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J Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, has received the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE) Early Career Award. The APIRE Early Career Award provides $1,000 and a plaque to awardees and is given in recognition of a significant paper in the field of health services research published by an early career psychiatrist (fewer than 40 years of age or within five years of completion of training). J Dhan V. Kalvakolanu, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, won an outstanding presentation award for his work on the GRIMs, a class of new cytokine induced tumor suppressors, at the 3rd Annual Conference on Tumor Progression and Therapeutic Resistance held in October 2006 in Baltimore. J The National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems was presented with an Outstanding Customer Service Award for its “commitDhan V. Kalvakolanu, PhD ment to providing accurate, timely and complete data to all of Maryland’s traffic safety partners and exemplifying the spirit of cooperation and partnership necessary to achieve the mission of decreasing traffic related crashes, injuries and fatalities in Mary-
land” by the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Highway Safety Office. The award was presented on October 26th at the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s annual training meeting. In addition, the National Study Center for Trauma received an Outstanding Innovative Award from Maryland’s Impaired Driving Coalition for their support of Maryland’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). The FARS program is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. J Donald E. Wilson, MD, MACP, dean emeritus, professor, Department of Medicine, and director, Program in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education, received the Distinguished Service Membership Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) at its November annual meeting in Seattle. The award was given to Dr. Wilson for his outstanding contributions to academic medicine and his dedication and service to the AAMC and the Council of Deans.
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J Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, has been elected to the executive board of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, the APHA represents more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health. Dr. Carter-Pokras will serve four years as one of three newly elected board members. As a member of APHA’s executive board, Dr. Carter-Pokras will Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD play a key role in the conduct of association business between annual meetings, working closely with staff and the membership. J Frank Margolis, PhD, professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, has taken the role of associate director for Graduate Education for the Program in Neuroscience (PIN). Dr. Margolis has been a member of the PIN Graduate Training Committee since the program’s founding in 1996 and has served on numerous thesis committees. He has been co-director of the Pro-Seminar for PIN students and co-director of the Research Ethics course. J Janine Good, MD, associate professor, Department of Neurology, has been appointed to the University HealthSystem Consortium’s Ambulatory Steering Council. University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) is a nationwide organization composed of academic medical centers. This steering committee is comprised of 12 individuals that include both administrative and physician
leaders representing a broad geographic distribution as well as a variety of ambulatory care structures (e.g., hospital-run, group-practice run). Dr. Good will be instrumental advising the UHC Ambulatory Council on the latest outpatient issues for discussion. J The University of Maryland Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program (MCRCDP) has appointed its first group of K-12 Clinical Research Scholars. The MCRCDP prepares scientists from a broad range of disciplines, specialties and sub-specialties for independent careers in clinical research. The scholars will receive 75 percent salary support, research expenses and educational fees for their career development in patient-oriented research. The scholars are: Ebere Akobundu, PhD, School of Pharmacy; Wilbur Chen, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine; Coleen Damcott, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine; Jon Furuno, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine; Charlotte Jones-Burton, MD, clinical instructor fellow, Department of Medicine; Afshin Parsa, MD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Medicine; Gloria Reeves, MD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry; Mohammad Sajadi, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine; James Waltz, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry; and Ikwunga Wonodi, MD, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry. J Andrew N. Pollak, MD, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedics, has been appointed chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology within the Department of Orthopaedics, and associate director of trauma at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
J Gad Alon, PT, PHD, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, co-authored Chapter 43, “Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation,” in the Textbook of Neural Repair and Rehabilitation. J Brian Berman, MD, professor, Lixing Lao, PhD, associate professor, and Ruixin Zhang, PhD, assistant professor, all from the Department of Family and Gad Alon, PT, PhD Community Medicine and the Center for Integrative Medicine, co-published an article entitled “Anti-hyperalgesic and Anti-inflammatory Effects of the Modified Chinese Herbal Formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan (HLXL) in Rats” in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Volume 34; Number 5, 2006: 833-844. J Clayton Brown, PhD, assistant professor, Robert Conley, MD, professor, Lisa Dixon, MD, professor, Deanna L. Kelly, PharmD, associate professor, Julie Kreyenbuhl, PhD, PharmD, assistant professor, Anthony Lehman, MD, professor and chair, and Deborah Medoff, PhD, assistant professor, all from the Department of Psychiatry, collaborated on “Clozapine Utilization and Outcomes by Race in a Public Mental Health System: 1994-2000” which was published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2006, 67(9):1404-1411. J Vasken Dilsizian, MD, professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, co-authored an article entitled “Assessment of Myocardial Viability by Radionuclide and Echocardiographic Techniques: Is It Simply a Sensitivity and Specificity Issue?” in the September 2006 issue of Current Opinions in Cardiology (2006; 21:450–456). J Alex Drohat, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, published an article entitled “Specificity of Human Thymine DNA Glycosylase Depends on N-glycosidic Bond Stability,” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Volume 128:12510-19 (2006).
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Publications continued J Stuart Mirvis, MD, professor, and Kathirkama Shanmuganathan, MD, professor, both from the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, published an article entitled “Chance-Type Fractures of the Thoracolumbar Spine: Imaging Analysis in 53 Patients,” in the October 2006 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (2006;187:859–868).
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J Toni Pollin, PhD, assistant professor, and Alan Shuldiner, MD, professor, both from the Department of Medicine and the Program in Genetics & Genomic Medicine, collaborated with colleagues at the George Washington University, the Broad Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to show that in their diabetes prevention program clinical trial, individuals with a particular genotype in the TCF7L2 gene had an accelerated onset of type 2 diabetes and those enrolled in the intensive lifestyle intervention (diet and exercise) arm of the study appeared to be protected from this genetic effect. The study was published in the July 20, 2006, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. J E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, vice president for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland, and John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and dean, co-authored Clinical Obstetrics: the Fetus and Mother (Blackwell Publishing, 3rd Edition, November 2006). A handbook, Q&A booklet and CD Rom were published along with the textbook.
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J Raj Shekhar, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, co-authored an article entitled “Automatic Elastic Image Registration by Interpolation of 3D Rotations and Translations From Discrete Rigid-Body Transformations,” which appeared in the October 2006 issue of Medical Image Analysis. J Eliot Siegel, MD, professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, co-authored an article entitled “Radiology Reporting: Returning to Our Image-Centric Roots,” in the November 2006 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (2006;187:1151–1155).
8:00–9:30 pm Seated Dinner/Program 9:30–10:00 pm Live Auction • Jonathan Melnick, Auctioneer Entertainment by Frank Curreri & Company In 1975, the Center for Infant & Child Loss was established as Maryland’s Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Information and Counseling Program. Since that time the center has expanded its scope of services to include all Maryland families facing the tragic, sudden and unexpected death of a child from birth to 16 years. In addition to providing expert bereavement services to families and communities, the center is dedicated to reducing the risk of infant and child deaths.
J Nicholas Carbonetti, PhD, associate professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, presented “Pertussis Toxin Targets Innate Immunity to Promote Bordetella Pertussis Infection of the Respiratory Tract” at the 8th International Bordetella Symposium at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, in November 2006. J Vincent Conroy, PT, DScPT, assistant proNicholas Carbonetti, PhD fessor, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, presented “Service Learning: A Simple Mission” at the American Physical Therapy Association National Convention. J Members of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine attended the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of Vincent Conroy, PT, DScPT North America (RSNA). Dubbed as “the world’s largest medical conference,” the RSNA meeting is held each year in Chicago. The School of Medicine was well represented with more than 80 presentations in scientific and educational sessions, continuing education forums, and special lectures and events. Those from the department who presented at the meeting include: Omer Aras, MD, nuclear medicine resident; William Boonn, MD, informatics fellow; Wilbur Chang, MD, PhD, second-year resident; Avni Chudgar, MD, fourth-year resident; Michelle Cohen, MSIV; Tomika Coleman, BMBS, research associate; Barry Daly, MD, professor; Omkar Dandekar, MS, research associate; Vasken Dilsizian, MD, professor; Thorsten Fleiter, MD, assistant professor, Thomas Flukinger, MD, research associate; Jeffrey Galvin, MD, professor; Rao Gullapalli, PhD, associate professor; Yashwanth Hemaraj, MS, research associate; Kenneth Hisley, PhD, assistant professor; Eric Irwin, MD, fourth-year resident; Jean Jeudy, MD, assistant professor; Woojin Kim, MD, informatics fellow; Tara King, MSIV; Nancy Knight, PhD, assistant professor; Theresa Kouo, MD, third-year resident; Peng Lei, research assistant; Bruce Line,
MD, professor; Patrick Malloy, MD, associate professor; Helen Marmery, MBChB, research associate; Christopher Meenan, IT staff; Reuben Mezrich, MD, PhD, professor and chair; Lisa Miller, MD, assistant professor; Stuart Mirvis, MD, professor; Amy Musk, MD; second-year resident; Paul Nagy, PhD, assistant professor; Abraham Obuchowski, MD, assistant professor; William Olmsted, MD, professor; Rasim Oz, MD, fourth-year resident; Robert Pugatch, MD, professor; Howard Richard, MD, assistant professor; Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD, third-year resident; Nabile Safdar, MD, assistant professor; Adam Scherr, MD, fourth-year resident; K. Shanmuganathan, MD, professor; Raj Shekhar, PhD, assistant professor; Eliot Siegel, MD; professor; Clint Sliker, MD, assistant professor; Stacy Smith, MD, associate professor; Zain Syed, IT staff; Christopher Toland, IT staff; David Vining, MD, professor; Charles White, MD, professor; Jiachen Zhuo, research assistant; and Gregg Zoarski, MD, associate professor. J Chun Kim, MD, professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, presented “Recombinant Human TSH in Treatment of Thyroid Cancer and Impact of Sentinel Node Mapping Lymphoscintigraphy” and “Body Marking on Morbidity Reduction” at the World Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology Conference in Seoul, Korea. Additionally, Dr. Kim gave three presentations at the XV Congress of Biology and Nuclear Medicine in Buenos Aires. These presentations included: “Current Issues in the Management of Thyroid Cancer Patients,” “Sentinel Node Mapping in Breast Cancer” and “PET Imaging in Digestive Tract Cancers.” J Richard F. Macko, MD, professor, Departments of Neurology, Medicine and Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, and Andrew P. Goldberg, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, presented to the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, the results from randomized studies that exercise therapy can improve fitness, metabolic health and function for aging veterans with chronic conditions including stroke. Subsequently, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced that the Bush administration will develop in late 2008 guidelines for physical activity for all Americans. Additionally, Dr. Macko presented the findings from a community-based study of exercise training for chronic stroke survivors in Tuscany to a joint ItalianNIH workshop in Rome. The exercise model is under consideration for national dissemination as a public health initiative.
J Abdu Azad, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received a $373,350 non-competing continuation from the National Institutes of Health for his work entitled “Murine Typhus: Vector Biology & Transmission.”
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J Nicholas Carbonetti, PhD, associate professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received a $297,000 non-competing continuation from the National Institutes of Health for his work entitled “Role of Pertussis Toxin in Bordetella Pertussis Infection.”
J Martin Flajnik, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received a one-year $381,455 R01 non-competing renewal grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for his work entitled “Ontogeny and Phylogeny of the MHC.”
Medicine, received a three-year $846,717 R01 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their work entitled “New Nonsocomial Interventions to Decrease Antimicrobial.” J John Sacci, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, received a two-year $259,875 R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for his work entitled “Development of a Chimeric Mouse for the Analysis of Plasmodium Liver Stages.” J David W. Scott, PhD, professor, Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Surgery and Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, received a four-year $1,295,634 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his work entitled “Mechanisms of B-Cell Delivered Tolerance in Diabetes.” J David Weber, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, received a five-year $2,558,920 research grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute for his work entitled “Restoration of Tumor Suppression Activity in Malignant Melanoma.”
J Achsah Keegan, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Center of Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases and Program in Oncology, received a five-year $1,856,250 grant from the Martin Flajnik, PhD National Institutes of Health for her work entitled “Molecular Mechanisms of IL-4 and IL-13 Signaling.”
J Mark Williams, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, received a two-year $132,000 Grant-In-Aid from the American Heart Association for his work entitled “Regulation of Platelet Activation and Function by Reactive Oxygen Species and NADPH Oxidase.”
J Jeffrey O’Connell, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine and Program in Genetics & Genomic Medicine, received a three-year $902,974 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his work entitled “Genome-wide Association in Families: Data Integrity, Design and Methods Issue.” J Sripriya Ranganathan, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Surgery and Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, received a four-year $260,000 scientist development grant from the American Heart Association for her work entitled “A Novel Receptor for Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) in the Brain.” J Mary Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, associate professor, and Anthony Harris, MD, MPH, associate professor, both from the Department of Epidemiology & Preventive
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J Steven Zhan, PhD, professor, Department of Pathology, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases and Program in Oncology, received a five-year $1,317,940 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his work entitled “The Role of MIM in Growth Factor Signaling and Cell Motiltity.” J Li Zhang, PhD, associate professor, Department of Physiology and Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, received a one-year $50,000 grant from the State of Maryland’s Other Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Grant for his work entitled “CD 18 and LRP Coordinate Messenchymal Stem Cell Homing to the Injured Myocardium.”
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New Faculty J Samra Blanchard, MD, joined the Department of Pediatrics as associate professor and head of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. She received her medical degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine in Istanbul, Turkey. Her combined internal medical and pediatric internship and residency were completed at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she also served as chief resident and completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Blanchard came from Rainbow Babies & Childrenâ€™s Hospital where she served as director of pediatric hepatology services, director of the pediatric gastroenterology fellowship program and co-director of endoscopy. J William M. Boggs, MD, joined the Department of Family & Community Medicine as well as the Program in Complementary Medicine and the Center for Integrative Medicine, where he is also the medical director, as clinical assistant professor in July 2006. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Boggs is board certified in internal medicine and holistic medicine. His interest in holistic health reaches back more than 30 years, and he has more than William M. Boggs, MD 20 years experience spanning the spectrum of health care. Dr. Boggs has training in medical acupuncture, yoga, Thai yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Association of Medical Acupuncture, the American Holistic Medicine Association, the Institute for Functional Medicine, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the National Ayurvedic Medicine Association and serves as an editorial reviewer for the journals Medical Acupuncture and International Journal of Yoga Therapy. He also has masterâ€™s degrees in finance and business administration from Loyola College in Maryland. J Kevin Chen, PhD, MPH, joined the Department of Family & Community Medicine as well as the Program in Complementary Medicine and the Center for Integrative Medicine as associate professor in August 2006. Educated in Chinese and American universities, Dr. Chen is an NIH-funded investigator conducting survey research on adolescent substance use and dependence and
clinical studies investigating the clinical efficacy of Chinese energy therapy for treating osteoarthritis and addiction. With intensive training in research methodology and statistics, Dr. Chen has had extensive experience in designing and implementing various research projects, including clinical trials, and has long been interested in the scientific study of qigong and its medical applications. His major research interests include research Kevin Chen, PhD, MPH methodology, epidemiology of substance abuse, and health applications of energy therapy and mind-body integrative medicine. He has been involved in clinical trials to examine the efficacy of qigong therapy in treating heroin and cocaine addiction as well as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, cancer and chronic pain. He is currently working on NIH- and foundationfunded research projects on the application of bio-energy therapy and self help methods in the treatment of addiction, arthritis, cancer and other health issues. J Peter Gaskin, MBBS, DCH, FAAP, FACC, joined the Department of Pediatrics as assistant professor. He received his medical degree and his advanced diploma in child health from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He completed his residency and served one year as chief resident in the Department of Pediatrics at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, followed by a one-year fellowship in interventional catheterization and pediatric cardiology and a three-year fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to his appointment at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, Dr. Gaskin was in private practice in St. Michael, Barbados. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric cardiology. J Alice Heisler, MD, recently rejoined the Department of Pediatricsâ€™ Division of Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics as clinical assistant professor. Originally appointed as an instructor in 1969, Dr. Heisler retired from the Department of Pediatrics in 2002. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she went onto to complete a pediatric residency program and a fellowship in developmental disabilities at the University of Maryland.
New Faculty continued J Anupama Kewalramani, MD, joined the Department of Pediatrics as assistant professor. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics, also at Tulane, where she served as chief resident and recently completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology. Dr. Kewalramani is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
J Debra H. Hudson was hired as a coordinator in the Office of Academic Administration (OAA) in September. She transferred from the Department of Psychiatry‘s Maryland Psychiatric Research Center where she was a clinical research coordinator facilitating grant compliance in the Functional Neuro-
imaging Laboratory. Ms. Hudson received a Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University, and brings a broad range of experiences including computer programming and, more recently, coordination of a large international scientific conference. J Ron Powell joined the Office of Finance and Resource Management as the controller and executive director of the finance office. Previously, Mr. Powell worked in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine as the chief financial officer. Prior to that position, he was a controller for the Xerox Corporation and held similar positions with commercial real-estate firms. J Stacie Small joined the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in September as an academic coordinator. Previously, Ms. Small worked in the Professional Development Office at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an event coordinator. As an academic coordinator, Ms. Small will develop a new consultation service to help our faculty identify non-NIH sources of funding for their research.
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