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Eli Y. Adashi to Step Down as Bio-Med Dean

Eli Y. Adashi, MD

Eli Y. Adashi, MD, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Frank L. Day Professor of Biology at Brown University's Alpert Medical School, has announced that he will step down at the end of this academic year and will possibly return after a sabbatical to full-time teaching and research for the 2009-10 academic year. Dr. Adashi was announced as dean in December of 2004, and has served in that capacity for nearly 4 years. His tenure has been a period of significant growth and progress for the school marked by a $100-million gift to the medical school from the Warren Alpert Foundation. Additionally, the school has experienced a notable increase in the medical financial aid endowment, established a new pre-clinical medical curriculum, increased faculty in biology and public health and has moved up 9 positions in the U.S. News & World Report rankings during the last 4 years.

Dr. Adashi is a graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University in Israel and a former Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Medical College of Wisconsin Appoints New Dean

Jonathan I. Ravdin, MD

Jonathan I. Ravdin, MD, was recently selected as the new Dean and Executive Vice President at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The school's current dean, Michael J. Dunn, MD, has served since 1995 and will retire in May 2008. Dr. Ravdin, an expert in infectious diseases, has served as Nesbitt Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Special Advisor to the Dean for Strategic Development at the University of Minnesota Medical School since 1996. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Ravdin was Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Chief of Medicine at the Cleveland Veteran's …

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