Seven Promoted to Rank of Professor The board of trustees has voted to promote seven faculty members from the School of Medicine to the rank of professor. The board, at its November and December meetings, approved promotions effective Nov. 1, 1995, for Lee Randol Barker of the Department of Medicine, Stephen V. Desiderio of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, John P. Gearhart of the Department of Urology, Risa B. Mann of the Department of Pathology and Warwick L. Morison of the Department of Dermatology. W. Lowell Maughan and Andrew Whelton of the Department of Medicine were promoted effective Oct. 1, 1995. Barker has been a member of the faculty since 1974 and since 1979 director or co-director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He has developed a training program for generalist physicians now recognized as a national model in the field and has been co-editor since 1979 of the world's leading textbook in general internal medicine. Desiderio, a faculty member since 1984 and director of the M.D.-Ph.D. program since 1992, has focused on two related problems: immunoglobulin gene rearrangement and signal transduction in lymphoid cells. He is an award-winning teacher and one of the major contributors to the recent revision of the first-year curriculum for medical students. Gearhart, on the Hopkins faculty since 1984, is a pediatric urologist internationally recognized for his work on exstrophy of the bladder, surgical management of disorders of sexual differentiation, prognosis in patients with Wilms' tumor and development disorders of the lower urinary tract. He recently received the Anglo-American Teaching Scholarship from the Royal Society of Medicine in recognition of his contributions to urological education in the United Kingdom. Mann, at Hopkins since 1977, is an accomplished researcher in three main areas: Epstein-Barr virus's relationship to lymphoproliferative disorders, the clinical-pathologic correlation of hematologic malignancies and the classification of lymphomas. She is an award-winning teacher and a former acting director of the Division of Surgical Pathology. Morison, a part-time member of the faculty since 1981, has established an active clinical photobiology unit responsible for demonstrating the use of ultraviolet light therapy in treatment of many inflammatory skin diseases. His scientific studies were among the first to demonstrate the immunosuppressive effects of both ultraviolet B and the combination of psoralen and ultraviolet A irradiation. Maughan, a faculty member since 1978, has been a leader in developing the "pressure-volume" approach for quantifying the workings of the heart and in translating that work into improved treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. He and his colleagues have also developed a cardiovascular simulator that allows researchers and students to study how changes in any parameter affect the entire system. Whelton, on the faculty since 1969, has directed the clinical program in nephrology since 1989. His research focuses on management of patients with acute renal failure and on clinical pharmacology related to the kidney. His studies have had important impact on the use of antibiotics in renal failure.
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