Names in the news

August 04, 2006


Warren R. DeVries, former National Science Founda tion official and depart ment chairman of mechani cal engineering at Iowa State University, has been named dean of engineering and information technol ogy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Coun ty.

DeVries, a leader in nation al efforts to improve engi neering education, also specializes in research in manufacturing processes and systems. Since 2002, he has served as division di rector for the NSF's divi sion of design and manu facturing innovation, where he led a staff of 15 and managed an annual budget of $65 million.

DeVries has served on the board of governors and as senior vice president for engineering for the Ameri can Society of Mechanical Engineers and on the board of directors and as president for the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is a fellow of the ASME and the SME.

Dr. Mark Krasna has been named medical director of the St. Joseph Medical Cen ter Cancer Institute in Tow son and joins the institu tion this month.

Krasna comes from the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was head of the division of thoracic surgery, profes sor of surgery and associ ate director for surgical oncology in the Greene baum Cancer Center.

St. Joseph officials called Krasna a pioneer in multi disciplinary cancer treat ment that brought special ists to the bedside, eliminat ing the need for patients to make numerous hospital or office visits.

Mel Tansill, senior direc tor of public affairs for Erickson Retirement Com munities, has been appoint ed to a two-year term as a member of Community Health Charities of Mary land's board of directors.

Tansill will advise the state wide federation of nonprof it health services agencies on policy, planning and marketing. He has been a volunteer with CHC for nearly a decade.

Audrey Bergin, coordina tor of domestic violence programs at Northwest Hospital Center, has been named to Baltimore Coun ty's Domestic Violence Fatal ity Review Team.

The team was established to identify and remedy gaps in services and understand the circumstances leading up to and resulting in do mestic violence-related homicides or suicides.

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