Date: December 2, 2013
Senior VP Appointment
Dalal Haldeman, Ph.D., M.B.A., has been named senior vice president of marketing and communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine. As VP of JHM marketing and communications for the past eight years, Haldeman achieved greater name recognition for the institution, streamlined JHM’s Web content while increasing its social media presence, and enhanced system integration while raising awareness about JHM biomedical discoveries. An advocate for engaging employees and putting patients at the forefront, she initiated sharing a patient story at every Johns Hopkins Medicine town hall meeting.
New Trustees’ Chair
David Hodgson, M.B.A., founder and managing director of the global private equity investment firm General Atlantic, has been appointed chairman of the Boards of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Hodgson, a member of JHM’s Board of Trustees since 2010, has served as head of the nominating committee of the board, as well as a member of the JHM International Board.
Research Vice Dean
Antony Rosen, M.D., professor of medicine, pathology and director of the Division of Rheumatology, has been named the new vice dean for research, overseeing JHM’s multimillion-dollar biomedical research enterprise. He succeeds Landon King, M.D., executive vice dean, professor of medicine and biological chemistry, as well as head of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Rosen, a former Johns Hopkins resident and rheumatology fellow and faculty member, became a full professor in 2002.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital have been recognized by the Joint Commission as members of its Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program. This was the first time three JHM health care centers gained the designation simultaneously. In further recognition of JHM hospitals’ excellence, the Delmarva Foundation presented The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital with a 2013 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement.
Gifts and Grants
The Wilmer Eye Institute will receive a $20 million bequest from T. Boone Pickens, the 85-year-old Texas oil and gas executive and founder of BP Capital. Pickens, a longtime patient at Wilmer, already has given some $8 million to the eye institute to establish a professorship and toward the construction of the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building, which opened in 2009. With this latest gift, Wilmer expects to recruit new scholars to undertake novel research.
The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has been awarded a three-year, $7.3 million contract from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to bring its proven checklist for reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)—the most deadly of all hospital-acquired infections—to hospitals nationwide. The checklist has already reduced such infections by 70 percent throughout Michigan hospitals, and a similar program is underway in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
American Association for Cancer Research
Donald Coffey, Ph.D., distinguished professor of urology; Carol Greider, Ph.D., professor and director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics; and Bert Vogelstein, M.D., professor of oncology and pathology, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics, are among the inaugural fellows elected to the newly formed Academy of the American Association for Cancer Research. The academy recognizes distinguished scientists whose major contributions have resulted in significant innovations and progress against cancer.
Johns Hopkins Hospital nurses Margie Burnett, B.S.N., R.N., C.N.R.N. neurosciences; Kelly Jarrett, B.S.N., surgery; Tameria Joy, B.S.N., R.N., regulatory affairs; and Maureen Lewis, P.N.H.N.P.-B.C., psychiatry, have won the 2013 MEDSURG Nursing Professional Issues Writer’s Award for their article on bedside nurse champions, which appeared in MEDSURG Nursing, the official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Allan Belzberg, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery and director of the Peripheral Nerve Center, has been named clinical director of the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute.
James Black, M.D., associate professor of surgery, has been appointed the new chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. Black, a member of the surgical faculty since 2004, has been instrumental in building the endovascular therapy program.
Henry Brem, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Neurosurgery, has received the 2013 Abhijit Guha Award from the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Section on Tumors of the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Michael Caterina, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery, biological chemistry and neuroscience, has been appointed the inaugural director of the Neurosurgery Pain and Research Institute. Caterina is a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Sensory Biology and co-director of the biological chemistry graduate program.
Hershaw Davis, M.S.N., R.N., emergency medicine, has received a Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future/American Association of Colleges of Nursing Minority Nurse Scholarship, worth nearly $60,000 over three years.
David Euhus, M.D., professor of surgery, has been appointed director of breast surgery. World-renowned as an expert in breast cancer, he was co-director of the Mary L. Brown Breast Center Genetics and Risk Assessment Clinic in the Center for Breast Care at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Jun Hua, Ph.D., a research associate with joint appointments in the Department of Radiology and the F.M. Kirby Center at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, has received a $75,000 grant to oversee a collaborative effort by Kennedy Krieger’s Kirby Imaging Center and the Department of Psychiatry’s Huntington’s Disease (HD) Clinic to develop new magnetic resonance imaging methods for determining the functional and neurovascular biomarkers for HD.
Thomas Kirsch, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of emergency medicine, has been named the first recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ new Disaster Medical Sciences Award for outstanding achievement and excellence in disaster medicine. Kirsch is deputy director of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and co-director of the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Refugee and Disaster Response.
Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the inaugural Michael and Ann Hankin and Partners of Brown Advisory Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Lee discovered the protein myostatin, which controls muscle growth.
Bruce Perler, M.D., M.B.A., professor and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, has been named the Department of Surgery’s vice chair for clinical operations and financial affairs. Perler will continue to practice vascular surgery and will remain as director of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s vascular noninvasive laboratory.
Marian Richardson, D.N.P., R.N., has been promoted to assistant director of oncology nursing. Richardson previously was nurse manager of radiation oncology.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
David Kern, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Academy on Communications in Healthcare, an organization focused on improving health care through education, research and practice through strong communication with patients’ families and health care teams.
Jack Rund, M.B.A., a 23-year veteran of the medical center, has been promoted to director of operations for Hopkins ElderPlus, which provides interdisciplinary team care for chronically ill elders who qualify for nursing home-level care but wish to remain in their own homes.
The Stroke Program has received a 2013 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI)
Mark Duncan, M.D., has been named medical director for JHI’s project in Chile, Clínica Las Condes. He will oversee the work being undertaken to support Clínica Las Condes’ clinical programs and medical education efforts.
Jason Miller, M.S., has been named first director of business and clinical data analytics.
Hamed Mustafa has been named director of Middle East/North Africa in the International Patient Services Division. Mustafa has been with JHI since its inception in 1997.
Fedor Vidal, M.B.A., has been named the inaugural director of information technology.