For the Record: Three Promoted To Professor The board of trustees has voted to promote three faculty members from the School of Medicine to the rank of professor. The board's executive committee, at its January meeting, approved promotions retroactive to Dec. 1 for David R. Cornblath of the Department of Neurology and for John D. Gearhart and George R. Huggins, both of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Cornblath, a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1982, is director of the Neurology Electromyography Laboratory and has built it into one of the world's leading centers in its field. He is widely regarded as an international leader in the study of peripheral nerve disease. Gearhart has been at Hopkins since 1981. He has initiated research programs on the neurobiology and genetics of Down syndrome, with numerous important findings over the years. He is director for the new developmental biology course in the revised first-year medical curriculum. Huggins has been at Hopkins since 1986, when he became chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at what is now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He established Baltimore's Center for Addiction in Pregnancy and is widely published in the area of family planning. His recent research has focused on implantable hormonal contraceptives, including Norplant.
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