Correction: Dr. Jacobs is still on staff at the University.
Earlier today, University President John DeGioia announced the appointment of UCLA professor Martin Y. Iguchi as Dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies starting July 1.
Iguchi currently serves as chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the former director of the RAND Corporation’s Drug Policy Research Center.
According to his profile on the UCLA website, Iguchi’s recent research concentrates on the sexual behaviors of drug users and the exacerbating effect of drug criminalization on health disparities in the Black and Hispanic communities.
Iguchi will replace Interim Dean Julie Deloia, who assumed the post on July 1, 2010. The last permanent dean of the NHS was former Dean Bette Jacobs, who
retired left the position in 2010 after 11 years of service to the University.