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Jamie Dwyer, MD, Appointed SOM Associate Dean for Clinical Research

Jamie Dwyer , Named Associate Dean

At the beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year, Jamie Dwyer, MD was appointed as the new School of Medicine Associate Dean for Clinical Research. Dr. Dwyer assumed this position on July 1st of this year, replacing Michael Dean, MD, MBA who had served in the position for the last several years.

Regarding the appointment, Rachel Hess, MD, MS, AVP for Research, and Chris Hill, DPhil, SOM Dean for Research joined in writing, “Jamie Dwyer brings deep expertise in the design, conduct, and analysis of large-scale randomized clinical trials. His experience at Vanderbilt University demonstrates a track record of excellence at in building and leading teams in the university context. He is a spectacular choice to help University of Utah Health achieve its considerable potential in clinical research.”

Dr. Dwyer is a professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and director of both the Utah Data Coordinating Center and the Clinical Research Support Office in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the U.

He is currently Chair of the Board, President, and Principal Investigator of the nonprofit organization the Collaborative Study Group (CSG), an international academic research organization dedicated to the exceptionally rigorous design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of large, international clinical trials. He has served on multiple executive and steering committees for large trials, particularly in CKD progression and cardiovascular outcomes.

Dr. Dwyer is a practicing clinical nephrologist who sees patients across the full spectrum of kidney disease. He is an accomplished and highly lauded educator, receiving numerous teaching awards, culminating in his election to Vanderbilt’s Academy for Excellence in Education in 2013.

Dr. Dwyer holds an ScB degree in Mathematics and Latin from Brown University in 1996, and an MD with Distinction from Brown University Medical School in 2000. He trained in Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He trained in Nephrology and Clinical Research at VUMC. After a faculty appointment at Mayo Clinic, he joined the Nephrology Division of VUMC in 2008. In 2022 he joined the U