08/31/2006

Ferrari Named Senior Associate Dean at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Norman D. Ferrari, M.D., has been named senior associate dean for medical education in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, effective immediately.

“Dr. Ferrari has served the School and the University in innumerable ways since his arrival at WVU as an undergraduate student in 1975,” said John E. Prescott, dean, who made the appointment. “In addition to being an excellent physician and teacher, he has been a leader in the Department of Pediatrics and the school for two decades.”

In his new role, he will oversee all medical education programs of the School of Medicine, including the admissions process, development and implementation of the curriculum, student affairs, graduate medical education, continuing education and accreditation.

“Medical education is a life-long learning process, and I am excited about the opportunity to help coordinate the educational efforts for our M.D. degree students, resident physicians in specialty training programs, and the practicing physicians of WV and the region who depend on the School of Medicine for their continuing education needs, “ Dr. Ferrari said.

“I have the utmost confidence in the abilities of Dr. Ferrari and his dedication to WVU and our School,” Prescott said. “I believe he will continue to contribute greatly to the continued success of our medical students.”

Dr. Ferrari has been a member of the pediatric faculty since 1986 and served 13 years as the pediatric clerkship director before stepping down to assume the role as associate dean for student services and academic progress.

He also served the department as interim chair from March, 1998 to June, 1999. He served the School of Medicine as interim associate vice president and dean of medicine for the Charleston Division Campus from July, 2001 to Sept., 2002.

           

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