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Associate Provost for Graduate Medical Sciences Named

Linda Hyman to join MED on July 1

| From Commonwealth | By Vicky Waltz

Linda Hyman

Biologist Linda Hyman, vice provost of Montana State University’s division of health sciences, has been appointed associate provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences at the School of Medicine.

Hyman’s responsibilities, which begin on July 1, will include oversight of curricula and execution of all graduate programs, including recruitment, admissions, ongoing program activities, new program development, student outcomes, and graduate alumni relations.

Hyman replaces Carl Franzblau, current associate dean, professor, and chair of the MED department of biochemistry. Franzblau is the founder of CityLab, an educational outreach program that teaches middle and high school students about the biotechnology industry, and CityLab Academy, a nine-month biotechnology and biomedical science training program for high school graduates.

“Dr. Franzblau is going to be a tough act to follow,” Hyman says. “He has a real entrepreneurial spirit, and I have some trepidation about filling his shoes.”

For the past five years, Hyman has also held the position of assistant dean at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where she is the Montana director of the cooperative program of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) medical program.

Previously, she held faculty positions at Tulane University Medical School and was program director at the National Science Foundation and a principal investigator on several national grants. Hyman earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the State University of New York at Albany and master’s and doctorate degrees in biology from Brandeis University.

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