A Chancellor's Tale: Transforming Academic Medicine
Ralph Snyderman, MD, is Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Research in Personalized Health Care at the Duke University School of Medicine. He previously served as Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University and as the founding President and CEO of the Duke University Health System; Dean of the School of Medicine at Duke University; Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges; Senior Vice President, Medical Research and Development, Genentech, Inc.; Director, Laboratory of Immune Effector Function, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke; and Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Snyderman has received numerous honors, including the Personalized Medicine World Conference Pioneer Award (2016), the North Carolina Life Sciences Leadership Award (2014), the Association of American Medical Colleges David E. Rogers Award (2012), the Industr
A New Beginning
Dr. Snyderman’s second and third terms focused on consolidating and advancing the achievements of his first term in faculty recruitment, greater managerial and administrative efficiencies, and creating a culture and business foundation that would allow it to prosper. Issues related to diversity, racial and gender equity were identified and addressed. The concept and eventual implementation of Duke University Health System was the center of a coherent approach for clinical operations. DUHS expanded the medical center to include regional hospital and physician networks thereby creating an integrated sustaining regional health enterprise.
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