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BioMed Announces New Dean


Physician-scientist Mukesh K. Jain appointed dean of medicine and biological sciences.

Mukesh K. Jain, MD, an accomplished academic and health care leader and a physician-scientist who specializes in cardiovascular medicine, has been appointed dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University.

Jain serves currently as chief academic officer at University Hospitals health system in Cleveland and vice dean for medical sciences at Case Western Reserve University. In joining Brown, he will lead the Division of Biology and Medicine, which encompasses The Warren Alpert Medical School, four biological science departments, 14 clinical departments, and two hybrid departments. He will also manage the Medical School’s relationships with nine affiliated hospitals.

Brown President Christina H. Paxson said Jain’s experience leading university-hospital partnerships in a first-rate health care system positions him for success at a moment when Brown, Lifespan, and Care New England—Rhode Island’s two largest health care systems—are working to create an integrated academic health system.

“As we work both at Brown and with our affiliates toward improved health for all Rhode Islanders, we sought a leader with a clear and compelling vision for scientific discovery, excellence in biomedical education and world-class clinical care,” Paxson says. “Mukesh Jain brings those attributes and more. He has the track record, skills, and innovative approach to take academic medicine at Brown to the next level of excellence, and I look forward to years of collaborative partnership to come.”

In his new role, Jain will serve as the strategic and academic leader of biological sciences programs, biomedical research, and medical education at Brown. Key responsibilities include supporting expansion of research activity across the Division of Biology and Medicine, with a vision to advance Brown’s position in the top tier of medical schools and basic science and clinical departments. Integral to his role will be sustaining a culture of ongoing engagement with learners at every level, and promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among all members of the community in the execution of education, research, and clinical care missions.

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