Once again — this makes 19 years in a row — the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Brady Urological Institute were ranked as the number one hospital and number one urological center by U.S. News & World Report magazine. This continued recognition is a tribute not only to our physicians and scientists at the Brady, but also, in very large part, to the impeccable care of the nursing staff and excellence of our support staff. We are so proud of all of these individuals, who all should be congratulated for their dedication to providing the very best patient care. Also, the Brady came out on top in an article on the 100 most-cited articles in urology. Johns Hopkins had the most cited papers, 13. Harvard, Stanford, and the University of California came next, each with five cited papers. It was especially nice for us to see that of the five most-cited authors, all were either on the faculty of the Brady or had trained here — again, a wonderful testament to the lifelong dedication of the Brady to excellence and discovery.
Arthur Burnett, M.D., earned a M.B.A. in Medical Services Management from the Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. He also received the Carey Business School’s Edward J. Stegman CPA Memorial Award.
Michael Carducci, M.D., has been named the AEGON Professor of Prostate Cancer Research.
Misop Han, M.D., and Dan Stoianovici, Ph.D., received the Best Paper Award from the Engineering and Urology Society for their project, "Tandem Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy."
John Isaacs, Ph.D., received the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Society For Basic Urologic Research.
Shawn E. Lupold, Ph.D., the Phyllis and Brian L. Harvey Scholar, received the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Basic Urologic Research.
William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Urology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Pathology, and Radiation Oncology, with a joint appointment in Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named the Marion I. Knott Professor of Oncology and Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.
He is also the Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Molecular Targets Training Program, dedicated to providing clinical oncology fellows specifi c training in translational research, and for the NCI-supported Prostate Cancer SPORE Program, a multidisciplinary research effort for translational research targeting new approaches to prostate cancer detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. (For more on SPORE, click here.)
In announcing the appointment, which followed a national search, Edward D. Miller, Dean of the Medical Faculty and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said that Nelson "has the energy and talent to ensure the cancer center’s continued success as a leader in discovery and patient care, but also to face the scientific and administrative challenges that science and health care delivery face in the 21st century."
Edward M. Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D., received several awards recently, including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Scientist Early Careers Award, the American Urological Association/Astellas Rising Star in Urology Award, the Passano Foundation’s Clinican Scientist Award, and a Clinician Scientist Award from Johns Hopkins.