Rafaella Borasi, the Frederica Warner Chair in Education, was appointed the sixth dean of the Warner School last spring. She joined the faculty in 1985 and had been acting dean of the school since July 2000. A widely published author in the field of mathematics education and school reform, Borasi succeeds Philip Wexler.
In July 2000, Patricia Chiverton became the School of Nursing's third dean. Chiverton '80N had served as interim dean and associate dean for clinical affairs, vice president of Strong Health, and CEO of the School's Community Nursing Center. Her research interests focus on aspects of aging such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Deborah Cory-Slechta, director of the University's Environmental Health Sciences Center, was appointed to the newly established post of dean for research in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Cory-Slechta, an internationally respected researcher on public health issues such as lead poisoning and environmental risk factors for Parkinson's disease, oversees the school's research programs.
Edward Hundert, former senior associate dean for medical education and professor of psychiatry and medical humanities, assumed the duties of dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry in July 2000. Hundert, who came to Rochester in 1997, is credited with overseeing the implementation of the medical school's highly regarded "double helix" curriculum, which intertwines academic and clinical studies throughout the four years of medical school.
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