Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Faculty, Student, and Staff News

Acute and Chronic Care Faculty

Department Chair Fannie Gaston-Johansson, PhD, RN, FAAN received a subcontract from the Winston-Salem State University Exploratory Research Center of Excel-lence to study African-American women with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy.

Linda Gerson, PhD, RN, APRN, BC and Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN have been appointed to the Internal Review Board, a joint ethical board between the Hopkins Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN has been awarded The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) President’s Award for 2008.

Dennis W. Jones, MS, CFRN was awarded the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Nursing 2008 Shirley Somer Award.

Carol Libonati, MS, RN, CS-P was named a recipient of the Johns Hopkins University 2008 Diversity Recognition Award.

Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM is one of 15 nursing faculty across the nation to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Award.

Community Public Health Faculty

Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN received a $2.9 million grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to prevent violence in the workplace, especially among home care workers. Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN and Linda Rose, PhD, RN are co-investigators. Glass also received a $1.75 million grant from NIOSH to evaluate the effectiveness of protected leave laws for victims of intimate partner violence.

Elizabeth (Betty) Jordan, DNSc, MSN, RNC is renewing another three-year term with the Faculty Advisory Council of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Joan Kub, PhD, RN, CS was inducted into Delta Omega, an honorary society for faculty and those pursuing graduate studies in public health.

Maureen Maguire, MSN, RN is one of three top prize winners in the Butchers Hill Association (BHA) Johns Hopkins Historical Mural contest. Maguire’s nomination of Isabel Robb was selected to appear in the proposed mural on an East Baltimore building.

Health Systems and Outcomes Faculty

Cheryl Dennison, PhD, MPH, CRNP was selected as a 2008-2010 John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow.

Maryann Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN served as the interim department chair from November 2007 until August 2008.

Cynda Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of The Harriet Lane Compassionate Care Program of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, has been named one of Maryland’s 2008 Top 100 Women by the Daily Record. She also received more than $50,000 from the Women’s Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital to support the creation of a Pediatric Palliative Care Network within Maryland.

Jo Walrath, PhD, MS, RN was one of 16 people honored as “Pioneer in Trauma Nursing” at the University of Maryland.

Kathi White, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC was recently appointed to the Maryland Higher Quality and Cost Council, a 12-member board chaired by Lt. Governor Brown to coordinate and facilitate collaboration on health care quality improvement and cost containment initiatives in Maryland.


Public Health Nursing students work with "The Hands Project" in St. Vincent.

MSN/MPH students Stephanie Chen and Virginia Remley received Johnson & Johnson scholarships to attend the inaugural Retail Clinician Education Congress.

Public Health Nursing students from the traditional class of 2008–Emily Colston, Amy Dillon, Lisa Williams, Kate Palm, Erin Marsh, and Morgan Walker–donated $400 to the Patsy Douglas Youth Empowerment Foundation of St. Vincent, located in the Caribbean.

Amy Goh ’09 received the 2008 Johns Hopkins Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award.

Gyasi Moscou-Jackson ’09 and Leah Pike ’09 were awarded the Mary Ann Tuft Scholarship, administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association.

Doctoral student Tam Nguyen has been appointed to the Hopkins Presidential Search Committee.

Yvette Pugh ’08 was honored with a Student Nurse’s Award from Mercy Hospital for her outstanding contributions to the spirit of the nursing profession.

Doctoral student Sara Rocheford was selected to participate in the Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Scholars Program from 2008-2010.


Computer Network Services team member Steven Klapper was invited to the University of Maribor College of Nursing in Slovenia to speak about the Eclipsys nursing informatics program used at Hopkins.

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