Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 20, 1996

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

     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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