Glen Zamansky, PhD, Announces Retirement

Dr. Glen Zamansky, CAS Assistant Dean for Premedical Studies and Director of the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education (SMED) Program, and Associate Professor of Microbiology, has announced his intention to retire as of Aug. 31.

Dr. Zamansky received his PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics from the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School in 1978. He joined the BUSM faculty as Assistant Professor of Microbiology in 1981 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1988. His research included studies in the fields of virology, keratinocyte cell biology and cellular ultraviolet radiation biology.

After joining the BUSM faculty, Glen quickly became involved in numerous committees, including as chair of the Admissions Committee in the Department of Microbiology for more than 10 years and serving on the Steering Committee for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences for more than 10 years; in addition to numerous faculty search committees, curriculum committees, the Appeals Committee for Student Promotions, students’ thesis advisory committees, BU Faculty Council and the Committee on University Procedures. He was a founding member of the Steering Committee for the Cellular and Molecular Biology Program and the Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee.

He joined the College of Arts & Sciences as Assistant Dean for Premedical Studies and was appointed Director of the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program, the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum, and the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Dental Education Program in 1996. As director of the SMED and MMEDIC programs, he revamped the admissions processes, as well as the promotions and appeals processes, and formed a steering committee that includes all of our early assurance programs.

He is most proud of his work with the SMED Program and the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum. “It has been a privilege to guide more than 700 exceptionally talented students from these programs to the School of Medicine,” said Dr. Zamansky.