JABSOM dean finalists announced, campus visits scheduled

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Left to right: Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, Dr. Melissa Simon, Dr. T. Samuel Shomaker

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has identified three finalists for the position of dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).  The finalists are each scheduled for in-person visits over a two-day period that includes meetings with faculty, staff, students, senior administrators and constituents, and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend the public presentations. Information on time, room location and zoom link will be posted here no later than the start of the first visit.

The campus visits for the three candidates have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum
Campus visit dates:  January 29-30, 2024
Interim Dean, Barry and Virginia Weinman Endowed Chair, and Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Public presentation: Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., JABSOM Library Stacks 

Zoom link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/94481314144?pwd=ZE01bVM3ZHBVMXRoSjdMYndNaVVaZz09
Webinar ID: 944 8131 4144
Passcode: 919268

Campus Visit Evaluation of Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum


Dr. Melissa Simon
Campus visit dates:  February 13-14, 2024

George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Founder/Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation and Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative;  and Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, Northwestern University Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Public presentation: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., JABSOM Library Stacks 

Zoom link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/93840671202?pwd=Q2F1NGZ4ZEZHRXRVbEhkLzV3a21TZz09
Webinar ID: 938 4067 1202
Passcode: 540673

Campus Visit Evaluation of Dr. Melissa Simon

Dr. T. Samuel Shomaker
Campus visit dates:  February 27-28, 2024

Former Jean and Thomas McMullen Dean, College of Medicine and Vice President for Clinical Affairs, and Professor of Anesthesiology, Texas A&M Health Science Center 

Public presentation: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m., JABSOM Library Stacks

Zoom link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91583631217?pwd=YVNnblg4TG12SlhBLzE3V2Qrd1JuQT09
Webinar ID: 915 8363 1217
Passcode: 598158

Campus Visit Evaluation of Dr. T. Samuel Shomaker

“The search advisory committee did a superb job in identifying finalists with both impressive, progressive leadership experience and disciplinary knowledge.  I express my appreciation to them for their time, hard work and commitment to the search process. We look forward to meeting the candidates for the important role of dean of the state’s only medical school, critical to the training of high-quality physicians, scientists and health care professionals across the Pacific-Asia region,” said UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno. “As always, we encourage UH faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and we look forward to receiving their feedback.”

Following the visits and review of the feedback from the search advisory committee and others, Bruno will make a recommendation on this appointment to UH President David Lassner.

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the search advisory committee, candidate biographies and curriculum vitae, and daily schedules, see the search website. Feedback on the candidates from UH and community members are valued; a feedback link will be posted on January 29, 2024 and close on March 6, 2024.