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September 15, 2003

New Health Center Board Member Named

Dr. Gerard N. Burrow has been named to the Health Center Board of Directors, replacing Dr. John W. Rowe, who recently assumed the position of chairman of the University's Board of Trustees. The announcement was made by Claire Leonardi, chair, during the board meeting last week.

Burrow, who lives in Hamden, is president and chief executive officer at the Sea Research Foundation Inc. at Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, and the David Paige Smith Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and dean emeritus of the School of Medicine at Yale University.

He earned his bachelor's degree at Brown University and his medical degree at the Yale School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism.

Dr. Burrow is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. He has held leadership positions with many boards and institutions, including the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency; the Institute of Medicine's Persian Gulf Committee; the Program on Maternal and Newborn Health/Safe Motherhood, World Health Organization; American Thyroid Association; and the Medical School Section, American Medical Association.

The 17-member board of directors meets quarterly. Subcommittees are convened on academic and clinical affairs, and finance. Board members' responsibilities include grants and contracts; compensation plans and labor contracts; faculty promotion, tenure, reappointment, and sabbatical leaves; medical staff appointments; reappointment, compensation, and merit or incentive pay; staffing levels; business contracts and arrangement; and operating policies and bylaws of the schools of medicine and dental medicine related to operations, administration, and clinical affairs.

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