Campus News

Four finalists named for medical partnership deanship

Four finalists have been named for the position of campus dean of the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership.

The finalists will visit or have visited Athens and Augusta to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

The finalists and the dates of their presentations at UGA are

• Dr. Frederick “Rick” Barr, the Suzan B. Thames Professor and chair of the pediatrics department at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, July 28.

• Dr. Klea Bertakis, a professor and chair of the family and community medicine department at the University of California, Davis, Aug. 4.

• Dr. Michael Kozal, a professor of medicine in the section of infectious diseases at the Yale School of Medicine and acting chief of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System medical service, Aug. 5.

The fourth finalist, Dr. Charles Wiener, gave his presentation on July 23. Wiener is a professor of medicine and physiology and director of international education and training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

A 15-member committee chaired by Houston Davis, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by Parker Executive Search.

Each finalist will make a presentation from 6-7 p.m. in Room 228 of Russell Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Faculty, staff, students, physicians and other community members are invited to attend.

The CVs of the finalists and candidate feedback forms are available at