By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun
11:29 AM EDT, July 19, 2012
The No. 2 academic official at Johns Hopkins University is leaving to become dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine.
Lloyd B. Minor, who has served as Hopkins provost for three years, will leave the university at the end of August. Minor said he's excited by the "unique opportunity to advance state-of-the-art medical research that crosses and combines traditional medical disciplines and academic boundaries in unprecedented new ways."
Stanford's medical school is generally ranked among the top five in the country, though usually behind Hopkins' School of Medicine, where Minor chaired the department of otolaryngology — head and neck surgery — before becoming provost. He is an expert on balance and inner-ear disorders.
Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels praised Minor for his devotion to interdisciplinary research and excellent teaching. "My excitement for Lloyd as he approaches a major new professional challenge is greatly tempered by my regret that he will be leaving Johns Hopkins to accept it," Daniels said in a note to the campus community.
Daniels said he will soon launch a national search for a new provost. Jonathan A. Bagger, a professor of physics and astronomy who has served as vice-provost for graduate and postdoctoral programs, will be the interim provost starting Sept. 1.
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