Tatiana Foroud, PhD, started in her new role as executive associate dean for research just a few days ago. Foroud’s first priority as the research leader for all of IU School of Medicine, including the IU Precision Health Initiative, is to listen and learn.
Foroud has been a faculty member at IU School of Medicine since 1994. In her new role, she says she is on a listening tour.
"I want to learn more about individual departments and institutes and their research programs,” said Foroud.
Foroud succeeds Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, who retired from IU at the end of June as IU Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
“Dr. Shekhar left us in a strong position,” said Foroud. “We have had several years of unprecedented growth of research funding. My job is to ensure we continue on our upward trajectory and advance our research programs as we navigate the COVID era.”
As the new leader for the IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative, Foroud hopes to expand the partnership with IU Health to create new opportunities to leverage our research discoveries to improve Hoosier health.