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Messages to the Georgetown Community

Announcing the Appointment of Martin Y. Iguchi as Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies

June 14, 2011

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community:
It is with great pleasure that I announce that, in close consultation with Howard J. Federoff, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, I have appointed Martin Y. Iguchi as Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, effective July 1, 2011. 
Dean Iguchi joins the Georgetown community from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health.  He is also on the faculty at the Brain Research Institute of UCLA.  Dean Iguchi is a well-respected leader in public and community health and has conducted extensive research on the intersections of drug addiction, drug policy, health disparities and HIV transmission.  He is a well-respected educator and community health leader, having previously developed and directed community-based drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. 
Dean Iguchi is also a former Director of the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center.  He is widely published and has held editorial roles with a number of scholarly journals. Dean Iguchi also holds membership with a number of prestigious professional organizations.  He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA); an elected member of the APA Board of Professional Affairs; a member of NIDA’s Center Grant Research Review Committee; and Co-Director of the Barriers to Care Program Area, the UCLA AIDS Institute.

I am deeply grateful to Interim Dean Julie DeLoia for her outstanding service and leadership to the School of Nursing and Health Studies.  I also want to express my sincere thanks to the search committee, led by Assistant Vice President for Student Health Jim Welsh, for its commitment to conducting an inclusive national search and its hard work in helping to identify the very finest leader for the School of Nursing and Health Studies. 
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Dean Iguchi.  I very much look forward to our work together.
You have my very best wishes.

John J. DeGioia

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