The University of Toledo College of Medicine and the Health Science programs are proud to announce that Dr. Akira Takashima has accepted the role as the Director of Julius and Joan Jacobson Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Takashima is well-known to our campus as an outstanding biosciences researcher who understands well the interface between clinical, translational and basic research in the health sciences. We warmly welcome him and the programs that he is visioning to continue to raise the prominence of the Jacobson Center and to facilitate clinical and translational research within the University of Toledo programs and also within our affiliated institutions. The College of Medicine and Life Sciences is continuously grateful to Dr. and Mrs. Jacobson for their generosity endowing this Center.
It has been recently announced that Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Sackler have named the College of Medicine Academy of Educators such that it is now known as the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Academy of Educators. With their continued generous support of our College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the Academy of Educators will grow, develop new programs and reach out yet even further to support excellence in medical education. We are grateful to Dr. Sackler for all of his generosity and to that of his family since the mid 2000s supporting our research and our educational scholarship.
The University Medical Center continues to work closely to explore expansion in the areas of Rehabilitation Medicine, Radiation Oncology and, most recently, Geriatric Psychiatry. Several opportunities have recently arisen in which prominent national organizations have approached us to potentially create strategic partnerships to build upon the excellence of our programs and particularly our faculty, our residents and our leadership in the community. While none of these three opportunities have been worked through to its completion; and therefore a starting date and/or a groundbreaking date has not been determined, they are all of great interest as they mirror our areas of strategic focus and represent areas that we can continue to prominently serve the community.