Amy Confair submitted a project to the American Journal of Preventative Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Childhood Obesity Challenge in August 2012. She was notified at the beginning of October that she tied for 3rd prize based on the expert panel of judges. She is honored to receive this recognition from these renown groups and their chosen panel of experts. The archive page has the announcement about her winning 3rd place in the first Challenge, and a link to the project, Designing Healthy Corridors, where anyone can see an abstract for our work, 3 pictures she created to depict her idea, and read her 3 page technical proposal that is the full submission. Her project was one of 107 submissions.
Katie Javier-Provost, a recent MMI graduate, completed the Louisville Ironman on August 25, 2012.
Tyler Henning, 1st year PhD student, and Andrea Cline were married on August 11, 2012.
Xinchen Teng, Postdoc in the Hardwick lab, gave birth to a new baby boy named Oliver on August 1, 2012.
Li Xie is pursuing her BS in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California, Davis.
Sarah CoffmanScM ’07, DO
Sarah Coffman recently graduated medical school with her doctor of osteopathic medicine from Ohio University. She is now pursuing residency training in Dermatology at Largo Medical Center, FL.
Asghar Nazeer accepted the invitation to join the Delta Omega Mentor Network and to be the Member under the Spotlight for March 2012 from the National Office of Delta Omega. His profile as a Delta Omega Member under the Spotlight can be seen at link and his Delta Omega Mentor Profile at link.
Asghar has published an article "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus metrics for patients in Saudi Arabia." with coauthor Dr. Jaffar Al Tawfiq in the Journal of Infections in Developing Countries. This free open-access full-text article can be accessed at link and the Abstract at link. He would appreciate comments and suggestions on this article from JHU faculty and students. He would also welcome any requests for assistance from students and young public health professionals for academic and career related queries as he is now a committed member of the Delta Omega Mentor Network.
Elizabeth Arend recently moved back to the United States after four years of working abroad. She now works for Gender Action in Washington DC, analyzing African Development Bank and World Bank projects on reproductive health and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
David HausnerPhD ’02, MPH, MIA
David Hausner has been living in New Delhi, India for a little over one year with his wife, Gita Pillai (JHSPH, PhD, 2001), and three children, Ravi (15), Arjun (11), and Uma (5). He is focusing mostly on HIV and AIDS and working for John Snow, Inc. (JSI) as the Country Representative for the AIDSTAR-One Project in India. This is David's second time living and working in India, having lived here for 5 years between 1994 and 1999. David and his family moved a year ago from Almaty, Kazakhstan where they lived for 5 years, working for JSI in the five former Soviet Republics of Central Asia, also focusing on HIV. He worked for USAID in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 3 years before that. He and his family have enjoyed exploring many parts of the world, learning new cultures, tasting various cuisines, and meeting many fascinating people. He is happy to welcome visitors.
Karen Kinder recently received her MBA.
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.
Paul Rathouz was recently selected as the the new chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin.
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.
Joan Griffin was recognized by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health as a Community Partner Star as part of the 2009 Community Partner Awards on September 17, 2009.
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.
I recently retired from the World Health Organization and would like to share my 20 years of experience with former colleagues.
Debora Kuchka-Craig has been elected to serve as the Healthcare Financial Management Association's voluntary Chair of the Board of Directors for 2010-11.
Richard Evan SteeleMPH ’89, Postdoc
Richard Steele's lecture "The limits of evidence-based medicine, and what we can do about disability due to medically unexplained symptoms" has been awarded 30 minutes of oral time at the Jerusalem International Conference on Integrative Medicine, Oct. 19-22, 2010. See link for more details.
Cathie Borrie has launched two titles on alzheimer's. Her mother's voice weaves through the text, drawn from conversations recorded over the seven-year caregiving experience. Borrie launched both titles at a MoMa presentation for World Alzheimer's Day.
Daniel E. Jimenez assumed the position of Chief, Occupational Medicine at DeWitt Health Care Network's Preventive Medicine Department in Fort Belvoir Virginia on March 1, 2009.
Clayton KallmanScM ’78, BS JHU
Clayton Kallman is currently semi-retired and living in Gainesville, Florida. He comes to Baltimore yearly for Homewood lacrosse, and would love to hear from former friends, colleagues, and classmates.
Irene Hiscock will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of her graduation from JHSPH in 2011.
Linda S Hart
Linda Hart published a paper titled 'Standardized Protocols and Processes Enhance Compliance with Recommended Care, Improve Staff Perceptions of Patient Safety at a Birthing Center' on the AHRQ Innovations Exchange website in 2009 with a recent update in 2010. She hopes all her classmates are doing well and enjoying their worklife as much as she is!
heddy hubbardMPH ’74, PhD
Heddy Hubbard is the director of guidelines for the American Urological Association (AUA). Dr. Hubbard joined the AUA upon her retirement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services after more than 30 years with the federal government, most recently with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Jeanne BrinkleyMPH ’77, RN
Jeanne Brinkley retired on February 1, 2008, after more than 38 years in public health, first for the Baltimore City Health Department, then Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
She returned to Baltimore in 2005 after living in Hoopers Island, Dorchester County, Md., for 19 years. After retiring, Brinkley began volunteering with an inner-city grade school that has 40 children in the one kindergarten class. She also works part-time as a massage therapist.
Stephen WeinsteinScD ’64, MA
Stephen Weinstein has founded 'Communications in Behavioral Biology' during his time as an Associate Professor at the Bloomberg School, a journal produced at the APL and published by Academic Press. CBB was the first computer-produced journal and was partially supported by the NSF. Along with two other Hopkins alumni, Henry Felton and Chris Olander, he has launched a website to alter the landscape of the publishing industry for both fiction and non-fiction. NovelMaker.com just won the 2008 American Graphic Design Award for websites. The service is free.
Hideyasu AoyamaMPH ’69, MD,PhD
Hideyasu Aoyama is a Professor Emeritus of Okayama Medical School and was President of the Kochi Women's University from 2003 to 2007. She is an honorary lifetime member of the Japanese Society of Public Health and the Japanese Society of Occupational Health, the Japanese Society of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, and was a past-chairman of the National Comittee of Community Medicine and Medical Education from 1994 to 1997.
Samuel Yeh retired from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2005 after 42 years of service.
Carl O. Helvie
Carl Helvie has started hosting a radio show, The Holistic Health Show, at link. His guests include Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Patricia Garfield, Dr. Anne Marie Evers, Dr. Patricia Crane and Dr. Carolyn Chambers Clark.