Janet DiPietro, a professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, has been named associate dean for research for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A researcher who specializes in fetal development issues, DiPietro earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University and her doctorate in developmental psychology from Stanford University. She joined Bloomberg in 1988 and was promoted to professor in 2003.
Ann Harmon, a nurse in Franklin Square Hospital's Primary Care Center, has been selected as the hospital's 2007 Nurse of the Year. Harmon has served for three years in the unit, which provides internal medicine and geriatric care to the community.
Patricia Gonce Morton, a professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs, after serving in the position on an interim basis for seven months. Morton is also co-coordinator of the school's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist master's specialty in Trauma, Critical Care, and Emergency Nursing. In addition to her academic roles, Morton is an acute care nurse practitioner at the University of Maryland Medical Center.