Major Appointment for Minor
Lloyd Minor, director of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery since 2003, has been appointed provost and senior vice president of academicaffairs, the second-in-command position for The Johns Hopkins University.
Hopkins President Ronald Daniels praised Minor as “an exceptional scholar, clinician and scientist,” well known for his “driving passion to make Johns Hopkins stronger in all its crucial dimensions: research, education and service.”
As provost, Minor will oversee all university-wide issues, including accreditation, compliance with federal regulations, and research collaborations between schools. The academic deans will report to him. He stated that he sees himself as bringing his knowledge of Hopkins Medicine into the university administration.
As head of his department, Minor has recruited and retained an outstanding and diverse faculty, expanded annual research funding by more than half, increased clinical activity by more than 30 percent, and strengthened teaching and student training.
Minor, 52, came to Hopkins in 1993 as an assistant professor. He is renowned for treating Meniere’s disease, a syndrome involving dizziness, hearing loss and ringing or pressure in the ear.
The American Medical Student Association recently recognized the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as one of nine medical schools in the United States to have earned an “A” on the organization’s 2009 PharmFree Scorecard. The listing rates the schools for the strength of their policies regulating interaction between students and faculty and industry. According to Julie Gottlieb, the school’s assistant dean for policy coordination, the recently adopted Johns Hopkins Medicine policy on interaction with industry played a pivotal role, considering that last year’s grade from AMSA was a “D.” Gottlieb says her office receives several inquiries a week about dilemmas, particularly regarding free pharmaceutical samples. She’s working on a communications strategy but meanwhile urges students to consult hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/OPC/Policy Industry Interaction.