News Release

June 19, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

New Associate Dean at UConn School of Medicine

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Charles G. Huntington III of West Simsbury has been named associate dean for community and continuing education at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, effective Aug. 1.

Huntington, a physician assistant with a Master of Public Health degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., has been associate director of the Connecticut Area Health Education Center Program at the UConn Health Center since 1996. He will continue in his role as chair of the UConn School of Medicine’s Course and Curriculum Evaluation Committee.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge and opportunity of using continuing education to facilitate the major changes in health care we’re anticipating over the next decade,” Huntington says.

Huntington, 58, also is an assistant professor of community medicine and serves on committees and task forces for the UConn Graduate Program in Public Health and the UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy. He is immediate past president of the Connecticut Public Health Association.

Thomas J. Van Hoof, M.D., Ed.D., the associate dean for community and continuing education since 2005, is joining the UConn School of Nursing as a full-time associate professor. He will remain a faculty member in the medical school’s Department of Community Medicine and Health Care.

Caption: Charles G. Huntington III, assistant professor of community medicine at the UConn School of Medicine, has been promoted to associate dean for community and continuing education.

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