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The Indiana University School of Medicine has selected Derron Bishop as interim director of the IU School of Medicine-Muncie. He currently serves as an adjunct associate professor at the school. September 20, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Derron L. Bishop, Ph.D., has been named interim director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie campus and interim associate dean at IU School of Medicine. He began his new duties Sept. 1.
Dr. Bishop, an adjunct associate professor of cellular and integrative physiology at IU School of Medicine-Muncie, joined the IU faculty in 2002. He is the director of the physiology course at the Muncie medical education program.
A native of Canton, Ill., Dr. Bishop completed a master's degree in physiology at Ball State University and a doctorate in neurosciences from Washington University in St. Louis. A dedicated educator, Dr. Bishop received an IU Trustee Teaching Award in 2008 and was named the Outstanding Professor in Basic Sciences in 2013.
The IU School of Medicine-Muncie is one of the nine campuses where IU medical students are taught basic and clinical science. Other medical education campuses are in Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Northwest (Gary), South Bend and Terre Haute.
Dr. Bishop succeeds T. Stuart Walker, Ph.D., who served as associate dean and director since 2006. Dr. Walker will continue teaching at IU School of Medicine-Muncie as a professor of microbiology and immunology and as course director for microbiology and immunology.
About Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the nation's premiere medical schools and is a leader and innovator in medical education, research and clinical care. The country's second largest medical school, IU School of Medicine educates more than 1,600 medical and graduate degree students on nine campuses in Indiana, and its faculty holds more than $254 million in research grants and contracts, to advance the School's missions and promote life sciences. For more information please visit http://medicine.iu.edu.
Source: Indiana University School of Medicine