On July 28, 2005, the Welch Center's Daniel E. Ford was named vice dean for clinical investigation at the School of Medicine. A professor at both the School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Ford is replacing Michael Klag, who became dean of the Bloomberg School on September 1.
Ford came to Hopkins in 1982 as a medical resident and joined the Division of General Internal Medicine faculty in 1988. He has joint appointments in Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and in Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health. Dr. Ford has more than 120 publications and book chapters to his name and was associate editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine and a member of the editorial board of General Hospital Psychiatry.
In addition to his accomplishments in clinical work, research and teaching, Ford has served Johns Hopkins in several administrative capacities. He was director of the University Health Service for 12 years and a member of the oversight committee for the preventive medicine and occupational medicine residency programs. He served on the Committee for Faculty Development and Gender, the Admissions Committee for the School of Medicine and, for 10 years, the General Clinical Research Center protocol and advisory committees. He also directs the Health Information Management Group that oversees use of the Johns Hopkins brand name for commercial health information products targeted to the lay public.
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