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Dr. K. Ranga Rama Kr­ish­nan has been named the next dean of Rush Med­i­cal Col­lege and se­nior VP of Rush Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter, both in Chicago.

Kr­ish­nan, 59, will suc­ceed Dr. Thomas Deutsch in Oc­to­ber. Deutsch, 61, has served as dean of the col­lege for the past 14 years and will con­tinue as Rush Univer­sity’s provost, a role he has held for the past 11 years.

Most re­cently, Kr­ish­nan spent seven years as dean of the Duke-NUS Grad­u­ate Med­i­cal School Sin­ga­pore, a joint ven­ture be­tween Duke Univer­sity and the Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore.

Kr­ish­nan was pre­vi­ously a pro­fes­sor in Duke’s depart­ment of psy­chi­a­try and be­hav­ioral sciences, and also served as its chair of psy­chi­a­try be­tween 1998 and 2009. While at Duke, he cre­ated a trans­la­tional re­search cen­ter fo­cused on de­pres­sion in the el­derly, the only such cen­ter funded by the Na­tional In­sti­tutes of Health.


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