August 14, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 31

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Infante named research dean in the Medical School

Dr. Anthony Infante, pediatrics, has been appointed to the position of associate dean for research in the Medical School. Dr. Infante received his B.S. from Ball State University, his Ph.D. from Indiana University, and his M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and also served there as a research fellow in immunology.

At Stanford University Medical Center, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in medicine/immunology. Dr. Infante has been with the Health Science Center since 1983 and is currently interim director of the Children’s Cancer Research Center. He serves as professor of pediatrics and microbiology and as head of the Division of Hematology/Oncology/Immunology.

Dr. Infante with students

Dr. Infante (left) with students.

Dr. Infante was invited to chair the immunological sciences study section of the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Members of NIH study sections provide peer review of projects nationwide and are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence and achievement in their field. Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to national biomedical research efforts.

"Dr. Infante brings to this position demonstrated individual and group leadership skills in research and research administration. His familiarity with, and commitment to, our institution make him an ideal person to assume this important position," said Dr. Steven Wartman, Medical School dean.