The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 named Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, the sole finalist for the presidency of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). As president, Colasurdo will be named to the Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair.
The Board announced its decision at a special called board meeting in which candidates were interviewed.
Colasurdo has served as the interim president of UTHealth since former president Larry Kaiser, MD, stepped down last year. An internationally known researcher and pediatrician, Colasurdo joined the faculty of the UTHealth Medical School in 1995 and was named chair of the Division of Pediatrics in 2005. In 2007, he became dean and H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences at UTHealth Medical School.
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