Heritage Award 2013

2013 Award Recipients

Charles Goldstein, Engr '68 (PhD)
Charles Goldstein holds a PhD and MA from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York. Since 1998 Charles has been the Vice President, International Research and Innovation for BD Technologies (BDT), a division of Becton Dickinson (BD). He is responsible for all activities of the division’s operations in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina location. BD Technologies also operates a small life science-focused effort in Singapore that Charles oversees. Charles champions and introduces new innovation practices at BDT and also across BD. Charles has led the steering committee responsible for BD's Technology Leadership Development program, part of a broader initiative to provide a pipeline of talent for the company. Charles has been a dedicated and active member of the Johns Hopkins Engineering alumni community for over 15 years. In 2009, Charles was nominated to the Whiting National Advisory Council and is currently serving his second three-year term. As a member of the NAC, Charles has served on the Corporate Outreach ad hoc committee and has provided assistance and insight to the dean and leadership of the school on a range of issues related to our interaction with private industry. Charles became a member of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Advisory Committee in 1997 and since that time has advocated diligently for the promotion of the department and its faculty and students. He has been involved in the department’s growth in recent years and has been an integral advisor to numerous department chairs in his time on the committee. Charles has also been instrumental in building the relationship between Johns Hopkins and Becton Dickinson. He is largely responsible for millions of dollars of in-kind gifts from BD to Johns Hopkins, including a flow cytometer that was the catalyst for the establishment of the Integrated Imaging Center at Johns Hopkins. Charles also initiated BD’s on-campus recruiting at Hopkins—BD hires several Hopkins graduates each year. Additionally, Charles served as an initial conduit between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and BD’s medical device division in Franklin Lakes, NJ, which is now an essential partner to the BME Department and the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Charles was also integral in BD’s sponsorship of the Johns Hopkins Business Plan Competition and has personally served as a competition judge and mentor to student participants for the last two years. Charles is a member of numerous professional organizations and engages in charitable and philanthropic efforts in addition to Johns Hopkins including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Princeton University, and the joint Biomedical Engineering Department at North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina. Charles is a dedicated and loyal supporter of Johns Hopkins and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and has supported the university since his graduation in 1968. We hope you will honor his long-term commitment to the university with the Heritage Award.

Carol W. Greider, Med Faculty
Dr. Greider received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Academy recognized her 1984 discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that maintains the length and integrity of chromosome ends and is critical for the health and survival of all living cells and organisms.She is the Daniel Nathans professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics. In 1999, she was appointed Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and in 2001 she was appointed as a Professor of Oncology. Dr. Greider worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York, from 1988 to1997, first as a postdoctoral fellow, then an associate investigator. She received a B.A. degree in biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1983 and her Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987. Dr. Greider has won a number of awards for her work on telomerase: in 1998 the Gardiner Award, in 1999 the Rosenstiel Award and the Passano Foundation Award, and in 2003 the Richard Lounsbery Award. In 2003, Dr. Greider was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2006 she received the Wiley prize and the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.

Richard T. Johnson, Med Faculty
As one of the pioneers in neurovirology, Dr. Johnson was one of the founding faculty members of the fledgling Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1969. He helped develop the neurovirology division at Johns Hopkins University, and went on to do significant work in multiple sclerosis, HIV infection, scrapie, and measles. He was also one of the first neurologists to recognize the impending global impact of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s and stimulated several investigators to begin working in this area. His expertise in ‘emerging’ infections is known throughout the world, and he has contributed to our understanding of several recent important infections including Nipah encephalitis, prion disease, and Japanese B encephalitis. His 2005 book, “Emerging Neurological Infections”, is a particularly good example of his ability to write with clarity and lucidity. His publication record is phenomenal, with Dr. Johnson has always been a superb example of the “triple threat,” and has encouraged many others to follow in his footsteps over the years. His trainees now include leaders in academic neurology, and over 40 fellows and at least 8 department chairs trained under Dick. He has a wonderful teaching style, whether at the bedside, in clinic, or in the more formal setting of a lecture hall. He combines a deep knowledge of the topic at hand with the ability to “tell a story.” This makes Dick one of the most fascinating teachers that I have met, and accounts for his success as an educator.  In addition to his research and educational activities, he has contributed through his leadership and program-building activities, for example, as the founding director of the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore, and his selection as president of the American Neurological Association. He served as Editor, Annals of Neurology from 1997-2005, and during this time led this journal to become the leading clinical neurology journal worldwide. He has won many awards for his teaching and academic contributions over the years, including the International Society for Neurovirology’s Pioneer Award. Other awards include induction as a national associate of the National Academies in 2002, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Honorary) in 2003, and a Lifetime Achievement Award, Neuroscience India Group. For his work in Peru studying measles, he received the Comendator, Order of Hipolito Unanue, conferred by the President and the Minister of Health, Republic of Peru, in 1981.

Nicholas P. Jones, Engr Dean
Nicholas P. Jones was appointed Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering in August 2004. A native of New Zealand, he received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland in 1980 and came to the U.S. to earn his master’s and doctoral degrees from Caltech in 1971 and 1986, respectively. Dr. Jones joined Johns Hopkins as a faculty member with the Department of Civil Engineering in 1986 and was appointed chair of the department in 1999. During his time as a professor, Dean Jones was awarded the Alumni Association Teaching Award twice. In 2002, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to head the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Jones’ research interests include various aspects of structural dynamics, flow-induced vibration, and wind engineering. He has received numerous awards for both teaching and research and serves on a number of national committees, including the Wind Effects Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE’s Aerospace Division Executive Committee, as well as recently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Association for Wind Engineering. Dr. Jones, until recently, served as editor of the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.

Dr. Jones is also an amazing leader and is dedicated to Johns Hopkins University, and more importantly to the people of Johns Hopkins University. Over the years, Dean Jones has created relationships with faculty, students, staff, and alumni. He has an open door to anyone who needs his help and he takes time to recognize and support people every day. During his time as Dean, he instituted an annual Staff Recognition breakfast to honor staff. As a tireless supporter of faculty at the Whiting School, he has worked to recruit and retain top researchers and educators by creating initiatives like the Dean’s Leadership Fund — unrestricted money for faculty and their ideas. Dean Jones spent half of his life at JHU striving to make Hopkins a better place for all.

Steven M. Lascher, SPH ’96, ’08 (PhD)
Dr. Steven Lascher has been in clinical research since he practiced veterinary medicine. He started his second career after graduating with an MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 1996, while working as an Epidemiology Fellow at the US Food and Drug Administration. Subsequently, he was the staff clinical epidemiologist at the American College of Physicians where he served as lead methodologist for national clinical practice guideline development. Later, he founded the Office of Research and Clinical Trials at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York in 2003, an office that now coordinates over 240 ongoing research studies. Dr. Lascher represents the Bloomberg School on the JHU Alumni Council Executive Board where he serves as chairman of the Council’s Student Grants Committee. He has also been an active member of the 2012-14 Council’s Long Range Planning Committee and in the past has been a member of the Council’s Awards and Nominations and Lifelong Learning committees. Dr. Lascher also represents the Alumni Council interests on the JHSPH Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council. During his years at the Bloomberg School, Dr. Lascher was a student representative to the Committee of the Whole, the school’s administrative governance body. As a member of the Faculty-Student Academic Ethics Committee, he was influential in numerous committee policy and procedural changes and served as presiding officer for student academic misconduct hearings. He also served as co-chairman of the Wade Hampton Frost Society, an academic society for quantitative methods. Since graduation, Dr. Lascher has been a preceptor for MHS students in the Department of Health Policy and Management and has returned to Johns Hopkins as an invited lecturer on career development.

Ross S. Margolies, A&S '80
For over 30 years, Ross Margolies has contributed to the life of the university, helping the School of Arts and Sciences and its students create pioneering new programming in the realm of finance. He was an early member of the Second Decade Society, an alumni leadership development group for the School of Arts and Sciences. He was committed to helping Johns Hopkins University students find rewarding careers in finance and was one of the founders of the Financial Literacy intersession course, an experiential program that combines classroom instruction from alumni in the field with a trip to visit New York finance firms. He was also one of a group of alumni who worked diligently for approximately 10 years with the faculty of the Economics Department to develop and fund the Center for Financial Economics, a ground-breaking curriculum that brings students to the intersection of economics and finance. Ross recently chaired the Center for Financial Economics Advisory Board, regularly hosting board meetings in his office at Stelliam Investment Management, where he is a portfolio manager. He serves on the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board, the President’s Roundtable, and teaches on the Homewood campus during the January intersession.      

Raymond “Chip” A. Mason, University Trustee
Raymond “Chip” Mason has, for decades, offered extraordinary leadership to Johns Hopkins. He has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees since 1987, serving on the Investment Committee and Executive Committee. In 2002, he was named Chairman of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. He was the 14th head of the Board, succeeding Michael Bloomberg, and served in that capacity for six years. Mr. Mason is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees, where he has served on the Finance Committee and Executive Committee. Additionally, he has served on the advisory boards for both the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as on the Boards of Trustees for Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System. Former President Bill Brody described Mr. Mason as “an important force in the evolution of the institutions' unified leadership over the past decade. He brings to the chairmanship of the university board a steady hand, dedication to Hopkins and an intimate knowledge of both the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine. His guidance will be critical as we begin a fund-raising campaign to position Johns Hopkins for continued global impact in health and medicine, science and engineering, and the arts and humanities."

Audrey C. McCallum, Peab ’60, ’67 (MM)
Audrey Cyrus McCallum graduated from Peabody Conservatory with a bachelor’s degree in 1960 and a Master’s degree in 1967, but her relationship with Peabody started earlier than that. She was the first African American student to study at the Peabody Preparatory. As an alumna of Peabody, Audrey has always been involved with her alma mater in one way or another. She has been serving on the Peabody Alumni Executive Committee since 1997, and served two terms on the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council (from 2004-2010). She has always been most interested in current students and in both volunteer capacities participated on committees that focused on student life. One of her favorite activities is serving desserts at the annual Student/Alumni Holiday Party at Peabody. In addition to volunteering her time and energy, Audrey donates to Peabody on a regular basis. She is always the first to chip in for the student events sponsored by the Alumni Association, and is a regular Annual Fund donor. Audrey taught music in the Baltimore City schools for 30 years and then went on to teach at Morgan State University for another 20 years. Though she recently retired from Morgan, she continues to teach at The Nathan Carter School of Music. As a music educator, pianist, accompanist, clinician, and an adjudicator, she has touched the lives of generations of students from all over the city and the state. Audrey credits Peabody with her lifelong career in music and cites this as why she is such an involved alumna. Peabody would love to have the opportunity to thank her with this award.

David G. Nichols, Bus ’00, Med Faculty
Dr. Nichols is a professor of education, anesthesiology and critical care medicine. Named Vice Dean for Education in 2000, Dr. Nichols oversees undergraduate, graduate, residency, postdoctoral and continuing medical education programs, as well as the Welch Medical Library. He led a variety of initiatives to improve the School of Medicine’s innovative use of technology in education; updated the medical school’s curriculum; improved faculty development by revising tenure and promotion guidelines; restructure graduate medical education; oversaw the design of the new $50 million medical education building; and enhance diversity throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine. From 1984 to 1987, Dr. Nichols was associate director of the residency education program in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. He became director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and of the pediatric intensive care unit in 1988. The division was merged with pediatric anesthesiology under Dr. Nichols’ leadership in 1997. Dr. Nichols became a full professor of anesthesiology/critical care medicine and pediatrics in 1998 and a professor of education in 2005. He has written more than 80 professional journal articles and abstracts, held 17 guest professorships, headed more than 20 symposia and delivered more than 115 guest lectures. He also has been editor in chief of the leading textbooks in pediatric critical care medicine and edited Rogers Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children.

Bertram S. Winchester, Engr '52
Bert is treasurer at Winchester Construction Corporation in Crownsville, Maryland. He started this company with his son in 1980. While a student at Johns Hopkins, Bert was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and a Blue Jay lacrosse player. Bert has been a dedicated volunteer to the Society of Engineering Alumni and to the Class of 1952 for many years. He has been a loyal member of the SEA Maryland Regional Committee since 1997, and his efforts have been instrumental in increasing the participation of alumni in local SEA events. He has been helpful in the planning and execution of events and has always offered to help when needed. Bert was also a member of the SEA Student Outreach/Student Relations Committee and often comes to campus to mentor students at events throughout the year. Bert has been a consistent attendee of Reunion/Homecoming Weekend and helped establish the tradition of SEA handing out peanuts at the annual celebration. In addition, Bert took on a leadership role as a member of his 50th Class Reunion Committee in 2002. Bert was also a member of the Alumni Council from 2003 to 2009. While serving on the Alumni Council, he participated in the Marketing and Communications Committee as well as the Student Programs Committee. Bert and his wife, Helen, are members of the Whiting Legacy Circle having supported Johns Hopkins University in their estate plans. The Winchesters have also generously supported the Hopkins Fund and the Student Initiatives Fund each year. Bert has always been an alumnus that can be counted on and is a frequent visitor to campus. He is a generous supporter of the University as well as a dedicated volunteer.

Laurie S. Zabin, SPH ’80 (PhD)
Laurie Zabin is widely recognized for her research on adolescent reproductive behavior, and on women at risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. A professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Population, Reproductive and Family Health, she is the founding director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, where she works to improve the population, family planning, and reproductive health capacities in underdeveloped countries. Prior to this she was the acting director and president of Maryland Planned Parenthood. After joining the executive committee of the National Planned Parenthood Federation in 1962, she established their first policy, information and education, public affairs, and international committees, and served on the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Council. Among her other honors, Zabin received the 2003 Carl A. Shultz Award of the American Public Health Association, the annual ACLU of Maryland Award for her work in reproductive rights, and Planned Parenthood of Maryland’s Margaret Sanger Award. In 2002, Johns Hopkins established a Fellowship in Reproductive Health in Zabin’s honor, and in 2007 she was named Outstanding Researcher from the Healthy Teens Network. Dr. Zabin has also received the Irwin M. Cushner Award of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association for research that serves the provider and policy communities. Dr. Zabin has given over $50,000 to her alma mater.