News, Academic Medicine: A New Administrator and Dean for UConn School of Medicine
June 18, 2008
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The University of Connecticut Health Center‘s hospital and clinics, educational facilities and clinical research centers are all housed in one very large building. So it is not uncommon to walk down the halls to get a cup of coffee in the morning and see our Executive Vice President and Dean of the School of Medicine, Dr. Peter J. Deckers, heading in the same direction. He is tall and courtly, quick with a smile or a greeting for everyone who works or studies here.
In August 2008, the Health Center will say farewell to Dr. Deckers, who has been chief administrator here since 1995. He is a surgeon whose lifelong focus has been surgical interventions for breast cancer, and will continue to practice medicine after leaving administration.
Dr. Cato Laurencin, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, biomedical engineer and patent-holder from the University of Virginia, has been appointed to become the next Vice President and Dean of the UCHC School of Medicine in August.
Click here to read a short article in Nature (June 11 2008 ) about Dr. Laurencin‘s academic and administrative achievements. Click here to view a list of publications authored by Dr. Laurencin from PubMed.
This link from UCHC will open a promotional video narrated by Dr. Deckers.
Here’s a very different perspective of the UCHC building and site – from space:
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