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Henning Schroeder named new University of Minnesota vice provost and dean of graduate education

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Contacts: Dan Wolter, University News Service, (612) 624-5551,

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/02/2009) —Following an extensive internal search, University of Minnesota Provost Thomas Sullivan today named professor Henning Schroeder the new vice provost and dean of graduate education, subject to approval by the university’s Board of Regents.

If approved, Schroeder will start the new position Jan. 19, 2010, at the start of the spring semester.

“Dr. Schroeder has demonstrated that he is an exceptional scholar and a thoughtful, collegial and highly respected academic leader who will foster excellence and provide strategic direction for graduate education,” Sullivan said. “He brings a fresh perspective to graduate education, and his international and comparative background is an important fit with the large international population of graduate and professional students at the university.”

Schroeder is currently associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies and a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics in the U of M's School of Pharmacy, posts he has held since 2007. His responsibilities cover both Ph.D. and masters programs as well as aspects of the professional doctorate program. He previously was a visiting professor at Stanford University and served on the faculty of the Martin Luther University School of Pharmacy in Germany (where he was chair of the Department of Pharmacology for 12 years) and Düsseldorf University.

“I am very honored and excited to be chosen for this position,” said Schroeder. “I know that this appointment comes with great responsibilities, particularly in times when we have to compete with graduate programs not only at a national level but worldwide. The U of M has an enormous breadth of graduate programs and experiences. I look forward to serving all members of the university community and am grateful for the trust they have put in me.”

Schroeder earned both his doctorate and professional pharmacy degree from Düsseldorf University, and was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University where he worked in the group of Nobel laureate Ferid Murad.

An active international scholar himself, Schroeder’s research focuses on cardiovascular disease and the regulation of antioxidant genes. He has published over 80 peer reviewed articles and over 60 review articles and book chapters. The work of his group and graduate students has been honored with numerous awards.

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