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Dome March 2013


Date: March 1, 2013

NAS Honors

Solomon Snyder, M.D., professor of neuroscience, pharmacology and psychiatry, has been named the recipient of the National Academy of Science’s 2013 Award in the Neurosciences, which recognizes Snyder’s groundbreaking work on opiate receptors, gaseous signaling in the nervous system and other achievements in neuropharmacological processes.

King-Wai Yau, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology, has received the 2013 Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics from the National Academy of Science. The award, bestowed every three years, recognizes Yau’s transformational research into how signals from light and odor are recorded and relayed to the brain. 

East Baltimore

John Carey, M.D., professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, has been promoted to chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery.

Howard Francis, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor and deputy director of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, has been appointed to serve also as director of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center.

Adam Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.,
assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology, has received the 2013 Key Innovator in health information and technology award from Elsevier for a Web-based program Kaplan designed that texts patients at a specific time, asking them to record
their moods.

Timothy Pawlik, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and director of the Liver Tumor Center, has been elected president of the Association of Academic Surgery for the 2014-2015 term.

Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D., associated professor of oncology and pharmacology, has been awarded an inaugural, two-year, $100,000 grant from the Harrington Discovery Institute to pursue his research on a novel therapy for treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Roger Reeves, Ph.D., professor of physiology has received a 2012 Sisley-Jérôme Lejeune International Award for Translational Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

Notable Nurses

Hershaw Davis., M.S.N., B.S.N., R.N., of Emergency Medicine, has been appointed chair of the governmental affairs committees of the National Emergency Nurses Association, as well as the Maryland Emergency Nurses Association for 2013 and 2014.

Sharon Dudley-Brown, F.N.P.-B.C., Ph.D., Elizabeth Jordan, R.N., D.N.Sc., and Christine Savage, R.N., Ph.D., C.A.R.N., have been named fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.

Marketing and Communications

The Office of Marketing and Communications’ teams in editorial services and graphic design have been recognized for outstanding work by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). M&C’s monthly publication Dome received a 2013 Award of Excellence, the AAMC’s “best of the best” honor, for internal audience periodicals. Also earning an AAMC honorable mention recognition in the special events/public relations category was the New Clinical Buildings Expo.

Johns Hopkins Health System and Hospital

Health and wellness programs provided by The Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as aging adult resource and referral services and backup eldercare, were among initiatives offered by The Johns Hopkins University that were cited by the WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress in awarding the university its Work-Life Seal of Distinction.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

William Greenough, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, has received the Dr. Mary Betty Stevens Award from the Maryland chapter of the American College of Physicians. The award honors Greenough for his discovery, along with colleagues, of a method of treating dehydration. 

David Hellmann, M.D., professor, director of the Department of Medicine, and vice dean, has received the William McCarthy Award from the board of trustees in recognition of his accomplishments, including the creation of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine and the Miller-Coulson Academy for Clinical Excellence.

Eric Strain, M.D., professor and director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research, has been elected the next president of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

Howard County General Hospital

Jay Blackman, executive vice president/COO, and his wife, Lu Ann Blackman, have been named national trustees of the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

Suburban Hospital

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program celebrated its 30th anniversary in March. In the past five years, the Cardiac Rehab Center has treated more than 350 new patients annually.

AAMC-JHM Affiliation Renewed

Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine have renewed their affiliation, begun five years ago, ensuring continued increased access to medical care for patients. Recently, the two institutions celebrated the opening of a new Odenton Medical Pavilion. They also collaborate on providing services to the AAMC satellite facility on the Eastern Shore’s Kent Island.

Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI)

Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, one of Colombia’s premier health institutions, has signed an expanded agreement with JHI to extend their collaboration for another 10 years. The partnership, begun in 2011, involved research projects, nursing initiatives and other efforts to enhance health care delivery, patient safety and education in the region.

Renata Mattson, J.D., has been named JHI’s first chief compliance officer. Recently, she served as compliance attorney for Axion Law, a 1,000-person firm with 11 offices and four delivery centers worldwide. 

Jose Solis Padilla, M.B.A., has been named director of Global Services for Latin America. With a decade of experience in health care project management, Padilla will lead the Latin American team in its creation of opportunities for JHI’s affiliates there. 

Pacífico Salud, a consortium of Peruvian hospitals, laboratories and outpatient centers, has signed an agreement with JHI to strengthen and improve the quality of care across its expansive health care system. Hopkins experts will work with their counterparts to develop clinical and patient services programs, with a goal being to help Pacífico Salud achieve accreditation at its hospitals, outpatient centers and laboratories from Joint Commission International.