|Julio Frenk, an eminent authority on global health who served as the Minister of Health of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, will become the new dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).
Frenk will assume the deanship in January 2009, succeeding Barry R. Bloom, who will step down as dean at the end of December following a decade of distinguished service.
A former visiting professor at HSPH, Frenk was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, one of the leading institutions of health education and research in the developing world.
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