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March 03, 2006


Dr. Angela Brodie has been selected to receive the Dorothy P. Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research for her groundbreaking work in developing aromatase inhibitors, a new class of breast cancer drugs.

Brodie, a professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will receive the $200,000 prize April 3 in Washington, D.C.

Aromatase inhibitors help prevent the recurrence of breast cancer in postmenopausal women by reducing the level of estrogen, cutting off the fuel to cancer cells. The drugs are proving to be significantly more effective than the standard breast cancer drug, tamoxifen.

The Landon prize is the second major cancer research award for Brodie in the past year. In June, she received the Charles F. Kettering Prize at the General Motors Cancer Research Awards.

Jane Kapustin, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been named Maryland Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

A graduate of Towson University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Kapustin's research interests include gestational diabetes, end-of-life care and genetics.


The Hospice of Baltimore's board of directors has announced the ap pointment of three new board mem bers:

J.P. Bolduc of Columbia, chairman and chief executive of JPB Enterprises Inc. and former chief executive of W.R. Grace & Co.

Mary Stuart Rodgers of Stevenson, owner and president of Stuart Rodg ers Interior Design.

Mary Ellen Thomsen of Baltimore, who has served on the boards of sev eral private secondary schools, uni versities and nonprofits, and is a past chairwoman of the board at Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Frank M. Bengel has joined Johns Hopkins Medicine's Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radio logical Science as the director of cardiovascular nuclear medicine. In his new role, Bengel also will coordi nate the scientific research program in the division.

Bengel has conducted pioneering re search in the field of cardiac PET, fo cusing on the development of molec ular-targeted imaging approaches, identifying individuals at high risk for cardiac disease, and monitoring gene- and cell-based therapies.

Dr. Ronald F. Tutrone Jr., a partner with Chesapeake Urology Associates, has been appointed chief of urology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is a member of the Greater Balti more Medical Center Surgical Advi sory Committee and serves on the GBMC Foundation Board. Previously he was chief of surgery at Union Hos pital of Cecil County.

Tutrone earned his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Med ical School and completed his resi dency in the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Program in urology.

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