Ed Wing, Dean of Medicine and Biology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, will be stepping down at the end of this academic year. He’ll return to Brown after a sabbatical to continue teaching, researching, and writing. Meanwhile, the university will launch a national search for his replacement.
Under Wing’s nearly five-year tenure, the school increased its enrollment and welcomed its largest medical school class ever this. The school moved into its new home in the Jewelry District. And it made strides in deepening its international and public health curriculum. From the 2008 press release announcing his appointment, here’s what he was responsible for during that time:
Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine is the center of Rhode Island’s biomedical research and medical education enterprise. With an annual budget of $129 million, 769 campus- and hospital-based faculty, and more than 1,200 community-based faculty, the division oversees 660 undergraduate students and more than 1,000 medical residents, fellows, graduate students, postdoctoral students and medical students. The division is composed of The Warren Alpert Medical School, the Program in Biology, and the Program in Public Health.
So, Wing’s replacement is important to more than just Brown med students – our “future docs,” – but also to the many residents, faculty, patients, and more who will be under his or her leadership.