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Dome October 2013 VOL 64
Issue No. 8


Date: October 1, 2013


Jonathan Lewin, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science and radiologist-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed senior vice president of Integrated Healthcare Delivery for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He will collaborate with leaders from all health care-providing members of the enterprise to ensure optimal quality of care, safety and efficiency across JHM’s network of hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics and outpatient care and surgery centers. He will also develop an ongoing inventory of Hopkins Medicine’s clinical assets, partnerships and infrastructure to enhance JHM’s delivery system, as well as explore ways to address new payment structures, evolving patient needs and effective population health programs.


Andrew Satin, M.D., has become the new director and Dorothy Edwards Professor of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, succeeding Harold Fox, M.D., who headed the department for 16 years. Satin, who since 2007 has served as both deputy director of Gyn/Ob at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and director of the department and head of the medical board at Johns Hopkins Bayview, is a nationally recognized leader in gynecology and obstetrics, as well as an award-winning teacher. He holds several national leadership positions, including director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Satin is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former professor at the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, from which he received his medical degree. He also served as an attending physician at both the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Marketing and Communications has received the Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc. 2013 Grand Prize for Health Care PR and Marketing in recognition of its massive public relations effort to celebrate the opening of the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center in 2012. The innovative use of multimedia advertising, online marketing, a new website, social media and special events earned the Campaign of the Year (Large Budget) award from this Chicago-based publisher of corporate communications, public relations and leadership development newsletters.  


Barbara Detrick, Ph.D., professor of pathology and director of the Immunology Laboratory and Cytokine Laboratory, has received a 2013 Veritas Distinguished Alumni Award from Caldwell College in New Jersey. Detrick’s research on the eye has identified key immune responses in retinal degenerative diseases seen in age-related macular degeneration and multiple sclerosis. She also helped to discover a critical ocular protein that is now the basis of gene therapy for retinal diseases.

Christopher Gamper, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of oncology, has received a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant in recognition of his work on improving immunotherapy against childhood malignancies. Gamper specializes in bone marrow transplants, general pediatrics and pediatric oncology. The grant is one of 40 bestowed by the Hyundai Hope on Wheels nonprofit organization, which supports efforts to cure childhood cancer.

Bernard Jaar, M.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology, has received the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. A fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and of the National Kidney Foundation, Jaar also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is an associate faculty member at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, where he focuses on epidemiological studies of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

Dongming Zhang, M.S., M.S.L.S., director of advanced technologies and information services in the Welch Medical Library and director of the office of information technology, received the Thomas C. Chalmers Award from the Cochrane Collaboration, the world’s largest group of volunteer scientists and physicians, to study the effectiveness of different treatments or systems. Zhang was recognized for his unique approach to optimizing biomedical text classification when updating systematic reviews.


Ray Cenname, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has been named the executive director of food and nutrition services. He succeeds Keith Magel. Cenname will manage food services for employees, patients and their families. He will also oversee Bayview Café renovations, as well as health and wellness food offerings.


Victor Broccolino, longtime president of HCGH, has been given the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Iota Lambda Omega Chapter, and Pearl Foundation’s Health Award for his efforts on behalf of Howard County residents.


The Suburban Hospital Foundation has received a $2.5 million gift from the Bender Family Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based charitable organization. The donation will help fund the hospital’s campus expansion, as well as directly affect nursing and emergency/trauma care. It will establish the Sondra D. Bender Fund for Nursing Excellence, as well as the Sondra & Howard Bender Emergency/Trauma Center. The 238-bed hospital is Montgomery County’s only designated trauma center.


Brigitta Mueller, M.D., has been named vice president of medical affairs as well as chief safety officer. In this role, she will work closely with physicians, other clinicians and hospital leaders on a range of quality and patient safety initiatives and oversight. She comes from Texas Children’s Hospital, where she directed the division for clinical, operations, quality and safety for the hospital’s cancer and hematology centers. Mueller’s research is focused on sickle cell disease.

The Division of Marketing and Community Relations garnered three awards for Web-based and multimedia communications from the Florida Hospital Association’s Society for Public Health Relations and Marketing. Honored as Best of Show in Web-based Marketing was the new website, developed specifically to address weight management and healthy living issues for children and teenagers. A website story on a visually impaired pianist who volunteers to play in the ACH lobby won for best writing. A multimedia approach on sports medicine featuring video, print, educational programs and use of the Web won in the Comprehensive Communications Under $25,000 category.


Hospital Moinhos de Vento of Porto Alegre, Brazil, one of that nation’s leaders in health care delivery and innovation, has signed an agreement with JHI to forge a collaboration between its leadership and Johns Hopkins Medicine experts to enhance the hospital’s existing clinical strengths, improve nursing and patient safety practices, and explore the potential for joint research. Although JHI has many affiliates in Latin America, this is its first in Brazil, a nation of nearly 200 million people.