Names in the News

September 23, 2005

Award

Yonathan Zohar

Yonathan Zohar, director of the Center of Marine Biotechnology at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, will receive the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Albert Einstein Visiting Professorship Award in 2006.

Zohar will be one of 15 distinguished scholars invited to visit the Chinese institutes to give lectures and carry out academic exchanges with Chinese scientists.

At UMBI, Zohar's research specializes in aquaculture and improvement of fisheries stock. He oversees the center's program on blue crab biology, hatchery technologies and stock replenishment.

New Book

Dr. Michael Zimring

Dr. Michael Zimring, the director of the Wilderness and Travel Medicine Center at Mercy Medical Center, has published his first book, Healthy Travel: Don't Travel Without It (Basic Health Publishing, $14.95).

"Nothing can ruin a trip like an illness, an accident or a medical emergency. But many of these situations are preventable, or at least more manageable, with knowledge and planning," Zimring said.

Written with veteran author Lisa Iannucci, Healthy Travel discusses issues such as jet lag, deep vein thrombosis, vaccinations, proper diet and exercise while traveling, immunization, foreign hospitals and traveling with a disability.

Honored

Drs. Myron M. Levine and Karen L. Kotloff

The government of Mali has bestowed its highest honors on two scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in recognition of their efforts to develop and distribute vaccines to children in the impoverished West African country.

Dr. Myron M. Levine, director of the school's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD), received the Ordre National du Mali, Grand Officiel rank.

Karen L. Kotloff, chief of the center's Community Studies Section, received the Ordre National du Mali, Chevaliere rank, the second-highest level.

For more than a decade, CVD has been working with Malian officials on vaccines and treatments for such childhood illnesses as measles, meningitis, sepsis, typhoid fever and diarrheal diseases.

Although it's ranked among the five least-developed countries in the world, Levine said, "Mali is an exciting and inspiring place to work. Despite the poverty, optimism abounds among its people."

New Jobs

Dr. Valeriano Fugoso

Dr. Valeriano Fugoso has been selected as chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Fugoso has been a member of the medical staff at Carroll Hospital Center as a radiologist for Advanced Radiology since 1992. Previously he was a resident in diagnostic imaging at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. Fugosol lives with his wife and son in Westminster.

Ellen J. MacKenzie and Donald Steinwachs

Ellen J. MacKenzie, an expert in the study of injury prevention and trauma services research, has been named chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

MacKenzie is a professor in the department and director of the Bloomberg School's Center for Injury Research and Policy.

She succeeds Donald Steinwachs, who will now lead Bloomberg's Human Research Protection Program.

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