UNMC chancellor finalist to visit campus Nov. 22

A finalist for the position of chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center will visit Nebraska on Nov. 22, the university announced today.

The finalist – Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor and executive vice president of biosciences and health affairs and executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio – will give a public presentation at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium (Room 1002) of the Durham Research Center I. Members of the university community, other stakeholders and members of the public are welcome to attend and hear him discuss his vision for UNMC.

Gold has served at the University of Toledo since 2005. The university is the third-largest public university in Ohio, with about 16,000 undergraduates, 8,000 graduate and professional students, 14 academic units and an estimated economic impact of $5.4 billion. In his current role, Gold has full leadership responsibility of the clinical, education and research programs of the university’s health sciences, the faculty practice plan and the clinical delivery system.

Gold was key in the 2006 merger of the University of Toledo and Medical University of Ohio, bringing broad groups of stakeholders together around a common mission. He has improved clinical quality and safety as well as the patient experience, as measured by national peer groups and the university’s own metrics. Gold has facilitated the development of three interdisciplinary degree-granting schools within the University of Toledo: the School of Biomarker Research and Individual Medicine, the School of Interprofessional Education and Advanced Human Performance, and the School of Health Care Innovation and Business Excellence.

As part of a university-wide capital campaign, Gold has established multiple named professorships, laboratories and hospital/ambulatory facilities. The health sciences now account for roughly half of all university-wide annual giving, several fold what they were ten years ago.

In addition, Gold serves multiple national organizations in volunteer leadership roles. These currently include the Chair of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Chair of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and the Board of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. These roles facilitate national level policy development and opportunities for broad advocacy.

Gold graduated from the Cornell University College of Engineering, where he majored in theoretical and applied mechanics and graduated top in his class. He earned his M.D. from the Weill Cornell College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at The New York Hospital and Memorial Hospital where he served at the administrative chief resident; and his cardiothoracic residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Prior to joining the University of Toledo, Gold served at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Weill Cornell Medical College. His areas of interest include academic health system leadership development, development and implementation of national health care policy, access to higher education and health care, enhancing diversity in higher education and academic health care, and patient safety and patient-centered program development. He has strong interest in interprofessional education and advanced simulation overseeing the planning of a remarkable advanced simulation center.

Gold’s full curriculum vitae is available.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken said Gold was identified by the university’s consultants in the UNMC chancellor search process, Isaacson Miller, in close consultation with Milliken and the search committee chairman, Dr. Jim Linder, following a decision to identify additional outstanding candidates. Gold was interviewed by the search committee in October. Milliken said Gold is the only finalist under consideration at this time.

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