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Central Michigan University’s campus community did not have a chance to meet Dr. Ernest Yoder at an open forum before he was hired March 16 as dean of the College of Medicine. The appointment left some around campus scratching their heads, but officials say the action was not a violation of protocol. At CMU, there is no rule stating the search committee has to hold forums.
Dr. Ernest Yoder is the new founding dean of Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine.
Yoder, who previously served as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, is the vice chairman of medical education and research for St. John Health and Ascension Health in Michigan.
Central Michigan University named Dr. Ernest Yoder as founding dean for the College of Medicine today.
The College of Medicine project lacks vision and clarification, said the final candidate for associate dean of student affairs this week. Mala Chinoy, the last of three candidates to hold a forum for an associate dean position, spoke at Central Michigan University on Monday. Among her top concerns was the lack of clarification with how the College of Medicine will coexist with others on campus.
Dr. Mala Chinoy met with students, faculty and staff Monday to discuss her potential as an associate dean of student affairs for the College of Medicine.
Chinoy is one of three finalists vying for the position at Central Michigan University.
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University President Michael Rao and Trustee Sam Kottamasu will each donate $100,000 to help finance the institution's ongoing medical school project.
The announcement was made by Rao during the ad hoc medical school committee update at Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting.
An end may be in sight in the search for affiliation agreements for Central Michigan University and its planned medical school.
Jeffrey Schell, project director for Michigan Healthpark Development, said a proposal was officially sent Monday to University President Michael Rao.
Partnerships for Central Michigan University's medical school plan is now under consideration with mid-Michigan health facilities, involving clinical affiliations that could exist in Saginaw in a matter of years.
Vacant land off the Saginaw River westbank was purchased in August by Michigan Healthpark Development for construction of a medical research complex, which Project Director Jeffrey Schell said offers a good possibility of a Saginaw-based partnership with CMU.
The Board of Trustees on Thursday gave approval for University President Michael Rao to proceed with a medical school.
Central Michigan University is the 65th largest public university in the nation by enrollment, but one of the few without a medical school.