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SLU DCHS Associate Dean Accepts Position of Dean at New University

Saint Louis University (SLU) Doisy College of Health Sciences (DCHS) Associate Dean for Research Jesús García-Martínez, MD, Ph.D., recently accepted the position of Dean of the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University – South Bend. Dr. García-Martínez served as the DCHS Associate Dean for Research for six years – arriving at SLU in 2016.

Jesus Garcia Martinez
Dr. Jesus Garcia-Martinez

Dr. García-Martínez was instrumental in leading various DCHS initiatives related to advancing the college’s research culture and approached work with an inclusive approach. Additionally, he led important progress related to the Integrated and Applied Sciences Ph.D. program and the Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp for high school students.

Dr. García-Martínez explained how DCHS, both professionally and personally, was an incredibly rewarding and satisfying place to work.

“Working at SLU was fulfilling on many levels. The faculty and staff at DCHS are hardworking individuals who are dedicated to education, research and service,” Dr. García-Martínez said. “On a personal level, the connections I built with many of the faculty and staff contributed to making it a great place to work. I will always remember my time at SLU fondly.”

DCHS Dean Bernard Rousseau, Ph.D., MMHC, FASHA, was appreciative of Dr. García-Martínez’s service to the college expressed confidence in his future endeavors.

“On behalf of our faculty, staff, students and alumni in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, I wish to congratulate Dr. García-Martínez on his appointment as Dean of the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University – South Bend,” Dr. Rousseau said. “Dean García-Martínez has the experience and skills necessary to advance health sciences education and I am very excited to watch the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences excel under his leadership.”

The Associate Dean for Research is a critical position for investigators within DCHS and for college strategic directions. As such, a timely national search will be conducted for the next DCHS Associate Dean for Research. 

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of more than 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.