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New Medical School Dean and VP for Health Sciences Named at University of Minnesota

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Jay Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA Photo Courtesy of University of Minnesota Medical School

Jay Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA, has been named as the new dean of the Medical School and vice president for Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota (U of M). He joins the U of M from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was director of pathology for 12 years. His tenure is set to begin on February 17.

Dr. Jackson is known for his research of HIV diagnostics, prevention and treatment. His work has demonstrated the efficacy of using antiretrovirals for reducing the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection, and he has worked to increase awareness of HIV and HIV prevention measures in developing countries. He serves as the principal investigator of the National Institutes of Health-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network.

Dr. Jackson earned his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and MBA at Dartmouth College. He completed fellowship and residency in clinical pathology at the U of M Hospitals.

Chair of Department of Medicine Appointed at Emory University School of Medicine

David S. Stephens, MD, vice president for research in the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC), Emory University, has been appointed chair of the Department of Medicine in Emory University School of Medicine and chief of medicine for Emory Healthcare. Dr. Stephens served as interim chair of the department since July 2013 and has been vice president for research in the WHSC since 2008.

Dr. Stephens earned his MD degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He conducted research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he also completed a research fellowship in microbial pathogenesis. His research has focused on defining the molecular basis …

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