UVa. Appoints New Dean of School of Medicine

March 18, 2013

University of Virginia has named Dr. Nancy E. Dunlap as dean of the School of Medicine.

A pulmonologist, Dunlap is physician-in-residence with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in Washington, D.C.

The appointment is effective May 1.

She succeeds Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, who announced last October he would be stepping down from the post to return to teaching full-time.

Dunlap is expected to be with the university for at least 18 months as UVa. continues the process of hiring a new executive vice president for health affairs. A search for a permanent dean for the School of Medicine will be launched following that appointment.

UVa. Executive Vice President and Provost John D. Simon praised Dunlap’s distinguished career in academic medicine and her experience in health care policy at both the state and federal levels.

“Dr. Dunlap’s strong record of accomplishments as a faculty member, researcher and administrator, coupled with her familiarity with the complex and changing health care environment, makes her the best person to lead the School of Medicine during this important time of transition,” Simon said.

Dunlap will serve as chief clinical officer for the School of Medicine, and as professor on the clinical faculty in the division of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Medicine.

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