College of

Dean's Updates

A Message from Dean Marsha D. Rappley, MD

March 14, 2012

New Leadership for IHCS, Medicine and Pediatrics

I am very pleased to let you know that Francesca Dwamena, MD, is Acting Chair in the Department of Medicine, and Renuka Gera, MD, will begin on March 16 as Acting Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development.

We are fortunate to have the benefit of experience and wisdom in these two exceptional individuals. They are instrumental in building with all of you a strong platform to which we recruit the chairs of these two core departments through national searches.

In addition, Dean Sienko, MD, has been named Acting Director of the Institute for Health Care Studies. Bruce Bragg will serve as Acting Associate Director. We thank Drs. Sienko and Bragg for their leadership and for helping us through a transition in the Institute.

The search for the chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development is well underway. We will begin the searches for Medicine and the Institute in the next few months.

Marsha D. Rappley, M.D.

Dean and Professor