Professor Jan Smit, current head of the Department of Internal Medicine, will be appointed as dean and vice chair of the Radboud university medical center as of 1 August. Within the Executive Board, Jan Smit will be particularly tasked with the portfolio of education and research. He will succeed Paul Smits, who was appointed chair in March.
Jan Smit (1962) has been associated with the Radboud university medical center since 2012, as lecturer and head of the department of Internal Medicine. Before that, he worked at the LUMC, where he was lecturer of Internal Medicine and Clinical Endocrinology. He was trained as a doctor in Utrecht. In 2002 and 2003, Jan Smit resided at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York for research. He has already fulfilled the role of interim dean at Radboud university medical center in 2017 and 2019.
Jan on his appointment: “It is my privilege to commit myself, together with the staff members at the Radboud university medical center, to finding answers to the big health issues of our time. Our rich tradition that focuses on people, our strong research, our excellent educational programs, and innovative patient care ensures that we are uniquely positioned for this. I view connections as a core theme: connections between core tasks, connections between disciplines, also outside of medicine, connections with society, but above all, connections between people.”
As of 1 August 2019, the Executive Board of the Radboud university medical center will consist of: Prof. Paul Smits, chair, Prof. Jan Smit, dean/vice chair, Dr. Bertine Lahuis, and Mr. Cees Buren MBA RC.
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