School of Medicine
Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., named vice dean for education
Paul B. Rothman, M.D., the dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has appointed Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., an acclaimed cardiologist and award-winning teacher, as the new vice dean for education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In this important role, he will oversee the medical school’s undergraduate, graduate, residency, postdoctoral and continuing medical education programs, as well as the Welch Medical Library.
Rothman says that Ziegelstein is ideally qualified to serve as vice dean for education. "Not only is Roy an internationally recognized expert on the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease, and a superb physician renowned for his sensitivity and skill at doctor-patient communication, he also is devoted to educating the next generation of physicians," says Rothman.
Ziegelstein, who has spent his entire professional career at Johns Hopkins, is the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Professor of Medicine. He has served as senior associate dean for faculty development in the medical school, as well as executive vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he also has been deputy director for education.
His many roles in medical education include serving as director of the internal medicine residency program at Johns Hopkins Bayview for nearly a decade. He is the co-director of the Aliki Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bayview, a novel program that teaches residents and students the importance of knowing patients as individuals in order to provide optimal patient care. Ziegelstein also developed an innovative course, "Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life," which teaches medical students the attitudes and skills necessary to provide compassionate, patient-centered medical care and prepares them for residency and professional life.
He succeeds David Nichols, M.D., M.B.A., who was named the inaugural vice dean for education in 2000 and left Johns Hopkins in September 2012 to become president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics.
To read more about Dr. Ziegelstein and his professional career, click here.
Jason Howard, Med '10, wins first place in 2013 Rangos Award
Jason Howard, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the head and neck cancer therapeutics program at Hopkins, proposed creating a vaccine using proteins from tumors to teach the immune system to fight the disease - and the idea won him first place in the 2013 Rangos Awards.
Metastatic Disease: A Daunting Challenge Requiring Daring Solutions
While treatment of and survival from primary cancer have benefited young patients, metastatic disease continues to challenge older patients who account for the majority of those with cancer. Expanding on the success of the preventive vaccine against human papillomavirus, the cause of cervical cancer and several head and neck cancers, Dr. Howard proposes to generate a new generation of therapeutic cancer vaccines. Proteins isolated from metastatic tumors uniquely mark those cells and Dr. Howard aims to use them to train the body’s own immune system to mount a response against the remaining and future metastatic disease.
About the Rangos Awards
Philanthropist John G. Rangos, Sr. created the Rangos Award for Creativity in Cancer Discovery to inspire original ideas and innovative approaches to metastatic cancer research and treatment.
Open to currently enrolled full-time trainees at any division of The Johns Hopkins University including undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents and fellows, the Rangos Award is bestowed annually to participating individuals with new and innovative approaches to metastatic cancer research and treatment.
- First place: $25,000 and the Rangos Award for Creativity in Cancer Discovery
- Second place: $12,500
- Third place: $6,250
- Fourth place: $3,150
- Fifth place: $1,500
To read press coverage in the Baltimore Sun on Howard's first place win, click here.
Young Investigators' Day
On April 18, 2013, the School of Medicine honored 19 trainee researchers for their stellar accomplishments in the lab. The 36th annual Young Investigators’ Award program took place from 4 to 6 p.m. in Mountcastle Auditorium in the Preclinical Teaching Building, East Baltimore campus.
This event is proudly sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association. Generous support from JHM&SA makes this event possible.