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A time of transition

As of October 1, 2007, I will transition from my current role as CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) to Chancellor of the University. We are very fortunate that Dr. Fred Sanfilippo has agreed to take over the reins of the WHSC beginning this fall.
With an impressive base of experience at three other leading universities, Fred Sanfilippo is well-suited for the demanding job of running a large academic health center like ours.
     Fred Sanfilippo is an exceptional leader in academic medicine, a renowned researcher, and a trusted colleague. When I was dean of medicine at Johns Hopkins, I had the good fortune to recruit him there after he had 14 successful research and teaching years at Duke. He then had a stellar tenure at Hopkins for seven years as a distinguished professor, department chair, and pathologist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
     In 2000, Dr. Sanfilippo went on to lead Ohio State’s Medical Center, where he has done an extraordinary job. He reorganized and transformed the medical center to meet the modern challenges of a health care environment; he recruited and retained outstanding physician-scientists; and he was a strong proponent of health education, quality, and safety. The facilities development program under his direction the past seven years has been outstanding and similar to what we have accomplished here in the WHSC.
     With this impressive base of experience at three other leading universities and with his national leadership roles in a number of health organizations, including the Association of Academic Health Centers, Fred Sanfilippo is wellsuited for the demanding job of running a large academic health center like ours. He understands deeply the respective contributions of all the health professions, including medicine, nursing, and public health; the unique scientific asset represented by a resource like Yerkes; and the imperative to integrate all of our research, training, and education programs into a world-class health system that delivers unsurpassed clinical care.
     As some of you may recall, Fred was one of our keynote speakers in December at our second National Symposium on Predictive Health. We share with him a compelling vision for the potential of predictive health. Indeed, he helped launch a similar program at Ohio State. I know Fred will continue to build predictive health and Emory’s leadership in transforming health and healing for our patients.
     On a personal note, allow me to thank each and every one of you for your hard work, commitment, and dedication over the past 11 years. It has been my privilege to work personally with many of you and to lead the WHSC, which is full of people who come to work everyday dedicated to our vital missions in education, research, and health care, making it one of the premier and most vibrant health sciences centers anywhere. I consider myself the most fortunate person in academic health over the past 11 years to have had the opportunity to lead such an enterprise.



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