September 19, 2011

Cheers — September 19, 2011


Renee Blanding, assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, has been named vice president of medical affairs. She will maintain her current positions as medical director of the operating rooms and chair of the medical affairs council.

Thomas Magnuson, associate professor of surgery, has been named director of the Department of Surgery. Mark Duncan, associate professor of surgery and oncology, has been named deputy director.

Scott Wright, professor of medicine, has been named chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine.



Karen Bond, Amy John and Molly McGrath, in collaboration with the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust and the Baltimore City Public School System, have been named a 2011 Innovator of the Year by The Daily Record. The honor recognizes the group’s collaboration on Compass: A Directory of Resources for Bright Students in Baltimore.



Jane C. Shivnan has been named executive director of Clinical Quality and Nursing. Shivnan has more than 20 years of health care leadership experience, including service as executive director of the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and as director of the institute’s Office of Global Nursing. In her new role, Shivnan will provide strategic oversight and leadership in JHI’s clinical, consulting and knowledge transfer activities. She also will continue to serve the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing as executive director.

John Ulatowski, professor and director of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, has been named vice president and executive medical director. He will continue in his role as director of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.



Eric J. Sundquist, professor of English, and Neta Stahl, assistant professor of comparative and modern Hebrew literature, both in the School of Arts and Sciences, and A. Jonathan Eake, associate professor of education in the School of Education, have joined the Faculty Editorial Board, which meets monthly to review and approve books and new journals proposed for publication by the Press’ acquisitions editors. Also serving on the 2011–2012 board are faculty members Gregory F. Bal, Stuart W. Leslie, Ronald P. Lesser, Francis M. Mondimore, Theodore O. Poehler, Bernard Shiffman, Adam Sheingate and Ben Vinson. Richard Macksey is senior adviser to the board, and Provost Lloyd Minor and Press Director Kathleen Keane are ex officio members.

Six JHUP books won prizes in the Washington Book Publishers 2011 Design and Effectiveness Awards competition. Daniel O’Quinn’s Entertaining Crisis in the Atlantic Imperium, 1770–1790; and a new translation by X.J. Kennedy of Guillaume Apollinaire’s The Bestiary, or Procession of Orpheus won first-place honors, for typographic text and typographic cover, respectively. Martha Sewall designed the former and Glen Burris, the latter. Second-place prizes went to Todd J. Cohen’s A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems, also designed by Sewall, for technical text; and to William S. Dudley’s Maritime Maryland, designed by Burris, for illustrated text. James R. Spotila’s Saving Sea Turtles and C. Renee James’ Seven Wonders of the Universe That You Probably Took for Granted won third place in illustrated and typographic text, respectively. Amy Ruth Buchman designed Sea Turtles and Wilma Rosenberger, Seven Wonders.

At the 25th Annual New York Book Show, the Book Industry Guild of New York honored three JHUP books. Maritime Maryland took first place among professional scholarly books; Walter G. Ellison’s Second Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia, designed by Sewall, took first place among professional reference books; and Theodore Kornweibel Jr.’s Railroads in the African American Experience, designed by Kimberly Glyder, won an award of merit in general trade nonfiction.



Maureen Harrigan has been appointed associate dean for finance and administration. Harrigan was previously chief financial officer of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, which operates campuses and hospitals in Philadelphia and Kennett Square, Pa.; from 2001 to 2007, she was an analyst in the Office of Budget and Management Analysis. Earlier, she managed corporate philanthropy at Agilent Technologies in Wilmington, Del., and spent 18 years at Hewlett-Packard in operations, planning and project management positions.



Jeremy Bushyager, professor of military science, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.



Samantha Duncan, a student in the International Development Program, has received the 2011 Westfield Fellowship, one of 15 fellowships awarded by the American Australian Association. The fellowships are awarded to leading Australian postgraduate scholars to undertake research and study on environmental sustainability, engineering and medicine at prestigious American institutions. Duncan’s research interest is sustainable development in emerging markets.



Lewis Becker, professor of cardiology and general internal medicine, has received the International Academy of Cardiology’s Distinguished Fellowship Award for his “profound contribution to international cardiovascular medicine and sciences.”

Ron Cohn, Tao Qiu and Ryan Riddle are the first recipients of grants from the Musculoskeletal Research Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program, established by the JHU Center for Musculoskeletal Research and funded by an anonymous donor. Cohn is an assistant professor in Pediatrics. Qiu and Riddle are assistant professors in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Christoph Lehmann, an associate professor of pediatrics and a medical informatics pioneer and neonatologist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, has been elected vice president of services for the International Medical Informatics Association. Lehmann’s three-year term begins in 2012.



Kathleen Becker, assistant professor in Community-Public Health, has been named a 2011 Hepatitis Hero by the Maryland Hepatitis Coalition.

Pamela Jeffries, associate dean for academic affairs, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow for 2011. Jeffries joins a group of 21 nurse leaders from across the country who will participate in a three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leaders’ effectiveness in improving the U.S. health care system. Jeffries is nationally known for her work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning.

Rachel Klimmek, a doctoral student, received the school’s 2011 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award; she was nominated for “applying creative approaches to helping students learn the complex challenges of caring for older patients.” The award recognizes a graduate teaching assistant who has demonstrated exceptional performance in the classroom, innovation and commitment to learning at the school.

Mary Paterno, a doctoral student, was the winner of the 2011 PhD Student Published Paper Award, which recognizes the best published paper led by a doctoral student that was in a refereed journal between June 2010 and June 2011. Paterno’s paper, “Evaluation of a Student-Nurse Doula Program: An Analysis of Doula Interventions and Their Impacts on Labor Analgesia and Cesarean Birth,” will appear in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health later this year. Paterno co-authored the paper with faculty member Shirley Van Zandt and doctoral student Jeanne Murphy.

Kathleen White, an associate professor in Health Systems and Outcomes, co-authored with Sharon Dudley-Brown, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the School of Medicine, Translation of Evidence into Nursing and Health Care Practice, a first-of-its-kind text for DNP students, just published by Springer Publishing Co.



Mark Foster, assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received the 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award. The objective of the award is to “identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions while exposing them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.” Foster is being recognized for his work on “SWiPhT: Scalable Ultra-High-BandWidth Photonic Transmultiplexer.” The award will provide funding, mentoring, and industry and DoD contacts to enable him to further develop his research ideas in the context of DoD needs.

Sri Sarma, assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering and a member of the Institute for Computational Medicine, has received an Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation award from the National Science Foundation. Sarma’s award supports her research in brain-machine interactive control of prosthetic limbs for high speed and natural movements that takes into account the specific motor cortical output of patients with spinal cord injuries.