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Dunn to step down as Medical College dean

Milwaukee, Wis. - Michael J. Dunn, who has served as executive vice president and dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin for the past 12 years, has announced that he will step down from the position until a successor is named.

Dunn, 70, will become a distinguished professor in the Medical College's Department of Medicine once a replacement is found.

T. Michael Bolger, president and CEO of the Medical College, said the institution will begin a national search to find Dunn's successor. The new dean could begin in early 2008.

A 1962 alumnus of the Medical College, Dunn led the college as it became a nationally competitive biomedical research center. He is credited with helping the Medical College achieve national recognition in education, research, and public and community health.

Dunn was named dean in January of 1995, a 12-year tenure that is one of the longest among current medical school deans in the United States. Total research activities at the Medical College grew from $49 million in 1994 to $125 million in 2005.
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During most of his tenure, Dunn was one of the nation's only medical school deans to actively conduct research.

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