DuBois named Dean of MUSC COM

Raymond N. DuBois M.D., Ph.D., will begin role March 1st, 2016

Charleston, S.C. (Dec. 11, 2015) – The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has named Raymond N. DuBois M.D., Ph.D., as the next dean of the College of Medicine (COM). DuBois will assume his new role effective March 1st, 2016 with an academic appointment as professor in the COM, while also holding an appointment in the Hollings Cancer Center.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Dubois step into this important role at MUSC,” said Anthony J. Alberg, Ph.D., interim director for the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. “His widespread reputation further elevates the MUSC brand and his unique skill set will be a wonderful asset to the MUSC community as a whole. His contributions to the fight against cancer as both a national leader and groundbreaking cancer researcher are remarkable and will enable him to have a strong impact on the future of the Hollings Cancer Center.”

DuBois currently serves as executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University which focuses on health solutions and biomedical science through 14 research centers conducting broad based interdisciplinary research. Prior to his appointment at Arizona State DuBois was provost and executive vice president at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center overseeing all research, education, training and faculty development, including collaborative agreements with more than 25 institutions globally. Prior to joining MD Anderson, DuBois was a professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the departments of Internal Medicine and Cancer Biology, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, and prior to that, chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

An active cancer researcher with more than 25 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health, DuBois has an extensive list of scientific publications and has received numerous national and international honors. He has served in many leadership roles, among them as past president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the International Society for Gastrointestinal Cancer. DuBois will continue his leadership in cancer discovery through his ongoing research, engagement with the National Cancer Institute, and through partnership with the Hollings Cancer Center.

He also currently serves on the Executive Management Committee for the Stand Up to Cancer Foundation and is the president and chair of the AACR Foundation Board.

The naming of DuBois follows an eight month, extensive national search.

“The feedback from multiple MUSC constituencies presented a consensus view that DuBois has the unique balance of academic experience, demonstrated leadership success, and the collaborative team building skills needed to lead the College of Medicine forward as we embrace exciting opportunities and challenges ahead,” said David J. Cole, M.D., MUSC President.

DuBois received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, respectively. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his internship, residency and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

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