Johns Hopkins Gazette: January 30, 1995

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
     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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