Four Faculty Promoted One faculty member at Homewood and three from East Baltimore have been advanced to the rank of professor by action of the board of trustees. The board, at its February meeting, approved a promotion for Jonathan P. Weiner of the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, effective Jan. 1. Effective Feb. 1, the board promoted Jef Boeke of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Gerald Loughlin of the Department of Pediatrics, both in the School of Medicine. The board also promoted Steven Yantis of the Psychology Department in the School of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. Dr. Weiner, who joined the Hopkins faculty in 1981, is deputy director of Public Health's Health Services Research and Development Center. He focuses on issues relating to health care services, including quality of care. He also is co-developer of a method for grouping patients according to morbidity that is now in use in dozens of managed care plans nationwide. Dr. Boeke, at Hopkins since 1986, conducts research into the molecular genetics of yeasts, work that has significant influence in many areas of biology. He conceived and developed a novel antiviral strategy called capsid-targeted viral inactivation, said Michael Johns, dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Loughlin, a Hopkins faculty member since 1984, was the first member of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, which he has built into a successful organization of eight full-time and two part-time faculty, five fellows and a staff of 25, Dr. Johns said. He has also attracted grants for the establishment of important programs in cystic fibrosis. Dr. Yantis, at Hopkins since 1986, conducts research in visual perception and attention, and has determined, among other major findings, how an event captures an observer's attention independently of that observer's intentions. Last year, he won the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology.
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