* Dr. Leonard N. Howard has joined the Department of Pathology at Mercy Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Howard has extensive professional experience at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in the Departments of Gynecologic and Breast Pathology, Orthopedic Pathology, and Hepatic and Gastrointestinal Pathology. He also served as chief of Anatomic Pathology and chief of the Department of Pathology at Dewitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va.
Howard earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. He completed a clinical (rotating) internship and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center.
* Dr. Angela Brodie, professor of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has received the Maryland State Council on Cancer Control's Martin D. Abeloff Award for Excellence in Public Health and Cancer Control. Brodie pioneered the development of aromatase inhibitors, revolutionary drugs for the treatment of breast cancer. The cancer council initiated the award in 2007 to honor the memory of Abeloff, who was director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins until his death last year.
* Dr. Anne Y.F. Lin, founding dean of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' special publishing division to provide guidance and feedback on a new media series.
The advisory board will provide input to ASHP for the development of its new media series on professionalism in pharmacy practice. The series will include videos, books and online courses on topics important to the pharmacy profession, to provide an accurate, real-world view of pharmacy practice.
* Dr. William Regine has been named the first Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Regine is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The endowed chair is the result of a gift from Norty Foxman and his wife, Carol, in honor of Foxman's parents to support radiation oncology research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in perpetuity.
* St. Agnes Hospital has hired Carol Gallaher as the new nurse manager for the Emergency Department. She will be responsible for the daily operations of the department, helping coordinate the flow of patient care. She will also oversee the team leaders on a shift-by-shift basis and support them in their roles. In addition, she will be responsible for recruiting qualified nurses to join the staff as well as managing fiscal resources.