Students from the SON and SOM, along with residents from JHH and JHBMC, joined the Division of Geriatric Medicine for a special screening of the PBS documentary "Age of Champions" on February 4, 2014. Mr. John Tatum (96 years old), featured in the film and native Washingtonian, inspired guests with his accomplishments of being a 9-time medal winner in the National Senior Olympics games in the sport of swimming. Mr. Tatum still trains at the Takoma Aquatics Facility and enjoys the camaraderie of competing on a team as well as being with the kids (he refers to the 70-85 year olds as "kids). This film and Mr. Tatum left the audience inspired and truly proved that we never get too old to be fit. "The film was FABULOUS! I had so much fun. What an inspiration. Thank you so much!" Rebecca Backer (Johns Hopkins School of Nursing '14).
Qian-Li Xue, Ph.D. has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Xue is a biostatistician who is recognized nationally for his expertise in evaluating the trajectory of frailty and has been leading a team in developing an animal model to better understand and characterize sarcopenia.
Colleen Christmas, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, on receiving the Theodore E. Woodward Award from the American College of Physicians (Maryland Chapter) for her contributions to medical education and promoting diversity
Danelle Cayea, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, on receiving the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Outstanding Junior Clinical Teacher of the Year Award
Elizabeth "Ibby" Tanner, Ph.D., CRNP, Associate Professor of Nursing, on receiving the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Dennis W. Jahnigen Award
William "Bucky" Greenough, MD, Professor of Medicine, on receiving the first Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the American Geriatrics Society.
Dr. Peter Abadir Named a Nathan Shock Scholar
Dr. Peter Abadir, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been named the Nathan Shock Scholar for 2014-2015.
Each of the Nathan Shock Scholars is specially selected by the Division's leadership in recognition of their early career accomplishments in basic and epidemiological research and promise of future success. Howard and Baird Shock established the Nathan Shock Scholar Program at Johns Hopkins in memory of their father, the late Nathan Shock, Ph.D. (1906-1989). Dr. Shock is considered an early pioneer in the field of gerontology research and served as the director of the National Institute of Aging's Gerontology Research Center, among other accomplishments, over the course of his distinguished career.
Dr. Peter Abadir (front right), Mr. Joseph Baird Shock (upper left), Mr. John Howard Shock (middle), Sevil Yasar, M.D., Ph.D. (left), Cindy Roy, Ph. D. (center) and Qian-li Xue, Ph.D. (right)
Accompanying Dr. Abadir in the photo above are Dr. Nathan Shock's sons, Mr. Joseph Baird Shock and Mr. John Howard Shock, as well as the previous Nathan Shock Scholars:
- Sevil Yasar, M.D., Ph.D. (2012-2013)
- Cindy Roy, Ph.D. (2007-2009)
- Qian-li Xue, Ph.D. (2010-2011)