Omar KhanMHS ’97, MD
My wife, Salwa Khan MD MHS '97 and I continue to enjoy Harford County. She is an attending physician at JHMI (in Pediatrics), and I commute the other way, to my work as Medical Director for the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehab Institute, at Christiana Care- a gig which allows me to combine the practice of medicine & public health. I also co-direct our system-wide global health program and our multi-institutional GH working group. I keep in touch with many SPH colleagues, recently went to Nicaragaua with fellow alum Henri Delatour to evaluate their national public health association. I was also very pleased to invite Mathu Santosham for our recent GH Grand Rounds at Christiana Care.
Bradley E. Jones, age 40 of Duluth, died February 17, 2010. Mr. Jones was born in Bristol, TN and was senior vice president and division president for Health Management Associates of Naples, FL. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelors degree in public administration. He also played football and was a member of the German Club while at Virginia Tech. He is survived by his wife of 15 years Deborah Jones, daughter Anna Katherine Jones and son Burke Hamilton Jones all of Duluth, mother Bonnie Jones of Lebanon, VA, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and two godchildren.
Ranit MishoriMHS ’99, MD
Ranit Mishori, assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, has received the 2009 "Emerging Leader Award" from the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FEMC) and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) at their annual Northeast Region conference.
The award, presented in October, is part of the FEMC’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, a program aimed at identifying those with the potential to be future leaders in family medicine, academic and community service efforts.
Dr. Mishori is director of the Family Medicine Clerkship program at the GUSOM. In addition to her service to patients and students, Mishori is contributing health editor at Parade Magazine and a regular contributor to the Washington Post health section.
For the past 10 years, Dev has worked with U.S. NGOs in health system capacity building and outreach to marginalized and vulnerable populations. She has focused on provider training to improve knowledge and quality of care, health policy analysis and enforcement, and health status improvement of children with special needs, ethnically marginalized communities, and those at risk for TB and HIV infection.
Since 2003, Dev has been leading the implementation of TB control projects in Kosovo, Romania and Mexico, focused on capacity building of the TB program and inclusion of minority areas. In Romania, she also participated in the development of the country proposal to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria. Her most recent work in Mexico was to develop a community TB care strategy for rural and ethnic minority communities, which is currently being piloted.
Dev is currently providing technical assistance on TB operations research in Romania, community TB care in Mexico, and Global Fund proposal development in Vietnam.
She also works with New York-based arts organizations that present issues of marginalization, social justice and human rights through the visual and performing arts.
Jennifer Wagman is a doctoral student at the Bloomberg School in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Previously, she worked for the School's Rakai Health Sciences Program, 6 years in Uganda and 3 in Baltimore.
Nicole Cheetham is the director of the International Division of Advocates for Youth, a non profit organization that implements and promotes programs and policies to help young people around the world make responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
She oversees programs in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean that focus on youth-led advocacy, life skills education, community mobilization and parent-child communicaiton, as wel as a U.S.-based youth council that advocates for science-based U.S. and international HIV and family planning policies aimed at youth.
Mark Danese recentky celebrated his fifth anniversary as president of his own epidemiology and health economics consulting company, Outcomes Insights, Inc. Currently, the company has 5 full-time and 3 part-time employees, and is based in Southern California.
Chaloupka JamesMHS ’97, PhD
Chaloupka James graduated with a PhD from the Pharmacology program at Cornell Weill Medical College in June 2006, and is currently employed as an Associate Medical Director at BGB New York, a pharmaceutical marketing and medical communications agency located in lower Manhattan.