The dean of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Edward C. Halperin, is stepping down from his post to become chief executive officer and chancellor for health affairs of New York Medical College and provost for biomedical affairs at Touro College and University System.
His new job starts May 1. During his tenure at U of L, which started in 2006, he recruited nine department chairs; applications for admissions rose 67 percent; research funding in the school of medicine increased 28.3 percent to $111.4 million; a post-baccalaureate program was established; and three dual-degree programs were created.
"Dr. Halperin has been instrumental in moving our School of Medicine to a different level in terms of our missions of education, research and clinical care," said Dr. James R. Ramsey, U of L president. "He has raised the standards we now hold ourselves to in terms of the students we accept and graduate from the School of Medicine, as well as the faculty we recruit."
U of L said it will name an interim dean and start a national search to replace Halperin in the coming weeks. (Read more)