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Steven S. An, PhD, associate professor, Environmental Health Sciences (EHS), was elected program chair-elect of the Respiratory Structure and Function Assembly of the American Thoracic Society.

Carolyn Cumpsty-Fowler, PhD, MPH ’96, assistant professor, Nursing and Health Policy and Management (HPM); Andrea Gielen, ScD ’89, ScM ’79, professor, Health, Behavior and Society (HBS), and the current director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy; and Susan P. Baker, MPH ’69, professor, HPM, and founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, received the Ellen R. Schmidt Award at the 2013 National Meeting of the Safe States Alliance and SAVIR (Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research) in recognition of their Summer Institute course on injury prevention.

Timothy D. Baker, MD, MPH ’54, professor, International Health (IH), received the Baltimore City Medical Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH ’91, professor, Epidemiology, and director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, has been named International Chair of the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention, to be held in 2015 in Vancouver.

Kenya’s Jongo Love, the Center for Communication Programs’ Tupange radio drama series, won the One World Media Award in London in the Digital Media category in May.

Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD ’11, assistant professor,  Surgery and Epidemiology, received the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Career Development Award from the American Society of Nephrology.

Kay Dickersin, PhD ’89, MA, professor, Epidemiology, was awarded the 2013 Valkhof Chair at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

Fang Han, PhD candidate, Biostatistics, received a 2013 Global Google PhD Fellowship, which recognizes innovation, creativity and leadership in promising young academics.

D.A. Henderson, MD, MPH ’60, University Distinguished Service Professor, and Dean Emeritus of the Bloomberg School, was presented with the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon by Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

David Holtgrave, PhD, professor and chair, HBS, has been appointed again to serve a two-year term on the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

Sheppard G. Kellam, MD, professor emeritus, Mental Health (MH), was elected a Society for Prevention Research Fellow for lifetime contributions to prevention science.

Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87, Dean of the Bloomberg School, was named a 2013 “Kidney Champion” by the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland for his contributions to the prevention and epidemiology of kidney disease.

Anthony K.L. Leung, PhD, assistant professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is a finalist for the 2013 Agilent Early Career Professor award for original research contribution enabling measurements of importance.

Dan Morhaim,  MD, associate, HPM, received the New York Medical College Jackson E. Spears Community Service Award for his long tenure as a physician/member of the Maryland legislature.

George Rebok, PhD, MA, professor, MH, spoke at a White House meeting on Psychological Science and Behavioral Economics in the Service of Public Policy; and became an American Institutes for Research (AIR) Institute Fellow.

Anne W. Riley, PhD, professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health (PFRH), has had a student fellowship named in her honor to support students to work at Maryland Advocates for Children and Youth in legislative advocacy and evaluation.

Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, professor, Pathology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI), and director, Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, was elected to foreign membership in the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS ’73, University Distinguished Service Professor, and Dean Emeritus of the Bloomberg School, was honored as a 2013 Dan David Prize Laureate and shared the $1 million prize for “his unexpected and striking discovery in demonstrating that vitamin A has the power to save children’s lives.”

Adam P. Spira, PhD, assistant professor, MH, received the 2013 Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the 2013 Insomnia Section Investigator Award from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Moyses Szklo, MD, DrPH ’74, MPH ’72, professor, Epidemiology and Medicine, received the Robert S. Gordon Jr. lectureship award from NIH, and was selected to present the 157th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also received a special award from the Brazilian Minister of Health during the 12th Brazilian ExpoEpi on Successful Experiences in Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control.

Maria Trent, MD, MPH, associate professor, PFRH, and Pediatrics, received the 2013 National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians (CCWP) Research Award.

Laurie Schwab Zabin, PhD ’79, professor emeritus, PFRH, and founding director, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, received the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2013 Founders of Adolescent Health Award from the Section on Adolescent Health.

Jonathan Zenilman, MD, professor, PFRH, MMI, IH and Epidemiology, received a Distinguished Career Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.

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Durbin Receives Butantan Medal

Anna DurbinAnna Durbin, MD, associate professor, International Health, received the Instituto Butantan Medal for her work on a candidate dengue vaccine. The Instituto Butantan is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and produces the majority of vaccines made in Brazil. Durbin was one of 12 researchers and professionals honored for contributions to science and health and the Institute’s development. Durbin studies dengue’s immunopathogenesis in the hope of understanding the factors causing severe dengue illness.

Gielen Honored with APHA Award

Andrea GielenAndrea Gielen, ScD ’89, ScM ’79, HBS, professor, and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, is the recipient of the American Public Health Association’s 2013 Award  for Excellence. The award honors creative work that effectively applies scientific knowledge to improve community health. “It’s a wonderful honor,” said Gielen, “but more importantly, a wonderful acknowledgement that public health embraces injury.” The award will  be presented on November 5 at APHA’s annual meeting in Boston.

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