Three Promoted From Engineering, Arts and Sciences, And Medicine The board of trustees has voted to promote three faculty members each from Engineering and Medicine and one from Arts and Sciences to the rank of professor. The board's executive committee promoted Maria T. Zuber of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Annalingam Anandarajah and Nicholas Jones of the Department of Civil Engineering, and Baruch Awerbuch of the Department of Computer Science. All four promotions took effect July 1. In Medicine, the trustees promoted Adrian Barbul of the Department of Surgery, Jason Brandt of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and S. Diane Hayward of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences. Their new appointments are retroactive to June 1. Zuber, who joined the Hopkins faculty as the first Second Decade Society Associate Professor in 1993, studies the structure of Mars and Venus and has led highly publicized research that has reshaped human knowledge of the structure and history of the moon. In her two years on the faculty, she has won awards for undergraduate teaching and contributions to undergraduate research. Anandarajah, at Hopkins since 1984, works in diverse areas of geomechanics and geo-environmental engineering and is a leader particularly in the area of soil mechanics. He planned and developed a geotechnical research lab for undergraduates. Jones, a faculty member since 1986, studies the performance of buildings during earthquakes and the relationship between damage to structures and human injuries in quakes. He also studies the effects of wind on long-span bridges. His work at Hopkins has been recognized with an NSF presidential young investigator award, undergraduate teaching prizes and, in 1988, the Maryland Young Engineer of the Year Award. Awerbuch, at Hopkins since 1994, is known for his creative work in distributed computing and the theory of communications networks. He has consulted for IBM, SRI International and DEC SRC, among others. Barbul, assistant surgeon-in-chief at Sinai Hospital and a member of the Medicine faculty since 1982, is considered one of the nation's most productive community hospital-based academic surgeons. He specializes in alimentary track surgery, with a specific interest in surgical nutrition and metabolism in the care of problem wounds. Brandt has been at Hopkins since 1981, first at Homewood, and, since 1985, at the School of Medicine, where he is director of the Division of Medical Psychology and has rejuvenated the Cortical Function Laboratory. His research focuses on the differences in memory loss that distinguish diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's. Hayward, at Hopkins since 1976 and a member of the faculty since 1989, has studied DNA replication in the Epstein-Barr virus. She is now at the center of a large group investigating the virology of the herpes and related viruses and their relationship to clinical medicine, and particularly to cancer.
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