Darren Riedlinger of Laurel recently won first place in a poster contest sponsored by the Society of Wood Science and Technology. Riedlinger, a graduate student in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources, won with "Hybrid Thermosetting Wood Adhesives: Optimized Performance Through Tailored Emulsions." He created the poster to summarize the graduate project he is conducting in Virginia Tech's Macromolecular Engineering and Wood Science and Forest Products departments.

Annapolis musculoskeletal specialist Frederick T. Sutter is a contributor to a new book, "Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness," written by Carmichael, Lance Armstrong's personal trainer. Sutter, who started his physical medicine and rehabilitation practice in 1989, wrote about the use of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The book is aimed at athletes who want to use food to enhance their athletic performance. Sutter, a competitive athlete, biked the mountain stages of the Tour de France with Carmichael. He met the trainer last year during a cycling camp in the Pyrenees mountains.

Verna Prince of Millersville is the new operations manager of North Arundel Hospital's Joslin Diabetes Center. Before joining the Diabetes Center, Prince was the director of operations for North Arundel's Nighttime Pediatrics center in Severna Park. Prince earned an associate's degree in nursing from Anne Arundel Community College and is completing a bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Maryland.

Mark Mallare of Columbia is the new operations manager of North Arundel Hospital's Maryland Vascular Center. Before joining the center, Mallare was an administrator with the Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He holds a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University.

Annapolis foot specialist Charles Markham recently joined the staff of the Foot Care Center in Odenton, an affiliate of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Markham earned a bachelor's degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado and a medical degree in podiatry from the California College of Podiatric Medicine.

Internist Anthony Boakye of Millersville recently joined the staff of Kaiser Permanente's Annapolis Medical Center, an affiliate of Anne Arundel Medical Center. Boakye holds a master's degree in public health, specializing in infectious disease epidemiology, from Yale University and a medical degree from Brown University.

Spine specialist Joseph M. Sohn of Gambrills recently joined the staff of Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons. Sohn earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Manhattan College and a medical degree from New York Medical College. He is a member of Anne Arundel Medical Center's staff and is participating in research on the radiographic evaluation of lumbar artificial disc replacement.

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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