Arnold W. Strauss, M.D., will be leaving the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to become chief medical officer and director of the Children’s Research Foundation at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in Ohio. Strauss joined Vanderbilt in 2000 and previously served as medical director and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. “The decision to leave has been the most difficult of my professional career,” Strauss says. Strauss, 61, helped improve the research team at the Children’s Hospital, and the department rose from 16th in National Institutes Health grants to sixth during his tenure. Although Strauss says it will be hard to leave Vanderbilt, he is excited to join the team at the Children’s Research Foundation at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. The research and teaching hospital is ranked among to top pediatric hospitals in the nation. “I am honored to be chosen to lead one of the country's largest and best children's hospitals and research institutes,” says Strauss. Vanderbilt employees will bid Strauss farewell when he assumes his new position later this spring. However, Kevin B. Churchwell, Carell’s interim chief executive officer, will always be thankful for what he accomplished. “He leaves the Children’s Hospital a pediatric medical center many times stronger than the one he took on seven short years ago,” Churchwell says.
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