27 June 2019

The Board of the Stichting Katholieke Universiteit has appointed Professor Jan Smit as vice chair of the Executive Board per 1 August 2019. At the same time, the Executive Board of Radboud University has appointed Jan Smit as dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. Within the Executive Board of Radboud university medical center, Jan Smit will be specifically tasked with the portfolio of education and research. Jan Smit succeeds Paul Smits, who was appointed chair of the Executive Board in March.

The chair of the Stichting Katholieke Universiteit, Loek Hermans, is pleased with the appointment. “Jan Smit is a passionate Radboudian with enormous expertise, who has a strategic vision of the three core tasks of Radboud university medical center as well as the current management themes in the academic healthcare landscape.”

Paul Smits, chair of the Executive Board: “My colleagues and I look forward to work with Jan Smit in the Executive Board. We know him as an excellent department head, clinician, lecturer, and scientist, and are impressed by his broad knowledge of and insight into the full spectrum, from the molecule to people to society. Jan Smit is a unifying leader who always works from an inspiring perspective.”

Daniël Wigboldus, chair of the Executive Board of Radboud University: “We are very pleased that Jan Smit will strengthen our team of deans. Indeed, his vision on borderless research and education from a strong foundation fit in perfectly with the course of Radboud University. His unifying abilities will certainly come into their own there.”

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. Jan Smit was trained as a doctor in Utrecht and conducted research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2002 and 2003. He has already fulfilled the role of interim dean at Radboud university medical center in 2017 and 2019.

As of 1 August 2019, the Executive Board of the Radboud university medical center consists of: Prof. Paul Smits, chair, Prof. Jan Smit, dean/vice chair, Dr. Bertine Lahuis, and Mr. Cees Buren MBA RC.

For more information, please contact the Radboud university medical center press office: 024 3618910, or Viola Peulen: 06 55346484.
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