U of L announced today that current Dean Edward Halperin will leave the post to become chief executive officer and chancellor for health affairs of New York Medical College in Westchester County, effective May 1st.
He’ll also become provost for biomedical affairs at Touro College and University System, which includes the medical college and is based in New York.
“I was attracted by the idea of leading a campus, attracted by the idea of having the larger palette than just a medical school,” Halperin told WFPL.
“And also I grew up in New Jersey, my daughter works in Manhattan, my wife is from Connecticut, so it was going back to where home originally was.”
Halperin says he’s proud of his many accomplishments during five years as dean, including raising the medical school’s national profile.
He says last year’s unsuccessful attempt to merge U of L Hospital with Catholic Health Initiatives and other entities had no influence on his decision to leave.