Academic Centers

Bioethicist Carlton Haywood Jr., a core faculty member in the Berman Institute of Bioethics, has been named to Ebony's Power 100 list, an annual celebration of those the magazine considers the most influential and inspiring men and women in the African-American community. An event celebrating the Power 100 was held in November at the historic Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. Haywood is also an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology in the School of Medicine and an associate faculty member in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.

Applied Physics Laboratory

Jason Benkoski, a principal scientist, and Morgana Trexler, a senior materials scientist and assistant group supervisor in Research and Exploratory Development, are among the four recipients of this year's Outstanding Young Scientist and Outstanding Young Engineer awards presented by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. The awards honor Maryland scientists and engineers who have made substantial contributions to science and engineering communities early in their careers. Benkoski was honored with an OYS award and Trexler with an OYE award.

Larry Paxton, of the Space Exploration Sector, has been named president-elect of the Space Physics and Aeronomy Section of the American Geophysical Union.

Bayview Medical Center

Harpal "Paul" S. Khanuja, chief of Adult Reconstruction, Hip and Knee Replacement, in the Department of Orthopaedics for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for Bayview Medical Center, received the inaugural Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons for his efforts as the co-founder and medical director of Operation Walk Maryland, a private, not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization that provides free hip and knee replacement surgeries in developing countries and in the United States.

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Allison Barlow, associate director of the Center for American Indian Health and director of its Behavioral Health division, is the 2014 recipient of the Indian Health Service Director's Special Recognition Award. Barlow's research and program development work focus on family-based approaches to child and adolescent health and well-being for reservation-based American Indian tribes.

Bernard Guyer, the Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Children's Health emeritus, has received a Humanitarian Award from his alma mater, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The award honors alumni "who have contributed to the betterment of the world by their selfless alleviation of suffering among those in need, bringing honor to themselves and the university." Guyer has devoted his 40-year career in public health to advancing the health of mothers, children, and families worldwide.

Hadi Kharrazi, assistant director of the Center for Population Health Information Technology, and Jonathan Weiner, director of CPHIT, were guest editors for eGEMS, AcademyHealth's peer-reviewed, open access e-journal that for the first time highlights lessons learned from eight Beacon Communities, including how they used health information technology to achieve better health care at lower costs. CPHIT is anchored in the Department of Health Policy and Management.

Keshia Pollack, an associate professor in Health Policy and Management, has been named one of the region's 50 Women to Watch by The Baltimore Sun. Pollack also serves as interim director of the Health Impact Project, a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts that seeks to find ways of improving public health in nontraditional areas, such as transportation, housing, and natural resource planning.

Lainie Rutkow has been promoted to associate professor in Health Policy and Management. She is also co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public's Health. 

Jennifer Wolff, an associate professor in Health Policy and Management, has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults.

Carey Business School

William Agresti, a professor, received a Best Paper award for "Cybersecurity Management Meta-Model for Multiple Threats" from the Information Systems section of the Academy of Business Research at the academy's fall 2014 conference in Atlantic City.

Oksana Carlson has been appointed assistant dean for global collaboration. She will be based in Beijing and will be responsible for increasing the school's growth opportunities in China.

Ricard Gil, an associate professor, and Mitsukuni Nishida, an assistant professor, received the Japan Fair Trade Commission's Kenichi Miyazawa Memorial Award for their research paper titled "Regulation, Enforcement, and Entry: Evidence from the Spanish Local TV Industry." The paper appeared in the January 2014 issue of the International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Hyeong Min "Christian" Kim has been promoted to associate professor on the research track. His research centers on self-control, materialism, and sales promotion.

Ozge Sahin has been promoted to associate professor on the research track. Her work focuses on pricing and revenue management and supply chain management.

Haiyang Yang, an assistant professor, has received two awards. His paper titled "Instantaneously Hotter: The Dynamic Revision of Beauty Assessment Standards" received the Best Competitive Paper Award from the Association for Consumer Research, a leading academic organization for behavioral research in marketing. And a case he co-wrote, "L'Oréal in China: Marketing Strategies for Turning Around Chinese Luxury Cosmetic Brand Yue Sai," was honored with the 2014 Best Marketing Case Award from the French Association of Marketing.

Centers and Affiliates

Kathleen Keane, director of the Johns Hopkins University Press, has been elected to the board of trustees of OCLC, a nonprofit, membership, computer library service, and research organization.

Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego, has been named one of the region's 50 Women to Watch by The Baltimore Sun. Jhpiego recently launched a $500 million, five-year program to tackle preventable child deaths through vaccines, antibiotics, and other services.

Jérémie Zoungara, Jhpiego's country director in Tanzania, has been named a Global Health Champion by White Ribbon Alliance for his tireless work on behalf of women and mothers in Africa. Only four people worldwide have received this honor from WRA.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Michela Gallagher, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, has been honored by the Society for Neuroscience with its Mika Salapeter Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes individuals with outstanding career achievements in neurosciences who have actively promoted the advancement of others in the field.

Peabody Institute

Sophomore Nicholas Bentz, a violinist in Herbert Greenberg's studio, won the grand prize at the concerto competition held by the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy, a program in Powell River, British Columbia. The prize was a trip to Russia to perform in a concert of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra's Master Series, held in the historic Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

Mary Burke, a student of Phyllis Bryn-Julson's, won first prize in the Conservatory Concerto Competition: Voice Finals at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. Burke is in the Peabody–Yong Siew Toh joint degree program, which combines elements of each conservatory's curriculum.

Chen Zhangyi, a composition DMA candidate, was one of five artists awarded the Singapore National Arts Council's Young Artist Award 2014. The honor is Singapore's highest for young arts practitioners, age 35 or below in the year of the award, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them among their peers. 

School of Medicine

M. Douglas Baker, a professor of pediatrics and director of the Children's Center's Division of Emergency Medicine, has been named the 2014 recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Jim Seidel Award. The honor, bestowed by the Section on Emergency Medicine, recognizes Baker's outstanding contributions to the field.

Jaishri Blakeley, an associate professor of neurology and director of the Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, has received the Children's Tumor Foundation's 2014 Children's Humanitarian Award for her contributions advancing the development of clinical trials and drug research for neurofibromatosis. The genetic disorder affects one child in 3,000 births.

Lisa Cooper, the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and director of the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, has received the Association of American Medical Colleges' 2014 Herbert W. Nickens Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to academic medicine and because her research has "revolutionized the nation's understanding of how race and ethnicity affect health and patient care."

David Eisele, a professor and director of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the 124-member Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Eliott Fishman, a professor of radiology and radiological science and director of Diagnostic Imaging and Body CT, has received a Minnie Award for excellence in radiology from, an organization that gives radiology professionals the opportunity to highlight the contributions of their peers to the advancement of medical imaging. "Aunt Minnie" is a term that describes a radiologic finding that is so specific and compelling that there's no realistic differential diagnosis.

Lisa Ishii, an associate professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, has received the 2014 William K. Wright Award from the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The award recognizes a member of the academy who has made outstanding contributions to the field.

Sanjay Jain, an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases, has received a National Institutes of Health Transformative Research Award for his ongoing work to design a new noninvasive imaging method that can rapidly identify a wide variety of bacterial infections and monitor their response in real time. The award comes with more than $2.2 million in research funding over the next five years.

Marlene Miller, a professor, vice chair for quality and safety in the Children's Center, and chief quality officer for pediatrics in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to oversee a trial involving 24 pediatric hospitals nationwide to determine whether the use of protective central line caps saturated with a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution can prevent line contamination and reduce central line infections at home.

Paul Rothman, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been honored as a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America, Baltimore Area Council's 2014 Health Services Leadership Award.

Akira Sawa, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center, has been named the inaugural Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno Innovation Professor, a position endowed by scientists, biotech entrepreneurs, and philanthropists Ueno and Kuno. The dedication and installation ceremony took place in November in the Henry Phipps Building at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Roy Strowd III, a neuro-oncology fellow, is the first recipient of a Medical Education Research Fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology. The award includes a one-year grant of $65,000 to foster his research.

University Administration

Kelly Gebo, a professor in the schools of Medicine and Public Health, and director of the Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has been named the first vice provost for education. In her new role, Gebo will provide leadership and accountability for the administration, development, assessment, and improvement of programs, policies, and services supporting the university's educational mission and strategic plan. She also will serve as a liaison to the Doctor of Philosophy Board; convene undergraduate, graduate, and academic affairs deans; collaborate with the university's schools, divisions, and academic departments to guide educational programming; complete a program assessment of the Gateway Sciences Initiative; develop a plan to disseminate best practices gained from pilot projects; build undergraduate research courses; and identify strategies for distinguishing the undergraduate experience.

Paul Pineau has joined the university as its first vice provost for strategic initiatives. Pineau will direct initiatives that span portfolio areas within the Office of the Provost and those that have been deemed high-priority, high-profile university matters requiring dedicated, considered attention. A graduate of Davidson College and Harvard Law School, he comes to Johns Hopkins from the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, where he has served as chief of staff and special assistant state's attorney.