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University of Iowa News Release

May 8, 2003

Photo: Allyn L. Mark, M.D., Roy J. Carver Professor of Internal Medicine, associate dean for research and graduate programs in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and now senior associate dean in the college. Click here for a high-resolution version of the image.

Mark Named Senior Associate Dean In UI Carver College Of Medicine

Allyn L. Mark, M.D., Roy J. Carver Professor of Internal Medicine and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been given the additional appointment of senior associate dean in the college. The appointment was announced by Jean E. Robillard, M.D., dean of the UI Carver College of Medicine who assumed the deanship Feb. 1.

"I am extremely pleased that Allyn Mark has agreed to assume yet another important role in the UI Carver College of Medicine," Robillard said. "His contributions to the college have been enormously important, especially over the past year and a half, during a time of leadership transition in both the college and the university."

In his new position, Mark will serve as the college's number two administrator. As senior associate dean, Mark's responsibilities will include, among others, space management, management of centers and institutes, interactions with private foundations, and special projects assigned by Robillard.

Prior to being named senior associate dean, Mark had served as interim executive dean since December 2001. As interim executive dean, he served as chief operating officer of the college. His duties included coordination of the efforts of the associate and assistant deans in the college, oversight of collegiate external and alumni relations initiatives, and faculty recruitment.

"Like the UI Carver College of Medicine itself, Allyn excels in all aspects of medicine: research, patient care and teaching," said UI President David Skorton, who is also a cardiologist. "He has served the college with great distinction, and I am pleased he has accepted this important position, which will enable him to continue his outstanding work."

A world-renowned authority in hypertension, Mark holds bachelor's and medical degrees from the UI. He began his career in academic medicine as an intern at UI Hospitals and Clinics in 1961. After serving residencies at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and UI Hospitals and Clinics, he joined the UI faculty as an assistant professor in 1969.He served as director of the UI Clinical Research Center and as director of the Cardiovascular Disease Division of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1976 to 1995, at which time he was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs.

From 1991 to 2001, he directed the UI Specialized Center of Research on the Genetics of Hypertension. He is a former president of the Association of University Cardiologists and a recipient of the 1994 Merck Sharp and Dohme International Award for Research in Hypertension. Mark has been particularly noted for the training and nurturing of young physicians for academic careers, and 25 of his former trainees now hold faculty positions and research programs in medical schools.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5141 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT: Steve Maravetz, 319-335-8033, steven-maravetz@uiowa.edu