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August 15, 2013

Interim Leadership for the Department of Immunology

I am pleased to announce that Pramod Srivastava, Ph.D., M.D., an internationally prominent leader in cancer immunology, will serve as Interim Chairman of the Department of Immunology. A national search for a permanent chair will begin in the coming days.

Dr. Srivastava, a Professor of Immunology and Medicine, will continue his duties as the Director of the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Immunotherapy of Cancer and Infectious Diseases. He previously served as Chairman of the Department of Immunology.

Please join me in thanking Dr. Srivastava for taking on this responsibility and his unwavering commitment to make the Health Center a leader in discovery and innovation.

Sincerely,

Frank M. Torti
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, UConn School of Medicine