Joan Conaway, Ph.D., was recruited to UT Southwestern as Dean and Vice Provost of Basic Research. She has received many honors, including membership in the National Academy of Sciences (2020). Dr. Conaway will provide strategic leadership for our state-of-the-art basic biomedical research and guide the expansion and coordination of resources that support investigations at the forefront of innovation.
The 9 women National Academy of Science members account for 33% of total NAS members at UT Southwestern including Ellen Vitetta, Ph.D., (1994), Melanie Cobb, Ph.D., (2006), Helen Hobbs, M.D., (2007), Beth Levine, M.D., (2013; now deceased), Lora Hooper, Ph.D., (2015), Joan Conaway, Ph.D., (2020), Kim Orth, Ph.D., (2020), Sandra Schmid, Ph.D., (2020), and Margaret Phillips, Ph.D., (2021).
Catherine Spong, M.D. became the new Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Women now account for 22% of our Medical School chairs/center directors, compared with 26% as full professors. These leaders include Helen Hobbs, M.D., (2000), Carol Tamminga, M.D., (2010), Kathleen Bell, M.D., (2014), Deborah Diercks, M.D., M.P.H., (2014), Lora Hooper, Ph.D., (2016), Margaret Phillips, Ph.D., (2016), Celette Skinner, Ph.D., (2018), Anke Henning, Ph.D., (2019), and Catherine Spong, M.D., (2021).
Holly Crawford, M.B.A., was appointed as Executive Vice President for Business Affairs, to lead more than 15 business- and service-related departments.