Omaha Public Radio News
Wed December 21, 2011
MSU physician has been named UNMC vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies
Omaha, NE – Dr. Dele Davies, a pediatric infectious disease expert, is the new vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at UNMC.
Dr. Davies is currently a professor and chairman of the Pediatrics and Human Development Department at Michigan State University. He says he is excited to become a part of UNMC.
Dr. Davies says his main goals include helping the medical school recruit the best faculty and graduate students possible, and to ensure that UNMC's programs are among the best in the nation. He says one of the reasons he decided to accept the position at UNMC is that he was impressed by the leadership at UNMC.
"Chancellor Maurer and the team that he has built around him have been able to harness the community to rally around UNMC in a way that has showed its excellence. If you want to have a nationally-recognized program, it takes the whole community and it's pretty evident that the current leadership gets that. The community has been extremely generous and supportive of UNMC."
Dr. Davies' appointment will begin April 1st, 2012. He will succeed Dr. Rubens Pamies who died in February in his native Haiti.