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Medical School dean's office welcomes new leaders

Lindsey Henson, M.D., Ph.D.

Lindsey C. Henson, M.D., Ph.D., joined the Medical School in April as vice dean for education, a new position. In this role, Henson will help implement MED 2010, the Medical School initiative to transform medical education by making it more flexible and responsive to individual learners’ needs.

Henson comes to Minnesota from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she was professor and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

She also was part of significant transformations in undergraduate medical education leading to the M.D. Roberta Sonnino, M.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Roberta Sonnino, M.D., joined the Medical School as associate dean for faculty affairs in May. She brings several years of experience as associate dean for academic and faculty affairs at Creighton University, where she initiated mentoring and recognition programs for faculty.

A pediatric surgeon, she is known as an exemplary educator of medical students and residents as well as a researcher on ischemic injuries to the intestine, bowel transplants, and graft preservation.

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