Morehouse School of Medicine selects new dean

Morehouse School of Medicine selected an endocrinologist and infertility specialist to serve as the college's new dean and executive vice president, officials announced this week.

Valerie Montgomery Rice, a Georgia native with ties to Georgia Tech and Emory University School of Medicine, is scheduled to begin June 1.

Rice started and currently directs the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. The center focuses on diseases that disproportionately impact women of color.