Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has named Dr. David J. Bjorkman dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson has been named vice president for community engagement and executive director of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.
In his new role, Bjorkman will lead the development of FAU’s new medical school, providing quality educational experience for physicians in training; encouraging and nurturing collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships with other colleges and schools within FAU and hospitals, institutions and clinical partners; and fostering and enhancing clinical partnerships within the three-county area in which FAU resides. He has been the dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine since 2004, executive medical director of the University of Utah Medical Group in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2000, and a professor of medicine within the department of internal medicine at University of Utah since 1999. Before that, he was the assistant dean for continuing medical education and educational assessment, and the associate chief of the department of internal medicine within the division of gastroenterology at the University of Utah.
Anderson will provide leadership for the university’s new office of community engagement, which will encompass all advancement, alumni relations and fundraising activities. She will begin her new position in December. She is currently president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Broward County. She is an FAU alumna.