Haworth College of Business News

Breakfast series to feature WMU school of medicine dean

Photo of Hal Jenson in the School of MedicineHal Jenson, M.D., MBA, Western Michigan University’s founding dean of the WMU School of Medicine, will speak at the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series on Friday, Feb. 22.

Jenson will discuss the progress at the school of medicine during a talk at the Haworth College of Business starting at 8 a.m. in Room 2150 Schneider Hall. A continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. which is free and open to the public.

Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Kayla Hunt at (269) 387-6059 or kayla.j.hunt@wmich.edu. Parking is available in the Fetzer Center parking lot adjacent to Schneider Hall.

Jenson, an alumnus of Brigham Young University, earned a medical degree from George Washington University and later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital at Case Western Reserve University and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. He also was a visiting fellow in molecular biology at Cambridge's Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Prior to coming to WMU, Jenson was a regional dean at Tufts University. His career has included faculty positions at the Yale University School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he served as chair of pediatrics. Active in education and clinical activities, he specializes in clinical infectious diseases and virology. He is the author of more than 250 papers, commentaries and book chapters. In addition, he has served as associate editor of the newsletter Infectious Disease Alert and an editor of the "Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics."

Other upcoming Keystone presentations

The Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series provides an opportunity for the local community to hear top business leaders and WMU faculty, alumni and friends of the Haworth College of Business discuss current topics of interest to the community.