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James Young Named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

James B. Young, M.D., professor of medicine and dean for faculty affairs at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named associate provost for faculty affairs.

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June 3, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. — James B. Young, M.D., professor of medicine and dean for faculty affairs at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named associate provost for faculty affairs, effective July 1, it was announced by Provost Daniel Linzer.

He succeeds John Margolis, who is now the dean and chief executive officer of Northwestern University in Qatar.

"Jim's efforts will focus on faculty matters, including hiring, recruiting, retention, diversity and policy development," Linzer said. "He will be the point person for the Office on faculty related issues, and I will look to his counsel to help support faculty initiatives across the University."

Young joined Northwestern as professor of medicine in 1991 after 14 years on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School. He currently directs a research laboratory focused on nutritional neuroscience and obesity. He has held hospital appointments at both Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

During his tenure at Northwestern, Young has served on numerous school and University committees, including the Feinberg School's Research and Management Councils, and the University's Committee on Animal Resources. In addition to his current appointment at Feinberg as Dean for Faculty Affairs, he has served as Associate Chairman for Research in the Department of Medicine and as Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs.