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October 14, 2005

New Jobs

Duane W. Deal

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Duane W. Deal has been named director of national security space programs at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory near Laurel.

Deal comes to APL after a 29-year Air Force career that ended with an assignment as commander of operations at Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, Colo.

A veteran pilot, Deal has logged more than 2,200 hours in seven aircraft types, including the SR-71 Blackbird. He also has led or participated in more than a dozen space launch and aircraft incident investigations, including the 2003 Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

At APL, he will be responsible for APL's relationships with its military and national space agency clients.

Heidi Ehrenberger

Heidi Ehrenberger, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland School of Nursing's Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, has been appointed co-chair of the Patient Education and Communication Work Group for the National Summit Series on Cancer Clinical Trials.

In addition, Ehrenberger was appointed to the Curriculum Task Force of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research.

Christina Hughes

Christina Hughes has been appointed to the new position of emergency preparedness coordinator at Franklin Square Hospital Center.

Hughes, a registered nurse in Franklin Square's emergency department since 1999, has worked with a variety of state and national agencies, including the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. Currently, she is co-chair of the Baltimore County Emergency Management Task Force, a coalition of health care facilities working together to elevate the level of preparedness across the region.

Kathleen Sabatier

Kathleen Sabatier has been appointed magnet coordinator in Franklin Square's Department of Nursing, where she will lead the hospital's effort to seek magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

A 30-year verteran, Sabatier joins Franklin Square after nine years as the director of the Institute of Johns Hopkins Nursing.

Renee Demski, Conan Dickson, Gai Cole

Renee Demski, director of operations integration and program development at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has been appointed to direct the Quality Improvement Department and organizations related to patient safety at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

In related changes, Conan Dickson has been named administrator of operations support, while Gai Cole has been promoted to assistant director of operations integration.


Barbara Starfield

Dr. Barbara Starfield, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received the John G. Walsh Award for Lifetime Contributions to Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The group cited Starfield's longtime leadership in advancing the field of family and primary care medicine.


Carol Esche

Carol Esche, an assistant professor in organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, was first author on a recently published article in Geriatric Nursing titled "Resiliency: A factor to consider when facilitating the transition from hospital to home in older adults."

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