April 2, 2001

Good Morning:

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Ian Taylor, currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will become dean of the School of Medicine effective September 1, 2001. Dr. Taylor also serves as President of University Medical Associates at MUSC.

Prior to joining the MUSC faculty in 1993, Dr. Taylor held faculty and administrative appointments at Duke University and UCLA. He will bring a wealth of experience and accomplishment as an outstanding scholar, clinician and administrator to the dean's position at Tulane. We are absolutely delighted to have him and his family join us next academic year.

Dr. Paul Whelton, Senior Vice President of the Health Sciences, Dr. Lee Hamm, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Nephrology and members of the dean's search committee did an excellent job in conducting this search and identifying an outstanding pool of candidates. I want to thank all of them for their effort in bringing this search to a successful conclusion. A job very well done!

This link will bring you to a press release that will give you more information on our new dean of the School of Medicine.


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