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Names in the News

August 25, 2006


Dan Fabris, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, has received a $1.5 High-End Instrumentation Grant from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health.

The grant will fund the purchase of a hybrid, 12 Tesla quadrupole-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer -- a powerful, high-resolution instrument for analysis of nucleic acids and protein-nucleic acid complexes. UMBC officials said the device will boost research into drug resistance by HIV-1 and other retroviruses.


Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has appointed TV reporter Richard Gelfman and Del. Sue Kullen, a Calvert County Democrat, to the state's Wellmobile Advisory Board. The governor also reappointed Dr. Eric Baugh, senior vice president for medical affairs and network management at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Dr. Bernard Kaplioff, chief executive of the Prince George's Sentinel, to the board.

The Wellmobile Board assists the University of Maryland School of Nursing in overseeing and raising funds for the Wellmobile program. Established in 1994 with public, private and philanthropic backing, the organization operates four full-service mobile health clinics that travel across the state.

Dr. Scott D. Lifchez has joined the faculty of the John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as an assistant professor of plastic surgery.

Lifschez earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999 and completed his integrated plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005. His research has been published in several medical journals, including the Journal of Hand Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Althea Dulin has been named manager of the Communicable Diseases Program for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. She will supervise programs that focus on the prevention and control of communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis and rabies.

Before her appointment, Dulin was program supervisor of adult health in Talbot County. She has a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park and a nursing degree from the MacQueen Gibbs Willis School of Nursing.

Olivia Carter-Pokras, an associate professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the University of MarylandSchool of Medicine, has been named a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.

Carter-Pokras also has been nominated to the executive board of the American Public Health Association, the world's largest professional organization of public health workers.

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