Retirement reception for IU School of Medicine Dean D. Craig Brater scheduled for June 25

May 2, 2013

A retirement reception will be held on Tuesday, June 25, to honor IU School of Medicine Dean D. Craig Brater.

Dr. Brater is retiring at the end of June after 27 years of service to Indiana University, including 13 as dean.

D. Craig Brater

D. Craig Brater, M.D.

The reception is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Mills Atrium of the VanNuys Medical Science Building. A program will be held at 4:30 p.m. The event is open to the university community and provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and friends to wish him well and celebrate his many contributions to Indiana University and the medical profession.

Individuals who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to Kristen Melwid by June 14 at 317-274-3270 or kmelwid@iu.edu.

Dr. Brater joined the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1986, where he began the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine. Four years later he was selected to chair the Department of Medicine, the largest department in the School. In 2000, Dr. Brater was selected to be the ninth dean of the IU School of Medicine. In 2010, IU President Michael A. McRobbie appointed him to the additional role of vice president for university clinical affairs.

A native of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Dr. Brater attended undergraduate and medical school at Duke University. He remained at Duke for an internship before completing his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the University of California at San Francisco. After a year as a junior faculty member at UCSF, Dr. Brater spent nine years on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before coming to Indiana University.

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