H. Dele Davies, M.D., M.S., M.H.C.M., has been named vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

The appointment, which is pending approval of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents at its Jan. 27 meeting, is effective April 1. Dr. Davies is currently professor and chairman of the Pediatrics and Human Development Department at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing.

H. Dele Davies, M.D., M.S., M.H.C.M. will succeed Rubens Pamies, M.D., who died on Feb. 26 in his native Haiti. Dr. Pamies held the position for eight years.

Since Dr. Pamies’ death, David Crouse, Ph.D., has served as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies, postponing his retirement to fill this post during the national search process.

Dr. Davies currently serves as a journal reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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