Johnson Named UMD Medicine Psychiatry Chair

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece has appointed Bankole Johnson, a leading expert in neuroscience and the psychopharmacology of addiction research, as the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry. He will also lead the new Brain Science Research Consortium Unit. Dr. Johnson comes to the School of Medicine from the… Read More

Local Attorneys Named America’s Best

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP has ann-ounced that seven attorneys from the firm’s Baltimore office have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America, and partner Herbert Better has been named 2014 Baltimore Mediation Lawyer of the Year. The seven attorneys were recognized in a total of 14 categories, including all seven in commercial… Read More

Marlin Steel Among Fastest-Growing Companies

Marlin Steel has been named by Inc. Magazine to its annual 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the second consecutive year. Marlin’s 47-percent growth rate during the past three years ranked it 4,608th on Inc.’s fastest-growing list for 2013. Marlin ranked 230th among private U.S. manufacturing companies. Marlin manufactures… Read More

Carroll Hospital Honors Employees

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Dr. Kristian Hochberg, vascular surgeon and medical director of the Carroll Hospital Center’s vascular center, was named the hospital’s August Physician of the Month. Affiliated with Carroll Hospital Center for four years, Dr. Hochberg was nominated for his extraordinary care of a patient in the hospital’s operating room. Alex Onesty, support services technician, was named… Read More

Cambridge Appoints CFO

Cambridge International, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of metal belting and wire cloth, announced the appointment of John Belza as chief financial officer. Belza brings a wealth of experience to Cambridge, with his most recent success as chief financial officer of Carat Security Group, where he led the company’s integration of the accounting and finance… Read More

Two Join BBYO Team

Joanna Fink has joined BBYO’s Northern Region East as its program associate, NoVa council, and Danielle Hercenberg has joined as program director, Baltimore council. Fink has been a part of BBYO NoVa Council for more than 10 years. As a teen, she was active in both chapter and council leadership. Hercenberg graduated with a degree… Read More

Jewish Community Services Honors Employers

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Jewish Community Services presented its 2013 Employer Partnership Award to Murthy Law Firm and Miller’s Minuteman Press at its annual meeting on June 17. The award is given annually to businesses that serve as outstanding examples of partnership with JCS Career Services, which involves listing multiple positions, interviewing candidates and hiring qualified clients who are… Read More

When A Death Sentence Brought Life To A Business

No one wants to hear, “You have nine months to live.” But those were the words that Michael, a 52-year-old tech wizard who had built a dynamic, multimillion-dollar business, heard from his doctor. Immediately concerned with how to tell his family that he was now battling terminal prostate cancer, he also began to worry about… Read More

Drill And Fill? Uh-uh

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There are many words that one can use to describe Dr. Julie Blumenfeld, such as artist or educator. This past July, she added pediatric dentist to the list, when she took on her first full-time professional role as a member of the team of Stevenson Smiles. Affectionately known as Dr. Julie, Dr. Blumenfeld is focusing… Read More

Meor Maryland Celebrates

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More than 300 people gathered at 4607 Knox Road in College Park to celebrate the grand opening of Meor Maryland’s new home on Monday, Sept. 2. Formally known as the Maryland Jewish Experience, Meor Maryland is part of Meor National, an emerging educational movement that has spread to more than 20 campuses nationwide. Complete with… Read More