The final two candidates for the next dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will hold open forum presentations on “The Changing Healthcare Landscape and Implications for Education of Physicians” in auditorium M203 of 2 Riverside Circle in Roanoke.

Jeannette South-Paul, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, will present at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16.

José Manuel de la Rosa, vice president for outreach and community engagement at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, will visit at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

As part of the interview and selection process, Cyril Clarke, interim executive vice president and provost at Virginia Tech, and Patrice Weiss, chief medical officer for Carilion Clinic, invite all members of the Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and local communities to attend each candidate’s open forum and to meet each of the candidates selected for campus interviews. The presentations will also be broadcast live online and recorded for participants who cannot join in person. Candidate CVs and survey links for providing feedback will be posted on the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost’s website.

South-Paul currently serves as professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and is the Andrew W. Mathieson Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh following more than 20 years on active duty with the Medical Corps of the United States Army.

A member of the National Academy of Medicine, South-Paul has also received numerous awards recognizing her service to the health sciences, family medicine, and community as well as contributions to mentoring. She holds a doctorate of medicine from University of Pittsburgh, completed her residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia, and completed a faculty development fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

De la Rosa currently serves as vice president for outreach and community engagement at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in El Paso, Texas. Prior to beginning this role, he also served as provost, vice president for academic affairs, vice president for health affairs, and was the founding dean for the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at the TTUHSC.

Having held progressive leadership roles for more than 20 years, de la Rosa has also been recognized with a number of awards in medicine, community service, and leadership. He holds a master of science in epidemiology from Harvard Medical School and a doctorate of medicine from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Written by Amy Hogan