Michael C. Lu named next School of Public Health dean

Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor A. Paul Alivisatos issued the accompanying message today:

Dear grounds network,

After a focused national hunt, we are pleased to report that Michael C. Lu, as of now educator and senior partner dignitary for scholastic, understudy, and personnel undertakings at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, has acknowledged our idea to turned into the following senior member of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He will start his term on July 1, 2019.

Teacher Lu is notable to numerous in our School of Public Health people group. An alum of the school with graduate degrees in the study of disease transmission just as wellbeing and restorative sciences, he filled in as executive of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in the U.S. Branch of Health and Human Services from 2012 to 2017, amid which time he changed key government programs in maternal and tyke wellbeing, and propelled new activities to decrease maternal, baby, and kid mortality the country over. Prior to that, he was a teacher of obstetrics-gynecology and general wellbeing at UCLA for about 15 years, concentrating his exploration on racial-ethnic inconsistencies in birth results.

In his present job at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, Professor Lu manages tasks and gives authority and vision to the scholarly mission of a school of 335 staff and 2,400 understudies. Amid his residency, he has helped dispatch a noteworthy development of undergrad programs, redesignd the Master of Public Health main subjects, fortified doctoral projects, established a Master Teachers Academy, and rolled out authoritative improvements at the school that have extended budgetary guide, upgraded the understudy involvement, and improved scholastic arranging and advancements.

Beside his graduate degrees from Berkeley, Professor Lu got his college degree from Stanford and his M.D. from UCSF. He won our School of Public Health’s Alumnus of the Year Award in 2016 and the grounds wide Influential Alumni Award in 2018. Teacher Lu was likewise regarded with the U.S. Bureau of Health and Human Services’ Hubert H. Humphrey Service to America Award in 2013. You can get familiar with Professor Lu and his work in this story on the SPH site.

All through his recognized vocation, Professor Lu has remained a staunch promoter for Berkeley and our School of Public Health, and he inspired the inquiry board of trustees and SPH people group with his enthusiasm for general wellbeing, broad experience as a chairman, and synergistic administration style. We are sure that he will keep on raising SPH’s stature as a massively persuasive, top-gauge foundation celebrated for its training, research, and network commitment.

All things considered, we might want to thank the look board of trustees for their administration, and furthermore prefer to offer our profound thanks to William H. Dow, who has filled in as break senior member over the previous year, for his able stewardship of the school. If it’s not too much trouble go along with us in expressing gratitude toward these individuals from our grounds for their administration, and in wishing Professor Lu a warm welcome back to Berkeley.

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