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June 9, 2011

Thirteen SIU School of Medicine Faculty Promoted

Academic promotions have been awarded to 13 faculty members at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  The promotions were approved this spring by the SIU Board of Trustees and are effective July 1.

[Note – faculty are in Springfield unless noted.]

Seven faculty members have been promoted – Dr. Alan J. Deckard, Portrair of Dr. Alan Deckard from assistant to associate professor of internal medicine; Dr. Mei Chris Huang, Portrait of Dr. Mei Chris Huang from assistant to associate professor of internal medicine; Dr. Regina A. Kovach, from associate professor to professor of internal medicine; Dr. Laura Q. Rogers, Portrait of Dr. Laura Rogers from associate professor to professor of internal medicine; Bethany Spielman, Ph.D., Portrait of Bethany Spielman, Ph.D. from associate professor to professor of medical humanities; Dr. Andrew J. Varney, Portrait of Dr. Andrew Varney from associate professor to professor of internal medicine; and Dr. Christopher D. Wohltmann, Portrait of Dr. Christopher Wohltmann from assistant to associate professor of surgery.

Four faculty members have been promoted with tenure – Dr. Reuben Bueno, Jr., Portrait of Dr. Reuben Bueno, Jr. from assistant to associate professor of surgery; Randolph C. Elble, Ph.D., Portrait of Randolph Elble, Ph.D. from assistant to associate professor of pharmacology; Prema Narayan, Ph.D., from assistant to associate professor of physiology in Carbondale; and April D. Strader, Ph.D., Portrait of April Strader, Ph.D. from assistant to associate professor of physiology in Carbondale.

Two faculty members received tenure – William P. Halford, Ph.D., Portrait of William Halford, Ph.D. associate professor of medical microbiology, immunology and cell biology; and Dr. Douglas B. Hood, Portrait of Dr. Douglas Hood associate professor of surgery.

SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, service, research and community service.  The School has more than 260 full-time physicians as well as other medical professionals, offering both primary care and specialized treatment services.  The medical school works in partnership with hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois.  Clinical outreach efforts extend SIU’s involvement to 55 Illinois communities.  For information, call SIU’s Call Center, 217-545-8000 or 1-800-342-5748.  Its Web site is www.siumed.edu.

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