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Washington: Jared Baeten Named Vice Dean for Strategy, Faculty Affairs and New Initiatives

Dr. Jared Baeten is the new vice dean for strategy, faculty affairs and new initiatives at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Dr. Baeten is a professor of global health, medicine and epidemiology who has been on faculty at the UW since 2008. He also has served as vice chair for the Department of Global Health since 2015. In his new role, Dr. Baeten will lead a School-wide strategic planning initiative and will play a critical leadership role in implementing that plan.

“Good strategic planning is grounded in what we’re good at, makes us think ahead and brings people together,” he said. “It will help people get excited about the research, practice and teaching that we do, why it’s important and what’s coming next.”

In addition, Dr. Baeten will provide strategic vision for faculty advancement, mentoring and development and will oversee faculty appointments and the promotion process. He also will serve as the primary liaison for the School to campus on all academic personnel matters and will be the primary designee to represent the dean, Dr. Hilary Godwin, when she is not available.

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