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BME Professor Named JHU Provost

August 27, 2009

Professor Lloyd B. Minor has been appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of The Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Minor, currently the Andelot Professor and director of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine, also holds appointments in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience. He will take office as the university’s 13th provost on Sept. 1.

Dr. Minor enjoys an international reputation for his work on understanding the physiological processes that mediate sensing and controlling motion. With more than 110 published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is best known for his research in working to advance understanding of how the body perceives head motion and maintains balance. Other areas of recognized expertise include Ménière’s disease and signal processing mechanisms in vestibular pathways. Dr. Minor’s research has received continuous support from the National Institutes of Health for the past 14 years.