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Richard Jordan '67 Appointed Regional Dean of Texas Tech U School of Medicine

June 21, 2007

Richard M Jordan.jpgJune 21, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Richard M. Jordan, M.D., a 1967 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed regional dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at Amarillo. "In this new position, Jordan will have responsibilities for the academic, research and clinical administration for the School of Medicine activities in Amarillo," reports ABC affiliate KVII-TV. "The school at present trains 82 residents, 72 medical students, employees more than 80 faculty and has an operating budget of $37 million."

"I have known Dr. Jordan for more than 20 years, and he is an outstanding clinician, teacher and administrator," says Steven L. Berk, M.D., dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He has particular expertise in student and resident education, fellowship programs and veterans hospital collaboration."

"I am very happy and excited to become part of the Texas Tech family and to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Berk again,"health.gif says Jordan. "I have great respect and admiration for him and the Tech faculty. I look forward to joining with the staff to build upon the great things that Dr. Berk and the faculty have already accomplished for the medical school. Amarillo and its people are wonderful and it will be a great place to live and work,"

The report notes, "Jordan currently serves as chief of medical services at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center as well as chief, Division of Endocrinology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University at Johnson, City, Tenn. He also is the associate chairman for postgraduate education of the Department of Medicine as well as the department's residency program director. He is a professor of medicine at East Tennessee State University."

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