Dean Jenson to give med school update at breakfast event

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Photo of Dr. Hal B. Jenson.

Jenson gives med school update Friday, Feb. 22.

KALAMAZOO—Hal Jenson, M.D., MBA, founding dean of Western Michigan University's School of Medicine, will speak at the Keystone Community Bank Breakfast Speaker Series at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Jenson will discuss the progress at the school of medicine during a talk at the Haworth College of Business in 2150 Schneider Hall. A 7:30 a.m. continental breakfast starts the event, 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.

Dr. Hal B. Jenson

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 disease at the 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 regional dean at Tufts University. Hi 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 breakfast events

  • Friday, March 22: Lisa Garcia, director, WMU Business Connection
  • Friday, April 26: Dan Gaydou, president, MLive Media Group
  • Friday, May 31: Bill Rose, president and chief executive officer, Kalamazoo Nature Center
  • Friday, June 28: Dr. Sharon Carlson, WMU director of archives and regional history

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.