new dean of medicine will join the University from
1 July 2002. Edward Hillhouse is currently professor
of medicine and director of the medical research institute
at the University of Warwick. He has played a major
role in the development of the Leicester Warwick medical
school, and helped to establish biomedical research
lecturer Dr Mark Birkin has been appointed as director
of the informatics and research network.
Russell has taken a new role as head of equal opportunities
and disability. For more information on the equality
and diversity action plan, see the
story in this issue.