* Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell has been promoted to executive vice dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Before his promotion, Jarrell had served as vice dean for research and academic affairs. In his new position, he will take on broad responsibilities in the school while continuing to oversee its research and academic enterprises.
* Mary O'Connor, assistant professor of nursing at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, has been named a fellow by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The honor is presented to a nursing professional who has served as a health care administrator for more than 10 years; contributed positively to the profession; participated in continuing education; and completed written and oral certification exams successfully.
O'Connor has taught at the College of Notre Dame since 2005. She teaches upper-level undergraduate and graduate nursing courses including nursing theory, research, leadership, ethics and legal aspects of nursing administration and administration theory.
* Barbara Resnick, a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is this year's recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award. The award was presented at the 61st annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.