JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones will soon lead the development of clinical obesity research programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Jones will join the Medical Center faculty next fall as the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research director of clinical and population sciences.
Jones is currently on leave from his position as UM chancellor and will officially end his tenure when his contract expires on Sept. 14. He will join UMMC that very next day.
A graduate of its medical school, Jones joined the UMMC faculty in 1992 and was heavily involved in clinical and population research related to hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors until he became associate vice chancellor for health affairs in 2002. He was named vice chancellor and dean of the medical school in 2003 and left Jackson to become chancellor of the university in 2009.