Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s “Beyond the IPA 100,” identifying the CPA firm as ranking between the 101st- and 200th-largest in the nation. Gross Mendelsohn is a Baltimore-based CPA and consulting firm that serves the financial needs of privately held businesses, nonprofit organizations and families in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Three Johns Hopkins University faculty members will receive this year’s Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the U.S. government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers: Noah J. Cowan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, directs the Whiting School of Engineering’s Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems Laboratory. His research team studies how animals process sensory information to control their movements. The group also designs sensor-based robotic control systems inspired by animal models. Cowan was selected for his innovative research in biologically inspired robotic systems with possible applications in disaster recovery and space exploration, and for motivating students to explore careers in science and engineering. Brian S. Caffo is a statistician in the Department of Biostatistics and an associate professor of biostatistics in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he works on statistical methods for complex data sets, especially focusing on brain imaging. With department colleague Ciprian Crainiceanu he co-founded the Statistical Methods and Applications for Research in Technology group, which looks at difficult analytic problems in technology and health. Katherine L. O’Brien is a professor of international health and a pediatric infectious disease physician, an epidemiologist and a vaccinologist with the Bloomberg School’s Center for American Indian Health. She leads the center’s Infectious Disease Prevention group, which conducts clinical trials of vaccines for diseases of importance to American Indian tribes.
Carroll Hospital Center recently announced changes to its board of directors: Dr. Ethan A. Seidel has been appointed chair of the board, of which he has been a member since 2003. Dr. Seidel is vice president of administration and finance at McDaniel College and chair of the Greater Westminster Development Corp.; he has been chair of the Carroll County Economic Development Commission and the Judicial Nominating Commission for Carroll County, and a board member of Target Community and Educational Services, Union National Bank and Westminster Union Bank. Helen W. Whitehead has been appointed vice chair of the board. Whitehead has served as president of Enterprise Business Partners and as senior vice president of corporate operations for Integrated Health Service; she was a founding member and vice president of the Maryland National Healthcare Banking Group. Charles O. Fisher Jr., former chair of the board, will remain a member. Real estate developer Martin K.P. Hill has joined the board. He is a trustee of McDaniel College and has served as chair of its board of trustees since 2007. Gerald Lee Sturgill also has joined the board. Sturgill is a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney; he is the managing partner at Sturgill & Associates, where he specializes in tax law and consulting activities.
Cathalene Bowler and Genese Rogers have received $10,000 KPMG Minority Accounting Doctoral Scholarships from the KPMG Foundation to pursue doctorates at Morgan State University. The scholarships, renewed for the 2011-2012 academic year, are renewable for up to five years at $10,000 a year. The nonprofit foundation’s program aims to increase the completion rate among African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American doctoral students in accounting.
United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender based in Hunt Valley, has added two executives: Jane Livingston will serve as vice president, business development officer for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. She most recently worked at US Bank and CIT. Livingston has a master’s degree in management from Johns Hopkins University. Austin Rosen will serve as vice president, business development officer for the Rocky Mountain West and Southwest regions. Rosen acquired sales and finance experience at Rosenfield Restaurants and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler.