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Heritage Award 2009

2009 Recipients

Sandra S. Angell, Nurs '69, '77, A&S '89 (MLA)
Sandy Angell began her Johns Hopkins career in 1969 in Osler as a staff nurse and nurse manager. She moved to the School of Medicine and worked a nurse manager, and later as a nurse manager in the Connective Tissue Division until 1984. Her Hopkins odyssey continued at the School of Nursing where she has served the school as admissions counselor, assistant director of admissions and student services, and assistant dean for academic and student support services.  She currently holds the position of associate dean for student affairs at the School of Nursing, a position in which she has held since 1996. Sandy has served the university, the hospital, the School of Nursing, and The Johns Hopkins Nurses' Alumni Association, Inc. in various capacities throughout the years. In service to the university, she was a member of the Commission on Undergraduate Education, and Chair for the Subcommittee on Academic Advising and Career Services; participated in the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation Review; worked as a member of the Steering Committee for Johns Hopkins University Site Visit; and was on the Executive Committee for the ISIS (Internet Student Information Systems) Implementation Project. She continues to be quite active in the Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumni Association, Inc. She has served on the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee as well as a member of the Student Affairs Coordinating Committee. She has held the offices of vice president and president and has continually served on her Class Reunion Committee. Sandy currently represents the School of Nursing as one of the Student Disability Services Coordinators. Top

William A. Baumgartner, Med Faculty
A graduate of Xavier University and of the University of Kentucky Medical School, William Baumgartner received his surgical training at Stanford Medical School. He is currently the Vincent L. Gott Professor in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and cardiac surgeon in charge at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His early research focused on organ preservation for transplantation and determination of methods for the noninvasive diagnosis of rejection. Most recently, he has conducted studies of neurological protection in cardiac surgery, an area of research for which he has had continuous funding support from the National Institutes of Health for the past 12 years. In 2002, he received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (a seven year grant) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the nation's primary federal sponsor of research on the brain and nervous system. As a member of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, William has played a major role in the development of a structured curriculum for thoracic surgery residency education and has championed the introduction of innovative educational tools. He serves on the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association's Curriculum Implementation Task Force, and was recently awarded the Socrates Teacher of the Year Award from the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association. A committed and involved researcher, he has held top posts in several other national and international professional organizations, including past president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, member of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Review Committee, member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's Scientific Affairs & Government Relations and member of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network Advisory Editorial Board. His bibliography includes more than 250 journal articles, book chapters and books. Top

Louis M. Brown Jr., Engr '65
Louis Brown is the founder and CEO of MICROS Systems in Columbia.  MICROS supplies high-tech  point-of sale systems to restaurants and other businesses in the hospitality industry.  He is also involved in a start-up company, Concentia Digital, in Columbia, Maryland, that focuses on digital media packaging, digital media management, and bio-informatics. Louis is chairman of the Board of Precision Auto Care.  Precision Auto Care, Inc.'s affiliate, Precision Franchising LLC, is one of the world's leading franchisers of auto care centers with 400 professional service facilities in 6 countries.  He was also the founder of Autometric, Inc., and IDEAS, Inc., which formed five subsidiaries:  MICROS Systems, Inc., Autometric, Inc., LANEX Corp, Strata Group, and VueCom.  He is a director (chairman) of Planning Systems, Inc., McLean, Virginia and McCabe & Associates, Columbia Maryland.  He formerly worked for Hewlett-Packard Corp. and Armco Steel Corp. Lou is a very active and generous member of the Whiting School alumni community and is very dedicated to the School.  He is a member of the Whiting School's National Advisory Council (NAC) and is truly relied on for his expertise and very pragmatic way of thinking.  He is currently the Chair of the NAC's Financial Subcommittee.  Last fall, Lou and his wife, Wendy, hosted a Wine Tasting at their home in Alexandria, Virginia. Top

Charles Clarvit, A&S '78
For over a quarter of a century, Chuck has been giving back to Johns Hopkins. The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the University have benefited greatly from Chuck’s talents and volunteer leadership. In 1992, he joined the Second Decade Society (SDS) and quickly distinguished himself as a leader who engages alumni volunteers. In 1996 and 1997, while serving as SDS national chair, he was responsible for the organization's establishment of the SDS Leadership Award and SDS career development programs. He has also served on the executive committee of the Alumni Council. Chuck is currently a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and the chair of the Krieger School's Advisory Board. He co-chaired the Krieger School's Knowledge for the World Campaign along with Ronald Nordmann. Dedicated to Johns Hopkins students, Chuck has focused time on programs that will help to prepare students as they transition into their careers. His concern that undergraduates be able to secure highly competitive positions with financial institutions resulted in the establishment of the intersession "Wall Street Trip" and Financial Literacy course. He has also worked to create opportunities for in-depth financial training for students on the Homewood campus. Chuck has been a force in developing and philanthropically supporting the Krieger School's Center for Financial Economics, an innovative program providing expertise in finance to students within the context of a top-notch liberal arts education. Other efforts to ensure effective career preparation for students include creating the Chuck Clarvit Career Development Fund. A lacrosse alumnus, Charles has been an active participant in the athletic fundraising program. He's taken leadership roles in providing and securing major funding for lacrosse coaching. In addition, he has been a driving force behind recruiting undergraduates from Westchester County for admission. Top

William A. Crawley, Med '79
William Crawley received his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1974, and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1979; he received house staff training in oral surgery, general surgery and plastic surgery. He is currently associate professor of plastic surgery and practices at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station where he treats cosmetic and reconstructive problems involving the face, providing general, oral, maxillofacial, and plastic surgery. He performs skin cancer reconstruction surgeries at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he is chief of plastic surgery. Consistently ranked among Baltimore's Top Docs in Baltimore Magazine, Dr. Crawley has been rated "at the top of the field in the view of patients and peers." Nationally, William has been recognized as one of the best doctors in America. This recognition is due not only to his surgical reputation, but also for his contributions to the field of plastic surgery. William has served as president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, as a member of the Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance and currently serves as first vice president of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association. William is vice president of the John E. Hoopes Foundation for Plastic Surgery, an organization that has enabled the establishment of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons John E. Hoopes Scholar. In 1994, he was appointed to the State Board of Physician Quality Assurance by then Governor William Donald Schaefer. Top

Harry C. Dietz, Med '92 (PGF)
Harry Dietz received his bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University and his medical degree from the Health Sciences University at Syracuse. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is now a faculty member and researcher at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, focusing on finding ways to better care for young patients with Marfan syndrome. Marfan syndrome is a potentially fatal connective tissue disease, which enlarges the aorta, making it likely to tear or burst. When Dr. Dietz realized that standard treatments weren't working, he embarked on a mission to find the molecular cause so better therapies could be devised. His work has led to the current clinical trial of a surprising potential treatment for Marfan syndrome, a medication used to treat high blood pressure. Harry is acknowledged as being the world's authority on Marfan syndrome, having conducted genomic mapping and research that has made diagnosis of the condition patient-specific and accurate. Harry has applied his research towards bettering the clinical management of these patients and those with other connective tissue disorders, thereby enabling Johns Hopkins to remain the international referral center for such individuals. In addition to his work on Marfan syndrome, Harry is investigating genetic factors involved in defects of the arterial wall and the aorta and teaches and mentors graduate and medical students and clinical fellows. He is passionate in his advocacy for patients with forms of human genetic disease and in the development of local and national training programs that promote the career development of physician scientists. Top

William M. Ginder, Bus '54
After earning his degree, Bill Ginder began a long and successful career with Crown Central Petroleum Corporation in Baltimore. He held a number of positions, including chief financial officer before becoming president and chief operating officer in 1983. He retired in 1986 as vice chairman and retained his position as director until 1993. Bill's contributions to the University are equally significant to his professional contributions. In 1989, he and his wife Katherine established the William M. and Katherine B. Ginder Lecture Fund. The lecture brings prominent speakers to the Carey Business School to discuss timely and stimulating issues relevant to the business community. As Bill has explained, "Our intent for the lecture series is to broaden the opportunities for students and alumni, and the Baltimore/Washington, DC community to learn from outstanding speakers and role models." His love of learning and sharing knowledge has been translated into a powerful vehicle which benefits the entire Johns Hopkins community on many levels.  In addition to the lecture series, Bill has also been a member of the Alumni Council and an active member of Delta Sigma Pi, Johns Hopkins' business honorary fraternity, since 1953. He was honored in 2003 by the fraternity– receiving the Career Achievement Award. Bill is also involved with his local community and continues to serve on several Boards and committees including the Talbot County Hospice Foundation, Christ Church St. Michael's Endowment Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Easton Compensation Committee and Londonderry Retirement Community. Top

Linda G. Goodwin, Peab '76, '89 (MM), '97 (GPD)
Linda Goodwin is familiar with every aspect of the conservatory from her student experiences to her positions on the Conservatory faculty and staff.  Her official titles currently include: director of ensemble operations, curator of instruments, a member of the Conservatory faculty, and administrator of the Graduate Conducting Program. She has served numerous terms on the Peabody Alumni Steering Committee including serving as the president for the last two years. During her presidency Peabody celebrated its 150th anniversary and the Alumni Association celebrated with concerts around the world. The number of dues paying members of the alumni hit its highest level ever, and a Peabody alumni directory was produced – including a list of all graduates for the last 150 years. Peabody launched a new magazine, she encouraged all alumni to share their news, no matter what field they ended up choosing, and the alumni news section of Peabody's publications grew dramatically. Linda has chaired most of the committees at one time or another, has been instrumental in award nominations and presentations, and has always been willing to help out with student/alumni activities. Career Day and its predecessor. With one degree from Peabody before it was an academic division of Johns Hopkins and two from Peabody as a division of Johns Hopkins, she is the perfect volunteer and leader for Peabody alumni in the Johns Hopkins community. Top

F. Stuart Hodgson, Engr '67
Stuart Hodgson's first professional opportunity came at the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland where he worked for over 14 years developing improved propellant formulations and production methods for fuels, explosives, and rocket motors. In 1981, Stu joined ARINC Research Corporation in Annapolis, Maryland. As program manager, he directed large teams of engineers and analysts, managing the delivery of engineering consulting services to various ARINC customers. While at ARINC, Stu earned his master's degree in engineering administration from George Washington University. Combining his technical expertise with his business management skills, he and a coworker decided to start their own company, Defense Technology, Inc., which grew into an industry leader in business consulting and technology management. In addition to his very successful and busy career, Stu has remained connected to the University and the Whiting School in several capacities, including service on the Visiting Committee for Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Stu is a frequent visitor to campus and has taken the time to meet with numerous students groups. As a resident of the Naples, Florida, Stu is also active with the Hopkins alumni community in Southwest Florida. Top

Dong-Won Kim, A&S Faculty
Dong-Won Kim is the author of three books: The Emergence of the Cavendish School, which explores how Cambridge University's physics laboratory became the mecca of experimental physics at the beginning of the twentieth century; Yoshio Nishina:  Father of Modern Physics in Japan, a biography of this Nobel-laureate physicist; and How Did a Wrong Ideology Destroy a Healthy Physics Community?, an examination of the explosion of Korean basic science research, including physics, at the end of the Korean War and its abrupt ending with North Korea leader Kim Il Sung's rise to power and his suspension of  scientific research funding that did not directly benefit the military or industry.  Dr. Kim currently serves as a visiting associate professor in the Department of the History of Science and Technology at the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Dong-Wong endowed the Bo Jun and Soon Young Kim Professorship of East Asian Science and Technology in honor of his parents. This tremendous gift is a powerful tool for faculty recruitment and retainment.  In addition, he endowed graduate fellowships for students completing dissertations in East Asian science and technology so that leading students in Japan and Korea can spend a year studying at Johns Hopkins.  He also funds postdoctoral fellowships, dissertation research, travel grants, and scholarly student workshops.  He is building a network of scholarship in this field, having funded dissertation fellowships at the Needham Institute at the University of Cambridge and at Harvard University.  Dong-Wong's support has helped to make Johns Hopkins one of the world's leading centers for the historical study of modern East Asian science and technology. Top

Norman W. Lavy, A&S '52
Norman Lavy is the former vice president of medical and regulatory affairs for Bristol Myers Squibb.  Following retirement form Squibb, Dr. Lavy joined the faculty at the New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He has been a regular participant in his reunions, and is dedicated to helping g students become a permanent part of the Hopkins community by becoming active alumni.  Through funding of the Lavy Center for Jewish Leadership at the Smokler Center for Jewish Life/Hopkins Hillel, Norman sought to promote activism for the improvement of Jewish life around the world.  Because he believes that academic and scholarly dialogue, teaching and research can help fight anti-semitism, he funded the Norman and Marion Lavy Colloquium in the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.  It was Norman's hope that the Colloquium, established in 2005, would provide undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and the great Baltimore community with a forum for sharing ideas and research in areas related to the Jewish experience, history and culture. Top

Nancy McCall, A&S '76
Nancy McCall is director of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) and research associate in the department of the history of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Nancy developed the JHMI archives into one of the premier medical archives in the world, an accomplishment recognized by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in 1995 when the Alan Mason Chesney Archives at JHMI was awarded their Distinguished Service Award.  In addition to managing an award-winning program, Nancy has published more than 20 articles, books, and chapters on such topics as the history of medicine, art history, conversation, program development in health care archives, and the use of medical archives.  She co-edited Designing Archival Programs to Advance Knowledge in the Health Fields, which remains the standard work on the subject; she also contributed a chapter to Joan Krizack's Documentation Planning for the US Health Care System, which won SAA's Waldo Gifford Leland Award for writing of superior quality and usefulness. Especially important is her two decades of work on the issue of balancing access requirements for privacy and opportunities to study records of health care, which has led to her becoming a leading expert (and an expert witness) on the archival implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Nancy is currently developing a model of a HIPPA-aware Encoded Archival Description finding aid, which will provide information about what HIPPA-regulated data elements are present and where in the document they reside.  In 2005, she testified before the Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics on the impact of HIPPA legislation on the ability to access and utilize archival materials.  Currently, she serves on the HIPPA Committee of the American Association of the History of Medicine and is a recipient of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission Electronic Records Fellowship for her work regarding HIPPA. Top

W. Tabb Moore, Med '59
Prior to joining the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a faculty member in 1998, Tabb Moore was clinical professor of endocrinology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, director of endocrinology at Columbia Hospital for Women, and a physician at Washing Hospital Center.  Dr. Moore established himself as a renowned physician and was recognized as such when he appeared on "The Best Doctors" list in 2007, in the fields of endocrinology and metabolism.  As the class representative for the School of Medicine Class of 1959, Dr. Moore has been an alumni volunteer leader for almost 50 years.  A leading member of the 50th reunion committee, he continues to be the class organizer and motivator.  He is a University Trustee Emeritus and former member of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council, the School of Medicine Board of Advisors, and the National Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Tabb had been an incredibly dedicated and responsive alumni volunteer and a loyal leading annual donor over the years. Top

David P. Nolan, A&S '71
David Nolan serves as the vice chairman of Millennium Partners L.P.  For the past twenty years he has worked tirelessly as a volunteer for the Krieger School and University.  David, now a University Trustee, was a founding member of the Second Decade Society and played a key role in developing corporate partnerships for the program.  He has served as a member of the New York Regional Campaign Committee.  For the past nine years Mr. Nolan has participated in the Wall Street Intersession Trip.  David's ties to John Hopkins grew when his children matriculated to the University.  As a member of the Krieger School's Advisory Board, he became an avid supporter in the Krieger School's plans to improve the quality of life of its students.  Top

Ronald Nordmann, A&S '63
Ron has been an active volunteer at Hopkins, assisting the University with making important contacts within the pharmaceutical industry. An expert in technology transfer, he has met with former President Brody and others to offer his assistance in this area of critical importance to Hopkins. Ron has served Hopkins faithfully over the past 46 years since his graduation. For many years, he was a member of the Johns Hopkins National Schools Committee. He has served consistently as the class agent for the class of 1963, actively encouraging participation from friends and classmates, especially at reunion. Ron provides invaluable alumni leadership. He is a member of the University Board of Trustees and the Krieger School Advisory Board, on which he serves as co-chair of the development committee. Additionally, he was the Krieger School's co-chair for the Knowledge for the World Campaign. He also served on the committee to establish the Krieger School's Center for Financial Economics. The significant leadership Ron provides is augmented by his generous philanthropic support of his alma mater. Over the years, he has been an avid supporter of Blue Jays athletics. He is passionate about undergraduate scholarships, and, in 1999, he endowed the Ronald M. and Jodi E. Nordmann Scholarship, which he has continued to increase throughout the campaign. Top

Barry S. Strauch, A&S '62, Med '65
Barry Strauch is co-founder and long term managing partner of Washington Nephrology Associates, one of the largest nephrology practices in the US.  Dr. Strauch is chair of the department of medicine at Inova-Fairfax Hospital, former director of the Fairfax County Health Care Advisory Board and remains on the faculty at Georgetown University as clinical professor of medicine.  He is past director of the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition, one of eighteen Medicare-funded organizations responsible for improving the quality of care delivered to patients with end stage renal disease.  Over the last few years, Barry has developed interests in conflict resolution and the health care system.  He actively lectures on the health care system, and has studied conflict resolution, as a graduate student of the George Mason University Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.  He holds a Virginia Certificate of Mediation. Top

Patrick C. Walsh, Med Faculty
Patrick Walsh is the University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He is renowned worldwide for the 30 years he served as professor and director of the Brady Urological Institute (1974-2004) and for his pioneering work in the development of the anatomic approach to radical prostatectomy, which involves nerve-sparing techniques that have reduced the probability of impotence and incontinence Among his many other honors, Dr. Walsh has received the Ramon Guiteras Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American Urological Association and the Charles Huggins Award, the highest honor given by the Society of Urologic Oncology.  Patrick co-authored the best-selling books The Prostate: A Guide for Men and the Women Who Love Them (published by Johns Hopkins University Press and Warner Books) and more recently, Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer. Patrick has served as the president of both the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons. Patrick is revered in the field of medicine, as evidenced when America's Top Doctors named him one of three honorees to receive the organization's Physician of the Year award in 2007. His selection was from a pool of more than 600,000 esteemed physicians from around the country. He is an honorary member of the American Urological Association, the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Ireland, the German Society of Urology, the Urological Society of Australasia and the British Association of Urologic Surgeons. He has mentored dozens of physicians who have gone on to head other departments of urology around the globe. Patrick has been a trusted advisor to many of the deans of the School of Medicine over the years, and a true leader among the faculty. Top

Ethan L. Welch, Med '57
Ethan Welch is board certified in general and vascular surgery, he retired from an active practice of vascular surgery in 1995. He is clinical professor emeritus of vascular surgery at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and is past assistant chief of surgery with the United States Public Health Services. Dr. Welch also spent time as a member of the Rochester General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. During his forty years of teaching and active practice, Ethan also maintained an interest in sailing and all things pertaining to the sea. He has written numerous magazine articles on safety at sea, such as The Heimlich Maneuver for Drowning Victims and served as contributing editor of the publication Dockside. Ever engaged, he also speaks to groups such as the Chesapeake Bay's Sailing Community on how to handle medical problems on a boat at sea. In 1991, Ethan founded First Aid Pak Inc., with two divisions: Medical Sea Pak and Ice Tape. The company now has several divisions that manufacture different kinds of first aid kits for almost every medical emergency on land or at sea. As a member, then chair, of the National Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Ethan helped to secure annual unrestricted gifts from alumni and grateful patient prospects. Top

Warren E. Wilhide Sr., Engr '58
Warren E. Wilhide, Sr., '58, who led a distinguished career in business consulting, and mfg. engineering. He ran his own firm, Warren & Associates, after being Exec. Dir. at Booz Allen & Hamilton, and Sr. VP of Quantum Group Int'l. Warren has been a dedicated and involved alumnus for decades. He is committed to supporting students and has volunteered extensively for both the Whiting School and the University. He has been an effective mentor to the students he met. As a member of the University Alumni Council, Warren serves on several committees, including Life Long Learning, and Student Programs. He is also a member of the Society of Engineering Alumni (SEA) Student Relations Committee. In addition, he has served as a judge for the Whiting School's spaghetti bridge contest, and provided students with practical advice on their projects, greatly adding to the value of the program. As a member of the 50th Reunion Committee for his Class of 1958, Warren tirelessly called classmates to encourage them to return for the reunion celebration and to support the University by contributing to their class gift. The Class of 1958 established a new Hopkins record for class gift participation. Sadly, Warren's beloved wife Carol, who had also been an enthusiastic supporter of Johns Hopkins, died shortly before the reunion in Spring 2008. Knowing how important his participation would have been to her, he followed through on plans to assist his class and also attend. Warren is a Veteran and served in Korea before attending Hopkins with the G.I. Bill. He is very thankful for his good fortune with Hopkins, and for his wife Carol, and their family, and for so many other things. Top