The Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) College of Medicine (COM) has a new dean.
Effective March 1, Raymond N. DuBois M.D., Ph.D., will take the helm at the college. He will also be a professor and hold an appointment with the Hollings Cancer Center.
DuBois was tapped for the dean's post after the college's board of trustees conducted a national search.
“The feedback from multiple MUSC constituencies presented a consensus view that DuBois has the unique balance of academic experience, demonstrated leadership success, and the collaborative team building skills needed to lead the College of Medicine forward as we embrace exciting opportunities and challenges ahead,” David J. Cole, M.D., MUSC president, said.
DuBois takes over for Dr. Deborah Deas, who served since September 2014 as the COM's interim dean during the board's search for a permanent dean.
“Through (Deas') leadership the college has continued its progress with key department and division hires, strategic planning within the college, interfacing with the university’s strategic planning process, and engagement with the formation of MUSC Health and numerous other initiatives within MUSC and statewide," Mark Sothmann, Ph.D., MUSC provost, said
Beginning July 1, Deas will serve as MUSC's associate provost for university strategic advancement.
DuBois holds a bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, respectively. He went on to earn his M.D. at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and did his internship, residency and fellowship training in gastroenterology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Prior to coming to MUSC, DuBois was the executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. His resume also includes stints as provost and executive vice president at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and as a professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the departments of Internal Medicine and Cancer Biology.
For the past 25 years DuBois has been a continuously-funded cancer researcher.