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March 2017

Yale Law School Names First Ever Female Dean

Heather K. Gerken

For the first time since the Yale University Law School was created in 1826, there will be a female dean. Heather K. Gerken has been named the 17th dean of the Law School, effective July 1, 2017 and will succeed Robert C. Post, who has served as the 16th dean of Yale Law since 2009. Gerken is currently the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale and a former clerk for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit and Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court. Gerken also served as senior advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 and 2012 and she was named one of the nation’s “twenty-six best law teachers” according to a book published by the Harvard University Press. View profile ↓

 

From Chief Editor at ABC News to CEO

Dr. Richard E. “Rich” Besser

ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard E. Besser was named president and chief executive officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He will begin his new role in April 2017 and will succeed Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, who has held this position for the past 14 years. Dr. Besser started his career at the CDC in 1991, working on the epidemiology of foodborne diseases and most recently served as the acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View profile ↓


 

 

 

 

Heather K. Gerken  

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law

Law School, Yale University

127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520 

Direct-Dial: (203) 432-8022

heather.k.gerken@yale.edu

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Positions

 

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Law School, Yale University 

Start Date: 2008

Location:

127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520 
Direct-Dial: (203) 432-8022
heather.k.gerken@yale.edu

 

 

 

Dean, Law School, Yale University 

Start Date: 2017

Note: Effective July 1, 2017.

Location:

127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06520 
Direct-Dial: (203) 432-8022
heather.gerken@yale.edu

 

 

 

Trustee, Board of Trustees, Princeton University 

Start Date: 2014

Location:

One Nassau Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 
Tel: (609) 258-3019
Fax: (609) 258-0058

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Princeton 1991 BA; Michigan 1994 JD

 

 

Career History

 

Member, Commission on Political Reform, Bipartisan Policy Center (2013-2014)

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1994-1995)

 

Law Clerk, Chambers of Associate Justice David H. Souter, Supreme Court of the United States (1995-1996)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dr. Richard E. "Rich" Besser, MD  

Chief Health and Medical Editor

Medical Unit, ABC News

47 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023 

Tel: (212) 456-7000

richard.besser@abc.com

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Positions

 

Chief Health and Medical Editor, Medical Unit, ABC News 

Start Date: 2010

Note: Until April 3, 2017.

Location:

47 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023 
Tel: (212) 456-7000
richard.besser@abc.com
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Medical Contributor, Good Morning America [GMA], ABC News 

Beat: Medicine, Health
Note: Until April 3, 2017.

Location:

47 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023 
Tel: (212) 456-0600
richard.besser@abc.com

 

 

 

President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation [RWJF] 

Start Date: 2017

Note: Effective April 2017.

Location:

50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614 
Tel: (609) 452-8701
Fax: (609) 627-6401

 

 

Bio

 

Education: Williams 1981 BA; Pennsylvania 1986 MD

 

 

Contact Tips

 

Beat: Medicine, Health

 

 

Career History

 

Senior Health and Medical Editor, Medical Unit, ABC News (2009-2010)

 

Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Health and Human Services (2005-2009)

 

Acting Administrator, ATSDR, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, United States Department of Health and Human Services (2009)

 

Acting Director, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Health and Human Services (2009)

 

Director, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Health and Human Services

 

Acting Meningitis and Special Pathogen Branch Chief, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases Division, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Epidemiology Section Chief, Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, United States Department of Health and Human Services