School announces associate dean appointments

Rebecca Pauly, M.D, and John Foxworth, Pharm.D.
Rebecca Pauly, M.D, and John Foxworth, Pharm.D.

The School of Medicine announced that Rebecca Pauly, M.D., and John Foxworth, Pharm.D., will serve as associate deans of faculty development. They will work as partners to lead the school’s efforts to plan and implement high-quality faculty development programs.

Pauly, professor of medicine and professor of biomedical and health informatics, joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2013 as a Blue Unit docent. She has served in leadership roles as chair of the Docent Council and chair of the Noback Docents. She maintains an active practice of internal medicine and has been recognized for inclusion in Best Doctors in America (2007–2016).

Pauly graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and earned her medical degree from the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was featured in the National Library of Medicine’s Local Legends, an honor bestowed upon women physicians who have demonstrated commitment, originality, innovation, or creativity in their field of medicine.

Foxworth, professor of medicine and professor of biomedical and health informatics, joined the School of Medicine as a full-time faculty member in 1986 and has served the school in a number of leadership roles. He became assistant dean for faculty development in 2010 and has chaired the Faculty Development Committee since 2011. He also chairs the continuing medical education committees at Truman Medical Centers and the UMKC School of Medicine. He is the director of research for the Internal Medicine Residency program at UMKC and is active in mentoring students in their research projects.

Foxworth earned his doctorate in pharmacology from UMKC. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He is an author of many poster presentations, peer-reviewed articles, and book chapters.