The University of Maryland School of Nursing has announced the appointment of Professor Barbara Resnick to the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Endowed Chair in Gerontology.
Funded through a gift from Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Goodman, the chair allows a national expert to conduct research and educate students in gerontological nursing. Resnick's research focuses on ways to motivate older adults to engage in functional activities and exercise.
Dr. Melissa M. Sparrow has been appointed to the newly created position of clinical director, pediatric inpatient and emergency services at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The position was created to respond to the needs of GBMC's growing Pediatric Emergency Department. Sparrow, a Lutherville resident, joined GBMC in 2003 as a hospitalist and was promoted to assistant director of pediatric emergency and inpatient services in 2006.