Earlier this week, Aaron Friedman, M.D., vice president for the health sciences and dean of the Medical School, announced he would step down at the end of the calendar year, concluding his current, three-year appointment.
Past University of Minnesota president Robert Bruininks, Ph.D., appointed Friedman to lead the Academic Health Center and the Medical School beginning in January 2011, in a move designed to secure strong, stable leadership through a review of the Academic Health Center’s organizational structure.
“After three years as vice president of health sciences and dean of the Medical School, I felt the time was right for me to step down,” Friedman said. “The numerous AHC reviews are behind us. The Medical School strategic planning process is underway. All of our schools are actively moving forward to position themselves well for the future. This is a great time to welcome a new leader aboard to take the AHC into this next phase.”