Edward J. Callahan, professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed associate dean for academic personnel. In his new position, Callahan oversees faculty performance evaluations, facilitates new recruitments and appointments, and assists with advancements and promotions. He also is responsible for counseling and advising faculty and department chairs, and serving as a liaison on academic issues. He oversees the school's Academic Senate on compensation advisory and faculty personnel committees.
Callahan, a licensed psychologist, continues to head up behavioral medicine training for family practice residents, medical students and psychology interns. His professional interests are in health psychology, with special emphasis in physician-patient interaction and health outcomes, HIV prevention, human sexuality and identification and treatment of substance abuse.