Navari to lead South Bend Medical Center

Author: William G. Gilroy


Rudolph M. Navari, associate dean of the University of Notre DamesCollegeofScienceand director of the UniversitysWaltherCancerResearchCenter, has been named assistant dean and director of the Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend. He will continue as director of theWaltherCenterat Notre Dame.

The IU School of Medicine South Bend will move this summer into a new building owned by IU at the corner ofNotre Dame AvenueandAngela Boulevard, adjacent to the Notre Dame campus. Notre DamesW.M.KeckCenterfor Transgene Research also will move into the new facility.

Navari has directed theWaltherCancerResearchCentersince 1999 and was named to his position in theCollegeofSciencein 2000.

He holds a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Notre Dame and masters and doctoratal degrees in chemical engineering from theUniversityofVirginia. After teaching chemical engineering at Virginia and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and working as a research scientist at the Union Camp Corp., he earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

Navari completed his residency in internal medicine at theUniversityofAlabama,Birmingham, and a fellowship at theFredHutchinsonCancerResearchCenterinSeattle.

He succeeds John F. OMalley, who served as acting director of theSouth BendCentersince 1993. OMalley, an associate professor of anatomy, has been with the center for 34 years.

Thirty-five medical students receive their first two years of medical school education at theSouth BendCenterand center faculty performs health care research in the basic sciences.

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