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  Division of General Internal Medicine

Division of General Internal Medicine Newsletter



  • GIM News
  • Donna L. Bishop, Editor
  • Next issue:
    October 2017
  • Submission deadline:
    September 29th, 2017
  • E-mail: Donna Bishop

Brian Primack Named Dean of Honors College

Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, MS, EdM, has been named the Bernice L. and Morton S. Lerner Chair and Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College (UHC). Dr. Primack is currently the Leo H. Criep Endowed Chair in Patient Care in Pitt’s School of Medicine, and a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and clinical and translational science, as well as assistant vice chancellor for research on health and society in the University’s schools of the health sciences.

Dr. Primack is an interdisciplinary scholar and researcher with broad research interests ranging from media messaging and community engagement to clinical medicine and public health. Regarding Dr. Primack’s new role, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson said, “Under Dr. Primack’s leadership, I am confident that the University Honors College will continue to serve as the center of gravity for our most academically engaged and curious undergraduate students and as a hub of intellectual activity for our entire University community. His broad and inclusive vision is well-matched to our aspirations for the UHC and the University.” Dr. Primack’s deanship began on July 1, 2017.