Cheers is a monthly listing of appointments, promotions, and honors and awards received by faculty and staff. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic and Cultural Centers
The Johns Hopkins University Press edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, received the Pegasus Award for poetry criticism from Poetry magazine and the Poetry Foundation. The two-volume edition was co-published with Faber & Faber.
Applied Physics Laboratory
Patrick Binning has been named mission area executive for National Security Space, which provides innovative engineering, advanced technology development, and technical advice to organizations within the national security community. Binning is responsible for APL programs that focus on space solutions to critical national security challenges.
Greg Bourn, supervisor of the International Trade Compliance Office in APL's Office of Counsel, was recently appointed to a fifth consecutive two-year term in the Department of State Trade Advisory Group.
Dana Hurley, a space scientist, was honored with the 2016 Michael J. Wargo Exploration Science Award during the NASA Exploration Science Forum at NASA Ames Research Center.
Tom Krimigis, Space Department head emeritus, whose storied professional career has closely paralleled American space exploration, was awarded NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Doug Manning, an Information Technology project and service manager, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Oracle Applications Users Group.
Ama Romaine, former vice president and senior counsel of Hilton Hotel Brands, has joined APL as general counsel and supervisor of the Office of Counsel.
The APL team that designed and implemented the successful Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science, known as BOPPS, was awarded NASA's prestigious Group Achievement Award.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Tamar Mendelson has been appointed to the Dr. Ali and Rose Kawi Professorship in Mental Health.
Laura Morlock, a professor in Health Policy and Management, has been appointed executive vice dean for academic affairs.
Roger D. Peng has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Biostatistics.
Carey Business School
Dalton Tang, a senior lecturer, was re-elected chairman of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America–Greater Washington, D.C., Chapter. His new term expires in 2017.
Paul Ferraro, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Carey Business School and the Whiting School of Engineering, served in March as the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Sustainability Studies at the University of Cambridge in England. His lectures at Cambridge were titled "Environmental Problems Are Human Problems" and "Impact Evaluation of Protected Areas".
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Anand Gnanadesikan has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Andrei Gritsan has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Rigoberto Hernandez has been appointed professor, with tenure, in the Department of Chemistry.
Michael Kwass has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of History.
Pawel Maciejko has been appointed associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of History, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Brice Ménard has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Gary H. Posner has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry.
Mark Thompson has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of English.
John D. Tovar has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Chemistry.
Meredith Williams has been appointed professor emerita in the Department of Philosophy.
Nino Zchomelidse has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of History of Art.
Ralph Etienne-Cummings, a professor in Computer and Electrical Engineering in the Whiting School, and Devonna Rowe, who has served on the Peabody Preparatory voice faculty for 14 years, have been inducted into the Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University exhibit, along with Deborah Savage, who retired last year, and alumnus Erich March. The four were honored in June during a ceremony on the Homewood campus.
Michael Formanek, a Jazz faculty artist, received high honors in DownBeat magazine's 64th annual Critics Poll for 2016. His latest CD, The Distance, was ranked No. 9 in the Jazz Album of the Year category, and he was recognized in the Bass and Composition categories.
Hyun Jung Kim, a master's student studying with Yong Hi Moon, won first prize in the sixth Sendai International Piano Competition in Japan. The prize was $25,000, along with the opportunity to appear in various recitals and orchestra engagements. In the final round, Kim performed Mozart's Piano Concerto in F major, K459, and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, op. 15.
Meng-Sheng Shen, a DMA student of Boris Slutsky's, took first prize in the Advanced Category of the 2016 San Jose International Piano Competition. He also won two special prizes: Audience Prize and Best Performance of a Beethoven sonata. The award includes $5,000, a gold medal, and performance opportunities.
Hal Brands has been appointed the inaugural Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Studies, with tenure.
Charles Doran, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations, is serving on the Council on Foreign Relations' Independent Task Force on U.S. Strategy in the Arctic, which covers all aspects of Arctic policy regarding transformations of the ecosphere and of global politics. The former longtime director of the Center for Canadian Studies currently directs both the Global Theory and History Program and the academic program for Canadian Studies.
Francisco Gonzalez has been appointed the Riordan Roett Senior Associate Professor of Latin American Studies, with tenure.
Michael Mandelbaum has been appointed professor emeritus of American foreign policy.
School of Medicine
Christopher J. Abularrage has been appointed the Bertram M. Bernheim, M.D., Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy.
Dmitri Artemov has been promoted to professor of radiology, with a secondary appointment in Oncology.
Harolyn M.E. Belcher, who holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics and the School of Public Health's Department of Mental Health, has been promoted to professor of pediatrics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Allen J. Belzberg has been promoted to professor of neurosurgery.
Steven R. Brant has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Brendan J. Canning has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Pablo Celnik has been appointed director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after having served as interim director of the department for 18 months. He is also the Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and physiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Elizabeth H. Chen has been promoted to professor in Molecular Biology and Genetics, with a secondary appointment in Cell Biology.
Donald S. Coffey has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Urology, with secondary appointments in Oncology, Pathology, and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences.
Andrew Cosgarea, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, has been appointed the first Drew Family Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery in honor of Alec John Cosgarea.
Sara E. Cosgrove has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Andrea L. Cox has been promoted to professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, with a secondary appointment in Oncology.
Gail L. Daumit has been promoted to professor of medicine.
J. Raymond DePaulo Jr. has been appointed University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
George J. Dover has been appointed University Distinguished Service Professor of Pediatrics.
Frederic E. Eckhauser has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Surgery.
David T. Efron has been promoted to professor of surgery.
Jonathan E. Efron has been promoted to professor of surgery, with a secondary appointment in Urology.
Jennifer Elisseeff has been appointed the Morton Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute.
Steven M. Frank has been promoted to professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine.
Emily L. Germain-Lee has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Misop Han has been promoted to professor of urology and oncology.
Eric E. Howell has been promoted to professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine.
Richard Huganir, a professor and director of the Department of Neuroscience, director of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute, will be the next president of the Society for Neuroscience, the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. His term will run from 2017 to 2018.
Bronwyn Jones has been appointed professor emerita in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.
Karen E. King has been promoted to professor of pathology.
Gary P. Lees has been appointed professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.
Susan Lehmann, an associate professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and clinical director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been awarded the 2016 Scholarly Publication Award from the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry.
Gregory M. Lucas has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Yukari C. Manabe has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Claude J. Migeon has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics.
Timothy H. Phelps has been promoted to professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine.
Leslie P. Plotnick has been appointed professor emerita in the Department of Pediatrics, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
Junaid Razzak has been appointed professor of emergency medicine.
Linda Regan, an assistant professor and director of the emergency medicine residency program, received the 2016 Director of the Year Award from the Emergency Medicine Residents Association. She is the first woman to receive this award since its inception 16 years ago.
Richard E. Ringel has been promoted to professor of pediatrics.
Kenneth D. Rose has been appointed professor emeritus of functional anatomy and evolution.
Lillie D. Shockney has been promoted to professor of surgery, with a secondary promotion in the Department of Oncology.
Carl E. Stafstrom has been appointed professor of neurology.
Allan Spradling, an investigator at the Carnegie Institution for Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society.
Daniel P. Todes has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of History of Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
David Valle, the Henry J. Knott Professor and Director of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, is the recipient of the American Society of Human Genetics' annual Arno Motulsky–Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. He will be honored with a plaque and a $10,000 prize in October at ASHG's annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Patrick C. Walsh has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Urology.
David B. Weishampel has been appointed professor emeritus of cell biology and anatomy in the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution.
Lawrence Wissow has been appointed the inaugural James P. Connaughton, M.D., Master Clinician, Educator and Professor for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, effective Sept. 1, 2016.
S. James Zinreich has been appointed professor emeritus in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, and Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
School of Nursing
Phyllis Sharps, who holds the Elsie M. Lawler Endowed Chair in the Department of Community-Public Health and is associate dean for community programs, received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in Education and Research from the Association of Black Nursing Faculty. The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to nursing and/or health care of African-Americans. As a researcher and expert in perinatal and women's health, domestic violence, and community health, Sharps has published more than 80 articles on reducing violence against African-American women. She leads the school's efforts to improve health in Baltimore and the surrounding communities
Sheridan Libraries and University Museums
Liz Johns, librarian for education, presented two interactive sessions at the Pennsylvania Library Association's PA Forward Information Literacy Summit. Johns led workshops on using learning theories to develop online learning tools for students, and on creating and designing effective and meaningful infographics for teaching.
Mike Reese has been appointed associate dean of the Sheridan Libraries and director of the Center for Educational Resources.
University and Health System Administration
The Associated Black Charities presented Ronald J. Daniels, university president; Paul B. Rothman, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System, executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and then-president of Johns Hopkins Hospital, with its Community Investors for More in the Middle Award, in recognition of the university and health system's HopkinsLocal initiative and the health system's role in launching Maryland's Population Health Workforce for Disadvantaged Areas program.
Whiting School of Engineering
Joel S. Bader has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Ciaran Harman, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the American Geophysical Union's Hydrologic Sciences Early Career Award. He, along with other AGU award recipients, will be recognized at the AGU Honors Tribute, scheduled for December in San Francisco.
Alexander E. Kaplan has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Feilim Mac Gabhann has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Vivek Sarkar has been appointed professor, with tenure, in the Department of Computer Science.
Sridevi V. Sarma has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Stavroula Sofou has been appointed associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Marsha Wills-Karp has been named interim chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. Wills-Karp, who is chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, succeeds Ed Bouwer, who led DoGEE for the past nine years.
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