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The UCSD School of Medicine will award M.D. degrees to 69 men and 43 women, with eight of these students receiving M.D./Ph.D. degrees, at its graduation ceremony June 3.

Kenneth I. Shine, president of the Institute of Medicine, will serve as the commencement speaker for this year’s ceremony. Shine is currently a clinical professor of medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on the East Lawn of the UCSD School of Medicine between the Medical Teaching Facility and the Stein Clinical Research Building.

McTague Selected as Vice President of Lab Management

The regents approved the appointment of John P. McTague as vice president of laboratory management at Thursday’s regents meeting in San Francisco. The new senior position will oversee the university’s management of the three laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration.

McTague is the former president of Ford Motor Company and has extensive experience with the labs. He will take the post on June 1.

In addition to his position at Ford, McTague served as deputy director and acting director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Cancer Center’s Herbst to be Deputy Surgeon General

Kenneth D. Herbst, a clinical oncologist at the UCSD Cancer Center, has been selected by the Pentagon to be the new deputy surgeon general for the U.S. Army Reserve. The deputy surgeon reports directly to the surgeon general of the army and is the highest ranking officer in the Medical Corps Reserve.

Herbst is a clinical professor of medicine with the UCSD School of Medicine and a brigadier general in the U.S. Army. In his new position, he will be responsible for 200,000 reservists.

The term will last four years and will begin June 2. Upon taking the post, Herbst will be promoted to the rank of major general and will give up the title of commander of the 807th Medical Brigade, which he has held for three and a half years.

Herbst will continue his work at UCSD as an oncologist, as director of UCSD’s Adult Sickle Cell Diseases Comprehensive Treatment Center and as director of UCSD’s Adult Hemophilia Comprehensive Treatment Center.

Student Services Task Force Offers Ideas to Regents

At the UC Regents meeting on Thursday in San Francisco, a student services task force presented a report detailing ways to make smoother for the university and its students an influx of 64,000 new students over a 12-year period.

Winston C. Doby, the task force’s chair, presented the report, which was titled “”Future Vision: Student Services at the University of California.””

Some of the ideas the task force came up with include a new framework for giving quality student services to an ever-growing student population, emphasizing the values associated with the delivery of student services by taking into account the increasingly diverse student body, sharing examples of efficient and successful practices between campuses and increasing the cooperation between them.

The task force was comprised of representatives from UC campuses and the UC Office of the President.

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