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Deborah Baker, accelerated ’92, MSN ’97, has been named Director of Nursing in Surgery. Baker started as a Clinical Nurse Intern in 1992. In 1997, she became an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and was promoted to Advanced Practice Manager in 2003 and Assistant Director in 2005. During her career, Deb has garnered numerous awards for academic performance, clinical excellence, and outstanding leadership. She is known to be creative and collaborative; a good mentor; and a strong, clear communicator. She also serves as president of the Johns Hopkins Nurses’ Alumni Association.

Josephine Brumit, MSN, BSN, RN, has been named nurse manager of Halsted 5. Brumit is a 20-year Navy veteran who was an adviser to the Navy’s surgeon general and a triage nurse during a six-month voluntary deployment to Iraq in 2003.

Karen Davis, MSN ’94 has been named director of nursing for the Department of Medicine. Beginning at Hopkins in 1989 as a clinical nurse primarily assigned to the neuro critical care unit, Davis was promoted to nurse manager in the Department of Medicine in 1994 and to the assistant director in 2005.

JoAnn Z. Ioannou, MSN ’05, RN, received the third annual Human Resources Presidential Award, given to a Johns Hopkins Hospital manager for leadership strengths, contribution to the greater mission of JHHSC/JHH, ability to adapt to new challenges, creating a positive work environment, and staff development. Ioannou has been the Nurse Manager of Osler 4, a Medicine Unit, since 2000.

Barbara (Bobby) Lyons, BSN, RN, nursing shift coordinator, has received a 2007 Evidence-based Practice Fellowship from Hopkins Hospital’s Standards of Care Committee to conduct an ED project to decrease the length of stay of patients who receive antibiotics.

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, has accepted a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship in Health Policy. She left her position as Director of Nursing for the Emergency Department to work in Washington, D.C.

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