Greene is new vice president
Deborah L. Greene, PhD, a veteran health care policy analyst with the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, joined the Health Science Center administration in September as vice president for institutional effectiveness and planning. She succeeded Martha W. Wood, PhD, who retired last spring.
As director of TMA medical education since June 1994, Dr. Greene served as lead staff for the association's programs and policies related to undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education.
"Dr. Greene is an outstanding addition to our senior leadership," said John P. Howe, III, MD, president. "Her wide range of experience in key areas will serve the Health Science Center well."
As director of the Coordinating Board's office of health affairs, Dr. Greene oversaw program evaluation, new program requests, and development of health education studies and guidelines. She made recommendations on health education policy, touching on a host of areas including health education, health-related research, professional certification, medical and dental residency programs, health care access and public health.
She was a policy analyst with the Senate Education Committee in 1987 and from 1989 to January 1992.
Dr. Greene already is identifying planning needs on campus. "Infrastructure is important to the very foundation of this institution," she said. "For example, space allocations often relate to research productivity. In our current self-study for reaccreditation, we are asking the question: Given existing space constraints, how can we foster an atmosphere in which people want to do multidisciplinary research?"
Dr. Greene holds a PhD in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Her bachelor's and master's degrees were earned at The University of Michigan in 1977 and 1978, respectively.
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