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Comings & Goings, JIM 63–8

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New Dean Named at UTHealth Medical School

Barbara Stoll Photo courtesy of UT Health Medical School

Barbara Stoll, MD, has been named the H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences and Dean of UTHealth Medical School. Dr. Stoll joins UTHealth from Emory University School of Medicine, where she was the George W. Brumley, Jr., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She assumed her new post on October 1, succeeding Giuseppe Colasurdo, MD, who was named president of UTHealth in 2012 and has been serving in both roles since that time.

Dr. Stoll earned her MD degree from Yale Medical School. She competed a pediatric internship and residency at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and a neonatology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. She subsequently served as an associate scientist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh. She then joined the University of Goteborg, in Sweden as a visiting scientist. She returned to the United States in 1984, accepting a post as assistant professor in the Department of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Stoll joined the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in 1986. During her tenure at Emory, she was promoted to full professor of pediatrics and was named vice-chair for research in the Department of Pediatrics. She assumed the role as chair of the Department in 2004. Dr. Stoll’s research interests include neonatal clinical trials and the epidemiology of, diagnosis, and treatment of neonatal infectious diseases.

President of SUNY Upstate Medical University Named

Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP, was named as President of the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. Her appointment begins on January 14, 2016 and she will be the first woman to lead the university. Since 2010, she has served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides …

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