Duane Compton Named Interim Dean at Geisel School of Medicine
President Phil Hanlon ’77 and Provost Carolyn Dever announced July 14 that Duane Compton, professor of biochemistry and senior associate dean for research, will serve as interim dean of Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
Compton received his PhD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1988 and completed his postdoctoral training in the field of cell biology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was recruited to the faculty at Dartmouth in 1993, and is a leader in graduate and medical student education and a distinguished National Institutes of Health-funded researcher. He recently received an NIH MERIT Award in recognition of his research on the mechanisms of chromosome segregation.
As interim dean, Compton will report to Dever and work closely with both College and Geisel leadership to ensure that the medical school continues to make progress on a number of important initiatives.
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