Search for top medical job begins

The University has appointed a committee to advise on the search for a new Medical School Dean/CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. President Judith Rodin and Provost Robert Barchi stated in a joint announcement: “The task assigned to this committee is of great importance to the University and the Health System. Because the combined Dean/CEO job will involve both academic and administrative responsibilities of the highest order, we have asked several of our most renowned faculty and University officers to serve on the committee.”

Dwight L. Evans, M.D., Ruth Meltzer Professor of Psychiatry, and professor and chair of the department of psychiatry, will chair the committee.

Other committee members are:

Roberta A. Ballard, M.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of Neonatology, CHOP

Michael S. Brown, M.D., Paul J. Thomas Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern

Garrett A. Fitzgerald, M.D., Robinette Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Elmer Bobst Professor of Pharmacology, Professor and Chairman Department of Pharmacology

Robert A. Fox, Chairman, R.A.F. Industries

John A. Fry, Executive Vice President

Thomas Gerrity, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Director, Wharton Electronic Business Initiatives, The Wharton School

Eduardo Glandt, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

John H. Glick, M.D., Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Professor of Clinical Oncology, Director, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

DuPont Guerry IV, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology

Heidi Harvie, M.D. Program

Bernette L. Johnson, Jr., M.D., Herman Beerman Professor of Dermatology, Senior Medical Director, HUP, Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs, Associate Dean for Community Affairs, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Minority Affairs

David W. Kennedy, M.D., Professor and Chairman Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

Virginia M.Y. Lee, Ph.D., John H. Ware, III, Endowed Professor of Alzheimer’s Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc, Chief Nursing Executive, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, HUP, Associate Dean for Nursing Practice, School of Nursing

Social work, athletics

Roberta Iversen, Ph.D., has been named interim associate dean of the School of Social Work, succeeding Peter Vaughan, Ph.D., who is leaving to serve as dean of the School of Social Work at Fordham. Iverson joined the faculty in 1997 and was formerly a practicing social worker and supervisor at a non-profit family agency. Her research centers on how gender, race and class affect status and occupation.

Carla Shultzberg has been named director of athletic communications. Since arriving as an intern in the Office of Athletic Communications in 1995, Schultzberg has moved to increasingly responsible jobs, including, most recently, media relations chair for the 2000 NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four at the First Union Center. She was also media relations coordinator for the last three Penn Relay Carnivals. Schultzberg will continue to coordinate the athletics Web page and serve as editor of several athletic department publications, including the quarterly newsletter, PennSport!, and the Penn’s football and men’s basketball game-day programs.

Originally published on September 28, 2000