U taps Johns Hopkins scholar as new dean for med school

  • Article by: Dan Browning , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2013 - 9:49 AM

A top AIDS researcher, the new dean has past ties to Minnesota.

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hartman551Nov. 14, 13 9:38 PM

Pathology is lab-centric, "patients need not apply" rather like radiology and similar non-patient oriented disciplines. Not a good background for a medical center head position. At the end, the point of medicine is healing the individual, a far distance from the university efforts today.

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gemie1Nov. 15, 13 8:28 AM

Congratulations to the U of M! They are actually the ones working towards international recognition and will be the ones keeping the Mayo Clinic name relevant. If Mayo does get any recognition in this area, it is mainly due to the work happening at the U of M.

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minnesowhatNov. 15, 13 1:52 PM

Someone should ask Dr. J. Brooks Jackson if he regards tackle football as a healthy activity for young men. Perhaps his pathology background has shown him evidence of sports concussion-related brain trauma. Come on, Star Tribune reporters, be bold!

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chaimwitzNov. 19, 13 9:58 AM

hartman551, it's not the background in pathology that qualifies Dr. Jackson for this position, it's his fundraising accumen and the relationships he brings to the U's research enterprise.

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