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LEADERSHIP: Dr. Stanley White Named Sr. Associate Dean, Dominica Campus

November 05, 2015

Stanley White has been named senior associate dean, Dominica campus, for RUSM
Stanley White, PhD, has been appointed senior associate dean, Dominica campus, for Ross University School of Medicine.

Dr. Stanley White has been appointed to the position of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) Senior Associate Dean, Dominica Campus. He has served as interim dean since the end of last year. Dr. White joined RUSM in 2010 as a professor of physiology, and became associate dean, Center for Teaching and Learning, in 2013.

Dr. White was awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester, UK in 1986. His research focused on renal anion transport. Subsequently he was awarded a prestigious Beit Memorial Fellowship, which he held in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology at Yale University Medical School. From 1992, in the UK he was supported by a Medical Research Council Senior Fellowship. He then became a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield where he did research into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of renal potassium secretion. He also taught medical and dental students in all areas of human physiology. At Sheffield, he led a number of innovative programs in undergraduate medical and dental blended learning approaches and was a member of several university committees pertaining to biomedical education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2002 he joined the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds, UK, where he continued his research and teaching.

In the external educational arena, Dr. White has been an external examiner at various universities for several biomedical degree programs and numerous PhD and MD theses. He has acted as a consultant for innovative laboratory teaching in biological sciences courses for the Open University, and was joint coordinator of the annual Wellcome Trust “Molecular Physiology” Practical Workshop from 1999 to 2006. During that time he also served as a scientific panel member of Kidney Research UK, the largest charity in the UK, focusing on basic science and clinical research approaches to kidney disease.

Among his notable accomplishments, Dr. White has reviewed numerous grant applications for external funding providers including MRC, Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health, as well as various medical charities. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. White was associate editor for the international journal Nephron Physiology. He has published numerous papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals as well as articles and book chapters. Dr. White has served on the Council, and as a trustee of the Physiological Society as well as being a member of the society’s Education Sub Committee. He is a member of the Physiological Society, the American Physiological Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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