One Woman Finalist to Lead the Georgia Regents University / University of Georgia Medical Partnership

bertakis_newThe University of Georgia has announced a field of four finalists for the position of dean for the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership located in Athens. All four candidates will visit the medical school campus by August 5 to make presentations to faculty, staff, and students. One of the four finalists is a woman.

Klea Bertakis is a professor and chair of the department of family and community medicine at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento. She has served on the faculty at the medical school since 1980. In 1994, she founded the U.C. Davis Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care. Dr. Bertakis’ research focuses on the doctor-patient interaction and the effects of physician practice style on patient outcomes and health care delivery.

Dr. Bertakis is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she majored in zoology. She is a graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Utah and holds a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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