07 Dec Ravdin appointed dean of Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wis. – Jonathan I. Ravdin, the Nesbitt Professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and an expert on infectious diseases, has been appointed dean and executive vice president of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Ravdin’s research has lead to the development and study of an experimental vaccine designed to prevent infection and potentially eradicate disease caused by entamoeba histolytica, a parasite that is highly endemic worldwide.
He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, which are distinguished honors bestowed on researchers in academic medicine.
A Medical College search committee made the final selection to find a successor for Michael J. Dunn, who has served as dean since January of 1995. Dunn will serve as dean until Ravdin assumes the position on May 5, 2008, and he will continue on as a distinguished professor of medicine.
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