FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Welcomes New Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Distinguished Professor as Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean
Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine welcomed John W. Newcomer, M.D., as vice dean for research and graduate programs, and Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first Sir Richard Doll Professor in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, as senior academic advisor to the dean.
Dr. Newcomer has been a principal investigator (PI) on research grants funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the past 20 years. He has held research leadership positions at Washington University in St. Louis where he was also a faculty member in the School of Medicine for more than 20 years, and at the University of Miami.
Dr. Hennekens is a distinguished researcher, teacher and clinician. He was the leading recipient of investigator-initiated research grants from NIH for many years. From 1995 to 2005, Science Watch ranked Hennekens as the third most widely-cited medical researcher in the world and five of the top 20 were his former trainees and/or fellows.