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Andrea Amalfitano recommended as dean of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Posted at 8:41 AM, Dec 07, 2018

Andrea Amalfitano has been recommended to serve as dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He has served as the interim dean for the college since Feb. 16.

If approved by the MSU Board of Trustees, the appointment will be effective Dec. 14.

Previously, Amalfitano was director of MSU’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics and pediatrics, and held the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Prior to joining MSU in 2005, he served as an associate professor at Duke University in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology, Molecular Genetics, and Microbiology.

Amalfitano took over the position after William Strampel, the former dean of the college stepped down.

Strampel is currently awaiting trial on several charges including misconduct in office and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for acts unrelated to Larry Nassar's abuse.

Strampel faces up to five years in prison. His trial date has not been set at this time.