Names In The News

December 13, 2007

Sinai Hospital recently named its inpatient Neuroscience Center in honor of Rose D. Lazinsky and her late husband, Joseph W. Lazinsky.

The 36-bed, all private room facility includes services for brain, spine and peripheral nervous system disease, and is a division of the LifeBridge Health Brain & Spine Institute.

Lazinsky, who gave a donation to the center, and her family were honored at a ribbon-cutting last month.

Cancer survivor Rebecca Peacock will serve as patient navigator at Howard County General Hospital. She will help cancer patients get resources in the hospital and throughout the area to learn more about their condition.

Her position was created with the help of the Horizon Foundation, Howard Hospital Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

Peacock, diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 17, has been a volunteer and staff member at the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. She volunteered with the American Cancer Society, putting together the Towson Relay for Life and speaking at events.

Karen Beemon, a professor and chair of the John Hopkins University Department of Biology, has won the M. Jeang Retrovirology Prize, from the Ming K. Jeang Foundation of Houston.

Beemon is being recognized for her contribution to work about how retroviruses transform cells.

Retroviruses have the ability to convert RNA to DNA during replication in the host cell. They are of interest because some of them cause HIV and cancer.

Dr. Charlene A. Brown has been appointed assistant commissioner for clinical services at the Baltimore Health Department. Brown is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is board-certified in internal medicine and has a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She will oversee clinical and public health efforts for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, oral health and men's health.

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