Dr. Jakub Tolar Named Dean of the UMN Medical School

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Naomi McDonald, Director of Communications & Marketing
October 20, 2017

Today President Eric Kaler announced Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD as the next dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School pending Board of Regents approval.

Dr. Tolar is an internationally recognized leader in regenerative medicine who has been with the University of Minnesota for 25 years. A dedicated educator, Jakub's expertise spans the fields of basic science and clinical medicine, and he is revered for his dedication to improving human health. 

In addition to his role as dean, President Kaler has appointed Dr. Tolar as interim vice president for the Health Sciences while the University determines an ideal structure for the continued success of our health sciences.

"I am confident that Jakub will continue our positive momentum through his energetic commitment to advancing discovery, educating the next generation of healthcare leaders, and leading in high-quality clinical care," said Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Tolar will begin his new roles as dean and interim Vice President of the Health Sciences on Monday, October 23, 2017. Tolar succeeds Dean/VP Brooks Jackson who has accepted a position as Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of Medicine at the University of Iowa.

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