Debra Schwinn to Lead the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine

Debra A. Schwinn was named the next dean of the Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. She currently serves as the Allan J. Treuer Endowed Professor of Anesthesiology and chair of the department of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also an adjunct professor of pharmacology and genome sciences at the university. She is scheduled to become dean on November 1.

Dr. Schwinn is an expert in molecular pharmacology. She holds four U.S. patents and is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Science.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, Professor Schwinn was on the faculty at Duke University for 18 years. She is a graduate of Wooster College in Ohio and received her medical degree at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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