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School Accolades

Karen Bandeen-RocheKaren Bandeen-Roche, PhD, the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor and Chair in Biostatistics, has been elected chair of the Caucus of Academic Representatives for the American Statistical Association.

Catherine Bradshaw, PhD, associate professor, Mental Health, was selected for a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She also received a Career Development Award (K01) by the CDC and the 2010 Early Career Award from the Society for Prevention Research.

Parul Christian, DrPH ’96, MSc, MPH ’92, associate professor, International Health, was elected to serve as a counselor for the American Society of Nutrition’s International Nutrition Council.

Marie Diener-West, PhD, Helen Abbey and Margaret Merrell Professor of Biostatistical Education, and chair of the MPH Program, received the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence.

Carolyn Fowler, PhD, MPH ’96, assistant professor, Health Policy and Management (HPM), was awarded the President’s Award by the Safe States Alliance.

Stephen Gange, PhD, professor and deputy chair, Epidemiology, was admitted as a fellow to the American College of Epidemiology.

Diane Griffin, MD, PhD, the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, has been appointed University Distinguished Service Professor by the Board of Trustees of the Johns Hopkins University.

Thomas HartungThomas Hartung, MD, PhD, the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chair for Evidence-Based Toxicology in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS), received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in support of his research for the use of toxicity pathways to predict developmental neurotoxicity. The award includes funding instruments of more than $500,000 to the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT).

Rafael Irizarry, PhD, professor, Biostatistics, has been ranked the second-most cited mathematical scientist in the world by Essential Science Indicators.

David Jernigan, PhD, associate professor, Health, Behavior and Society, director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, was awarded the 2010 Award of Excellence by the National Prevention Network (NPN).

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute was selected by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases as an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research, supporting research in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Miraya Jun, an MHS student, International Health, and Namrita Singh, a PhD student, International Health, are recipients of the 2010 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards. Jun will be stationed in Mongolia, and Singh will conduct research in the Republic of Georgia. Undergraduate public health major Brittany Bland received a Fulbright to study factors preventing immigrant women from seeking TB care in Rabat, Morocco.

Aamir Khan, MD, PhD ’06, associate, International Health, was elected chair of the MDR-TB Working Group of the Stop TB partnership.

Tamaki Kobayashi, PhD, MPH ’08, research associate, Epidemiology, was awarded a Young Investigator Award at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting.

Ben Langmead, MS, research associate, Biostatistics, has been named a winner of the BioMed Central 4th Annual Research Awards in Genome Biology  for a paper disseminated through open access publication.

Thomas LaVeistThomas LaVeist, PhD, William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy, HPM, was appointed by Congresswoman Donna Christensen to the Health Equity Leadership Commission, a new commission.

Kung-Yee Liang, PhD, former professor, Biostatistics, and now president of National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan, was awarded the American Public Health Association’s Rema Lapouse Award for 2010.

The School’s Master of Public Health Program has been ranked as the top health online degree program by Kiplinger, a national finance magazine.

Louis Niessen, MD, Reg.PH, PhD, associate professor, International Health, has been named the head of the new Center for Chronic Diseases of ICDDR,B (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh).

Elizabeth Platz, ScD, MPH, professor, Epidemiology, was named the first Martin D. Abeloff Scholar at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Raymond Reid, MD, MPH ’81, research associate, International Health, received the DUKEPOO Award at the National Indian Health Service/Native Health Research Conference for his research in American Indian and Alaska Natives communities.

Amy TsuiAmy Tsui, PhD, professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health, gave the commencement talk at Tulane University’s School of Public Health in May, and in November she will receive the Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Population, Sexual and Reproductive Health section of the American Public Health Association.

Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, associate professor, International Health and Epidemiology, was elected to serve as a councilor for the Obesity Society Pediatric Section, 2010–2012.

James Yager, PhD, professor, EHS, senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor in Preventive Medicine, was awarded the Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal for his contributions to the teaching programs of the School.

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John McGreadyElectric Enthusiasm for Biostatistics

In 11 years of teaching biostatistics, John McGready, PhD, has accumulated enough teaching awards to make a shelf sag. The assistant scientist treasures a 2008 handcrafted trophy from students for being the “Most Statistically Significant.” Then there is his hat trick of Golden Apples, a prestigious School teaching accolade, awarded in 2001, 2004 and 2008, and twice he’s received the School’s Excellence in Online Teaching Award. This August, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award presented by the American Statistical Association’s Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences. And, in September, he won the ASPH/Pfizer Early Career in Public Health Teaching Award. Incalculable, however, is the gratitude of more than a thousand students whom McGready has shepherded through what may have seemed, for some, the dark valley of statistical reasoning—had it not been for his dedication and electric enthusiasm.

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