CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine is stepping down from the post when his term expires July 31.
The Charlottesville school says Steven T. DeKosky will remain on the faculty. The prominent Alzheimer's disease researcher was named vice president and dean of the school in 2008.
Most recently DeKosky made the news when members of the university's Board of Visitors raised concerns at their last meeting about the school's ability to attract research funding.
The Daily Progress reports ( http://bit.ly/Qf5t0F) that administration officials told the board that they're trying to boost their clinical research efforts, but that such things take time.
In a news release, U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan praised DeKosky's actions during his five-year term.
Provost John Simon will begin the search for the next dean.
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