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The Society of Manufaturing Engineers has named Warren R. DeVries, dean of engineering and information technology at the University of Mary land, Baltimore County, as the 2007 winner of the SME Albert M. Sargent Progress Award for significant ac complishments in the field of manufacturing pro cesses, methods and systems.

DeVries, an expert in materi al removal processes and manufacturing systems, served as the National Sci ence Foundation's division director for the Division of Design and Manufacturing Innovation before coming to UMBC.

Dr. J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., director of the department of psychiatry and behavior al sciences at the Johns Hop kins University School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hos pital, has been selected to receive the 2006 Research Award by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

An expert who has studied the genetics of depression and bipolar disorders, the 30-year Hopkins veteran is the author of more than 100 scientific publications, and two books written for the general public: How to Cope with Depression and Understanding Depression.

Jennifer Thomas, clinical pharmacy specialist at St. Agnes Hospital, has been named Pharmacist of the Year by the Maryland Socie ty of Health-System Pharmacists.

Thomas is also president-elect of the MSHP, a support and advocacy group that promotes education, re search and development of pharmaceutical practitioners.

Francesca Dominici, a pro fessor of biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloom berg School of Public Health, has received the 2007 Gertrude M. Cox Award from RTI International and the Washington Statistical Society, the D.C. chapter of the American Statistical Association.

The award is given annual ly to recognize an early- or mid-career practitioner who is making significant contributions to statisti cal methodology.

Dr. Neil R. Powe, an intern ist and epidemiologist who has trained hundreds of clinical researchers and medical students for two decades, has been named the 2007 Distinguished Educator by the National Association of Clinical Research Training.

Powe, an expert in the treat ment of chronic kidney dis ease and a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been responsible for a variety of changes to practice guide lines involving end-stage renal disease. He has pro duced 273 peer-reviewed pub lications and served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on 46 feder ally funded studies.

Dr. Steven Gambert, chair man of medicine and physi cian-in-chief at Sinai Hospi tal, has been awarded Mas tership by the American Col lege of Physicians.

In addition to his position at Sinai, he is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hop kins University School of Medicine, program director of the Johns Hopkins/Sinai Hospital Residency Pro gram in Internal Medicine and coordinator of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Clerkship in Internal Med icine at Sinai. He also serves as a fellow in the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America.


Raleigh Heard has been named associate vice presi dent of surgery at the Or thopaedic Institute at St. Jo seph Medical Center.

The former Catholic Health Initiatives Fellow received the 2007 Early Careerist Health Care Executive Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

A graduate of Morehouse College, Heard earned his master's degree in health services administration from Virginia Common wealth University. He also serves as a board member for the Maryland chapter of the ACHE.

Judy E. Brown, a 20-year veteran administrator at Howard County General Hospital, has been named senior vice president for patient safety, performance improvement and risk management.

While a national search is conducted to fill Brown's previous position, Deborah Trautman has been appoint ed to interim vice president of patient care services. To fill that post, Trautman will take a leave from her permanent position as di rector of nursing for Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine, where she has served since 1993.

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