Neonatologist Sam Hawgood, MB, BS, has been appointed as dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Hawgood served the school as professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, associate director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, and president of the UCSF Medical Group. He also served as interim dean. Dr. Hawgood's areas of scientific interest are lung development in infants, lung biology and pulmonary diseases.
A graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine in Australia, Dr. Hawgood completed his medical training in pediatrics at the Royal Children Hospital in Brisbane in 1981. After his neonatal fellowship at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and at UCSF, he began working with UCSF Professor John Clements, MD, on his laboratory research career. He joined the UCSF pediatric faculty in 1984 and led the Division of Neonatology from 1994 to 2006.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Resigns
John Baldwin, MD, stepped down from his position as president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (HSC) this September, a position he held for more than two years. Although he will no longer serve as the president of the HSC, Dr. Baldwin will remain on staff as an adviser to Chancellor Kent Hance and will continue teaching as a tenured professor in the School of Medicine. HSC Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Elmo Cavin, will serve as interim president until a replacement for Dr. Baldwin is identified.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Appoints Director of Translational Science Institute
Charles "Cash" McCall, MD, has been appointed Director of the Wake Forest University (WFU) Translational Science Institute (TSI). The Institute, founded …