Warm greetings from our winter wonderland! 2011 ushers in new leadership at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC), the umbrella organization that houses the School of Public Health and the U’s five other health sciences schools. Aaron Friedman has taken the reins from Frank Cerra, who provided outstanding leadership in the AHC for the past 15 years. Dr. Friedman is a pediatrician who has a strong appreciation for the role of public health. In addition, I look forward to welcoming University of Minnesota President-designate Eric Kaler to campus. Dr. Kaler is a U alum (PhD ‘82). He replaces Robert Bruininks, who has served as president for the past eight years. Dr. Kaler comes to us from Stony Brook University in New York, where he has served as provost and vice president. He will visit campus often during the next several months of transition that culminate with his inauguration July 1.
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