VOLUME 11, NUMBER 3
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*June 3, Harvey's Courtyard at Green Spring Station, Lutherville, MD. New Findings That Improve Cancer Detection and Care -- Michael Choti, M.D., Ross Donchower, M.D., David Ettinger, M.D., and Michael Griever, M.D., review the latest diagnostic technologies and treatments for cancer. The seminar is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* June 4, Harvey's Courtyard at Green Spring Station, Lutherville, MD. -- Advances in Treating Breast Cancer -- Rachel Brem, M.D., Nancy Davidson, M.D., John Fetting, M.D., Elizabeth Jaffe, M.D., and Robinson Baker, M.D., discuss new methods of earlier cancer diagnosis and innovative surgical and reconstructive techniques and drug therapies. The seminar is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* June 5, Harvey's Courtyard at Green Spring Station, Lutherville, MD. -- For Men and The Women Who Love Them -- Patrick Walsh, M.D., discusses the latest techniques to diagnose prostate cancer and the nerve-sparing surgery he developed to preserve sexual function. The seminar is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* June 6, Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, Pavilion Lobby, Lutherville, MD. -- Foresight -- Opthalmologists Julia Haller, M.D., Irene Maumenee, M.D., and Harry Quigley, M.D., discuss emerging treatments for low vision, inherited eye disease, glucoma and retinal diseases. The seminar is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* June 10, Johns Hopkins University, Columbia Center, 6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD. -- Being An Informed Friend of a Cancer Patient -- Oncologist William Nelson, M.D., oncology nurse Constance Ziegfeld, R.N., and oncology social worker James Zabora discuss ways to be supportive to friends with cancer. The seminar is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
* June 11, Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station, Pavilion, Lutherville, MD. -- Heart Disease in Women -- Cardiologist Roger Blumenthal, M.D., discusses the factors that dramatically increase a women's risk of cardiovascular disease and reports on new research revealing the effects of estrogen on the heart. The seminar is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. *All seminars are open to the public. For reservations and information, call 95-JOHNS.
INTERIM APPOINTMENTS MADE IN MEDICAL DEAN'S OFFICE. Two senior interim appointments to his staff at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have been announced by Edward D. Miller Jr., M.D., interim dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine.
N. Franklin Adkinson Jr., M.D., professor of medicine, is serving part-time as interim vice dean for research. He has assumed leadership of the School's research administration and will work closely with departing Vice Dean for Research David A. Blake, Ph.D., to ensure continuing high- level support for this critical mission. Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., the Martin Donner Professor and director of the Department of Radiology, also is serving part-time as the interim dean for clinical practice and has assumed responsibility for all administration and oversight of the Clinical Practice Association.
FOUR FROM HOPKINS WIN YOUNG INVESTIGATORS AWARDS. Four young scientists at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have received grants from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression in the largest ever distribution by a public contribution-supported philanthropy devoted to research in severe mental illnesses. The organization, based in Great Neck, N.Y., awarded 253 grants totaling $8.8 million.
Neurologist Katrin Andreasson, M.D., and psychiatrist Dean F. MacKinnon, M.D., were awarded two-year, $30,000 annual Young Investigators grants while similar funding was continued for a second year for neuroscientist David J. Linden, Ph.D., and psychiatrist O. Collin Stine, Ph.D.
BRANDT WINS NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY BENTON AWARD.Jason Brandt, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the division of medical psychology in The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, received the Arthur Benton Award from the International Neuropsychological Society at its 1996 annual meeting. The award is presented for scientific and professional achievement in the field of neuropsychology.