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November 22, 2006

APL's Cutchis is honored

Dr. Protagoras "Tag" Cutchis, a senior engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel, has been named to the "Scientific American 50," the magazine's annual list of leaders in science and technology.

The list, which recognizes leaders in research, business and policy in several technological categories, will appear in next month's issue of Scientific American.

Cutchis was selected for developing an invention that could enable amputees to communicate desired movements to a prosthetic device by simply thinking about them. By implanting electrodes radially around the sheath of a peripheral nerve, the device would record and re-create the pulses that travel up and down nerve endings.

The invention was recognized this year by APL's "Invention of the Year Award" program. Cutchis is part of a team in the laboratory's Biomedicine Business Area working to develop a mechanical arm that mimics the real limb.

Library promotes Krzysko, Stonesifer

Nina Krzysko has been appointed manager of the east Columbia library, and Susan Stonesifer has been appointed manager of the Miller branch of the Howard County Library.

They will oversee the daily operations of their branches, including staffing, circulation and programming.

Krzysko has been employed by the library since 1997; she has been support services manager since 2003.

Stonesifer joined the library as a children's librarian in 2000. She was promoted to manager of the Glenwood library in 2002.

Winters to oversee Howard market

Tammy Winters, vice president of the business banking group at Citizens National Bank, is now to be responsible for the Howard County market.

She was responsible for business customers in west Anne Arundel County and the Bowie market of Prince George's County. That position will be filled by Bonnie Lindsay.

Winters lives in Hanover.

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