New PVC (Health) commences in Newcastle
Professor Nick Talley, one of the most cited clinical scientists in the field of gastroenterology, commenced his position as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health in June, 2010.
Professor Talley joins the University after eight years in the United States at the esteemed Mayo Clinic, where he held the positions of Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology.
He is keen to encourage among students the three core activities of the Mayo Clinic - research, education and practice.
"If the health system has an interest in only one area, for example focusing on practice at the expense of acquiring and applying new knowledge at the bedside, then it is much more challenging to deliver the very best care every single day," he said.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Saunders said he was delighted to welcome Professor Talley to the University.
"Professor Talley's high standing in the international research community is matched by his reputation for excellence in teaching. He will be invaluable in further strengthening Newcastle's enviable reputation as a leader in health research and the education of health professionals.
"He has a proven record of building interdisciplinary teams and providing leadership in demanding environments."