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Meet WMed’s new dean

You can find out what’s in store for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and meet the school’s new dean, Dr. Paula Termuhlen, from 4–6 p.m. June 9 at the medical school’s Upjohn Campus, 300 Portage St.

Termuhlen, who started at WMed in May, succeeds Dr. Hal Jenson, who retired after leading the medical school from its inception in 2011. Termuhlen comes to Kalamazoo after serving for 16 years as the regional dean for the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School. A surgeon, Termuhlen is widely published as the author of articles on surgical oncology and surgical education.

The meet-the-dean event will begin at 4 p.m., with remarks at 5 p.m., and will include food and drinks in individually wrapped packages, with designated areas for consumption. Guests are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, and CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed. Reservations are requested and can be made at tinyurl.com/z5bfu8sv.