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To the Med School: Don’t Worry

The folks up at Geisel know that Doctor Kim was more interested in them than in the rest of Dartmouth combined. As a result, Search Committee Chair Bill Helman thinks they need a fair bit of reassuring, now that the College is on its way to having a President who has his heart with undergrads (or at least we hope):

From: Geisel_Faculty Mail List
On Behalf Of Geisel Administration
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 10:05 AM
To: GEISEL_FACULTY@LISTSERV.DARTMOUTH.EDU
Subject: Letter From Bill Helman And Alan Green

Dear Colleagues:

We could not be more excited about yesterday’s announcement that Phil Hanlon will be the next Dartmouth President - and what that means for all of Dartmouth, including Geisel and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

As members of the Presidential Search Committee, we spent many hours talking to Phil. He impressed us enormously with his appreciation for the role of medicine, biomedical science, and health care delivery systems within a research university and their importance to Dartmouth.

As the University of Michigan Provost and a member of the Board of Michigan’s Hospitals and Health Centers, Phil has had an intimate, bird’s-eye view of the workings of a major research university with a strong medical school and academic medical center. Just this year, he’s been involved in a number of significant new initiatives at U-Mich., including the establishment of a Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering and a new fellowship program focused on building connections between health services research and policy for more effective, evidence-based health policy decisions.

Phil is truly one of our own, and his deep understanding of what we do and why we do it will continue to support the success of all of us in the Dartmouth biomedical/health care world.

Phil and his wife Gail will be on campus on January 11 for a welcome celebration. We hope you get the chance to meet him then.

Best regards,

William Helman IV
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Trustee Dartmouth College
Trustee Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Chair, Board of Overseers, Geisel School of Medicine

Alan I. Green
Member, Presidential Search Committee
Raymond Sobel Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine
Director, SYNERGY: Dartmouth Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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