… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Droppin' Like Flies,
Med School Deans
But fortunately we have someone at the University of MInnesota, Dr. Frank Cerra, who can be the dean and also do his other job. Of course he needs an Executive Vice Dean and three Vice Deans to help him. This is a wonderful way to cut down on administrative costs, nicht wahr? [And a great way to play the old executive game, my org chart is bigger than yours..]
From Free Press Medical Writer, Patricia Anstett
Wayne State's med school dean steps aside
CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this story said Dr. Robert M. Mentzer Jr. resigned from his position as dean of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine. He stepped aside, according to university officials.
The dean of Wayne State University’s School of Medicine has stepped aside from his job, citing personal reasons.Comment (same source)
In a letter late Thursday to WSU President Dr. Jay Noren, Dr. Robert M. Mentzer, Jr. requested the university “appoint someone to serve in my place and stead.” He said he would return to campus June 2 for the School of Medicine commencement.
Mentzer had been at odds with Noren about key programs and training at the school. He had been dean for more than three years.
Mentzer and his Bloomfield Hills attorney, Sue Ellen Eisenberg, who has acted as his spokesman, could not be reached for comment Thursday, but Michael Wright, WSU spokesman, confirmed he will leave his job temporarily. Wright said Mentzer did not resign, but he wouldn’t give any other reasons for Mentzer’s departure.
Dr. Valerie Parisi, vice dean, will fill in for Mentzer “until further notice,” Noren said in a letter to the medical school’s faculty leaders.
And the students are not getting regular updates? Pathetic. The dean of the medical school is supposed to be the student advocate - turmoil like this should be discussed with the student body.(What a novel concept...)
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