Harvard Medical School professors to serve as acting deans of Leverett House faculty | New

Harvard Medical School professors Eileen E. Reynolds ’86 and Daniel G. Deschler will serve as acting deans of faculty at Leverett House, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana announced Tuesday in an email to affiliates. of Leverett.

Beginning July 1, Reynolds and Deschler will take over from outgoing faculty deans Brian D. Farrell and Irina P. Ferreras, who announced last week that they will step down later this month after serving four year.

“I appreciate their warm and engaging nature, their enthusiasm and their commitment to building a vital and inclusive community at Leverett House,” Khurana said of Reynolds and Deschler in her announcement.

Reynolds, who teaches at Harvard Medical School and is chief of general internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, attended Harvard College and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1990. Reynolds’ work centers on “the gender equity in academic medicine,” Khurana wrote. .

Deschler, a professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Harvard Medical School since 2011, graduated from Creighton University in 1986 and attended Harvard Medical School alongside Reynolds. Deschler has taught at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary since 2000, and he is MEEI’s vice president of academic affairs in the department of otolaryngology.

Leverett’s current resident tutor, John F. Nowak, will take over as acting resident dean, Khurana included in the announcement. Nowak, a Ph.D. a student at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, previously served as Acting Resident Dean at Currier House. He replaces outgoing resident dean Katie Daily, who announced her departure from Leverett in April.

“John is a valued member of the Harvard College community, and I know he will thrive in this new role,” Khurana wrote.

—Editor Vivi E. Lu can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @vivielu_.

—Editor Leah J. Teichholtz can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @LeahTeichholtz.

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