Dr. Paul Flint, an authority on robotic-surgery techniques for removing tumors in the airway and on the use of botulinum toxin to restore voice strength, has been named the first Charles W. Cummings M.D. Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
The event marks the first new professorship in the Johns Hopkins University department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery since 1998 and is only the fourth of its kind in the department's nearly century-long history.
As co-director of Hopkins' Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Center, Flint has worked to miniaturize and adapt surgical systems originally designed for use in abdominal surgery to the much smaller airways, advancing less debilitating means of excising cancerous tumors and suturing in tiny spaces. Flint has performed 2,000 surgeries in the last five years, according to the university.
Robert L. Caret, president of Towson University, and John B. Franzone, chief executive officer of Fawn Industries, have been named to the board of directors of Franklin Square Hospital Center.
Caret, an organic chemist, was president of San Jose State University before taking the helm at Towson in 2003. He serves on the board of directors for the Coalition of Urban & Metropolitan Universities and the Maryland Business Council and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Presidential Task Force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Franzon has been CEO of Fawn Industries, an automotive supplier in Timonium, since 1985. Before that, he founded F&M Contractors, a concrete business. The Timonium resident is a member of the Maryland Racing Commission and the Signal 13 Foundation, a group that supports Baltimore police officers and their families.
Patricia Gonce Morton, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been appointed assistant dean for master's studies and the doctor of nursing practice program, which will begin next fall.
A specialist in critical care nursing education who joined the UM faculty in 1980, Morton is the author of four books and more than 30 journal articles. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University who received her doctorate from Maryland in 1989, she serves on the national committee of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Dr. James S. Dorsey, medical director of the Adult Addictions Clinic in the Anne Arundel County department of health, has been selected to receive a Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
The national award recognizes extraordinary accomplishments in addiction treatment. Dorsey has worked for the mental health and addictions division of the Anne Arundel County department of health since 1998. He will be honored at the AATOD awards banquet April 25, 2006, in Atlanta.
Dr. Nelson Garnett, director of the office of animal care and use at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is a co-recipient of the annual Harry C. Roswell Award from the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare.
The award recognizes commitment to good science and the humane treatment of animals used in research, testing and teaching. Before he arrived at Hopkins in August, Garnett was director of the office of laboratory animal welfare at the National Institutes of Health.
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