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School of Public Health dean search underway

Members of a committee charged with advising the provost on the selection of a new dean for the School of Public Health (SPH) met for the first time last week to hear Provost Paul N. Courant's expectations for the search. Current Dean Noreen Clark has resigned her position, effective June 30, 2005, at the end of her second term, Courant said.

"Under Noreen's leadership of almost a decade, the School of Public Health has made outstanding progress and is now poised to move forward on a number of fronts," Courant said in a letter to faculty and staff at SPH. "I know that the School of Public Health and the entire University community are grateful for Dean Clark's dedication and leadership."

Courant asked the committee to narrow the field and report its recommendations by late in the fall term 2004.

Kenneth Warner, Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor of Public Health and professor of health management and policy at SPH, is chair of the committee that will conduct a national search for Clark's successor.

Other members of the SPH Dean Search Advisory Committee include:

Michael Boehnke, Pharmacia and Upjohn Foundation Research Professor of Biostatistics and professor of biostatistics, SPH

Cleopatra Caldwell, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, SPH, and faculty associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research

Lorena Estrada, doctoral student, health behavior and health education, SPH

Dr. David Garabrant, professor of occupational medicine, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, SPH, and associate professor of occupational medicine, emergency medicine, Medical School

Dr. Timothy R. B. Johnson, Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children, chair and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School; professor of women's studies, LSA; and research scientist, Center for Human Growth & Development

Sharon Kardia, associate professor of epidemiology, SPH

Terri Mellow, director of communications, SPH

Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Michigan surgeon general and alumna, SPH.

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