Names In The News

NAMES IN THE NEWS

October 13, 2006

Appointments

Carolyn J. Yocom has been appointed associate professor and chair of the department of organiza tional systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nurs ing.

Yocom, formerly assistant dean of research at Rutg ers University, is a gradu ate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and earned a doc torate at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jennie Pallozzi McConag ha has been named assist ant vice president of mar keting and communica tions at Union Memorial Hospital.

McConagha comes to Union Memorial from Mas tercraft Interiors, where she worked as the director of marketing and advertis ing since 2002. Before that, she was the service line manager of marketing at the University of Maryland Medical System.

Dr. Ziv Gamliel has been appointed chief of thorac ic surgery at the Cancer Institute at St. Joseph Med ical Center.

Gamliel was formerly at the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was administrative medical director of the surgical intermediate care unit and an assistant professor in the department of surgery.

Honors

Dr. Stephen Reich, co-di rector of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Dis orders Center at the Uni versity of Maryland Med ical Center, received the Buddy Levenson Award for Enduring Spirit from the Parkinson's Action Net work.

Reich, an expert in move ment disorders, is also a professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Three Johns Hopkins med ical researchers were among 65 members added to the roster of the Insti tute of Medicine this week. They are:

Dr. Robert W. Blum, chair man of the department of population and family health sciences at the Bloomberg School of Pub lic Health, Dr. Chi Van Dang, an oncologist and the medical school's vice dean for research; and Scott L. Zeger, chairman of the de partment of biostatistics at Bloomberg.

The Institute of Medicine, which has about 1,600 mem bers, advises the govern ment on medical issues and honors its members' con tributions to medicine and public health.

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