Drs. Jackson and Winokur informed us that the final 2 candidates for chair have declined at this time. Because of COVID the recommendation from the search firm is to hold off the search for 6 months and reconsider at that time.
Dean Jackson is committed to a National search.
He emphasized that the candidates were enthusiastic about the state of the Department and their decision not to join at this time was personal.
Dean Jackson is encouraging us to continue the great work everyone is doing in the Department of Pediatrics. The Deans were appreciative for all the help the Department faculty had provided before and during the search.
Let me know if you have questions
Dr. Eva Tsalikian, Professor and Interim Chair, Stead Family Department of Pediatrics; and Interim Physician-in-Chief, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.