Restructuring of College Leadership  Results  in Two 
New Research and Graduate Programs Appointments

Dr. John W. Newcomer has been appointed Vice Dean  for Research and Innovation at the Charles E.  Schmidt College of Medicine. Serving as a vice dean for the  college since 2012,  Dr. N ewcome r
has successfully led a number of key initiatives and upgrades for college infrastructure including the recruitment of nationally and internationally recognized faculty. 

In his new role, Dr. Newcomer will continue to support research infrastructure and operations, as well as the expans ion of graduate programs, while focusing on the growth of excellence in research and innov ation within the college and across FAU. 

Dr. Newcomer will continue to build strong ties to FAU's new research institutes developed under the strategic  plan, and work with external  stakeholders to expand opportunities for the commercialization of our research discoveries. 

Dr. Marc Kantorow's title has been changed from Director of Graduate Programs to Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. We look forward to the continued growth and advancement of our biomedical master's degree program and Dr. Kantorow's decanal appointment will help to ensure the program's continued success.
Selecting the Next Dean: Search Committee Update
The Search Committee will review candidate applications at its next meeting on Tuesday, May 3, to review applications. 

Committee members and the College community are reminded that the committee members are prohibited from discussing any candidates outside of the meeting itself.

As a result of Tuesday's meeting, it is estimated that 8-10 candidates will be advanced and it is currently planned that those selected candidates will have face-to-face interviews with the search committee in late May.
Class of 2016 Graduates
The College celebrated a long-anticipated day as it
conferred the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees to 61  members of the class of 2016, making them the nation's newest physicians. Family , friends, faculty and  dignitaries filled the Carole and  Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium for the co mmencement ceremony, which took place April 29.

This is a momentous occasion for our newly minted doctors who are eager to begin their careers after four very long and arduous years in medical school. The class of 2016 will leave an everlasting imprint on Florida Atlantic University and our community. Our new graduates will continue to serve as proud ambassadors of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine for decades to come.

Rotary Visit
On Wednesday April 27, the Downtown Boca Raton Rotary Club toured the College  of Medicine's classrooms, labs and facilities. 

Thank you to Dr. Jim Galvin for giving the tour, to medical student Stephanie Gopie for speaking and Joanna Duran for organizing. 

The Rotary has very generously supported the  College with scholarship money over the last few years. We are excited about their c ontinued interest in supporting our College.

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