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Dr. William Crist
Dr. William Crist
The advances in treatment of childhood cancer in the last generation have been nothing less than life-changing, says Dr. William M. Crist, the new vice president for health affairs for The University of Arizona.
The UA College of Medicine-Phoenix
in partnership with ASU and the Flinn Foundation
will host Crist
, who will talk about his
experience in a presentation titled, "Conquering Childhood Cancer: A Paradigm for Translational Research," onWednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at 5:30 p.m., in the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 550 E. Van Buren, in downtown Phoenix.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Parking in the College of Medicine lot, with entrance on Seventh Street, also is free.
also will speak in Tucson on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m., at Kiewit Auditorium at the Arizona Cancer Center
, 1515 N. Campbell Ave.
is among the scientists credited with dramatically improving our understanding of childhood leukemias and their treatments.
He spent much of his career from the 1970s through the 1990s in the field of pediatric hematology and oncology - first at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis and St. Jude Children's Hospital before becoming chairman of pediatric and adolescent medicine at Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn.
Crist had been serving as dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri before being named UA vice president for health affairs last summer.
new duties Oct. 31.
Longtime UA pharmacy dean appointed to lead health-sciences colleges
Dr. Bootman, who has guided the College of Pharmacy for more almost 25 years, will take over many of the responsibilities of the retiring William Crist, who has served as UA's vice president of health affairs for almost three years.
Dr. Crist said that he assumed his post intending on a relatively short stay at UA; his family has remained in Missouri, where he previously served as dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
"It was not a long-term job plan.
I was a guy they hired to help fix some things," Dr. Crist
said in the Arizona Daily Star.
says time at UA
was meant to be brief," Arizona Daily Star, 08/11/2011
William M. Crist, ...
William M. Crist, MDDean, MU School of Medicine
...William M. Crist, MDDr. William M. Crist, a 1969 graduate of the School of Medicine, became dean in September 2000.
In October 2004, he
was officially named MU's
first Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean.Dr. Crist's
leadership at MU
has greatly contributed to the recruitment of many renowned physicians, a doubling of the school's endowment, significant increases in grant support for research, construction of tens of thousands of square feet of new labs, and an ongoing effort to integrate continuous quality improvement into the curriculum and patient care.
One of the most respected pediatric cancer investigators and program managers in the country, Dr. Crist
is among the scientists credited with dramatically increasing survival rates for children with leukemia.He came to MU from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., where he served as chair of pediatric and adolescent medicine since 1997.Prior to his tenure at Mayo, he served as director of pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and as chair of hematology and oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.In addition, Dr. Crist has held leadership posts with several national pediatric cancer research groups.He served as chair of the Children's Oncology Group, an organization that designs and directs clinical trials for children with cancer throughout North America and beyond.
Dr. William Crist
Dr. William M. Crist, dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and a nationally noted pediatric cancer investigator, has been appointed vice president for health affairs at The University of Arizona.
Board of Regents approved the appointment today at its meeting in Flagstaff.
Crist, who is scheduled to begin his new duties Oct. 31, will be responsible to UA President Robert N. Shelton for the coordination and administration of overall academic and medical services in the UA College of Medicine (in Tucson and at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix in partnership with ASU); the UA College of Nursing; the UA College of Pharmacy; and the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
Crist will work in partnership with Meredith Hay, UA executive vice president and provost, in the development and execution of strategic academic priorities for the health sciences academic units.
President Shelton said, "As our vice president for health affairs, we believe Bill Crist will take the UA's Arizona Health Sciences Center to the next level in terms of growth and success.
Under Dr. Crist's
leadership we will redouble our efforts to help address this crisis."
Hay, who oversaw recruitment for the newly created vice president position, said, "We're absolutely thrilled Dr. Crist has accepted this key position at the UA.
said, "I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to lead the fast-emerging Arizona Health Sciences Center.
Also a professor in the MU Department of Child Health, Crist is among the scientists credited with dramatically improving our understanding of childhood leukemias and their treatments.
He came to MU from the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn., where he served as chair of pediatric and adolescent medicine since 1997.
Prior to that, he served as director of pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and as chair of hematology and oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis.
From 1976-85 he served as director of pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
From 1969-70, Crist
completed an internship in pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School
, Mott Children's Hospital
, Ann Arbor, Mich.
He was a resident fellow in pediatrics and pediatric hematology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1970-71.
From 1971-72 he was a fellow in pediatric hematology at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Crist has published extensively in the medical literature, has received a wide range of honors and awards and has served on numerous editorial boards and professional societies.
He led the merger effort that formed the Children's Oncology Group, which designs and directs clinical trials for children with cancer throughout North America and beyond.
Joint research to continue as ASU leaves partnership with UA on med school
William Crist, UA vice president for health affairs.
It was UA's," said William Crist, UA's vice president for health affairs, in the Arizona Republic.