November 28, 2011

Cheers — November 28, 2011


Henry Mosley, professor emeritus in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health with a joint appointment in International Health, has received the American Public Health Association’s Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of international health.

Biostatistics faculty members Brian Caf-fo, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Han Liu and John Muschelli and their students and postdoctoral fellows Ani Eloyan, Fang Han, Mary Beth Nebel and Tuo Zhao have been named winners of the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative ADHD-200 Global Competition. The competition “invited participants to develop diagnostic classification tools for ADHD diagnosis based on functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging of the brain,” and then apply them to diagnose ADHD presence and subtypes in test data. Twenty-one teams representing statistics, mathematics and computer science competed. The Johns Hopkins Biostatistics team was cited for the excellent specificity of its classifier.



Katie Cruit has joined the advising staff of the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising. Cruit previously worked for five years in the School of Nursing’s Career Resource Center, most recently as student and career development administrator. Before that she was an academic program coordinator in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education.



Pamela Paulk, vice president for human resources for the Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Baltimore City Community College.



Daniel Cronin has been named senior associate dean for finance and administration, effective Jan. 1. Cronin joins Johns Hopkins from George Washington University, where he was assistant dean for administration and director of finance and personnel in the university’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. He previously was assistant vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park and later chief administrative officer of its College of Undergraduate Studies.

Jennifer Culbert, associate professor of political science, has been awarded a fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, where she will work on her next book, tentatively titled “The Jurisprudence of Hannah Arendt.” Known as one of the most influential political philosophers of the 20th century, Arendt wrote about totalitarianism, revolution, the nature of freedom and the meaning of politics. She is not widely recognized for writing on law, however. Culbert aims to rectify this by reconstructing Arendt’s legal thinking from various discussions of law and legal topics that appear throughout her writings and by showing that her work offers an unconventional but compelling perspective on legal challenges and questions of justice today.

Yingyao Hu, associate professor of economics, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Econometrics. He will serve a three-year term beginning Jan. 1.



Clarinetist Melissa Bowles, a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate studying with Steven Barta, recently won the Virginia Music Teachers National Association Concerto Competition. She performed Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major with the Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony Orchestra in Richmond, Va., on Oct. 29.

Conservatory faculty member Garnett Bruce directed a production of Turandot at the San Francisco Opera this fall. In October, the production traveled to Kansas City for the inaugural performance by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City at the Kaufmann Performing Arts Center. It will close Austin Lyric Opera’s 25th Anniversary season in April. Bruce also directed the production of Lucia di Lammermoor that opened the 55th season of The Dallas Opera.

Faculty artist Marina Piccinini performed Paquito D’Rivera’s flute concerto Gran Danzon on Nov. 17–20 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Slatkin, as part of a Festival of Flutes.

Keng-Yuen Tseng, chair of Strings at the Conservatory, performs violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Bruch, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius with China’s Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra on the new CD Favorite Violin Concertos, Vols. 1 & 2.



Erik Jones, professor of European studies at the Bologna Center and director of the new Bologna Institute for Policy Research, will become director of SAIS’ European Studies Program on June 1, 2012. He will run the program from the Bologna Center.


David Thomas, a faculty member in the Public Safety Leadership program, was recently recognized as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama. Created as part of the president’s Winning the Future Initiative, the Champions of Change program highlights a different issue each week. Thomas was recognized for his work to end domestic violence. As program administrator of PSL’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program, Thomas is involved in curriculum and policy development, technical assistance and training at state, local and federal levels. Upon his retirement from the Montgomery County Department of Police in 2000, Thomas was recognized as the second-highest-decorated officer in the history of the department.



Karen Carroll, professor of pathology and medicine and chief of the Division of Medical Microbiology, has received the American Society of Microbiology’s 2011 BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology. The award honors research accomplishments that form the foundation for important applications in clinical microbiology. Carroll’s work focuses on the diagnosis and epidemiology of health care–associated infections.

David Cooper, professor of medicine and international health and director of the Johns Hopkins Thyroid Clinic, has received one of the American Thyroid Association’s highest honors, the Paul Starr Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to clinical thyroidology. These include his landmark research on antithyroid medications and pioneering leadership in the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in thyroidology.

Anthony Guerrerio, assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology, has received the George Ferry Young Investigator Development Award from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation. The $150,000 in research funding over two years recognizes his work on childhood digestive diseases, particularly his ongoing study of the role of a protein called TFG-beta in the development of inflammatory bowel disease and a group of disorders called eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease.

Bernard Jaar, assistant professor of medicine, has been appointed chair of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s medical advisory board.



Jerilyn Allen, M. Adelaide Nutting Chair and professor in the Department of Acute and Chronic Care, is serving on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Coordinating Committee for the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. The committee is the leadership body for the NPRCR, which seeks to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease through a national effort to implement evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and interventions to control cardiovascular risk factors in clinical settings.

Nancy Glass, an associate professor in the Department of Community Public Health, received the 2011 Consortium of Universities for Global Health Early Career Award in recognition of her dedication to critical global issues and her record of achievement. The distinction includes a $1,000 financial award and plaque, which will be presented at the annual CUGH Global Health Conference in Montreal.

James Kelley has been named associate dean for development and alumni relations. Kelley joins Nursing from the School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, where he was director of development. He previously held development roles at the University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, the Maryland Historical Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He is a graduate of the Peabody Institute.

Daniel Sheridan, an associate professor in the Department of Community Public Health, has been awarded full adjunct status as an associate professor at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Sheridan has been developing an online continuing education course in forensic medicine for practicing nurses, physicians and paramedics at Flinders.

Patty Wilson, an instructor in the Department of Community Public Health, has been selected as one of five Johnson & Johnson Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars as part of the Campaign for Nursing’s Future. The program, administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, provides financial support, mentoring and leadership development to graduate students from minority backgrounds who aspire to teach in American schools of nursing.



Phil Tang, senior adviser to the provost, has been appointed assistant vice provost and accreditation liaison officer, effective Jan. 1. In his new role, he will assume many of the responsibilities currently held by Ed Roulhac, who will retire in December. Among his responsibilities will be overseeing and coordinating substantive academic program changes across each of the university’s schools, and planning and organizing decanal and leadership searches. Before joining the Provost’s Office in 2007, Tang served as assistant director of Alumni Relations and was a communications specialist at the Peabody Institute. He is a graduate of the Krieger School and expects to receive his MBA in organization development from the Carey School in May.