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Jennifer G. Christner, M.D., FAAP, serves as senior dean of the Schools of Medicine and Health Professions at Baylor College of Medicine and holds the Cullen Trust for Higher Education Dean’s Endowed Chair. She oversees the continuum of medical education, a major curricular reform effort and the opening of Baylor’s first regional medical school campus in Temple, Texas. Her focus on medical education research has led her to secure several medical education grants and publications. Dr. Christner has held national education leadership positions with organizations such as the Alliance for Clinical Education, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the American Association of Medical Colleges.
Ronald Cotton, M.D., FACS, serves as associate professor in the Division of Abdominal Transplantation and as program director for the General Surgery Residency in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He also serves as surgical director of Liver and Kidney Transplantation for the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A native Houstonian, Dr. Cotton was named valedictorian for the Class of 1998 at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston in 2002. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency and fellowship training at Baylor before joining the faculty in 2015.
Nancy P. Moreno, Ph.D., serves as professor and chair of the Department of Education, Innovation & Technology and director of the Center for Educational Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine. Trained as a biologist, she has devoted most of her career to science and health education, particularly by improving access for students at all levels to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and the health professions. Dr. Moreno’s research has secured over $30 million in federal funding for developing interdisciplinary science education and teacher development materials and creating local school and national partnerships to promote systemic change in STEM teaching and learning.
Paul Klotman, M.D., began serving as president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine on September 1, 2010. He received his B.S. degree in 1972 from the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Indiana University in 1976. He completed his medicine and nephrology training at Duke University Medical Center. He stayed at Duke as a faculty member before moving to the National Institutes of Health in 1988, where he became chief of the Molecular Medicine Section in the Laboratory of Developmental Biology. In 1993, he became chief of the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory in the NIDR/NIH. In 1994, he moved to Mount Sinai School of Medicine as Chief of the Division of Nephrology. In 2001, he was selected to be the chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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