Shapiro to serve as vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs

April 20, 2015

Dan Shapiro, has been named vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs at Penn State College of Medicine. Shapiro, currently chair of the Department of Humanities, will continue in that role as he also serves in the vice dean position. One of his priorities will be to focus on elevating the culture of respect at Penn State Hershey. Shapiro also will serve as a liaison between the dean’s office and search committees for department chairs, and he will lead the departmental review process.

Shapiro, the Garner James Cline Professor of Humanities in Medicine, joined Penn State Hershey in 2008. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Florida and went on to Harvard Medical School, where he completed an internship and an endowed post-doctoral fellowship.

A psychologist, his writings about physician-patient relationships and physician wellness have appeared in the New York Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Academic Medicine, NPR's All Things Considered and many other venues. He is an award-winning author of three books, has served as a consultant for the television show "Grey's Anatomy" and has also held two professorships from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

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Last Updated April 20, 2015