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NAMES IN THE NEWS

August 21, 2008

* Dr. Johannes Bonatti, a heart surgeon specializing in minimally invasive heart bypass operations, has joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland. Bonatti comes to Baltimore from Innsbruck University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria, where he was a cardiac surgeon and an associate professor of surgery. He has performed more than 300 heart surgeries with robotic devices, mostly using endoscopic techniques that do not require incisions.

* Jack Stansbury, previously a vice president of the St. Agnes Foundation Board and a member for five years, has been named chair of the Board of Directors. A graduate from the University of Richmond's E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, Stansbury is a lifelong resident of the Catonsville area, where he maintains his business.

* The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) has reappointed two scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to help lead nationwide research teams focused on the mental and cardiovascular risks associated with long-term spaceflight. The teams, to be based at dozens of institutions in the United States, will be organized by NSBRI, a consortium supported by NASA. The two are Joseph V. Brady, Ph.D., professor of behavioral biology and neuroscience, and Artin A. Shoukas, Ph.D., professor of biomedical engineering, physiology, and anesthesia and critical care medicine.

* Dr. Mohit Narang, a medical oncologist, has joined the physician team at Alliance Hematology Oncology in Carroll County. Narang comes from Arkansas, where he had his own private practice, and will serve patients at various locations. He has participated in many clinical research trials and developed interests in prostate cancer and breast cancer.

* Llewellyn Cornelius, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, has been appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics by the secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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