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Dr. William R. Brody, president of the Johns Hopkins University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, making him one of only 28 people to hold memberships in the engineering group and the Institute of Medicine.

Brody, who holds a medical degree from Stanford University and engi neering degrees from the Massachu setts Institute of Technology, is a spe cialist in biomedical technology who founded three medical device compa nies before joining the Hopkins facul ty in 1987. He became Hopkins' 13th pres ident in 1996.

Meredith Bond, professor and chair of the department of physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2007.

Leadership Maryland is a nonprofit organization designed to inform top-level executives from the public and private sectors about the critical issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland.

Dr. Patrick C. Walsh, who served for 30 years as the director of the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute, has been honored by the Saudi Arabi an-based King Faisal Foundation for his pioneering work in prostate can cer research.

Walsh is widely known for his groundbreaking nerve-sparing pros tatectomy and is credited with fur thering the overall understanding of benign and malignant neoplasms of the prostate. He shared the $200,000 medicine award with Canadian re searcher Fernand Labrie.

Sandy Roemer, a nurse and communi ty health educator at Howard County General Hospital, has received the American Cancer Society's Region Pio neer Leader of the Year Award from the Delaware/Delmarva, Maryland and National Capital Regions.

The award recognized Roemer's vol unteer efforts in leadership, educa tion, advocacy, community outreach and fundraising. A longtime employee of the hospital, Roemer worked in sev eral departments, including post-an esthesia care and diagnostic imaging, before concentrating her efforts as a nurse educator in the Wellness Cen ter. Roemer is also a 12-year breast cancer survivor.


Dr. Maria R. Baer, an expert in leukemia treatment and research,has been named head of the hematologic malig nancies program at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Green ebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore. Baer will also join the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Baer, a hematologist and medical on cologist who will assume her new du ties in April, comes to the University of Maryland from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., where she has been chief of the leukemia section since 1998.

Dr. Chris Beyrer, Dr. Robert Bollinger Jr. and Nancy Glass have been named associate directors of the Johns Hop kins Center for Global Health.

Each will serve as a liaison between the Center for Global Health and the Johns Hopkins University's schools of public health, medicine and nursing, which they represent respectively. The Center for Global Health bridges the international work of the three schools.

The St. Agnes Foundation, which ad vances the purposes of St. Agnes Hos pital, has announced the appointment of six new members to its board of di rectors:

Yolanda Copeland has been senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at St. Agnes Hospital since 2005.

Ray M. Shepard is a principal in the law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes, & Shriver in Baltimore and staff judge advocate of the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Brian V. McFarland is a partner at McFarland & Masters LLP in Caton sville, where he serves on the board of directors of the chamber of com merce.

Dr. John Singer is a specialist in breast cancer and surgical pathology who recently retired from his position as director of surgical education at St. Agnes but will continue his involve ment with the hospital on its board.

Dr. Sam V. Sydney is an orthopedic surgeon and clinical instructor at the University of Maryland. He has served on boards at Howard County General Hospital, the James Lawrence Kernan Hospital and the John Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Mike Mohler is a real estate agent at Whalen Properties in Catonsville. Mohler previously worked as the mid-Atlantic region sales director for Di ageo-Guinness USA.

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