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Forums set for College of Medicine post finalists

Three candidates vie for position of senior associate dean of research

Contact: Gary H. Piatek


Three finalists have been chosen to interview on campus for the position of senior associate dean of research for Central Michigan University's College of Medicine.

The selected candidate will replace current Senior Associate Dean of Research Ed McKee, who will return to his faculty role as a professor of foundational sciences.

The following open forums will give the CMU community an opportunity to meet each candidate.

Monday, Feb. 17: Ramani Ramchandran

Ramchandran is on staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he is the Patrick J. and Margaret G. McMahon endowed professor of obstetrics and gynecology, vice chair for research in OB-GYN, and professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He also is director of the medical student summer research program on campus and directs a developmental vascular biology program in the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. His forum is scheduled from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in room 2403 of the College of Medicine Building.

Thursday, Feb. 20: Jason Mateika

Mateika, a respiratory physiologist, is the associate chair for research in the Department of Internal Medicine and a tenured professor in the Department of Physiology at Wayne State University. He also is a career research scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs. His forum is scheduled from 11 a.m.-noon in room 2150 of the Health Professions Building. 

Tuesday, March 17: Jacob Warren

Warren is the Rufus C. Harris endowed chair and director of the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities in the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, where he also serves as the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion; professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Community Medicine; and is founding director of the doctorate in Rural Health Sciences program. His forum is scheduled from 11 a.m.-noon in room 2403 of the College of Medicine Building.

Dr. George Kikano, College of Medicine dean and vice president of health affairs, chaired the 10-member search committee.


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