Thoughts from the Dean

Working in Partnership

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August 1, 2016
Working in Partnership

First words to the Harvard Medical School community from Acting Dean Barbara J. McNeil

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.
This is an exciting time for both medical education and biomedical research. We are fortunate to be able to pursue our work at this remarkable institution, which encompasses a community of outstanding students, esteemed faculty, dedicated staff, accomplished alumni and extraordinary affiliated teaching and research institutions. 
Dean Flier has accomplished a great deal over the past nine years, securely positioning HMS for the future and ensuring that the institution will continue as a world leader in both discovery and education. I see my role over the coming months as a continuation of his exemplary stewardship, and I pledge to work closely with you to ensure that the School is ready for a new dean to take the reins.