December 5, 2007
Alpert Medical School
Adashi to Step Down as Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Eli Y. Adashi, dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University, has announced his intention to step down at the end of the current academic year. Following a possible sabbatic leave, Adashi may return to full time teaching and research.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., FACOG, dean of medicine and biological sciences and the Frank L. Day Professor of Biology at Brown University, has announced his intention to step down at the end of the current academic year.
A noted physician and scientist and an internationally renowned reproductive biologist and endocrinologist, Adashi was introduced as Brown’s new dean in December 2004. Next July Adashi will be considering a sabbatic leave and a possible return to full-time teaching and research for the 2009-10 academic year.
“Under Eli Adashi’s leadership, Brown has been able to move forward with extensive plans for investing in the life and health sciences,” said Brown Provost David Kertzer, who announced Adashi’s decision to the campus community. “The Division of Biology and Medicine is now well positioned for continued growth in the Alpert Medical School, the public health program, and the basic biological sciences.”
Highlights of Adashi’s tenure as dean include:
“President Simmons and I want to express our gratitude for the energy, vision and commitment that Eli has demonstrated as dean,” Kertzer said in his message to the Brown Community.
“These last few years have witnessed great progress and remarkable achievements for Brown’s programs in the life and health sciences,” Adashi said. “To all of those who have played such an important role in advancing this enterprise of ours, especially the divisional leadership team, I express my deepest gratitude and appreciation. Toni and I are grateful for the opportunity to have made a difference and to have opened our home, arms and hearts to students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, community leaders and academic officers.”
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– Brown Names Eli Y. Adashi Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences (Dec. 1, 2004)