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Applied Physics Laboratory
Christine Fox, assistant director for policy and analysis and a former Department of Defense senior official, has been named to the U.S. Naval Academy's board of visitors. The board is charged with inquiring "into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the academy."
Steven Handy, a communications and networking engineer in the Asymmetric Operations Sector, was honored by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine with its 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award. Handy will be honored in February at a special recognition breakfast during the 31st BEYA STEM Conference and Career Fair in Washington, D.C.
The STEREO Mission Operations team received certificates of recognition from NASA's Space Communications and Navigation office for the team's efforts to recover the STEREO-B spacecraft. In August, the operators re-established contact with the seasoned APL-built spacecraft—one of NASA's twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories—nearly two years after it had lost touch with Earth.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Saifuddin Ahmed has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health.
Daniela Drummond-Barbosa has been granted tenure in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Sheila T. Fitzgerald has been appointed associate professor emerita in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.
Robert Lawrence has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.
Sean T. Prigge has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.
Carey Business School
Goker Aydin has been appointed professor with tenure.
Adria Lawrence has been appointed the Aronson Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Science, with tenure. This interdisciplinary appointment, shared between the School of Advanced International Studies and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' Political Science Department, is one of the two professorships established by Johns Hopkins' Aronson Center for International Studies, whose purpose is to link the students and faculty of KSAS and SAIS to broaden and deepen the study of international relations at Johns Hopkins.
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
John Caron has been named associate dean of Advanced Academic Programs, effective Jan. 1. His appointment follows the retirement of Kathleen Burke at the end of 2016. Caron comes to Johns Hopkins from Northeastern University, where he was senior associate dean of academic and faculty affairs for the College of Professional Studies.
Jonathan Flombaum has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Rigoberto Hernandez has been appointed to the Gompf Family Professorship in the Department of Chemistry.
Jared Hickman has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of English.
Ho-Fung Hung has been appointed the Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Associate Professor in Political Economy.
John Marshall has been appointed the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor in History.
Jean McGarry has been appointed the Elliott Coleman Professor in the Writing Seminars.
Yitzhak Y. Melamed has been appointed to the Charlotte Bloomberg Professorship in the Humanities.
Warren Moos has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Cynthia Moss, a professor of psychological and brain sciences, has been awarded the Acoustical Society of America's 2017 William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience. She will receive a $4,000 award and will present the Auditory Neuroscience Prize Lecture at the ASA meeting in June in Boston.
Christopher Nealon has been appointed the Caroline Donovan Professor in English.
Juan Obarrio has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of Anthropology.
Adam Sheingate has been promoted to professor, with tenure, in the Department of Political Science.
Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, by Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science and Africana studies, was named to the list of Best Books We Missed in 2016 by critic Mark Greif, writing in The Atlantic. The Baltimore City Paper earlier named Knocking Best Nonfiction Book in its annual Best of Baltimore issue.
Neta Stahl has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures.
Shadow of Sirius, a CD featuring the flute concerto by the same title composed by Music Theory faculty member Joel Puckett and performed by the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, has been nominated as Best Engineered Album, Classical category, for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Engineered by Silas Brown, the CD was published under Naxos Records. Also, Puckett's composition titled "It perched for Vespers nine" is featured on the United States Marine Band's Picture Studies.
Niall Ferguson, the Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar, has received the Council on Foreign Relations' 15th annual Arthur Ross Book Award for Kissinger: 1923–1968: The Idealist. The book, published by Penguin Press, is the first in a two-volume biography of the former national security adviser. Ferguson received the award at a cocktail reception in December hosted by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and chair of the independent award jury.
Francis J. Gavin has been appointed to the Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professorship, with tenure.
David Lampton, China Studies Program director, received the U.S.-China Policy Foundation's Lifetime Achievement in U.S.-China Education Award in November. The award honors his work in promoting a healthier relationship between the United States and China through his research on Sino-American relations. Lampton is the author of celebrated books including Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping (University of California Press, 2014) and The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (University of California Press, 2008).
Charles Stevenson, a professorial lecturer in American foreign policy, was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, an organization that helps the federal government address its critical management challenges through in-depth studies and analyses, advisory services and technical assistance, and forums and conferences, among many other functions. The academy has more than 800 fellows.
School of Medicine
Firas H. Al-Kawas has been promoted to professor of medicine, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014.
Ahmet A. Baschat has been promoted to professor of gynecology and obstetrics, retroactive to July 1, 2014.
Clifton O. Bingham III has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Todd T. Brown has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Pablo A. Celnik has been appointed to the Lawrence Cardinal Shehan Professorship and as director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Arjun S. Chanmugam has been promoted to professor of emergency medicine.
Tina L. Cheng has been appointed to the Given Foundation Professorship and as director of the Department of Pediatrics.
Janice Clements, professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology, director of the Retrovirus Laboratory, and vice dean for faculty, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor recognizes her "distinguished contributions to the field of virology, particularly for explaining the molecular biology, pathogenesis, and viral latency" of SIV—the simian immunodeficiency virus—and HIV.
Kenneth J. Cohen has been promoted to professor of oncology, with a secondary appointment in Pediatrics.
Kathleen L. Cullen has been appointed professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, with secondary appointments in the departments of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.
Lilly Engineer, an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, has been appointed a patient safety expert by the Chinese Hospital Association, an organization similar to the national American Heart Association. She will offer patient safety and quality improvement advising to the Chinese Patient Safety Collaborative Network over the coming years to make care safer for Chinese patients. Engineer has a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health Policy and Management, where she is co-director of the Doctor of Public Health program.
Michael Goggins has been appointed the first holder of the Sol Goldman Professorship in Pancreatic Cancer Research in the Department of Pathology.
Allan Gottschalk has been promoted to the rank of professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, with a secondary appointment in Neurosurgery.
Jacques H.E. Grosset has been appointed professor of medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2016, and as a professor emeritus, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
Daniel Hale, an assistant professor of medicine, director of the Health Community Partnership, and special adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has received a $25,000 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for inspiring students to foster creation of Medicine for the Greater Good, a program in which medical students and trainees develop projects that directly benefit the community. The award comes from the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust, managed by Wells Fargo Bank's philanthropic services.
Gregory A. Hale has been appointed and simultaneously promoted to the rank of professor of oncology, with a secondary appointment in Pediatrics, retroactive to July 1, 2014.
Laura Hanyok, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has been named assistant dean for graduate medical education. Hanyok has focused her career on medical education, served as director of interprofessional education for the School of Medicine, and received a highly competitive Macy Faculty Scholar Award from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In her new role, she will focus on promoting a healthy working environment for residents and fellows by leading efforts to maintain wellness and prevent burnout.
Andrew G. Horti has been promoted to professor in the Department of Radiology.
Tom R. Karl has been appointed a professor of surgery, retroactive to Sept. 1, 2015.
Joan Kaufman has been appointed and simultaneously promoted to professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, effective April 1, 2016.
Alison P. Klein has been promoted to professor of oncology.
Edward S. Kraus has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Jennifer Lawton, a specialist in adult cardiac surgery, has been appointed chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery. The first woman to head that division, Lawton also is head of the cardiac surgery research laboratory and program director of the cardiothoracic fellowship training program. In addition, she leads the division's residency education program and conducts research in the volume regulation of myocytes, muscle cells in the heart, and ATP-sensitive K channels, which are found in plasma membrane.
Sandra Y. Lin has been promoted to the rank of professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery.
Hanzhang Lu has been appointed and simultaneously promoted to professor of radiology and radiological science, effective April 1, 2016.
David E. Newman-Toker has been promoted to professor of neurology and neuroscience, with secondary appointments in emergency medicine and otolaryngology.
Eric Nuermberger has been promoted to professor of medicine.
Lawrence C. Pakula has been appointed associate professor emeritus, in the Department of Pediatrics.
James J. Pekar has been promoted to professor in the Department of Radiology.
Kannan Rangaramanujam has been appointed professor of ophthalmology, retroactive to July 1, 2012, and appointed to the Arnall Patz Professorship in Ophthalmology.
Daniel M. Sciubba has been promoted to professor of neurology, with secondary appointments in Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Radiation Oncology.
Dorry Segev, a professor of surgery, was named to Foreign Policy's list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers for his work on HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants, along with Peter Stock, of University of California, San Francisco. Those who make the list are considered to have made great impacts within their fields and around the world.
Rebecca Seltzer, a research and clinical fellow in Pediatrics, won the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Foster Care, Adoption & Kinship Care award for best abstract at the October 2016 annual meeting.
Keith J. Slifer has been promoted to the rank of professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
Kenneth Stoller, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of Johns Hopkins Hospital's Broadway Center for Addiction, has received a 2016 American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Nyswander/Dole "Marie" Award for outstanding contributions to opioid addiction treatment. The award praises Stoller's "transformational leadership" of the center, which has become an exemplar of outstanding services that address the entire scope of opioid addiction issues, from housing, psychiatric care, and primary health care coordination to in-house occupational therapy.
Rudgier von der Heydt has been appointed professor emeritus in the Department of Neuroscience.
Kathryn R. Wagner has been promoted to professor of neurology and neuroscience.
Mei Wan has been promoted to professor of orthopedic surgery.
Timothy F. Witham has been promoted to professor of neurosurgery.
Scott M. Wright has been appointed the first holder of the Anne Gaines and G. Thomas Miller Endowed Professorship, in the Center for Innovative Medicine.
Martha Zeiger, professor of surgery, oncology, and cellular and molecular medicine, and associate dean for postdoctoral affairs, will become president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons in April. Currently president-elect of the association, Zeiger has held leadership positions in other national medical societies, including the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the American Thyroid Association. She also founded and is dean of Endocrine Surgery University, an annual course for all endocrine surgery fellows in North America.
Hui Zhang has been promoted to professor in the Department of Pathology.
Jinyuan Zhou has been promoted to professor in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine Marketing and Communications have received a total of 16 fall Digital Health Awards for excellence—more than any other institution—from the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professions in consumer health fields. The Silver, Bronze, and Merit accolades were for web-based mobile videos, infographics, web-based audio reports, and print publications dealing with a broad array of medical issues.
The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians has announced the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams. Recognizing multiple aspects of excellent patient care, the program, now in its second year, is open to all providers who practice in Johns Hopkins Medicine facilities. The following faculty members were among the award winners honored in December at a ceremony and reception.
- Physician of the Year was awarded in the JHH category to Jonathan Efron, a professor of surgery, and in the Bayview category to Rafael Llinas, an associate professor of neurology.
- The Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality and Safety was awarded in the JHH category to Elliott Haut, an associate professor of surgery, and in the Bayview category to cardiologist Jeff Trost, an assistant professor of medicine.
- The Excellence in Service and Professionalism award went to, at JHH, Jamie Murphy, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and at Bayview, to internist Leah Wolfe, an assistant professor of medicine.
- Best Consulting Physician at JHH was awarded to Elliot Fishman, a professor of radiology and radiological science, and, at Bayview, to gastroenterologist Alia Dadabhai, an assistant professor of medicine.
- The Innovations in Clinical Care award at JHH went to internist Rosalyn Stewart, an associate professor of medicine; at Bayview, to Sarah Polk, an assistant professor of pediatrics, and to infectious diseases specialist Kathleen Page, an associate professor of medicine.
- The Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork award for JHH was presented to Sapna Kudchadkar, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine; and for Bayview to Susan Gearhart, an associate professor of surgery, and Sara Sateri, a clinical associate in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
School of Nursing
Deborah S. Finnell has been promoted to professor, without tenure.
Hae-Ra Han has been promoted to professor, with tenure.
Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb has been promoted to professor, with tenure.
Sarah Szanton has been promoted to professor, with tenure.
Elizabeth "Ibby" K. Tanner has been promoted to professor, without tenure.
Kathleen M. White has been promoted to professor, without tenure.
Sunil Kumar, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been appointed a professor, with tenure, in the Carey Business School and the Whiting School of Engineering's Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics.
Whiting School of Engineering
Robert A. Dalrymple has been appointed the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor Emeritus in Civil Engineering.
Jaafar El-Awady has been promoted to tenured associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Cila Herman has been appointed a professor emerita in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective Feb. 1.
John W. Krakauer has been appointed to a John C. Malone Professorship.
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