Marc S. Abel, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, was appointed July 1, 2009. Dr. Abel has 18 years experience in curriculum development and reform and seven years in Interprofessional education. Dr. Abel was the Inaugural Director of the Educational Technology Office (ET) and brought the first University-wide Learning Management System to the University. He has Bachelors and PhD degrees and began his career in the pharmaceutical industry, progressing from Research Scientist to Team Leader in the American Cyanamid Company (Lederle Laboratories). In 1990, he joined RFUMS and carried out basic science research for many years, publishing extensively through grant funding by NIH. He has also directed two major courses in CMS and served extensively on University-wide committees. He served as Chair of the Educational Affairs Committee in CMS and guided the integration of the curriculum. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).