Four finalists for campus dean of GRU/UGA Medical Partnership to present to community

Four finalists for the position of campus dean of the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will appear in Augusta in the coming weeks via video conference, and faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.

A 15-member committee chaired by Houston Davis, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by Parker Executive Search.

Each finalist will make video presentations to the GRU community, which can be viewed in room 108 of Greenblatt Library on the GRU Health Sciences Campus, and faculty, staff, students, physicians and other community members are invited to attend.

The finalists and the dates of their presentations are:

  • Dr. Charles Wiener, professor of medicine and physiology and director of international education and training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, July 23
  • Dr. Frederick “Rick” Barr, the Suzan B. Thames Professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, July 28.
  • Dr. Klea Bertakis, professor and chair of the department of family and community medicine at the University of California, Davis, August 4.
  • Dr. Michael Kozal, professor of medicine in the section of infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine and acting chief of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System medical service, August 5.

The CVs of the finalists and candidate feedback forms are available at

To learn more about the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership, see

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