David H. Perlmutter, MD, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs, recently announced several leadership appointments and promotions that will go into effect this year.
Dr. Bill Powderly will be appointed Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences. This appointment recognizes Dr. Powderly’s role as Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and the critical role that ICTS plays in leading, supporting and coordinating clinical research across our medical campus, as well as the Danforth campus of the University. ICTS is funded by the NIH and serves as a hub for clinical research across the entire state of Missouri, including St. Louis University and University of Missouri. Dr. Powderly is the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Powderly and his team have been an integral part of the Washington University leadership in response to the coronavirus pandemic with respect to all clinical and research operations and collaboration with the public health officials of the city, county and state.
Dr. Eva Aagaard will add the title of Associate Vice Chancellor for Medical Education to her existing title of Senior Associate Dean for Education.
Dr. Jenny Lodge will move from Associate to Senior Associate Dean for Research and continue in her role as Vice Chancellor for Research. Dr. Lodge has led the univesity in administration of the enormous and rapid expansion of research at the medical school, as our NIH funding portfolio increased almost 40% over the past 4 years. These funding increases have resulted in many challenges and Jenny has led us through leadership transitions in the Department of Comparative Medicine, IRB, HRPO and numerous other initiatives that support research on our campus. S
Dr. Gammon Earhart will become Associate Dean for Physical Therapy. Under Dr. Earhart’s leadership, the Physical Therapy program continues to be the most distinguished program in the US. Under Dr. Earhart’s leadership, the Physical Therapy program continues to be the most distinguished program in the US. She has expanded both the clinical and research portfolios of the program and now, through a curriculum renewal, will establish the first competency-based curriculum for the DPT in the nation. This new title recognizes the enormous success and importance of health professions to the overall mission of our school.
Dr. Lisa Tabor Connor will become Associate Dean for Occupational Therapy. Dr. Connor, who holds the Elias Michael Professorship of Occupational Therapy, has successfully led a transition in leadership for our OT program, which has consistently ranked within the top 5 in the US.