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Peter Agre

Peter Agre, MD, director, the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI), has been named president-elect by the membership of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Thomas Burke, PhD, MPH, professor, Health Policy and Management (HPM), received the 2007 Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice from the Association of Schools of Public Health and Pfizer Inc.'s Public Health and Government Group.

Frank Curriero, PhD, assistant professor, Environmental Health Sciences and Biostatistics, was recognized by the International Association for Mathematical Geology for his paper on non-Euclidean distance measures in geostatistics. The paper was featured as "the best" in their 2006 journal, Mathematical Geology.

Fannie Fonseca-Becker, DrPH '00, MPH '89, director, Johnson & Johnson Community Health Scholars Program, associate scientist, Health, Behavior and Society, was named chair of the Latino Caucus for the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Research on male circumcision's potential role in HIV prevention by Ronald Gray, MBBS, MSc, and Maria Wawer, MD, MHSc, both professors in Population, Family and Reproductive Health, and colleagues was named the "top medical breakthrough of the year" by Time magazine. Their research in Rakai, Uganda, demonstrated that circumcision reduced a man's chances of acquiring HIV by more than 50 percent.

Shelley Hearne, DrPH, professor, HPM, and founding executive director, Trust for America's Health, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Environmental Health Section of APHA. The award is given annually to an "outstanding environmental health leader who has assisted the section and the profession."

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, MSc, professor, MMI, was recognized by Scientific American for his research that showed mosquitoes engineered to avoid transmitting malaria could outcompete mosquitoes that transmit the disease. The research was noted as a "top innovation" by the magazine.

The Johns Hopkins Rakai Health Sciences Program was awarded for its contributions to better understanding HIV in Uganda. Program officials accepted the award from Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and members of parliament.

Ellen MacKenzie

Ellen MacKenzie, PhD, chair, HPM, and the Fred and Julie Soper Professor in Health Policy and Management, has been selected to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC's coordination office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response.

Keshia Pollack, PhD '06, MPH, assistant professor, HPM, received the 2008 Eric Mood New Professionals Award from Yale University. The award is given to an alumnus or alumna who is a new professional in the field of public health.

Barbara Starfield

Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH '63, professor, HPM, received the Donabedian Award in Quality Improvement from the APHA.

Scott Zeger, PhD, the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Chair of Biostatistics, has been named vice provost for research of the Johns Hopkins University.

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