McGarry, Schmidt Among Five Promoted to Rank of Professor Two faculty members at Homewood and three in East Baltimore have been advanced to the rank of professor by action of the board of trustees. The board, at its December meeting, approved promotions for Jean McGarry of the Writing Seminars, effective July 1, and for W. Mark Saltzman of the Department of Chemical Engineering, effective Jan. 1. Jonathan Epstein of the Department of Pathology and Chester Schmidt of the Department of Psychiatry were both promoted retroactive to Dec. 1, and Michael A. Trush of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences was promoted retroactive to July 1. McGarry, a 1983 master's degree recipient of the Writing Seminars and a member of the faculty since 1988, has published three integrated collections of short stories and a novel in the past 10 years and has been widely published elsewhere. She is also considered a first-rate teacher, said Steven Knapp, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Saltzman, a Hopkins faculty member since 1987, is widely regarded as a leader in cellular and molecular engineering, said Don Giddens, dean of the Whiting School. He was a 1990 winner of the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award. Dr. Epstein, on the faculty since 1985, is recognized internationally for research on the pathology of prostate disease, and is considered the foremost international clinical authority on prostate tumors, said Michael M.E. Johns, dean of the medical faculty. In 1992, he received the faculty teaching award in the Pathology Department. Dr. Schmidt, an associate dean in the School of Medicine, has been associated with Hopkins as a student, resident or faculty member for all but one year since he graduated from high school in 1952. He has been chief of psychiatry since 1972 at what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and has developed numerous important programs in both the school and the hospital. Dr. Trush, a member of the faculty since 1984, is well-recognized nationally as an important contributor in mechanistic toxicology, and particularly in oxidative damage, said Alfred Sommer, dean of the School of Hygiene and Public Health. He recently led a collaboration with Maryland Public Television to develop educational videos about environmental health for middle school children.
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