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SHP Welcomes New Interim Dean Dr. Vicki Freeman

Dr. Vicki Freeman

Dr. Vicki S. Freeman has been appointed Interim Dean for the School of Health Professions, effective September 18, 2017 by Dr. Danny Jacobs, Executive Vice President and Provost.

Dr. Freeman is currently the Associate Dean of Faculty Development in SHP and tenured Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. She also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Freeman is a University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor, a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor and received a UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014.

Dr. Freeman leads UTMB's Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, one of the largest and most dynamic in the country. In 2016, she established the Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Sciences degree program, the second of its kind in the nation. Dr. Freeman's efforts have been funded by the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health Services through the American International Health Alliance Twinning Partnership Program.

Dr. Freeman received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community and Human Resources and Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned a Bachelor of arts degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Texas at Austin.