UW News

August 18, 2005

Slattery returns to UW as vice dean of medical school

Dr. John T. Slattery, former associate dean for academic programs at the UW Graduate School and now associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at Indiana University, will return to the UW this fall.

Slattery has been named vice dean for research and graduate education in the School of Medicine, effective Oct. 1. He succeeds Dr. Albert Berger, who is stepping down Aug. 31. After a monthlong trip to Australia, Berger, professor of physiology and biophysics, plans a sabbatical year focusing on research projects in his laboratory. Dr. Sheila Lukehart, professor of medicine, will be the acting vice dean in September.

Slattery was a professor of pharmaceutics in the UW School of Pharmacy and a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in addition to his role in the Graduate School, before he went to Indiana in 2003 as dean of graduate studies there.

From 1997 to 2002, he directed the UW’s Office of Scholarly Integrity. He was a member of numerous Universitywide committees and chaired the Animal Care Committee in 1985-86.

Slattery came to the UW in 1978 as an assistant professor of pharmaceutics. From 1982 until 2002, he also held an adjunct appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

At Indiana University, he is a professor of medicine, biology, pharmacology and toxicology, in addition to his administrative position.