UNMC for the record, July 1, 2022

July 01, 2022

Image with caption: Dele Davies, MD, UNMC's senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies

Dele Davies, MD, UNMC's senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies

Dele Davies, MD, honored for international impact

Dele Davies, MD, UNMC’s senior vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean for graduate studies, is being honored by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with its Lifetime Achievement-International Impact Award. Dr. Davies graduated with his medical degree from the university in 1985.

The faculty noted that Dr. Davies is recognized worldwide as an expert and advocate in pediatric infectious diseases, has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ "Red Book" — the major reference on communicable disease practice worldwide — and on many national expert advisory committees, including the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services’ National Biodefense Safety Board.

"Through his research, Dr. Davies has contributed substantially to the prevention and diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in both North America and Africa, and to the identification of virulence factors important for the development of group B streptococcal vaccines," the faculty said. "He has traveled to more than two dozen countries where he has served on medical missions, promoted the health of children, given presentations on infectious diseases and built partnerships, all while maintaining an active clinical service." 

Individuals added to committees for dentistry, nursing deans search 

Two individuals have joined the committees searching for a new College of Dentistry and College of Nursing dean at UNMC. The new committee members are:

  • Karen Gustin, executive vice president of the group division for Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., who will join the search committee for the new UNMC College of Dentistry dean. The committee, chaired by Bradley Britigan, MD, dean of the UNMC College of Medicine, is tasked with finding a successor to College of Dentistry Dean Janet Guthmiller, DDS, PhD, who will become dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry this fall.  
  • Raymond Bergan, MD, deputy director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center and Bill Bures and Jerry Pabst Chair in Cancer Research at UNMC, who will join the search committee for the new UNMC College of Nursing dean. The committee, chaired by Kyle Meyer, PhD, dean of the UNMC College of Allied Health Professions, is tasked with finding a successor to College of Nursing Dean Juliann Sebastian, PhD, who has announced plans to retire in early 2023. 

Comments
Shannon Becker
July 01, 2022 at 12:45 PM

Congratulations, Dr. Davies!

Laura Chytka
July 01, 2022 at 10:59 AM

Congratulations to Dr. Davies!

Mike Sitorius
July 01, 2022 at 10:46 AM

Congratulations Dele. Well deserved recognition.

Tom O’Connor
July 01, 2022 at 8:19 AM

Congrats to Dr. Davies for his prestigious award from his alma mater. An international award like this is especially meaningful. Way to go, Dele!

Carol Russell
July 01, 2022 at 6:53 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!! Carol Russell