University of Iowa announces choice for VP of Medical Affairs and dean of Carver College of Medicine

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The University of Iowa has chosen its next Vice President of Medical Affairs and Dean at the Carver College of Medicine.

Iowa Now reports Denise J. Jamieson, the James Robert McCord Professor and Chair of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine and chief of gynecology and obstetrics for Emory Healthcare, will begin at her new position August 1st.

Jamieson also is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory. Her scientific work focuses on emerging infectious diseases in pregnancy and incorporates a population health perspective, with projects addressing health disparities and social determinants of health in the context of maternal morbidity and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Jamieson also practices obstetrics and gynecology at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Previous to that, Jamieson worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1997 to 2017. She served in a variety of leadership positions, most recently leading the CDC’s Zika emergency response as incident manager.

Jamieson succeeds Brooks Jackson, who announced in February 2022 his plan to return to faculty and pursue his research once his successor was hired. Jackson served in the role for six years. Her appointment is pending approval by the Iowa Board of Regents.