Thoughts from the Dean

Dean's Blog

Thoughts from George Q Daley, HMS Dean

Welcome to the Dean’s Corner, where the dean regularly shares thoughts and views on topical issues important to the practice of medicine, to medical education and to the lively, vital world of biomedical research. Posts prior to August 1, 2016, were authored by former HMS Dean Jeffrey S. Flier.

January 9, 2017

I give a lot of talks and I get introduced a lot. Sometimes it gets a little hyperbolic and I often quip, "God, I wish my mom were here to hear that." Well, my mom is here today and I'm just thrilled to see so many very close friends and colleagues coming out to celebrate the beginning of my tenure as dean. My whole lab is here; two of my college roommates; my first graduate student, Eugene Koh, now a distinguished spine surgeon. My five brothers and sisters, I believe together for the first time since my father's funeral. My wonderful wife, Amy. My two great sons Jack and Nick, and my mom. I love you all.

January 4, 2017

Incoming Harvard Medical School Dean George Q. Daley shared his vision for the future of HMS and was formally welcomed to his new role by Harvard President Drew Faust at a celebration in the Medical Education Center on Jan. 4.

January 3, 2017

George Q. Daley assumes leadership role at HMS.

August 1, 2016

I am honored to have been invited, for a second time, to serve as acting dean of Harvard Medical School. This opportunity to guide our School through this time of transition, until a permanent dean is named, is truly a privilege.

June 29, 2016

"We can all be proud of what we have jointly accomplished on behalf of HMS over the past nine years, sometimes against great odds."

May 26, 2016

In his 2016 Class Day keynote address, Dean Jeffrey S. Flier discusses transitions, recalling his own medical school commencement 44 years ago: “This is not just a day to celebrate. It's also a day of transition.” 

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