So Much to Be Proud of Part II - Dean Li
| Nov 26, 2012 9:00 PMExtraordinary talent: Our Chief Scientific Officer and the School of Medicine’s Vice-Dean for Research, Dean Li, is a person of exceptional breadth and depth. He is a motivating and energetic administrator, leading our research enterprise. Among the initiatives include the formation of an effective Research Advisory Committee which is helping to formulate our research strategic plan, the development of new disease oriented clusters, new quantitative metrics to assess departmental research productivity, and his role as a catalyst across a range of collaborative efforts across campus. Dean is, at his core, a superb physician-scientist. A practicing cardiologist, Dean collaborates with people all over campus and all over the world. In fact, this past week, his laboratory published yet another super high impact paper in the prestigious journal, Nature. Dean’s group shows that to fight infection, cytokines use two pathways—one that leads to inflammation and destruction and the other that battles infection. This work suggests that drugs could be designed to block inflammation without causing immunosuppression.
Author: Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
About the Author: Dr. Vivian S. Lee is the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. Read her full bio herecomments powered by Disqus