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Jeffrey S. Flier named dean of Harvard Medical School


President Drew Gilpin Faust has named Jeffrey S. Flier, a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty since 1978, the new dean of the school, effective September 1. A specialist in probing the molecular and genetic bases of diabetes and obesity, Flier has academic and administrative experience as chief academic officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of the medical school's principal teaching and research hospitals, and as a founding member of the Harvard University Science and Engineering Committee (and previously through his service on the University Planning Committee for Science and Engineering), the new entity through which Harvard expects to advance interdisciplinary scientific research and teaching throughout the University (see "For Science and Engineering, New Life," March-April, page 65).

The official news release is here.