For Release: December 6, 2013
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Dartmouth Medical Alumnus Named Dean of University of Minnesota Medical School

Dartmouth alumnus J. Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA

Hanover, NH—The University of Minnesota has named Dartmouth alumnus J. Brooks Jackson, MD, MBA (Tu '77, MED '82) dean of the University's medical school and vice president for Health Sciences.

Jackson joins UM from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he has served as director of pathology for 12 years. Under Jackson, the school's pathology department rose from fifth to first nationwide in NIH funding, with nearly $50 million in annual NIH awards. The department also became one of the most diverse in terms of gender and underrepresented minorities at all levels, and obtained more than $60 million in donations for education and research.

An internationally recognized researcher in HIV diagnostics, prevention and treatment, Jackson and his colleagues revolutionized HIV prevention in developing countries and published approximately 200 peer-reviewed papers about HIV prevention and treatment research conducted in the United States, Uganda and China. He is also the principal investigator of the $500 million NIH-funded International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network. Jackson's work resulted in new drug development and a project to prevent neonatal HIV transmission. The method has saved thousands of infants from starting life with HIV infection.

Dr. Jackson is a 1977 graduate of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and a 1982 grad of Dartmouth Medical School (now the Geisel School of Medicine).


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