Office of the Dean

Dr. Culican is a transformational leader who brings a wealth of experience as a clinician, educator, researcher and mentor.

Dr. Morse comes from the University of Colorado, Denver, where she was the Medical Director of Research at Craig Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Rankings represent how well we serve our community, attract outstanding students, change the practice of medicine, and create our legacy of discovery through research.

This is a time of change. It will require patience and adaptability, but it also offers the opportunity for creating and sharing better solutions at every level in the Medical School.

I think it would be good to begin 2019 as we mean to go on: lean, focused and with the resolve to achieve personal and collective improvement as we face the changes and challenges ahead.

This year, the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services took their collaboration to new heights after announcing a five-year partnership that aims to provide a world-renowned healthcare system.

All too often we see organizations as hierarchical pyramids—a few important people at the top and a lot of people scrunched down at the bottom and bearing all the weight. I think it is more useful to think of ourselves as a connectome.

The great thing about milestones (such as our 130th), is that it gives us a place from which to look both backward and forward. In December we will be publishing a booklet celebrating the accomplishments and innovations of our past.

I am grateful for you all. For your work. For your willingness to drive progress. For your courtesy to others. I am grateful you are here.

We have developed a joint clinical enterprise with Fairview and M Physicians and, through this partnership, we are emphasizing academic leadership with new service line leaders.