A message from Dean Jackson

These are exciting times at the School of Medicine. This past several years, we have been focused on initiatives to build diversity, enhance our learning environment, and expand student centric curriculum and value-added advanced degree and research opportunities.

Our award-winning students and faculty continue to garner national recognition. Sophie Bernsteina has been selected for the 2022 Excellence in Public Health Award from the U.S. Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee on the basis of her efforts to promote public health and the Surgeon General’s priorities. Dr. Amy Patel, ’11, serves as president elect of the American Association for Women in Radiology and is the first female recipient of the American College of Radiology Howard Fleishon, MD, Advocate of the Year Award recognized for her efforts to promote breast cancer imaging.

We are also pleased to announce two new endowed chairs, Dr. Jannette Berkely Patton, Merl and Muriel Hicklin Chair in Medicine and Dr. Cuthbert Simpkins, Sosland Chair in Trauma Research. Our commitment to world class medical education has been recognized with a $50 million Omnibus appropriation, which we will match, to build a new medical education and dental clinic building at 25th and Charlotte. And rural health care at our Mosaic campus has been recognized with a $15 million dollar senate appropriations to further build out our space as we anticipate the inaugural class starting their clinical blocks this summer.

We continue to increase our external funding and inside our School of Medicine building will launch a Research Wall of Fame outside of Theatre A. This will feature the accomplishments of students and faculty.

We hope you plan to join us on June 4, 2022 for the 50th SOM Anniversary celebration. If you cannot join in person, we encourage you to continue to invest in our mission.

Mary Anne Jackson, M.D. ’78
Dean, School of Medicine