The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Jakub Tolar to the newly created position of Vice President for Clinical Affairs at the University's Academic Health Center (AHC). Prof. Tolar had previously been named as Dean of the Medical School and Interim Vice President for Health Sciences; his new titles of VP for Clinical Affairs and Dean of the Medical School reflect continuing restructuring of the AHC, which is intended to streamline the oversight process. In addition to his roles as VP and Dean, Tolar is Director of the Stem Cell Institute, a Consortium member center; Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Pediatrics; Edmund Wallace Tulloch and Anna Marie Tulloch Chair in Stem Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics; and Professor in the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB) PhD Graduate Program.
This collaborative project involving the Center for Bioethics and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota and the Biomedical Ethics Research Program of the Mayo Clinic, hosted Prof. Zach W. Hall, PhD, founding President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) as the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Visiting Professorship in Bioethics. Dr.