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A student at graduation raising her hands in celebration.
November 3, 2022
During this past year, teams of faculty, staff, and leadership formed a new strategic plan for BSOM. As part of that process, a group pondered our vision and mission statements. That group’s goal was to communicate BSOM’s purpose in a succinct way that wo
July 22, 2022
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with a dozen other U.S. medical school deans who form the administrative board of the Council of Deans for the Association of American Medical Colleges.
white coat ceremony
July 6, 2022
Although most associate the spring season with renewal, in medicine, July is really the time of year when everything feels new.
May 2, 2022
Yesterday was BSOM’s commencement, the first one that felt “normal” since 2019. It was a wonderful occasion. Medical school graduations are always very special and the honor of participating in them never fades. The moment the brass quintet...
Dr. Weber
March 3, 2022
“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.” —Paul Farmer 
January 25, 2022
A few weeks ago, I kicked off the new year with what I hope will become an annual tradition during my time as dean at BSOM...
December 14, 2021
As I write this, I’m conscious of the fact that I haven’t written a blog entry since late September—a testimony to how busy things have been at BSOM this fall. But I couldn’t let the year end without another opportunity to share my thoughts with you.
fall leaves
September 27, 2021
Fall has officially arrived. The days are getting shorter and cooler—though as I write this, we are enjoying a wonderful bonus week of summer-like temperatures! Soon, fall will don its colorful regalia, with falling leaves and pumpkins. I will miss the wa
July 27, 2021
The 2021–22 academic year is off to a great start. Last week many of us had the pleasure of meeting the members of the incoming first-year class, the BSOM class of 2025.
June 9, 2021
Early June is perfection. The weather is beautiful with blue sky days, before the real heat and humidity of summer rolls in. This past weekend’s gorgeous weather here in Ohio made for a wonderful backdrop for all those outdoor, early summer activities. 
May 19, 2021
As my first spring as dean of BSOM and a resident of Southwest Ohio unfolds, change is afoot. The weather is warming up, and we await the emergence of the Brood X cicadas. As more of us become fully vaccinated, COVID cases are slowly decreasing and hospit
April 13, 2021
As I write this, the Boonshoft School of Medicine team is completing the finishing touches for the 2021 commencement ceremony.
March 23, 2021
Last Friday, March 19, was the day when medical students around the country learned where they will go for their residencies, promptly at noon per tradition.
March 5, 2021
Because March is Women’s History Month, I thought it would be fitting to dedicate this month’s blog entry to exploring the history of women in medicine and reviewing the current state of women in academic medicine.
February 9, 2021
We do what we do in our work at BSOM out of a place of love and compassion. Our love for the institution makes us want it to be better, our love for our students and residents makes us want them to thrive and succeed, and our love for our community...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 19, 2021
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King, Jr
Calendar and Goals
January 4, 2021
“And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Word Cloud
December 7, 2020
It’s hard to believe that I am beginning my sixth week at BSOM. It’s flown by in a flurry of meetings, some in person but the majority via WebEx, Zoom, and the like.