Dalal J. Haldeman has been named vice president in charge of the newly named Office of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She replaces Elaine K. Freeman, who is retiring after many years as vice president of corporate communications.
For the past seven years, Haldeman has been director of marketing operations for the Cleveland Clinic Health System. She has also been vice president of Pediatric Medical Management Inc. and director of marketing and business development at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from American University of Beirut in Lebanon in 1972 and 1975, respectively. She earned a Ph.D. in food science from Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and a master's in business administration from Cleveland State University in 1991.
Hopkins officials said Haldeman will lead the office "in new strategic directions at a time of intense competition among academic medical centers and tremendous growth at Johns Hopkins Medicine," which comprises the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Haldeman will begin in February.
Dr. Eric B. Bass, professor of medicine with the Johns Hopkins University and senior faculty research fellow in the university's Urban Health Institute, is the editor in chief of a newly launched, national peer-reviewed journal. The publication - Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action - will address topics in the growing field of community-based participatory research while promoting the field in an effort to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes.
Hunter F. Calloway, Ken Gill, and Konrad Wayson have been named to the board of directors of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. Calloway, a banker from Crofton, is area executive and senior vice president for BB&T in Annapolis. Gill, of Severna Park, is founder of the Gill Group, a food service equipment dealer. Wayson, of Edgewater, is secretary and treasurer of Hopkins & Wayson and managing partner of Wayson Land Holdings, a real estate investment and development firm.
Dr. David Cooper, head of the division of endocrinology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, has been elected president-elect of the American Thyroid Association. He will become president in September 2006. The association is a professional society of U.S. and international physicians and scientists who specialize in the research and treatment of thyroid diseases.
Cooper, who received the association's 2005 Distinguished Service Award, chaired a task force that has developed new evidence-based guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.
A professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, he serves as an editor-in-chief of endocrinology for Up-to-Date, as a contributing editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and as deputy editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.