The University of Texas at Austin is looking for “the chief architect, executive and intellectual leader” of the new Dell Medical School, according to a newly posted job description for its inaugural dean.
Tomorrow the University of Texas System Board of Regents will consider a $334 million plan to construct a medical school at The University of Texas at Austin. Construction of the Dell Medical School will bring focus to the university’s diverse biomedical research as it helps transform community health care, UT Austin President Bill Powers told regents Wednesday.
A committee of 18 educators, community leaders, health professionals and students has begun the search for a founding dean of the Dell Medical School, the first new medical school among top-ranked research universities in more than 35 years.
The Board of Regents unanimously approved an affiliation agreement between UT Austin, Central Health and the Community Care Collaborative that establishes an innovative model for improving the delivery and quality of health care in Travis County. The Regents also unanimously authorized the establishment of a doctor of medicine degree at UT Austin.