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November 2011


Date: November 14, 2011

IOM Honorees

Richard Huganir, Ph.D., professor and director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, co-director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; Jeremy Nathans, M.D., Ph.D., professor of biology and genetics, neuroscience and ophthalmology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator; and Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine and surgery, director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and senior vice president for patient safety and quality, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine. One of the highest honors in health and medicine, election to the IOM recognizes outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

New ICE Head

Ted Dawson, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor of Neurogenerative Diseases, has been named the new director of the Institute for Cell Engineering (ICE). Dawson, internationally known for his studies of the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, has been scientific director of ICE and director of its neuroregeneration program.

Consumers’ Choice—Again

For the 16th consecutive year, The Johns Hopkins Hospital has won the Consumer Choice Award for the Baltimore region from the National Research Corporation. Hopkins is one of only a few hospitals that have won this regional award every year since it was created. The winners, announced in Modern Healthcare magazine, were the hospital in each market that is rated highest by consumers for its best overall quality, best physicians, best nurses and best image/reputation.


The Johns Hopkins Health System was named Maryland’s most exceptional organization in 2011, garnering the top spot on a list of 53 companies and organizations whose work was reviewed by a panel of judges for the Gazette of Politics and Business. Cited in particular were the health system’s organizational growth, innovation and community service.  

East Baltimore

Karen Carroll, M.D., professor of pathology and medicine and chief of the Division of Medical Microbiology, has received the American Society of Microbiology’s 2011 BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology. The award honors research accomplishments that form the foundation for important applications in clinical microbiology.

Anthony Guerrerio, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatric gastroenterology, has received the George Ferry Young Investigator Development Award, worth $150,000 in research funding,  from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation.

Bernard Jaar, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine, has been appointed chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s medical advisory board.

Pamela Paulk, M.S.W., M.B.A., vice president of human resources for the Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Baltimore City Community College.

Notable Nurses

Carole Blakely, R.N., M.S.N., nurse manager in surgery on Marburg 3; Tracy Douglas, R.N., M.S., nurse manager in oncology on Weinberg 5B; Terry Goodwyn, R.N., M.Sc.N., nurse manager in psychiatry on Meyer 5; Linda Hicks, R.N., M.S.N., nurse manager in gynecology and obstetrics for Weinberg 4B;  Carol Kersch, M.S. N., R.N., R.N.-B.C., nurse manager in surgery on Marburg 2; Elizabeth Lins, R.N., M.S.N., nurse manager on Weinberg 4D; Joanne Timmel, M.S.N., R.N., M.E.-B.C., nurse manager on Weinberg 4C; Joy Rothwell, R.N., M.S.N., nurse manager in Medicine’s cardiology care unit/CCP 5; Nancy Ruth, R.N., B.S.N., and Gina Szymanksi, R.N., M.S., nurse managers in oncology on Weinberg 5A and 5D, respectively, all have been cited by the Department of Service Excellence for meeting or exceeding patient satisfaction goals

Terry Bennett, R.N., B.S.N., C.H.C.R., director of nurse recruitment at Johns Hopkins Bayview, has received the 2011 Distinguished Member of the Year Award from the National Association for Health Care Recruitment.

Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital nurses have been recognized for their commitment to serving the elderly, with both medical centers earning NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation from the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University’s College of Nursing.

All Children’s Hospital

Sylvia Powell, M.B.A., was named assistant dean of administration in the Office of the Vice Dean of Education. 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Jeannie Jendrek, B.N., M.H.C.A., has been named the new nurse recruiter in the office of nurse recruitment.

Kelly Klepsig, compensation manager, has received a national Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award from the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, the human resources arm of the American Hospital Association.

Shawn Mueller, B.N., M.S.N., has been named director of infection control. In her new role, Mueller has clinical responsibilities for surveillance, detection, prevention and control of infectious agents in the medical center. 

David B. Pearse, M.D., associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been named director of the medical intensive care unit. 

Shannon Weaver, M.B.A., R.N.-B.C., has been named bariatrics program director. She will work closely with the bariatrics team to help expand the practice, continually improve patient safety and service excellence, and maintain its Center of Excellence status.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Marti Bailey has been named coordinator of Sibley Senior Association’s community health program. She previously served as director of community relations for Grand Oaks Assisted Living and helped facilitate Sibley’s
Alzheimer’s support groups.

Julie Fanburg-Smith, M.D., internationally recognized for her work in soft tissue and orthopedic pathology, has been named attending

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Maryland Heart PC, a 17-physician cardiology practice with three locations in southern Montgomery County, Md., has been purchased by JHCP. The practice’s physicians will become employees of JHCP in January.

Johns Hopkins HealthCare

The Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP), a managed care program for 31,000 retired military members and families of active duty service personnel that Hopkins operates on behalf of the Department of Defense, has been named by Consumer Reports magazine as the highest rated health insurance plan among health maintenance organizations and preferred provider organizations in Maryland. 

Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI)

Hospital Punta Pacífica, an 80-bed, JHI-managed facility in Panama City, Panama, has been awarded Joint Commission International accreditation, becoming only the second hospital in Panama to achieve such distinction.