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@Rochester: May 28, 2009

@Rochester: May 28, 2009

Special Announcement

Medical School Dean David Guzick Recruited to University of Florida, Elizabeth McAnarney Named Interim Dean

David Guzick, the ninth dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will leave the school to take a position as the senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF&Shands Health System.

The national search for a successor to Guzick (at right), who has led the school since 2002, will be directed by University Provost Ralph Kuncl. Meanwhile, Elizabeth McAnarney (far right), chair emerita of the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will serve as acting dean while a national search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

“It’s no surprise that another university has recognized David’s talents,” says Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk. “David’s vision led to our being one of the first institutions in the nation to receive a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health. His abilities as a clinician, educator, and clinical scientist and his leadership in clinical and translational research not only have helped to shape the Medical Center’s strategic direction, they also have positioned us as national leaders in this important area of research. We wish him continued success in Florida.” (Read Guzick's farewell message to the University.)

McAnarney brings a record of leadership and research to the interim dean position. She served in dual roles as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief of the Golisano Children’s Hospital for 13 years, stepping down at the end of 2006. She was the sixth chair of the department, and the first woman. Since 2006, she has continued at the Medical Center, primarily conducting research as professor of pediatrics. Read more...

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