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GSSIMR welcomes new board members

Mar 5 2020

The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors: Caroline M. Kane, Ph.D., and Lois M. Nora, M.D., JD, MBA.

Dr. Kane is a Professor in Residence Emerita, Molecular and Cell Biology, at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously she was Head Graduate Student Advisor for the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Division and helped found the award-winning undergraduate Biology Scholars Program dedicated to increasing the successes of students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds in science, math and engineering. She remains active in promoting the advancement and career goals of students from high school through career entry. Kane received her B.S. in Zoology from Ohio University followed by an M.S. in Genetics from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Passionate about enhancing health professionals’ education in order to improve the care of patients and the overall health of our communities, Dr. Nora is currently Professor of Neurology, President Emeritus, and Dean of Medicine Emeritus at Northeast Ohio Medical University. She was a 2018 Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University where her work focused on accreditation as a lever for positive change in education, both nationally and internationally. While at Harvard, she also continued work on a history of women in medicine through the lens of our systems of medical education and professional self-regulation. Nora received her medical degree from Rush Medical College, a law degree and certificate in clinical medical ethics from the University of Chicago and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.

Along with adding new members, the Board also named current member Steve Bellis, Ed.D., to the position of Board Chair. Dr. Bellis recently joined the Stowers Institute as Vice President of External Relations and Communications.


Caroline M. Kane, Ph.D.

Lois M. Nora, M.D., JD, MBA