Johns Hopkins Gazette: June 24, 1996

For The Record:
Five University
Faculty Promoted
To Professor

Two faculty members from Homewood, two from Medicine and one from Public Health have been promoted to the rank of professor.

The board of trustees, at its May meeting, approved promotions effective July 1 for Randy J. Nelson in the Psychology Department in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Charles Meneveau in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering, and David Vlahov in the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Hygiene and Public Health.

The board also approved promotions retroactive to May 1 for Subroto Chatterjee of the Pediatrics Department and Allan L. Reiss of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, both in the School of Medicine.

Nelson, a member of the Hopkins faculty since 1986, is a national leader in the field of behavioral endocrinology and recently published a book representing the first major synthesis of the field by a single author since 1948. He has focused his research on the seasonal components of immune function, stress, illness and death.

Meneveau, a Hopkins faculty member since 1990, is widely regarded as one of the top young researchers in experimental, theoretical and numerical aspects of turbulence. In 1989, he won the Henry Prentiss Becton Prize for Excellence in Research.

Vlahov, on the faculty since 1988, focuses on the threat to public health posed by intravenous drug use and, with colleagues, has established studies embracing a holistic approach to approach to the problem. He has implemented a program to evaluate Baltimore City's needle exchange program.

Chatterjee has been at Hopkins since 1975 and was recruited to set up a core cell culture facility within the Lipid Research Atherosclerosis Unit. His research centers on the role of glycosphingolipids and lipoproteins in physiologic processes involved in atherosclerosis.

Reiss arrived at Hopkins in 1986 and, since 1993, has also been director of psychiatry at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He has won international recognition for a broad array of research on the fragile X syndrome and particularly on brain imaging of the disorder.

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