I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ngozi F. Anachebe, Pharm.D, M.D., FACOG, to the position of Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective October 18, 2021. Working closely with our Associate Deans, Dr. Gary LeRoy and Dr. Brenda Roman, this new role will bring the Offices of Student Affairs, Admissions and Medical Education together to encompass the entirety of the BSOM MD student educational experience. Dr. Anachebe comes to us from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs.
Dr. Anachebe is a cum laude graduate of the Mercer University College of Pharmacy, where she received her Pharm.D, and a graduate of the Morehouse School of Medicine where she received her M.D. degree. She did her internship and residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine/Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, serving as chief resident. After completing her residency, she joined Morehouse as faculty, serving over the years as OB/GYN clerkship director and in Assistant/Associate Dean roles in both Admissions/Student Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education. Her background in these areas brings to us a wealth of knowledge and experience with medical student education.
Dr. Anachebe’s scholarly interests include predicting outcomes in medical school, mentoring students who are underrepresented in medicine, and health disparities in reproductive outcomes. She is currently co-investigator on a Health Research Services Administration Health Careers Opportunity Program grant. She is the recipient of multiple student awards during her career at Morehouse, including Outstanding Advisor of the Year and Outstanding OB/GYN Faculty Member. She is a recipient of the Morehouse Distinguished Alumnus Award, and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. She is a 2020 graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.
My sincere thanks to the Search Committee, led by Dr. Julie Gentile, for their outstanding work. We are excited to welcome Ngozi to the BSOM family, and will be scheduling a reception after her arrival later this fall.
Valerie D. Weber, MD, MS
Dean, Boonshoft School of Medicine