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* Dr. F. Michael Gloth III has been appointed director of Outpatient Services for the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

In addition to his position at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Gloth also serves as medical director at various Maryland-area nursing homes.

He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. After completing a residency in internal medicine at The Union Memorial Hospital, Gloth finished a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

A fellow in both the American College Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society, his research has been included in numerous publications, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

* Dr. Thomas A. Blanpied, assistant professor of physiology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, known as PECASE. Dr. Blanpied was honored in a ceremony at the White House earlier this year. The award recognizes Dr. Blanpied for his work using high-resolution imaging to study synapses, the connections between neurons in the brain. Changes in the brain's synapses play a key role in diseases like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, depression and addiction.

The PECASE award is the U.S. government's highest honor for scientists and engineers who are beginning their careers.

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