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Who/What: June 2016

Who/What: June 2016

‘Visionary Leader’ Honored

Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has received the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Freeman Hrabowski Visionary Leader Award. The award recognizes Peterson’s “strong and beneficial presence on the economy and quality of life” in the Baltimore/Washington area.

Senior VP for Nursing for JHHSAn image shows Deborah Baker.

Deborah Baker, D.N.P., C.R.N.P., will become senior vice president for nursing for the Johns Hopkins Health System on July 1. The first to hold this new position, she will also continue to serve as vice president of nursing and patient care services for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, a role she’s held since September 2015.

Salk Award

Solomon Snyder, M.D., D.Phil., D.Sc., professor of neuroscience, has received the Salk Institute’s Medal for Research Excellence, an award bestowed just twice before in the institute’s 55-year history. Recognized as a giant of modern neurosurgery, Snyder has defined the basic pharmacology of most of the brain’s neurotransmitters, their receptors and their transporters. His discoveries have been translated into important therapies.

NAS Honors

An image shows Kenneth KinzlerThe photo shows Geraldine Seydoux.


Kenneth Kinzler, Ph.D., professor of oncology and co-director of cancer research at the Ludwig Center in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, and Geraldine Seydoux, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. 

AAP Recognition

Peter Agre, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, professor of biological chemistry and 2003 Nobel Prize-winner for his discovery of aquaporin proteins, has received the 2016 Kober Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Association of Physicians (AAP). In addition, seven Johns Hopkins physicians were elected to the AAP this year. The honorees include William Bishai, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research; and Richard Chaisson, M.D., professor of medicine, director of the Center for AIDS Research and co-director of the Center for Tuberculosis Research. Also recognized were Josef Coresh, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology Training Program; Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D., professor of pathology and oncology and deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center; and Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and senior vice president for patient safety and quality. In addition, Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and of molecular biology and genetics; and Suzanne Topalian, M.D., director of the Melanoma Program, and associate director of the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

ASCI Honors 

Elia Duh, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, and Gregory Kirk, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and oncology and vice chair for clinical and translational research, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). In addition, Kieren Marr, M.D., professor of medicine and oncology and medical director of the Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program, has been elected to the ASCI Council. 

Notable Nurses

Six nurses from The Johns Hopkins Hospital were chosen to receive 2016 Excellence in Nursing Awards from Baltimore magazine: Jacqueline Bradstock, B.S.N., R.N., a nurse clinician in cardiovascular care; Stephanie Brown, B.S.N., R.N., C.P.N., a  pediatric nurse clinician; Brigid Carey, M.S.N., A.C.N.P., an acute care nurse practitioner;  Danielle Koceski, B.S.N., R.N., senior clinical nurse in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Anna Recchio, R.N., head nurse in oncology; and Patricia Underland, R.N., M.S., C.R.N.P., a nurse practitioner in the Hemophilia Treatment Center.


New President of The Johns Hopkins HospitalA photo shows Redonda Miller.

Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A., will become the 11th president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital on July 1. She is currently the senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for the hospital. Miller is the first woman to hold the post.

Edward “Eddie” Gormley, C.Ph.T., an automation specialist in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building’s pharmacy, has received the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association’s 2016 National Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award.

The photo shows Kenneth Grant.

Kenneth Grant, M.S., vice president of general services for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and vice president of supply chain management for the Johns Hopkins Health System, has been named the Most Inclusive Health Care Group Executive for Minority Businesses by the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association.

Pradeep Ramulu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology, has received the Light House Guild’s 2016 Pisart Award. The $30,000 award recognizes early-career physicians and scientists whose work has the potential to influence the understanding of vision loss, the treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss. 

Linda Regan, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, has received the 2016 Director of the Year Award from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. She is the first woman to receive this award since its inception 16 years ago.The photo shows Janet Serwint.

Janet Serwint, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Residency Program, has received the Association of Pediatric Program Directors’ 2016 Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education. The award is named for a renowned Johns Hopkins pediatric diagnostician and rheumatologist.

Matthew Levy, D.O., M.Sc., associate professor of emergency medicine, and Asa Margolis, D.O., M.P.H., assistant professor of emergency medicine, have been named to leadership positions in the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS). Both physicians will remain on the medical faculty in addition to assuming their new duties. Levy has been named medical director of HCDFRS, and Margolis has been chosen as HCDFRS’s associate medical director.


April Holmes, a medication technician for Hopkins ElderPlus, a voluntary health program that helps coordinate all needed health care services for older individuals so they can continue living in the community, has been named one of the 2016 Baltimore’s Top Neighborhood Moms by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.The photo shows Laura Megan Morrison.

Laura Megan Morrison, M.S., R.N., P.C.C.N., has been named patient care manager of the 28-bed progressive care unit.


Fadwa Natour, R.N., nicknamed “the bed czar” for her role as the nursing supervisor responsible for maintaining patient flow throughout the hospital, has been named the 2015 Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area’s Employee of the Year for Suburban Hospital. 

SIBLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITALThe photo shows Timothy Chamberlain. The photo shows Suzanne Dutton.

Timothy Chamberlain, director of biomedical services, and Suzanne Dutton, M.S.N., the medical center’s first coordinator of NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders), have received the 2015 Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area Employee of the Year Award for Sibley.

Carol Shannon has been named vice president of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation. She will be responsible for planning, managing and implementing all of the hospital’s fundraising activities. Before joining Sibley, Shannon spent 11 years as chief development officer at Catholic Charities, where she led a $75 million capital campaign.


Anita Moore, M.P.A., has been appointed chief population health officer for Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) in Saudi Arabia. She will help to make JHAH a leader in integrating population health management to address a range of factors that impact broader communities. Her work will also support JHAH’s efforts to deliver individualized care to 360,000 Saudi Aramco employees and their families.

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