MARY WALLACE STANTON PROFESSORSHIP FOR FACULTY AFFAIRS
Established in 2004 through the estate of Mary Wallace Stanton

MARY WALLACE STANTON, a Baltimore native, bequeathed two professorships in Johns Hopkins' School of Medicine to help ensure the excellence of medical education. Mrs. Stanton was active in civic affairs in the city, as well as in the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. She died in 1983 at the age of 95. Her husband, Robert F. Stanton, served as associate judge on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City from 1916 to 1938, then as Baltimore City Police Commissioner from 1938 to 1942.

 

JANICE E. CLEMENTS, the inaugural Mary Wallace Stanton Professor for Faculty Affairs, was appointed vice dean for faculty affairs of the School of Medicine in 1999 and is the first director of comparative medicine. She is professor of comparative medicine, neurology and pathology, with a joint appointment in molecular biology and genetics. She also directs the Retrovirus Laboratory, where her substantial research program focuses on the mechanisms of retroviruses, such as HIV, that use their RNA as a launching pad to incorporate themselves into cells' genetic material. Dr. Clements joined the faculty in 1978.