The John Hopkins Medical Journal Editors-Panel

Nobou Kondo
Editor-in-Chief

Janice E. Clements, Ph.D., is a professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology, the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor for Faculty Affairs, and serves as the vice dean for faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Clements has been the Vice Dean of Faculty of the School of Medicine since 2000 and, in this role, oversees all policies and programs related to faculty appointments and promotions as well as faculty development.

Her research focuses on lentiviruses and their role in chronic neurological disease. She developed the first molecular and biochemical tools to study lentivirus molecular biology and was the first to characterize the unusual genome of the lentiviruses. She was also the first scientist to report that HIV is a lentivirus.

As director of the Retrovirus Laboratory, she and her team focus on the molecular virology and pathogenesis of lentivirus infections with emphasis on animal models of AIDS dementia and central nervous system (CNS) disease. Recent discoveries include the use of minocycline, a common antibiotic often used against acne, to protect against viral HIV-related cognitive disease.

Dr. Clements received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Maryland. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins—one in molecular biology and virology and the other in neurology. Dr. Clements joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as an assistant professor of neurology in 1979 and then the faculty of the Division of Comparative Medicine in 1988. She was promoted to professor in 1990.

Dr. Clements was instrumental in the Division of Comparative Medicine becoming a department and served as its first director; it is now the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology. She has served as a member of the steering committee of the Johns Hopkins Women's Leadership Council, helped to create the new position of associate dean for diversity and cultural competence, and urged changes in the composition of search committees to be more inclusive of women and minorities. She has also steered initiatives to improve the quality of teaching of residents and medical students at the school. In 2013, Dr. Clements was named to the National Institutes of Health’s Council of Councils to make recommendations on research in areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis.

E-mail: jeclements@jhmi.edu
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Nobou Kondo
Associate-Editor

Dr. Cynthia Rand is a Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department. She studies health care disparities, asthma and COPD therapy adherence and outcomes and quality of life.

Dr. Rand holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. She completed a fellowship at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty in 1985. She is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the European Thoracic Society and the Maryland Thoracic Society. Her work has been recognized with a Department of Medicine David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2002, a Johns Hopkins Women’s Network Leadership Award in 2003, a Department of Medicine Women’s Task Force Leadership in Academic Medicine Award in 2004, an American Thoracic Society Behavioral Science Assembly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and a Johns Hopkins Bayview Center for Innovative Medicine Bayview Scholar award in 2007.

E-mail: ruimendes131@gmail.com
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Nobou Kondo
Co-Editor

The IEE offers peer nominated and peer reviewed awards to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards are given at the annual IEE Education Conference and Celebration.

E-mail: tinakmd@yahoo.com
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Nobou Kondo
Associate-Editor

Dr. Holly Ryerson Dahlman, was awarded the 2019 Samuel P Asper Award for excellence in Internal Medicine. Dr. Holly Ryerson Dahlman was the 2019 recipient of the Samuel P Asper Award. This peer-reviewed award is granted by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians for excellence in internal medicine. Dr. Dahlman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and serves on the Health Policy Committee. She is a member of the Johns Hopkins Part-time Faculty Advisory Committee and teaches in the Advanced Ambulatory Clerkship. Her focus is primary care delivery innovation, and her practice has won three national awards for EHR innovations to improve hypertension control. Dr. Dahlman has presented at the eClinicalWorks National Users Conference and conducted a national webinar for Million Hearts through the CDC and CMS Innovations Center. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and trained on the Osler Medical Housestaff before going into full time clinical practice.

E-mail: drdhalman@hotmail.com
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Nobou Kondo
Sub-Editor

The Professors' Awards for Excellence in Teaching were established in 1981 by the Advisory Board of the Medical Faculty and are intended to honor each year members of the faculty whose teaching is judged to have had a profound effect on students in the School of Medicine. Dr. Dlhosh was awarded the The School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 22 in the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Click here to watch video of the ceremony.

E-mail: ddlhosh@hotmail.com
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Nobou Kondo
Editor

The IEE offers peer nominated and peer reviewed awards to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards are given at the annual IEE Education Conference and Celebration.
Dr. Mary Newman received the Professors' Award for Clinical Teaching by a mamber of the part-time faculty; May 2017.

E-mail: newmand@yahoo.com
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Nobou Kondo
Associate-Editor

The Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award is presented annually by local Chapters or Associations to recognize community physicians who have contributed with distinction to the education and training of medical students. AΩA provides a permanent plaque for each Chapter’s dean’s office; a plate with the name of each year’s honoree may be added each year that the award is given. Honorees receive a framed certificate and engraved key ring. Dr. Howard Weiss received the AΩA Volunteer Faculty Award for the Maryland Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Chapter. May 2017.

E-mail: dr.weiss@gmail.com
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Nobou Kondo
Associate-Editor

Dr. Ira Papel has been promoted to the academic rank of Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Papel completed medical school at Boston University and completed a fellowship in facial and plastic surgery at Hopkins in 1987. Since completing his fellowship, Dr. Papel has maintained a busy clinical practice, first as a full-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins, and now in a private practice closely affiliated with Hopkins. Clinical investigation and reporting has been an important facet of his practice since the beginning. Dr. Papel is a past president of both the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is co-director of the JHU SOM Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship, and has been a Visiting Professor at more than 30 universities in the US and abroad. Dr. Papel has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers, proceedings reviews and book chapters, and has received numerous honors. He has contributed to the training of generations of students, and fellows during his career.

E-mail: dirapapel@gmail.com
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Nobou Kondo
Editor

The IEE offers peer nominated and peer reviewed awards to recognize outstanding achievement in education. Awards are given at the annual IEE Education Conference and Celebration.
Dr. Belinda Chen received the IEE Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award; April 2017.

E-mail: dbchen@yandex.com
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Nobou Kondo
Editor

Dr. Fine has been a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology for more than 25 years. In this role he has taught generations of medical students, residents, and fellows. His contributions to the missions of teaching, research, and patient care at Hopkins have been substantial. One of his many contributions is the Dr. Ira T. Fine Discovery Fund, which sponsors innovative research to end suffering caused by arthritis and inflammatory disease. Dr. Fine is chairman of the Board of Governors at Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station where he practices internal medicine, specializing in rheumatology. A member of numerous medical and professional organizations, Dr. Fine is also a member of the Hospital Board of Directors. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland and completed a medical internship and residency at the University of Maryland Hospital. Dr. Fine completed a fellowship in rheumatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

E-mail: fineirad@hotmail.com
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