Cain Named to Expanded Role as Vice President for Health Sciences

Michael E. Cain, MD.

Michael E. Cain, MD

Published June 10, 2011

Michael E. Cain, MD, has been named vice president for health sciences in addition to continuing to serve as dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

“Michael’s leadership and vision have been instrumental to the medical school, to our health sciences organization and to the university as a whole. ”
Satish K. Tripathi, president
University at Buffalo
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David L. Dunn, MD, PhD, who has served as vice president for health sciences since 2005, has accepted the position of executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Louisville.

The transition, which will be effective July 1, was announced by President Satish K. Tripathi.

“Michael’s leadership and vision have been instrumental to the medical school, to our health sciences organization and to the university as a whole,” Tripathi stated. “I am grateful for his willingness to take on this expanded role. I have greatly valued his counsel and contributions as dean and look forward to his continued contributions and collaboration in this important new capacity.”

New Organizational Structure

In consultation with Interim Provost Harvey Stenger and the health sciences deans, Tripathi also has decided to align the university’s organizational structure “with a focus on enhancing excellence, expanding engagement and fostering greater efficiencies.”

In the new structure, the health sciences deans will report both to the provost and to the vice president for health sciences.

“I am confident that these changes will allow us to sustain and build on the important momentum we have generated across our five health-related schools, and I look forward to our continued work together to advance the excellence and mission of our health sciences enterprise and the university at large,” Tripathi stated.

Dunn’s Contributions Acknowledged

Tripathi thanked Dunn for his many valuable contributions as vice president for health sciences over the past six years.

“David was instrumental in pursuing our vision of excellence through such contributions as new and improved research learning facilities, expansion of our clinical and translational research portfolio, unification of clinical practice plans, and hiring of several outstanding new faculty and deans,” stated Tripathi.

Triptathi praised Dunn’s work on the Berger Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century and for his efforts to advance the vision for UB Academic Health Center.