University of Minnesota’s Medical School dean candidates talk goals

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Three academic medical center leaders from across the country gave public interviews this month to be the new dean of the University of Minnesota’s Medical School and vice president for health sciences.

Drs. Robert Finberg, Cam Patterson and Brooks Jackson discussed their visions for the University’s health programs, how to provide effective medical care and how to conduct research in a time of limited funding from the National Institutes of Health.

The Academic Health Center received $293 million in federal funding in the 2012 fiscal year, 94 percent of which came from the NIH.

The University began searching for a new dean after Aaron Friedman announced in February he would be stepping down from the position at the end of 2013 after three years as dean and vice president.

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