AAMC News and Leadership Announcements, 2013 July 12

The current issue of AAMC News and Leadership Announcements is now available:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning and is expected to be named the new president of the University of California system according to various media reports. She will succeed Mark Yudof, who announced in January he would step down later this year. Ms. Napolitano is a graduate of the University of Virginia law school. Her late father was dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Raymond S. Greenberg, MD, PhD, on Wednesday was named the University of Texas System’s new executive vice chancellor for health affairs. He will succeed Dr. Kenneth Shine, who announced his retirement last year and who has served in the position since 2003. For the past 13 years, Dr. Greenberg has served as president of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He earlier served as vice president for academic affairs and provost of MUSC, chair of the of Emory Univ. School of Medicine’s department of epidemiology and biostatistics, and founding dean of Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. Before joining the UT system, Dr. Shine, a cardiologist and physiologist, was President of the Institute of Medicine and was earlier Dean and Provost for Medical Sciences at UCLA.

Jeffrey Glassroth, MD, has been named professor and dean for clinical affairs and head of the faculty practice plan at the University of Chicago effective July 8, 2013. Dr. Glassroth joins the University of Chicago from Northwestern University, where he had been a professor of medicine and formerly was president and chief executive of a 700-member faculty practice. He served as interim dean of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from Jan. 1 to Sept. 1, 2011. Earlier in his career he served as chair of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison. He also earlier served as vice dean for academic and clinical affairs at Tufts.

The MUSC Board of Trustees has appointed Mark S. Sothmann, Ph.D., MUSC Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, as interim president for the university beginning sometime in late August. Dr. Sothmann is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, has published extensively in the fields of exercise science, and is the former dean of the MUSC College of Health Professions.

The University of Utah Health Sciences has announced appointments to four major positions in research, finance, curriculum and human resources:
+ David H. Browdy has been named the associate vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University Health Sciences Center. Mr. Browdy comes from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, where he most recently was senior associate dean for finance and administration and chief operating officer. He is a member of the AAMC Advisory Panel on Research.
+ Dean Y. Li, M.D., Ph.D., has been named to the newly created position of associate vice president for research. Dr. Li, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Utah, will continue in his current roles of vice dean for research at the School of Medicine and chief scientific officer for University of Utah Health Care.
+ Danielle Roussel, M.D., an assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been named the new assistant dean for clinical curriculum.
+ University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics has announced that Dale Spartz, Ph.D., assumed the role of chief human resources officer. Dr. Spartz most recently was vice president of human resources at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

The New York Times reported on Monday that Chris Jennings, a veteran of the Clinton administration, is joining the President’s staff as a health policy coordinator and strategist. The paper reported, “Mr. Jennings, 52, was President Clinton’s chief health policy adviser from 1995 to January 2001. He is known and trusted by Obama administration officials and has close ties to Democrats and some Republicans in Congress. In 2001, he established a lobbying and consulting concern, Jennings Policy Strategies. Current and former clients include the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Federation of American Hospitals, General Motors and the Generic Pharmaceutical Association.”

Thomas P. Burris, Ph.D., has been named the William Beaumont Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science, at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He most recently was been a professor in the Department of Molecular Therapeutics at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida. He succeeds Thomas C. Westfall, Ph.D., who chaired the department for more than 33 years. Dr. Westfall stepped down in January and was named chair emeritus.

Robin Miskimins, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for research at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM). Dr. Miskimins, who has been with USD since 1991, currently serves as a professor of basic biomedical sciences.

David L. Mork has been named Executive Director of Roosevelt Warm Springs Hospital, effective July 8. The appointment follows the June signing of an interagency agreement with Georgia Regents Medical Center to manage the institute’s medical facilities. Mr. Mork has served as CEO at several hospitals, including Select Specialty Hospital of Augusta and the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of San Antonio.

Dr. Anthony Frisby has been named Director of Academic and Instructional Support and Resources (AISR) at the Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Frisby has been a member of the Jefferson community since 1991. He has led the integration of education technology across the campus and since 2007 has held a faculty appointment in the Jefferson Medical College as an Associate Professor of Family Medicine.

Tony Mazzaschi

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