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King appointed as vice dean for research at Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Thursday the appointment of Dr. Landon S. King as vice dean for research, effective Sept. 1.

King, currently the David Marine professor of medicine and biological chemistry and director of the division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been at Hopkins since 1989, when he joined the hospital as an intern in the Osler Medical Service.

As vice dean for research, King will lead all aspects of basic and translational research at the School of Medicine and work closely with the dean and other leaders across the university to support and further develop core resources and research infrastructure, and facilitate collaborative research. In addition, he will oversee research administration and policy coordination, and help identify and coordinate technology transfer opportunities.

King succeeds Dr. Chi Van Dang, who is leaving Johns Hopkins in late August to become director of the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center. King earned an undergraduate degree in history in 1982 from Wake Forest University and his medical degree in 1989 from Vanderbilt University.