Inaugural Lecture

The Evolutionary Biology of a Dean

May 14, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Arthur S. Levine, MD
John and Gertrude Petersen Dean; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Rooms 5 and 6, Scaife Hall
Since 1998, Arthur S. Levine has been Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2013, he was named the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine. He is also Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and maintains an active research laboratory. Dr. Levine has been instrumental in fostering the University’s remarkable research trajectory to its current fifth place ranking in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and initiated mechanisms to enhance the recruitment and retention of talented faculty, students, and trainees in the six Schools of the Health Sciences. Beyond his University responsibilities, Dr. Levine works closely with UPMC, one of the largest academic medical centers in the US, to ensure that health care delivery, biomedical research, and education—the three legs of the “classic academic stool”—remain equally strong and well positioned for future growth.

Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Levine served at the NIH for more than three decades, first at the National Cancer Institute and, later, as Scientific Director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He is a graduate of Columbia College (1958) and Chicago’s Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (1964).

This is the first endowed Dean’s Chair in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s 128-year history.

Reception immediately following in the lobby of the Petersen Events Center.  For those unable to attend in person, bookmark the following link to watch the live or archived webcast: