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A C R O S S C A M P U S SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND INFORMATION SCIENCES School of Public Health and Information Sciences gets new dean Craig H. Blakely took over as the new dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences, replacing Richard Clover, who announced his retirement after serving as dean for the last decade. "Our state, region and nation face signifcant health issues. Dr. Blakely's expertise in bioinformatics and policy development will be invaluable as we tackle issues like obesity, access to care, disease management and much more," said David L. Dunn, MD, executive vice president for health affairs. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE A medical match Match Day in March was a joyous event for graduating medical students. Approximately 150 students, their families and friends were at the Greater Louisville Medical Society to learn where they will match to residency programs. All matches throughout the United States are announced at the same time on the same day. UofL's history of successful matches continued in 2013, with more than 95 percent of students matching to their preferred programs. Toni Ganzel named dean of medicine Blakely comes to UofL from Texas A&M University, where he was the associate director of the Public Policy Research Institute with an academic appointment in the Department of Psychology since 1987. He also served as professor and head of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Rural Public Health from 1998 to 2007. He was named assistant dean of research in 2001 and simultaneously served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2007 to 2009, before being named dean for the School of Rural Public Health. Toni Ganzel, MD, has been named the new dean of the School of Medicine, becoming the frst woman to hold the post in school history. She served as interim dean from March 2012, replacing Edward Halperin, who stepped down in early 2012. At the time of her appointment, Ganzel was one of just 24 women to serve as dean of one of the 158 schools of medicine in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. "Dr. Ganzel was a key member of the team that helped develop the partnership between the University of Louisville and KentuckyOne Health," said David L. Dunn, MD, executive vice president for health affairs. "She is critical to the implementation of our strategic initiatives as it relates to attacking many of the health issues we face within Kentucky. Additionally, she led the School of Medicine through the arduous self-study and Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) site visit, which is the national accrediting body for schools of medicine. "She has launched a formal strategic planning process so that we continue to raise the profle of the School of Medicine as an institution for the 21st Century." "I am honored that I will have the opportunity to partner with Dr. Dunn and others throughout our university, our community and our commonwealth to transform care and health," said Ganzel. Ganzel is an otolaryngologist who has been with UofL since 1983. SUMMER UOFL MAGAZINE| 4 7