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Ten SIU School of Medicine Faculty Promoted

Academic promotions have been awarded to ten faculty members at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The promotions were approved this spring by the SIU Board of Trustees and are effective this July 1. [Note – faculty are in Springfield unless noted.]

Six faculty members have been promoted – Dr. Amber J. Barnhart, Dr. Amber Barnhart from associate professor to professor of family and community medicine; Dr. Careyana M. Brenham, Dr. Careyana Brenham from assistant to associate professor of family and community medicine; Dr. Harald Lausen, Dr. Harald Lausen from assistant to associate professor of family and community medicine; Louis S. Premkumar, Ph.D., Louis Premkumar, Ph.D. from associate professor to professor of pharmacology; Dr. Sriya K. M. Ranatunga from assistant to associate professor of internal medicine; and Dr. David S. Resch, Dr. David Resch from associate professor to professor of internal medicine.

Three faculty members have been promoted with tenure – Julio A. Copello, Ph.D., Julio Copello, Ph.D. from assistant to associate professor of pharmacology; Dr. Chen-Shu Li, Ph.D., Dr. Chen-Shu Li, Ph.D. from assistant to associate professor of anatomy in Carbondale; Dr. Krishna A. Rao, Ph.D., Dr. Krishna Rao, Ph.D. from assistant to associate professor of internal medicine.

One faculty member received tenure – Dr. Gary A. Johnson, Dr. Gary Johnson professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine is this year celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding.  The School’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting its health care needs through education, patient care, research, and service to the community.  Its Web site is www.siumed.edu.

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