Cairns departing UNC for University of Arizona

Charles B. Cairns, MD, chair of emergency medicine, will leave UNC effective January 1, 2015.

Cairns has served as professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine for six years, and has been involved in many school- and campus-wide initiatives over the years. Cairns will become Assistant Vice President at AHSC and Vice Dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

An internal search for an interim chair will be led by Marschall S. Runge, MD, Phd, Executive Dean. It began last week. A national search for a permanent chair will be initiated in the coming months.  


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