SAVANNAH – Dr. Jean R. Sumner, dean of Mercer University School of Medicine, recently appointed Dr. Wayne Glasgow, professor of biomedical sciences, as senior associate dean for the Savannah campus, effective July 1.
Dr. Glasgow will continue to serve as senior associate dean for research across all three School of Medicine campuses. He also will continue to serve as senior vice provost for research, a position he has held since 2012, in addition to remaining the University’s liaison to the Georgia Research Alliance.
“Mercer University and the School of Medicine are fortunate to have a scientist of Dr. Glasgow’s caliber to oversee the Savannah campus and guide research initiatives on all three campuses,” said Dr. Sumner. “Dr. Glasgow’s experience, skill and commitment to the Savannah campus will contribute to the continued growth and strengthening of educational opportunity and research across the School.”
Dr. Glasgow joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1996 as an assistant professor. He was promoted, with tenure, to associate professor in 2002 and to full professor in 2006. While at Mercer, he has served as chair of the Medical School Curriculum and Instruction Committee and chair of the University Faculty House of Delegates.
The author of more than 50 research publications, Dr. Glasgow is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the Executive Advisory Committee for the Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program of the Georgia Cancer Coalition. His research is focused on the discovery of new therapeutic approaches in the treatment of breast, prostate and colon cancer.
Dr. Glasgow earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry, graduating with highest honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Glasgow is married to Karen Glasgow, who serves as a special education teacher at Howard High School in Macon. They have one daughter, Ann, who is an IT consultant in Atlanta. Dr. and Mrs. Glasgow will reside in Savannah.
About the Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)
Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences.