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Monday, December 17th 2007

UCSF Fires Dean?


So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, and Good Night

What is going on at UCSF, one of America’s most respected medical schools (#3 on this list)?

They’ve fired their Dean. Because he wouldn’t stop asking about accounting irregularities they said didn’t exist?

Dr. David Kessler, the onetime commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration who became dean of the UCSF School of Medicine in 2003, was fired Thursday night after years of discord over finances at the prestigious medical school.

At the heart of the dispute, Kessler said, are tens of millions of dollars in funds that he believes should have been in the dean’s office account prior to his starting the job, but have never been properly accounted for because of what he called “poor financial controls.”

UC officials countered that Kessler was mistaken about how much money should have been in the fund, and a university spokeswoman said Friday that two audits done after he raised the matter found no irregularities.

There has to be more to this story than this. The very, very public downfall of the face of your medical school is over this? I mean UCSF has reputation in the bank to spare, this mini-scandal will cost nothing but…still…

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