Bayview Medical Center

William Greenough, a professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, has received the Dr. Mary Betty Stevens Award from the Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians. Named for the late head of Johns Hopkins' Division of Rheumatology, the award honors Greenough for his discovery, along with colleagues, of the value of rice-based oral rehydration therapy to treat dehydration from cholera, other diarrheal diseases, and burns.

David Hellmann, professor, vice dean, and director of the Department of Medicine at Bayview, has received the William McCarthy Award from the board of trustees for his visionary leadership. The award, named for a founding trustee, recognizes Hellmann's multiple accomplishments, including creation of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine and the Miller-Coulson Academy for Clinical Excellence. Hellman is also recognized for his establishment of the Aliki Initiative, an innovative program that aims to change medical education for interns and residents by providing them with more opportunities and time to get to know their patients.

Eric Strain, a professor and director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research, section head of Psychiatry Substance Abuse Programs, and medical director of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, has been elected the next president of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Founded in 1929, the Philadelphia-based CPDD, formerly the Committee on Problems of Drug Dependence, is the longest-standing group in the United States addressing problems of drug dependence and abuse.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sara Bleich has been promoted to associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Bleich, whose primary research focus is obesity, holds joint appointments in Health, Behavior and Society, and International Health.

Karen Davis, the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, will receive the 2013 TRUST Award from the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association. The award honors individuals who have exhibited visionary leadership in the health care field and who symbolize the organization's mission to use research and education to improve health care quality in policy and practice. Davis recently returned to Johns Hopkins after serving almost two decades as president of the Commonwealth Fund. Before holding that post, she was chairman of Health Policy and Management and held an appointment as professor of economics. She served as deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the Department of Health and Human Services from 1977 to 1980. HRET will honor Davis at a reception during the Health Forum/American Hospital Association Leadership Summit this summer in San Diego.

Eliseo Guallar has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of Epidemiology.

Jean H. Humphrey has been promoted to the rank of professor in the Department of International Health.

Shanshan Li is this year's recipient of the Margaret Merrell Award, established in 1995 by the friends, colleagues, and former students of the late faculty member to recognize outstanding research by a Biostatistics doctoral student.

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Office of Marketing and Communications' teams in editorial services and graphic design have been recognized for outstanding work by the Association of American Medical Colleges. M&C's monthly publication Dome earned a 2013 Award of Excellence for internal-audience periodicals. Those whose work contributed to the accolade included now-retired editor Patrick Gilbert and Mary Ann Ayd and Linell Smith, who have managed publications since his departure. Contributing to Dome are writers Stephanie Shapiro, Shannon Swiger, Judy Minkove, and Neil A. Grauer; graphic designer David Dilworth; photographer Keith Weller; and copy editor Justin Kovalsky. Earning an AAMC honorable mention recognition in the special events/public relations category was the New Clinical Buildings Expo, overseen by internal communications manager Janet Anderson; other participants were graphic designer Abby Ferretti, writer Shapiro, project administrator Carla Chase, and digital content manager Steve Seebode.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Madrigal, director of Summer and Intersession Programs, has been elected the next president of the North American Association of Summer Sessions; her tenure begins Jan. 1, 2014. The NAASS is an association of deans and directors of college and university summer programs located throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.


Sharon Dudley-Brown, an assistant professor of gastroenterology in the School of Medicine; Elizabeth Jordan, an associate professor in Community-Public Health and director of the Baccalaureate Program in the School of Nursing; and Christine Savage, professor and chair of Community-Public Health in the School of Nursing, have been named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.

Peabody Institute

Artist Diploma candidate Dmitry Volkov, a student of cellist Amit Peled's, won second place in the George and Peggy Schmidbauer International Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. (Placing first was Peled's former student Hans Goldstein.)

Eric Zuber, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Boris Slutsky (and a Preparatory and Conservatory alumnus), was the first-prize winner at the Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition in Tempe, Ariz. He will perform with the Phoenix Symphony and give a gold medal solo recital in Vienna's Bösendorfer Saal.

School of Education

David Andrews, dean, has been named recipient of the Education Industry Association's 2013 Friend of the Education Industry Award, the organization's most prestigious honor. The annual award is presented to an individual who fosters and demonstrates vision, entrepreneurship, a dedication to quality, and the spirit of public-private partnership in advancing education reform. Since joining Johns Hopkins in 2010, Andrews has created collaborations with EIA, Teach for America, and other education-reform organizations; developed a partnership with Laureate Education to provide an online master's in teaching degree; and established a visiting fellows program of leaders and experts representing a range of educational sectors. He is currently working with EIA to undertake program evaluations for proprietary education firms.

School of Medicine

Lawrence J. Appel has been appointed to the newly established C. David Molina, MD, MPH, Chair in Medicine, effective March 4.

John Carey, a professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, has been promoted to chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery.

Howard Francis, an associate professor and deputy director of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, head of its residency program, associate professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences, and director of the Johns Hopkins Human Temporal Bone Laboratory, has been appointed to serve also as director of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center.

Adam Kaplin, assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology, has received the inaugural Key Innovator in medical information and technology award from Elsevier, an Amsterdam-based science and health information company. The award, which includes a $10,000 technology grant, was given for Kaplin's invention of Mood 24/7, a Web-based program that uses cellphones and texting technology to automatically send daily texts to patients at a specific time, asking them to record their moods.

Chih-Yung Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Biology and Genetics, has been named a Damon Runyon Fellow. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation's prestigious three-year award is designed to encourage the nation's most promising young scientists to pursue careers in cancer research by providing them with independent funding ($156,000 each) to work on innovative projects. With his sponsor Geraldine Seydoux, Lee is studying how the first germ cell is specified during embryonic development, because several characteristics of germ cells are reminiscent of cancer cells. Identifying new genes and pathways required for germ cell development will provide insights into how reactivation of germ cell fate is triggered during tumorigenesis.

Lillie Shockney, University Distinguished Service Associate Professor of Breast Cancer and administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs, has been named president/program director of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, which endeavors to increase the role of and access to oncology nurse and patient navigators so that all cancer patients may benefit from their guidance, insight, and personal advocacy.

School of Nursing

Martha N. Hill, dean, has been named by The Daily Record as one of 2013's 50 Influential Marylanders, a list that honors individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields and continue to be regarded as leaders in the state. Hill, who was named in the health care category, and other honorees will be recognized at a cocktail reception to be held March 21 at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville. She also will be profiled in the Influential Marylanders magazine, to be published in The Daily Record on March 22.

University Administration

Vanessa Francis, associate director of the Office of Community Affairs, has been selected as one of 20 United Nations Association members to represent the organization at the United Nations 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for CSW57 is elimination and prevention of all violence against women and girls. The event will be held March 4 to 15 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Whiting School of Engineering

Aaron Chang, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, is the recip-ient of a 2013 Collegetown Leader-Shape Grant, sponsored by PNC Bank. The grant was developed to empower LeaderShape participants to work toward their visions in partnership with communities, nonprofit agencies, schools, and government bodies to improve the Baltimore region. Chang works with Safe House of Hope, which provides education, training, and support to help victims of human trafficking become an active part of a healthy community. His grant will support expanded outreach, computer access for the drop-in center, and the establishment of a research team.

Jin U. Kang, the recently appointed Jacob Suter Jammer Professor of Electrical Engineering and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics. The society, which exists to advance an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light, this year elected 69 fellows who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. Kang is being recognized for his achievements in fiber optics-based microsurgical instrumentation.