Applied Physics Laboratory
Jerry Krill, assistant director for science and technology, was inducted into the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering's Innovation Hall of Fame on Nov. 12. Krill was honored for his technical leadership in developing the Cooperative Engagement Capability, a revolutionary network technology designed to bolster fleet air defense, for the U.S. Navy. Senior Navy leaders have described CEC as "one of the Navy's crown jewels."
Bayview Medical Center
David Kern, a professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Academy on Communications in Healthcare. The goals of the organization include improving health care through education, research, and practice by focusing on communication and relationships with patients' families and health care teams.
Johns Hopkins Health System
David C. Hodgson, the founder and managing director of General Atlantic, a global private equity investment firm, has been appointed chairman of the boards of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Health System Corp., and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Task Force on Women's Academic Careers in Medicine has received the 2013 Leadership Development Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science recognizes individual and organizational contributions to advancing women in academic medicine. The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Task Force on Women's Academic Careers was launched in 1990, when only one full professor and four associate professors were women. Today, women make up 21 percent of all full professors, 39.5 percent of associate professors, and 45.6 percent of assistant professors.
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dalal Haldeman has been promoted to senior vice president for marketing and communications. In her eight years as vice president, Haldeman has achieved greater name recognition for Johns Hopkins Medicine, worked to streamline its Web and increase its social media presence, and enhanced integration while also communicating about Johns Hopkins biomedical discoveries.
School of Medicine
Allan Belzberg, an associate professor of neurosurgery and director of the Peripheral Nerve Center, has been named clinical director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute. Founded in 2011 with a $25 million gift, the institute explores potential methods for controlling, preventing, and eliminating pain. Belzberg is known for using innovative techniques to reduce and eliminate pain.
James Black III, an associate professor of surgery, has been appointed chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. Black has been instrumental in building the endovascular therapy program and recently received national attention for repairing extensive aortic aneurysms using fenestrated aortic endovascular devices.
Steven Brant, an associate professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and director of the Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, has received a corporate in-kind grant to further his research into the genetics of Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disorder that tends to run in families and afflicts an estimated 500,000 Americans. The competitive grant, awarded by Quintiles-owned Expression Analysis and Illumina—companies that develop and commercialize new genomic technologies, tests, and other services—is worth nearly $250,000, the corporations say, and will provide genomic sequencing and other gene analyses to Brant's laboratory. Brant is one of two recipients of the grant, given annually to competing researchers, and the only U.S. grantee.
Henry Brem, a professor and director of the Department of Neurosurgery, has received the 2013 Abhijit Guha Award from the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Section on Tumors of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons. This new award honors Brem's research and active role as a mentor to the next generation of neuro-oncology professionals.
Margaret Chisolm, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named a Gold Humanism Scholar by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which supports medical educators whose projects focus on achieving humanistic patient care that can be replicated across a variety of health care delivery settings. She will receive a scholarship to attend the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators at Harvard University. The institute brings together health care leaders to discuss critical challenges and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated.
Donald Coffey, the Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology; Carol Greider, a professor and director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; and Bert Vogelstein, a professor of oncology and pathology, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics, are among the inaugural 100 fellows elected to the newly formed American Association for Cancer Research Academy. The academy recognizes distinguished scientists whose major contributions have resulted in significant innovations and progress against cancer.
Jonathan Efron, an associate professor of surgery and urology and chief of the Ravitch Colorectal Service, has been named interim director of the Department of Surgery, succeeding Julie Freischlag, who has been named dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis.
David Euhus, a professor of surgery, has been appointed chief of Breast Surgery. World renowned as an expert in breast cancer and recently the co-director of the Mary L. Brown Breast Center Genetics and Risk Assessment Clinic in the Center for Breast Care at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Euhus will supervise and coordinate the ongoing development and growth of breast cancer care within Johns Hopkins' breast centers and throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Jun Hua, a research associate with joint appointments in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and the F.M. Kirby Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, has received a $75,000 grant to oversee a collaborative effort by Kennedy Krieger's Kirby Imaging Center and the Department of Psychiatry's Huntington's Disease Clinic to develop new magnetic resonance imaging methods for determining the functional and neurovascular biomarkers for Huntington's, a hereditary, degenerative brain disorder.
Thomas Kirsch, an associate professor of emergency medicine who was among key responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the 2010 Haitian earthquake, has been named the first recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians' new Disaster Medical Sciences Award for outstanding achievement and excellence in disaster medicine. Kirsch, deputy director of the School of Medicine's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response and co-director of the Bloomberg School's Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, has also been involved in emergency response to and subsequent studies following hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and earthquakes in Mexico, Chile, and New Zealand.
Se-Jin Lee has been named the inaugural Michael and Ann Hankin and Partners of Brown Advisory Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Lee discovered the protein myostatin, which controls muscle growth, and continues studying how problems with myostatin can lead to muscular dystrophy.
Bruce Perler, a professor and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, has been named the Department of Surgery's vice chair for clinical operations and financial affairs. Recently elected as the 2013–14 vice president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Perler will continue to have an active vascular surgery practice and remain as director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's vascular noninvasive laboratory.
Max Romano, a fourth-year medical student, is one of six individuals chosen as a 2013 Pisacano Scholar for Family Medicine and is the first Johns Hopkins medical student chosen for a $50,000 Pisacano scholarship since the program began in 1993. The Pisacano Leadership Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Board of Family Medicine, seeks to advance the specialty of family medicine by identifying future leaders in the field and assisting them in their efforts to achieve excellence.
Antony Rosen, a professor of medicine and pathology and chief of the Division of Rheumatology, has been named vice dean for research, overseeing JHM's multimillion-dollar biomedical research enterprise. He succeeds Landon King, executive vice dean, professor of medicine and biological chemistry, and head of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Andrew J. Satin has been named the Dorothy Edwards Professor and director of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He has served since 2007 as deputy director of the department at the School of Medicine and hospital, as well as director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chair of the medical board at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Satin, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, succeeds Harold Fox, who stepped down as director of the department in August after 16 years; he will remain on the faculty.
Maria Trent, an associate professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has been named by Ebony as one of the country's most influential African-Americans for 2013. The magazine's 28th annual Power 100 List includes business leaders, entertainers, and the president of the United States. Trent, an expert on teen reproductive health, is being honored for her work in the field of adolescent medicine.
Kathryn Wagner, an associate professor in the departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, has received a $7.5 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences to fund research in developing new therapeutic uses for existing molecules in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
School of Nursing
Jocelyn Anderson, a doctoral candidate, has won a $5,000 Tylenol Future Care Scholarship in recognition of her balance between academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement in caring for others.
Gena Craemer, an accelerated student, won third prize in the Dr. Donald O. Fedder Graduate Student Poster Competition for her poster "In Sickness and in Health" at the Inaugural Joint Maryland Public Health Association and Metropolitan Washington Public Health Association Conference.
Jiayun Xu, a doctoral candidate, has received an $84,464 predoctoral training grant from the National Institutes of Health to study heart failure decision making before rehospitalization.
Whiting School of Engineering
David Yarowsky, a professor of computer science and a member of the Center for Language and Speech Processing, has been named a 2013 fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics. He is one of only four fellows selected this year. His research focuses on word sense disambiguation, minimally supervised induction algorithms in natural language processing, and multilingual natural language processing.