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Date: April 23, 2015

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Stephen Berry

Infectious diseases specialist Stephen Berry has been named the division’s new associate vice chair for quality, safety and service. Berry will lead efforts to improve the culture of safety, drive high-value health care, and foster an environment of patient- and family-centered care. He will help monitor quality metrics across the department and work with clinical leaders to lead performance improvement activities. Berry joined the infectious diseases faculty in 2010 and in 2014 became an associate faculty member at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. His research focuses on health care quality, safety and costs among people living with HIV.

Craig Hendrix, professor of medicine, pharmacology and molecular sciences, and epidemiology, has been named director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology. Hendrix has focused his research on the study of drugs in humans, with a particular emphasis on agents for the prevention of HIV infection. Among his program-building successes is his directorship of the division’s Drug Development Unit (1998), which became a self-supporting enterprise that conducts first-class studies on drugs in humans.

Jonathan Orens, professor of medicine, has been named director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Orens, who joined the faculty in 1998, is recognized internationally as an expert in lung transplantation. His research has focused on lung transplant outcomes, assessing risk factors for the development of chronic allograft rejection and primary graft dysfunction, and developing new treatment strategies.

Ashlyn Sowell has joined the Department of Medicine as the new senior director of development. Sowell comes to the Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine from Gettysburg College, where over the past nine years, she progressed from associate director of major gifts to associate vice president of development and campaign director. Sowell began her career in the early 1990s as a child life specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and assumed her first development position at Johns Hopkins in the Children’s House.

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