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Hopkins Medicine Spring/Summer 2013

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Date: June 7, 2013

Allan Belzberg, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of Peripheral Nerve Surgery, has been elected president of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. He is also serving currently as the head of the Peripheral Nerve Group of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. 

Catherine DeAngelis, Distinguished Service Professor emerita of pediatrics and former editor in chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, has received a Special Recognition Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. It honors her extraordinary achievements in academic medicine. DeAngelis was the founding director of Hopkins’ Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, as well as vice dean for academic affairs. She returned to Hopkins in 2010 to establish the Center for Professionalism in Medicine and the Related Professions.

Gene Green, formerly vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, has been named the new president of Suburban Hospital.  

Karen Horton, professor and director of the radiology residency program, has been appointed the inaugural vice chair for radiology at Hopkins Bayview.

Landon King, vice dean for research and professor and director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been appointed executive vice dean of the School of Medicine. In his new role, King will assist Dean of the Medical Faculty/CEO Paul Rothman in overseeing operations and program development in the School of Medicine.  

Stephen Milner, professor of plastic surgery and director of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, has been honored by the James R. Jordan Foundation International for the medical care he provided to burn patients, as well as the instruction on burn treatment he gave to medical professionals, in Kenya, Africa. In 2009, the foundation asked Milner and other Hopkins Burn Center staff to aid the Kenyatta National Hospital in its care for dozens of people injured in a major explosion. The foundation is building a Stephen M. Milner Burn Centre in Kenya. 

Jeremy Nathans, professor of molecular biology and genetics, as well as a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, has received the Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh’s 2012 Albert C. Muse Prize in Ophthalmology for outstanding research that has revealed how eyes perceive color. 

Lawrence Pakula, associate professor of pediatrics, has received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Timothy Pawlik, associate professor, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, and director of the Liver Tumor Center, has been elected president of the 2,500-member Association of Academic Surgery for the 2014-2015 term. He will serve as president-elect for the 2013-2014 term.  

Roger Reeves, professor of physiology and a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, has received a 2012 Sisley-Jérôme Lejeune International Award for Translational Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Reeves studies Down syndrome and possible medications for improving cognition and direction sensing in people with it. 

Eric Strain, professor and director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research, section head of psychiatry substance abuse programs, and medical director of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, has been elected the next president of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. 

Patricia Thomas, professor of medicine, associate dean for curriculum, and associate director of the Osler House Staff training program, has received the 2013 Career Achievement in Medical Education Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine. 

King-Wai Yau, professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology, has received the 2013 Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics from the National Academy of Sciences. 

Roy Ziegelstein, the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson Jr.  Professor of Medicine, has been named the new vice dean for education at the Hopkins School of Medicine. 

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