Award from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in recognition of his outstanding service to the U.S. intelligence and national security communities. McLaughlin provided, supported, and directed intelligence analysis at the CIA for more than three decades and served as the agency's deputy director from 2000 to 2004, when he retired from government service. Currently, in addition to teaching at SAIS, he is chairman of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, which raises funds for the educational and other support of children and families who lose a parent in CIA service.

School of Education

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, a professor of counseling and human development, has been named a fellow of the American Counseling Association. Fellows are recognized for significant and unique contributions in professional practice, scientific achievement and governance, or teaching and training, and have made important contributions to the counseling profession. Holcomb-McCoy, who is also the university's vice provost for faculty affairs, will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held April 2 in Montreal.

School of Medicine

Trinity J. Bivalacqua has been appointed to the R. Christian B. Evensen Professorship in the James Buchanan Brady Institute.

Namandje Bumpus, an associate professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences, and Jordan Green, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, are among 105 young scientists selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award, announced in February by President Barack Obama, is the U.S. government's highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., this spring. Read more on the Hub

Patrick J. Byrne has been promoted to professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Dermatology.

Jiande Chen has been promoted to professor of medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., a professor and director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected chair of the National Network of Depression Centers.

Barbara Fivush, a professor in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, associate dean of women, and director of the Office of Women in Science and Medicine, has been selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Nephrology to receive the 2016 Henry L. Barnett Award for outstanding teaching and clinical care for children with kidney disease. The annual award recognizes individuals for lifetime achievement in the field of pediatric nephrology.

Jeremy A. Greene has been promoted to professor in the Department of the History of Medicine.

David J. Hackam has been appointed professor of surgery, with a secondary appointment in Cell Biology.

Mehboob A. Hussain has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.

Geetha Jayaram, an associate professor, has received the 2016 Kun-Po Soo Award from the Asian American Psychiatrists Committee of the American Psychiatric Association.

Earl D. R. Kidwell Jr. has been appointed assistant professor emeritus in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Hey-Kyoung Lee has been promoted to professor in the Department of Neuroscience.

Susan Lehmann, an associate professor and clinical director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, has been named the 2016 Educator of the Year by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Donna Magid, a professor of radiology, orthopaedic surgery, and functional anatomy and evolution, has received the Association of University Radiologists' 2016 Nancy O. Whitely Award for her research related to radiology education. Magid, who also received the Whitely Award in 2007, is director of undergraduate medical student education in radiology, the School of Medicine's radiology elective, and its horizontal strand in diagnostic imaging.

Guy McKhann, a professor of neurology and neuroscience, founding director of the Department of Neurology, and first head of the Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, has received the Dean's Distinguished Mentor Award. The honor recognizes McKhann's influential mentoring of individuals who have gone on to establish independent, distinguished careers in academic medicine.

Leslie Miller, an assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, was recognized for Excellence in Service and Professionalism by the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. This award is part of a new annual program, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams.

Christian P. Pavlovich has been promoted to professor of urology, with a secondary appointment in Oncology.

Alan L. Robin has been appointed associate professor of ophthalmology emeritus.

James H. Segars Jr. has been appointed professor of gynecology and obstetrics.

Tian Li Wang has been promoted to professor of pathology, with secondary appointments in Oncology and Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Joy T. Yang has been appointed associate professor emerita in the Department of Cell Biology.

School of Nursing

Tamryn Gray, a doctoral student, and Jessica McGreehan, an accelerated student, are the inaugural recipients of the Gertrude T. Hodges Scholarship Fund established by the Black Student Nurses Association.

Phyllis W. Sharps, a professor in Community-Public Health and associate dean for community programs and initiatives, has been named to the Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair, whose parameters allow the school's dean to identify a need of strategic priority of the time. Under Dean Patricia Davidson's tenure, the Elsie M. Lawler Professor will focus on the needs of the Baltimore community. Sharps is a domestic violence/maternal health researcher, community advocate, and diversity champion.

University Administration

Oana Brooks, equity compliance investigator in the Office of the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity, has been selected by the The Daily Record as one of Maryland's 2016 Top 100 Women. The honorees will be recognized at an event to be held April 18 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Whiting School of Engineering

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, a professor and chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been recognized by, a website that tracks online engineering programs, as one of the country's top 25 electrical engineering professors and as an influential electrical engineering professor who teaches online.

Andrea Prosperetti, the Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was selected by the Executive Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Applied Mechanics Division to receive the 2016 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award, which recognizes significant contributions in the practice of engineering mechanics. According to the ASME, those contributions may result from innovation, research, design, leadership, or education. Prosperetti will receive the award in November at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Phoenix.

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