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Dome April 2014


Date: April 1, 2014

International Leadership Award

Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, received the 2014 Governor’s International Leadership Award in March from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. The award is given by the World Trade Center Institute to innovative leaders who positively represent Maryland on the global stage.

Osler Medical Residency Program

The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Osler Medical Housestaff Training Program is among the top internal medical training programs in the country, according to the responses of 3,410 internists who replied to a nationwide survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The Osler Service was named the second most highly regarded residency program, after the program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Third in the lineup was the program at Massachusetts General’s sister hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. 

Undergraduate Medical Education Associate Dean

Nancy Hueppchen, M.D., associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics and director of high risk obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and medical student clerkship, has been named associate dean for undergraduate medical education. Named assistant dean for clinical curriculum in 2011, she also has served as director of medical student education in obstetrics and gynecology in the school of medicine and director of what now is the Core Clerkship in Women’s Health.

Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Appointments

Steven Kravet, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor of medicine and president of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians; Marlene Miller, M.D., M.Sc., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of quality and safety at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center; John Ulatowski, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor of anesthesiology and vice president and executive medical director of Johns Hopkins Medicine International; and Michael Zenilman, M.D., vice chair and regional director of surgery, have been named the institute’s new chief quality officers in ambulatory practices, pediatrics, international and ambulatory procedural, respectively.

East Baltimore

Maria Cvach, D.N.P., R.N., assistant director of nursing for clinical standards, has been appointed chair of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Healthcare Technology Safety Institute’s Alarm Systems Steering Committee. This group of national leaders engages the entire health care community in multidisciplinary safety initiatives that strengthen the use of technology to improve patient outcomes.

Jennifer Day, Ph.D., R.N., has been appointed coordinator of the Department of Nursing’s Research Program. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins, her Ph.D. in nursing from Duke and was the recipient of the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award while a predoctoral fellow at Duke.

Harry (Hal) Dietz, M.D., professor of genetics, medicine and pediatrics, director of the William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, awarded by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Richard Huganir, Ph.D., professor and director of the Department of Neuroscience; Katelyn McDonald, a second-year master’s student in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine; and Timothy Phelps, M.S., associate professor and assistant director of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, each received honors at the National Science Foundation and journal Science’s 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Huganir was on a team that won first place in illustration for a depiction of the cortex in metallic pastels. McDonald and Phelps received honorable mention for their work on an information poster about the effects of hypothermia on sea turtles.

Rebecca Lander, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, received the Maryland House of Delegates’ 2014 Speaker’s Medallion for her exemplary service to the state and its citizens.

Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of oncology, pharmacology and molecular sciences, received a LIFE (Leading Innovative Faculty Entrepreneurs) award from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and the BioMaryland Center for his research on developing a new therapeutic agent for type 2 diabetes.

Gregg Semenza, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, oncology and radiation oncology and director of the Vascular Biology Research Program in the Institute for Cell Engineering, will receive the 13th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences for his contribution to discovering how cells sense and respond to low oxygen conditions. He shares the award with William Kaelin, M.D., of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Sir Peter Ratcliffe, M.D., of Oxford University; and Stephen McKnight, Ph.D., of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 

Carl Stafstrom, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pediatric epilepsy, has been named director of the John M. Freeman Pediatric Epilepsy Center in the Department of Neurology. An award-winning teacher, researcher and clinician, he previously served as professor of neurology and pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as director of pediatric neurology at American Family Children’s Hospital.

Maria Trent, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics and director of interdisciplinary education for the Johns Hopkins Adolescent Health Leadership Training Program, has been named to the 2014 list of 53 influential Marylanders compiled by The Daily Record.

Johns Hopkins Bayview

Jo Deaton, M.S., R.N., has been
promoted to director of nursing for psychiatry and neurosciences. She has been the psychiatry nursing director at the hospital since 2008. Her expanded responsibilities will include supervision
of nursing for the neurosciences unit and neurosciences critical
care unit.

Kathy Owens, M.S.N., R.N., has been promoted to director of nursing for perioperative and inpatient surgical services. She has been the director of nursing for perioperative services since 2008. In her new role, she also will oversee nursing for the surgical intensive care unit, burn intensive care unit and the burn/wound program, among other services.

Cindy Walters, D.N.P., R.N., senior director of nursing for maternal/child health and emergency services, has been promoted to director of nursing at the trauma and bay station programs.

Howard County General Hospital

Robert Linton, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed an assistant professor and director of the Department of Emergency Medicine. After completing his residency at Howard University in 1999, he served as a full-time emergency medicine physician for MedStar Health. Previously, he was vice chair of emergency medicine at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sanjay Saha, M.H.S., has become chief operating officer, responsible for overall operations and strategic advice. Previously, he served as executive vice president of operations for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, which includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, in Winston Salem, N.C. He also held senior leadership positions at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C., the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Suburban Hospital

Quentin Simeone, clinical coordinator of physical medicine and rehabilitation for clinical support services and a 39-year staff member, has been named a finalist for employee of the year honors in the annual Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area awards program.

Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Chris Grant, M.B.A., has been named vice president of patient services. He has nearly two decades of experience at Kaiser Permanente, where he most recently was executive director of operations and strategy for claims implementation.