Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S., assumes new leadership roles

June 25, 2013

Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S.

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Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S.
Susan Swindells, M.B.B.S., has been appointed director of the UNMC Equity Office and Faculty Ombudsperson.

She will assume these new roles July 1; she will be taking over these roles from Myrna Newland, M.D., professor of anesthesiology in the College of Medicine, who retires on June 30.

Dr. Swindells is a professor of internal medicine, infectious diseases at UNMC. A native of England, Dr. Swindells earned her medical degree from University College London in 1977, with postgraduate training in England and at the University of Washington in Seattle.

She has been involved in HIV care since 1988. A clinician and active researcher, Dr. Swindells has many years of experience in translational and clinical research in the field of HIV/AIDS, with a special interest in tuberculosis co-infection.

She is part of the leadership of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group of the National Institutes of Health and works with international sites in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, South America and Haiti.

An active teacher on the UNMC campus and elsewhere, Dr. Swindells has published multiple articles in scholarly journals, and she has both contributed to and edited textbooks. She is also a long-standing member of the Ombuds Team at UNMC.

Dele Davies, M.D., vice chancellor of academic affairs, congratulated Dr. Swindells on her new roles and expressed thanks to Dr. Newland "for her years of excellent and dedicated service to UNMC."

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