Monday, December 2, 2013

School of Medicine executive dean finalist candidate to visit

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Faculty, staff and students at the University of Kansas Medical Center will meet a School of Medicine executive dean finalist candidate this week.

Michael S. Bronze, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, will visit the Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses, as well as the Lawrence campuses, Dec. 3–6.

He will make a presentation to faculty, staff and students at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kansas City campus. The talk will be carried live across the medical center and other campuses via interactive televideo.

Bronze’s clinical interests are general infectious diseases and HIV. His research interests are prevention of group A streptococcal infections, emerging pathogens and graduate medical education.

Douglas Girod, M.D., the executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center and interim executive dean of the School of Medicine, announced in February 2013 the creation of a search committee to identify candidates for the position of executive dean.

Richard Barohn, M.D., the chair and Gertrude and Dewey Ziegler Professor of Neurology, has led the search committee.