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Dr. Thomas Kimble named Assistant Dean for Admissions

Story Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:39:00 EDT

Thomas D. Kimble, MD, has been named Assistant Dean for Admissions, effective April 1.

This is a part-time role; Dr. Kimble will continue in his current capacity as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Clinical Investigator with the EVMS CONRAD program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Richard Homan, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine, made the announcement in concert with Ronald Flenner, MD, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs.

In his new role, Dr. Kimble will assist Donald C. Meyer, PhD, Associate Dean for Admissions, with selection of each new MD class. That process includes student recruitment in addition to interviews with and extensive review of more than 5,000 applicants.

Dr. Kimble is well known to the EVMS community. He came to the school in 2006 as a postdoctoral fellow in contraception with CONRAD. He joined CONRAD in 2008. Dr. Kimble received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at York Hospital, York, Pa.

He was one of only six candidates nationwide selected to train as a Clinical Research Training Program (CREST) Scholar. CREST is a collaborative program involving Duke University, the National Institutes of Health and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

Dr. Kimble has extensive interaction with residents, medical students and graduate students. In addition to delivering frequent lectures to a range of learners, he is Associate Director of the OB/GYN Medical Student Clerkship and Site Educational Director at two locations for OB/GYN residents in women's health and family planning.

He is involved in clinical and basic science research, serving as Principal Investigator on seven grants with a combined value exceeding $3.6 million. He is a leader in organized medicine, most notably as a member of multiple ASRM interest groups.

Dr. Kimble also is active in the community. He established and continues to volunteer at a weekly gynecology clinic for patients unable to afford care. He volunteers with Physicians for Peace and Habitat for Humanity and is Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of Southeast Virginia.