E. Christopher Ellison, MD, was named as interim dean of the College of Medicine by Provost Joseph Steinmetz. The appointment is effective Nov. 15 and subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Dr. Ellison has a long and distinguished career as a clinician, educator, researcher and senior leader at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Wexner Medical Center. He currently serves as senior associate vice president for Health Sciences, CEO of the Faculty Group Practice and vice dean of clinical affairs in the College of Medicine and will remain in these roles while also serving as interim dean. Dr. Ellison replaces Ed Funai, MD, who will leave Ohio State in mid-November. Dr. Funai has accepted a position at the University of South Florida where he will be the vice president and chief operating officer of USF Health and also serve in a new role as the USF System vice president for strategic development.