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Recognizing Accomplishments of Carey Business School Leadership and Faculty

Last May, Dean Bernard T. Ferrari announced that Assistant Professor Stacey B. Lee was the 2014 recipient of a Johns Hopkins University Excellence in Teaching Award. The awards are presented annually by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association to recognize “faculty who go above and beyond their basic teaching responsibilities in helping our students learn and prosper,” Ferrari explained in an email to Carey faculty and staff. He added, “It is special because the students are the ones who choose the recipients. This year, Stacey Lee was the students’ overwhelming choice for this honor. Students from her Business Law and Legal Foundations of Health courses praise her for the real-world insights she brings to the course material for each class and for her energy and enthusiasm.”

Faculty from the Carey Business School will participate in a $1.5 million research project to develop and commercialize a new method for analyzing brain activity. The project will be led by neuroimaging scientists at Johns Hopkins and Copenhagen universities and is part of the Obama administration’s $100 million BRAIN Research initiative, to create the next-generation brain-imaging system that could unlock the secrets of illnesses, including dementia, Parkinson’s, depression, and schizophrenia. Among the joint principal investigators is Dean F. Wong, professor of radiology, psychiatry, and neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who also holds a joint appointment as a professor at the Carey Business School. Phillip Phan, a co-investigator of the BRAIN Initiative and professor and executive vice dean at the Carey School, played an instrumental role in bringing the Johns Hopkins grant partners together and will lead the efforts to develop a marketable imaging device from the prototype.

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Oksana Carlson

• Oksana Carlson has been appointed as the Carey Business School’s first assistant dean for global collaboration, based in Beijing, with the goal of enhancing the school’s growth opportunities in China.  Carlson began at the Carey School in 2009 as executive director of the Global MBA and Executive MBA programs. She subsequently was named an assistant dean for education, with responsibilities that included the full-time MS in Finance and MS in Marketing programs at Carey.

• Associate Professor Ricard Gil and Assistant Professor Mitsukuni Nishida received the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Kenichi Miyazawa Memorial Award for their research paper titled “Regulation, enforcement, and entry: Evidence from the Spanish local TV industry.” The paper, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, also was the subject of an article that Gil wrote for the Spanish economics blog Nada es Gratis.

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Nicola Fusari

• Assistant Professor Nicola Fusari was a member of a research team that earned an honorable mention last May in the third annual AQR Insight Award competition, which recognizes work on issues related to institutional investment. Fusari co-authored the paper, “The Risk Premia Embedded in Index Options,” with Torben G. Andersen and Viktor Todorov, both of Northwestern University.

• For his project titled “Leveraging Patients’ Social Networks to Overcome Tuberculosis Under-detection in India,” Assistant Professor Mario Macis received a Faculty Pilot Grant in Global Health Research from the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.

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Tinglong Dai

• Assistant Professor Tinglong Dai’s PhD dissertation, “Incentives in U.S. Healthcare Operations,” was selected as one of four finalists for the Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award, which recognizes outstanding doctoral dissertation research completed in 2013 in the development of theory for the decision sciences, the development of methodology for the decision sciences, and/or the application of theory or methodology in the decision sciences. The award was to be announced at the annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in late November in Tampa, Florida.

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Haiyang Yang

• A case co-written by Assistant Professor Haiyang Yang, “L’Oréal in China: Marketing Strategies for Turning Around Chinese Luxury Cosmetic Brand Yue Sai,” received the 2014 Best Marketing Case Award from the French Association of Marketing. Twenty-four cases were judged in the competition. Yang’s L’Oreal case has been adopted by major business schools around the world, including those at Duke University, Northwestern University, New York University, the University of London and the University of Toronto.

• Senior Professional Instructor J.R. Reagan was named global chief information security officer for Deloitte. He previously was an enterprise risk services principal at the professional services firm. Reagan, a Deloitte Eminence Fellow, has also managed the company’s HIVE analytics technology development and demonstration center in Arlington, Virginia.

• Adjunct Professor George Rahal wrote an article over a two-page spread in the October issue of Futures, a magazine for traders, in which he stated that roll yield, based on the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, is not indicative of market returns.

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