Stein Named to Health Sciences Center Post
Dr. Jay H. Stein, a medical educator and researcher in the structure, function and diseases of the kidney, has been appointed senior vice president and provost of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Stein's appointment is effective Aug. 1.
"Dr. Stein has earned an outstanding national record as an educator, researcher, clinician and administrator," said OU President Richard Van Horn. "As chief executive officer, he will lead the OU Health Sciences Center to increased stature as a nationally recognized academic health center and as an economic resource for Oklahoma."
Stein, who currently is chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, succeeds Dr. Clayton Rich. Rich, whose resignation as provost was effective July 1, was scheduled to return to the faculty and focus on health policy issues.
Stein's medical interests and research efforts focus on renal physiology and diseases of the kidney. He has been the principal investigator of a nearly $3.3 million grant on the physiology and pathophysiology of kidney function and for a $752,520 fivear academic nephrology training grant.
He has published extensively and is coitor of the 22-volume textbook, "Contemporary Issues in Nephrology." Stein also served as editor for the volume on nephrology in the textbook "The Science and Practice of Clinical Medicine" and editor-inief of the textbook "Internal Medicine" and of "Internal Medicine Diagnosis and Therapy." In addition, he edits the internal medicine section of "Roundsmanship: A Year Book Guide to Clinical Medicine."
Dr. Stein served as a professor of medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine before joining the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1975 as chief of the Division of Renal Diseases. He has been chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Texas health facility since 1977 and has held the Dan F. …