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Morin named interim VP, dean of medical school

Published: March 31, 2005

Assistant Vice President

Frederick C. Morin III has been named interim vice president for health affairs and interim dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, it was announced last week by Satish K. Tripathi, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

The appointment is effective April 18.



Morin is A. Conger Goodyear Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also is chief of the pediatric service for Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo and Kaleida Health.

He succeeds Margaret W. Paroski, who recently accepted the position of executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaleida Health, effective April 18.

President John B. Simpson said the university is "very fortunate to be able to count on Dr. Morin to continue the strong leadership tradition that is essential to the continued advancement of our medical school and health sciences initiatives. Having become well-acquainted with the vision and expertise that Dr. Morin contributes to the university's medical faculty, I very much look forward to working with him as he assumes this important interim position."

Simpson also thanked Paroski for her leadership, noting that "UB has benefited substantially from Dr. Paroski's leadership over the years, and we wish her much continued success in her new position at Kaleida Health."

Tripathi noted that, "Dr. Morin's experience as an educator, physician, researcher and chair provides him with a comprehensive view of the health sciences that will prove invaluable as he assists in the transition in the offices of the vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I am very pleased that he has agreed to serve the University at Buffalo in this interim role."

Morin has authored or coauthored more than 70 publications and has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, as well as many others. He is internationally known for his groundbreaking research into the etiology and treatment of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and the uses of nitric oxide.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine, Morin joined UB in 1986 as assistant professor of pediatrics. He became chief of the neonatology division at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo and associate professor of pediatrics and physiology in 1989. In 1994, he became professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of research in the UB Department of Pediatrics.

In 1997, he was named chair of the pediatrics department and pediatrician-in-chief at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo.