Candidates for Dean's post at John A. Burns School of Medicine schedule visits to campus

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, (808) 692-0988
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Posted: Oct 3, 2006

Four candidates for the permanent dean‘s position at the John A. Burns School of Medicine will be at the UH Manoa and Kakaʻako campuses beginning next week.

"The search committee did an excellent job of identifying quality candidates for the dean‘s position," said Interim Mānoa Chancellor Denise Konan. "Leadership is critical for the school to strengthen research and education to benefit health care in the state of Hawaiʻi."

"I hope that the campus community will take advantage of opportunities to hear what these candidates have to offer," she added. "We always welcome feedback and comments from the campus and that will be important to the process as we make a recommendation to the Board of Regents later this year."

The candidates are:

Neal Cohen, MD — Vice Dean, School of Medicine and Professor, Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Cohen received his medical education at UCSF, and has a Master‘s in Public Health, Epidemiology, from UC Berkeley.

Bruce Jarrell, MD — Professor of Surgery, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Acting Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jarrell is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Bonita Stanton, MD — Professor, Graduate School (Associate) Faculty, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children‘s Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Stanton received her medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Kenneth Ward, MD — Professor and Chair, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology & Women‘s Health. Dr. Ward is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

The candidates will visit the university through the month of October on the following days:

Dr. Bruce Jarrell — October 10-11

Dr. Bonita Stanton — October 16-17

Dr. Neal Cohen — October 23-24

Dr. Kenneth Ward — October 26-27

More information about the candidates and the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, may be found at:

A schedule for public presentations and opportunities to meet the candidates will be announced later this week.

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