Names In The News

NAMES IN THE NEWS

May 12, 2006

APPOINTMENTS

Jon P. Burns, a senior information technology executive with more than 20 years of health care experience, has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer for the University of Maryland Medical System.

Burns comes from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Health System, where he was senior executive for information technology. In that role, he was the chief information officer of the Cleveland Clinic and also was responsible for all information technology budgeting and infrastructure across the Cleveland Clinic Health System.

Before joining the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Health System in 1998, Burns was vice president and chief information officer at Forum Health-Western Reserve Healthcare Corp. in Youngstown, Ohio.

Dr. Alan Oshinsky has been named otolaryngologist-in-chief for Northwest Hospital Center and Sinai Hospital's Division of Otolaryngology. Oshinsky is a board-certified otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon.

A graduate of Temple University, Oshinsky earned his medical degree at the Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at the University of Maryland Hospital. He has been in private practice for 19 years.

Catherine Boyne, a Greater Baltimore Medical Center executive who served as president of the Hospice of Baltimore, has been appointed by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to the State Advisory Council on Quality Care at the End of Life.

Created in December 2002, the council advises government agencies and the General Assembly on legislation and regulations related to end-of-life care.

At GBMC, Boyne is responsible for post-acute services, including care management and the hospital's sub-acute unit, senior services and geriatric physician practices.

AWARDS

Dr. Mikulas Popovic, professor at the Institute of Human Virology in Balti more, has been awarded the J.E. Purkinje Honorary Medal for Merit in Biological Sciences by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Re public.

The award will be presented to Popovic in Prague on May 22. Popovic, who co-authored the study that established HIV as the cause of AIDS and was part of the team that developed the first HIV blood test, works in Balti more on biological and immunologic studies of HIV. He immigrated to the United States from the Czech Republic in 1979.

The award is named after a 19th-century Czech physiologist who was a pioneer in embryology and the microscopic study of animal and plant tissues.

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