Recognizing Leadership

Meeting the challenges and needs of medical and health care education can mean new and expanded leadership.

  • In the fall of 2011, the School of Nursing Dean Kathy P. Parker, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., returned to a full-time research career, focusing on investigations to improve the quality of sleep for people with chronic illness. Kathy H. Rideout, Ed.D., P.N.P.-B.C., F.N.A.P., formerly associate dean for academic affairs, was named interim dean of the School. Rideout, who has been a teacher, practicing nurse clinician, and scholar for more than 25 years, is dedicated to the development of strong and diverse educational programs and clinical partnerships.
  • In other leadership transitions at the School of Nursing, Lisa Norsen, Ph.D., R.N., A.C.N.P.-B.C., was named associate dean for innovation, entrepreneurship, and community outreach, and Daryl Sharp, Ph.D., P.M.H.C.N.S.-B.C., N.P.P., was named associate dean for faculty development and diversity. Emily Hauenstein, Ph.D., R.N., also joined the School as associate dean for research and director of the Center for Research and Evidence-Based Practice. A nurse, clinical psychologist and professor, Hauenstein comes to Rochester from the University of Virginia School of Nursing where her NIH-funded research has focused on health services and intervention.
  • Linda Chaudron, M.D., M.S., was named the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s senior associate dean for diversity. In making the appointment, Mark B. Taubman, M.D., dean of the School, elevated the position from associate dean status and expanded the area of responsibility to include medical students, residents, graduate students and fellows, as well as faculty, to make diversity more central to the School’s mission and culture.
  • Janine R. Shapiro, M.D., associate professor of Anesthesiology, was named associate dean for faculty development. She directs the office that helps faculty improve their teaching skills and gain a better understanding of mentoring, academic career development and leadership. Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., professor of Psychiatry, was appointed to the new position of associate dean for academic affairs. The Office for Academic Affairs supports the collective and individual successes of School faculty, including processes for appointments, reappointments and promotions.
  • Michael F. Kamali, M.D., associate professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, was named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Kamali, a faculty member for more than 10 years, served as assistant medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine, interim medical director, director of quality assurance, and as acting chair. Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D., the Burton Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, was appointed to the additional role of director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the Medical Center. Schwarz replaces Regis J. O’Keefe, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, who remains chair but was named associate dean for clinical affairs.