Nancy Brown Appointed to Serve as the Next Dean of Yale Medical School

Nancy J. Brown has been named the next dean of Yale School of Medicine. She will begin her new duties on February 1.

“I am grateful for this opportunity,” said Dr. Brown. “I very much look forward to meeting with and learning from the members of the YSM and broader Yale and New Haven communities as we chart our course.”

Brown is currently the Hugh Jackson Morgan Professor and chair of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Brown has led a dynamic research program in cardiovascular pharmacology, which has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1993. She founded and directed the Vanderbilt Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program nearly 20 years ago to promote the advancement of patient-oriented researchers. Dr. Brown also developed the Elliot Newman Society to shorten time-to-independence for physician-scientists.

Dr. Brown is a graduate of Yale University, where she majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She earned her medical degree at Harvard University.

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