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Messages from the Executive Vice President

October 7, 2009

Senior Administrative Level Appointments

I am pleased to announce that I have promoted Dr. Mary Casey Jacob to Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, effective immediately. The new title, with a direct report to me, is in recognition of Dr. Jacobís key contributions to our institution in the area of Faculty Affairs. In addition to the responsibilities she has carried since 2005 as Associate Dean, she has in the last year, worked in the hiring and promotion and tenure processes, and has provided oversight to our preparations for our upcoming LCME accreditation. In the weeks to come, she will take on additional responsibilities for faculty development and faculty educator recognition programs at the Health Center.

Additionally, I am pleased to appoint Dr. Adam Silverman as Special Assistant to the Vice President for Health Affairs, effective immediately. In this new capacity, Dr. Silverman will work with me on important strategic projects at the Health Center in collaboration with members of the VPís senior team. Dr. Silvermanís experience and excellent insight will be of great help as we carry out the clinical, research, teaching and outreach missions of the health center and the communities we serve.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jacob and Dr. Silverman in their new roles.

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine