On November 25th, 2020, EDU’s Founding Dean of the EDU Faculty of Medicine and Health, Prof. Andreas Hoeft, MD, PhD, passed away.
With a heavy heart, EDU is taking steps to ensure the undisrupted continuity of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and has named Prof. Klaus van Ackern as Acting Dean in the interim. Furthermore, an international committee has been established under Prof. van Ackern’s chairmanship tasked with finding and selecting EDU’s next Dean of Medicine and Health.
Prof. van Ackern is a founding faculty member of EDU and celebrates a career of over 40 years as a physician. Moreover, Klaus van Ackern is a professor in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, the Dean emeritus at the Medical School of Mannheim, and has been the Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the University Medical Hospital in Mannheim for the past 24 years.
The international committee tasked with selecting EDU‘s next Dean consist of:
1. Prof. Klaus van Ackern, as Chair
2. Prof. Dr. AJJA Albert Scherpbier – Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University
3. Prof. Dr. D. Michael Albrecht – Medical Director of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
4. Dr. Jürgen Laartz – EDU Founding Rector