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MIT Medical engaged in 2 national searches

MIT Medical is conducting national searches for a new position of clinical director for campus life as well as for a chief of mental health , Medical Director William M. Kettyle has announced.

Dr. Peter Reich, 70, the current chief of mental health, announced to the department last June that on July 1, 2002, after 12 years as chief, he would step down to concentrate on his MIT clinical and research interests.

The clinical director for campus life will be a clinician with a strong background in public health, prevention and serving communities "who will help MIT Medical staff reach out to the MIT community in new ways, particularly to students," Kettyle said.

Both positions are being advertised nationally, and both search committees are using Sage Search Partners to help identify the widest possible pool of qualified candidates. Members of the MIT community can suggest possible candidates or give feedback to the search committees by sending e-mail to

Laureen Gray, director of nursing at MIT Medical, chairs the search committee for the clinical director for campus life. Other members from MIT Medical are Marlisa Febbriello, health educator; Kristine Girard, M.D., psychiatrist and associate chief of the Mental Health Service; Mark Goldstein, M.D., chief of pediatrics and student health; Howard Heller, M.D., internist; Ellen Offner, director of health plans, finance, planning and marketing; and Laura Stuart, health educator for students.

Other members are Barbara Baker, associate dean of residential life and director for student life programs; senior Sonali Mukherjee; and Campus Police Sgt. Cheryl Vossmer. Elizabeth Kraft, administrative assistant at MIT Medical, will provide staff support to the committee.

Ellen Harris, professor of music and theater arts, chairs the mental health chief search committee. Members from MIT Medical are Annette Jacobs, executive director; Janice McDonough, nurse practitioner; Adam Silk, M.D., psychiatrist; and Marcia Yousik, psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Other members are Nina Davis-Millis, interim associate director for public services and libraries and housemaster of Random Hall; Robert Randolph, senior associate dean for student life, member of the Medical Management Board and housemaster of Bexley Hall; Barbara Roberts, manager of disabilities services in Human Resources; Jackie Simonis, associate dean for counseling supervision and training; and graduate student Salil Soman, chair of the Graduate Student Council committee on housing and community affairs and secretary of the Tang Hall Residence Association. Elizabeth Kelleher, administrative secretary at MIT Medical, will provide staff support to the committee.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 13, 2002.

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