Dr. Daniel R. Wilson has been appointed President of Western University of Health Sciences. He is the second President in the university’s nearly 39-year history, succeeding Founding President Dr. Philip Pumerantz, who retired in September 2015. Dr. Wilson, most recently the Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center-Jacksonville, has run a hospital as well as a large academic medical center and has taught hundreds of today’s physicians and other health professionals. He earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Yale, a medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and a PhD in biological anthropology from Cambridge. He was an intern, resident and fellow at Harvard Medical School.
“Dan Wilson’s experience, skills, education and personal philosophy make him an ideal fit for WesternU,” Dr. Pumerantz said. “He has a deep understanding and appreciation of the humanistic philosophy that lies at the core of our institution, and the capacity to take the university to new heights in health sciences education, research, and patient care.” Dr. Wilson’s first official day as President is July 1, 2016.
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