Names In The News

December 20, 2007

Miyong Kim, who is a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, was recently promoted to professor in the Department of Community and Public Health. Kim, a faculty member for seven years, has focused her nursing career on reducing health disparities among underserved ethnic minorities through community-based research projects. Her projects, which have been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, include research in hypertension, diabetes, mental health and cancer prevention.

She is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse fellow (2005-2008), receiving three years of leadership training for senior executive nurses.

Several Howard Community General Hospital nurses have been recognized for significant accomplishments in their specialties. They include Mary Jo Lombardo, clinical program manager for the Emergency Department, who was a contributor to the 2008 Nursing Spectrum Drug Handbook; Wound and Ostomy Program manager Lolly McCance, who was named Nurse of the Year by the Mid-Atlantic region of the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses Society; Bianca (Chuen-Chin) Chang, promoted to senior clinical informatics analyst in the Clinical Informatics Department; and AnnMarie Duggan, a nurse manager, who received a master's in nursing and a master's in health administration from the University of Phoenix. She also earned a forensic nurse examiner certification.

Infectious-disease specialists Jacques Grosset, Sanjay Jain, Gyanu Lamichhane and Eric Nuermberger, who work at the John Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research, are on this month's Esquire's Best and Brightest list of 2007 for their work in trying to find new cures for tuberculosis.

They are among 36 people who the magazine calls "revolutionaries" or "36 reasons for hope." The list includes a free-speech advocate, engineers, scientists, doctors and artists.

Grosset, 78, who contracted the disease at 24, has devoted much of his work to the cause.

Thirty-two-year-old Jain went to medical school in New Delhi, India, where TB is prevalent. Lamichhane, 32, studies the genetic causes of TB. Nuermberger, 37, develops TB drug treatments by working with mice.

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