Medical College of Wisconsin Announces Promotion of Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, to Senior Vice President for Strategic Academic Partnerships
Dr. Maurana served as MCW’s vice president for Strategic Outreach from March 2012 to August 2014.
Milwaukee, Feb. 15, 2018 – The Board of Trustees of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) promoted Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, to senior vice president for Strategic Academic Partnerships. Dr. Maurana will continue to serve as Stephen and Shelagh Roell endowed chair and professor and founding director of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, and senior associate dean and founding director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment.
Dr. Maurana served as MCW’s vice president for Strategic Outreach from March 2012 to August 2014, when her title changed to vice president for Academic Outreach to better reflect her leadership role in advancing inter-institutional academic partnerships.
In addition to her work with the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and Kern Institute, Dr. Maurana was also instrumental in the creation of MCW’s School of Pharmacy and regional campuses in Green Bay and Wausau. As she has taken on more expansive strategic partnership roles, the MCW administration and Board of Trustees has chosen to expand her title to reflect the broad scope and nature of her duties as well as her senior position as a representative of MCW.
“Cheryl is an immensely talented and energetic individual who possesses a rare combination of extensive operational and strategic talents and experience,” said John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, president and chief executive officer of MCW. “She continues to be one of our most effective thought leaders, ambassadors and representatives, and I am pleased by the Board’s decision to acknowledge her remarkable talents by promoting her to an expanded role for MCW.”
About the Medical College of Wisconsin
With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, 56 medical students enrolled at MCW-Green Bay, and 26 students matriculated to MCW-Central Wisconsin in 2016. MCW’s School of Pharmacy will open in 2017 or 2018 with an initial class size of 60 students. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY2016, faculty received more than $184 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,500 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 525,000 patients annually.
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