Amid Controversy, Claire Pomeroy To Step Down As UC Davis Med School Dean

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Amid scrutiny from federal regulators and her own administration, the dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine announced Monday she will be stepping down.

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, whose seven-year tenure as dean was marked by fiscal growth and innovation but also by medical and ethical controversy, said she will leave the university on June 30, the close of the academic year.

Pomeroy, 57, told The Bee Monday that she plans to work during the transition with the University of California president's office to "represent the UC health systems in Washington, D.C., playing a role in helping define health care during this incredibly exciting moment in history."

Pomeroy is an expert in infectious diseases and a professor of internal medicine and microbiology and immunology. With nearly 10,000 employees and about 850 students, she has been a prominent figure in Sacramento, championing the university while supporting the work of humanitarian groups.

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