Academic Centers and Affiliates

Jeremy Sugarman, the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine and deputy director for medicine at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine for a three-year term. Sugarman is also a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and of health policy and management in the School of Public Health.

Bayview Medical Center

George Bigelow, a professor and director of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Maxine Stitzer, also a professor in the department, have received the 2013 Award for Scientific Translation from the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Analysis. They were recognized for their pioneering research on the effective use of positive reinforcement in drug abuse treatment.

Jennifer Nizer, director of the Child Development Center, has been appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to a four-year term on the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Karen Davis, the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and director of the school's Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, received the 2013 Trust Award from the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association. The award, which recognizes visionary leadership, was presented at the Health Forum/American Hospital Association Leadership Summit in San Diego.

Jennifer Keperling, a research associate in the Department of Mental Health, published a book titled A Guide to Facilitating Group Interventions in Schools.

George Rebok, a professor in the Department of Mental Health, was an invited speaker at the White House Meeting on Psychological Science and Behavioral Economics in the Service of Public Policy, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Association for Psychological Science, that was held on May 22.

Noel R. Rose, a professor of pathology and of molecular microbiology and immunology and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, has been elected to foreign membership in the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Adam Spira, an assistant professor in the Department of Mental Health, received the Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. The award recognizes the best unpublished/in press research paper by a junior investigator. Spira also received the Insomnia Section Investigator Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, for best abstract submitted for presentation at the annual meeting from a junior investigator who is a member of the organization's Insomnia Section.

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Patricia M.C. Brown, senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine and president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, has been named chair of the board of directors of United Way of Central Maryland. Brown has been active with United Way for more than a decade.

Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been named to the board of governors of the Center Club. Founded in 1962, the private business dining club was the first of its kind in Maryland to open its doors to members regardless of religion, race, or gender.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Naomi Levin, an assistant professor in the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has won the prestigious Young Scientist Award from the Geological Society of America for the contributions she has made to the understanding of the environments of early humans in Africa. Levin will receive the award, also known as the Donath Medal, on Oct. 29 during the society's 125th anniversary conference in Denver. The honor comes with a $10,00 cash prize. 

Peabody Institute

On Leon Fleisher's 85th birthday, July 23, Sony Classical released Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection, a 23-CD deluxe boxed set spanning 55 years (1954 to 2009) of the pianist's recording career. Central to the collection is his collaboration with George Szell, then conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, to record every major work written for piano and orchestra. Fleisher holds the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Piano at Peabody, where he has taught since 1959. After focal dystonia disabled his right hand in 1965 at the height of his career, he championed the one-handed repertoire.

Tenebrae, a work by Michael Hersch, chair of the Composition Department, was premiered by pianist Garrick Ohlsson Aug. 15 at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Richard Anderson's film about Hersch, The Sudden Pianist, has been named an official selection of the New York City Independent Film Festival, running from Oct. 18 to 20.

Marianna Prjevalskaya, a doctoral student of Boris Slutsky's, was the gold medalist in the World Piano Competition, which took place in July in Cincinnati. She is the winner of $20,000, a recording deal with Fanfare Cincinnati, and a debut recital in New York.

Composition faculty member Kevin Puts' Flute Concerto premiered at the Cabrillo Festival's opening night, Aug. 2. Also, the recipient of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in music was interviewed by NPR in a piece titled "A Pulitzer Winner Asks: Why Write Symphonies?"

School of Education

Anita Young, an assistant professor, and Carol Kaffenberger, a faculty associate, both in Counseling and Human Development, are co-authors of the recently published book Making Data Work, which provides strategies, skill-building activities, and resources to help school counselors develop program goals, collect and analyze data, and share their findings with key stakeholders. Young is also co-author, with Marcy Miller Kneale, of Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools, of the new book School Counseling Leadership: The Essential Practice, which is intended for K-12 counselors and district/state school counseling supervisors.

School of Medicine

Jean Anderson, a professor and director of Gynecological Specialties, has received the 2013 Constance Wofsy Women's Health Investigator Award from the Division of AIDS of the National Institutes of Health. The accolade recognizes Anderson's pioneering work in treating women with HIV. She was among the founders, in 1987, of the Johns Hopkins HIV Women's Health Program and has developed an international reputation in the field.

Neil M. Bressler, the James P. Gills Professor of Ophthalmology and chief of the Retina Division of the Wilmer Eye Institute, was recently appointed the ninth editor of JAMA Ophthalmology, the journal formerly known as the Archives of Ophthalmology. He previously served on the journal's editorial board.

Aravinda Chakravarti, a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and molecular biology and genetics, has been named the 2013 recipient of the American Society of Human Genetics' top honor, the William Allan Award, in recognition of his many contributions to the field of human genetics.

Susan W. Lehmann, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic and the Psychiatry Clerkship, has been awarded the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education. The honor is given each year to a single faculty member who has been on the faculty for 10 or more years.

Timothy H. Moran, the Paul R. McHugh Professor and vice chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been awarded the 2013 Hoebel Prize for Creativity by the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. The award recognizes Moran's significant research into the mechanisms controlling food and fluid intake and its associated biological, psychological, and social processes.

Devin O'Brien-Coon, a fellow and assistant resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is being recognized by The Daily Record as a 2013 Innovator of the Year. O'Brien-Coon recently developed a medical device called EchoSure, which uses ultrasound to monitor flaps and transplants after reconstructive surgery. The recipients of the award will be recognized Oct. 2 at an event at the American Visionary Art Museum.

Mark Riddle, a professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, has received the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's 2013 Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder.

School of Nursing

Nancy Hodgson, an assistant professor, and Julie Stanik-Hutt, an associate professor, both in Acute and Chronic Care, will be recognized this month by the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. Hodgson will be presented with the Excellence in Research Award and Stanik-Hutt the Excellence in Education Award at the GAPNA Annual Conference Awards Reception and Dinner on Sept. 20.

Hayley Mark, an assistant professor in Community-Public Health, has been named director of the Baccalaureate Program, and Gayle Page, the Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, has been named director of the PhD Program. Andrea Parsons Schram, an assistant professor in Acute and Chronic Care, will step into the role of MSN Program curriculum chair, and Jeri Allen, the M. Adelaide Nutting Professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care and associate dean for research, will become PhD curriculum chair.

PhD candidate Jeanne Murphy's article "Cervical Cancer Screening in the Era of Human Papillomavirus Testing and Vaccination" was the 2013 recipient of the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health's Mary Ann Shah New Author Award. Hayley Mark, an assistant professor in Community-Public Health, was co-author of the article.

Elizabeth Sloand, an associate professor in Acute and Chronic Care; Jason Farley, an assistant professor in Community-Public Health; and Patricia Davidson, the newly named dean of the school, will be inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing during the organization's 40th annual meeting, to be held Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C.

Ibby Tanner, an associate professor in Community-Public Health, has been voted into another two-year term on the board of directors and will serve as secretary for the National Gerontological Nursing Association. Tanner also served as board liaison for the 2012–13 NGNA fellows governing body.

Tener G. Veenema, an assistant professor in Community-Public Health, has been named one of only 32 recipients worldwide of the 2013 Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve. The award, given by the International Committee of the Red Cross, recognizes "exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick, or disabled, or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster," as well as exemplary service or a pioneering spirit in public health or nursing education. Veenema is one of five recipients from the United States. She will receive the medal at a ceremony to be held Oct. 23 in Washington, D.C.

Sheridan Libraries/JHU Museums

Tahirah Akbar-Williams, an education librarian, has been appointed to the American Library Association's Training, Orientation, and Leadership Development Committee and to ALA's Emerging Leaders Subcommittee.

Jennifer C. Hill, distance education librarian for electronic resources, has received the 2013 First Step Award from the Continuing Resources section of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services. The award was presented June 30 at the American Library Association's annual conference in Chicago.

Robin N. Sinn, liaison librarian and chair of the Libraries Scholarly Communications Group, participated in a panel presentation, "Open Season on Open Access," at the July 17 Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives.

Whiting School of Engineering

Steven H. Hanke, a professor of applied economics in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, received an honorary degree from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences at a ceremony held July 15 at the academy's headquarters in Sofia.