Case Western Reserve University Names New Vice President for Medical Development and Vice Dean for External Affairs

CLEVELAND - April 25, 2011 – Carol L. Moss has been appointed vice president for medical development and vice dean for external affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Moss, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco, will join Case Western Reserve School of Medicine on June 1. In her new position, Moss will provide the strategic leadership for, and development of, a comprehensive and global development program with the goal of increasing philanthropy and alumni engagement with the School of Medicine. This role oversees principal and major gifts, annual giving, foundation relations, corporate relations, alumni relations, special events, and external affairs. “Carol is the ideal person for this job,” said Dean Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD. “She has an outstanding philanthropic track record and she has the expertise to drive our fundraising efforts to success. I’m looking forward to having Carol as a part of our team and aid in our mission to improve human health through research and education.” As vice president/vice dean, Moss will be part of the University Relations and Development senior leadership team. She will be responsible for the development and execution of a national strategy for external relations for the School of Medicine in alignment with the overarching strategies of the university’s Division of University Relations and Development. “I look forward to returning to the place I consider home, Cleveland, and being part of a nationally ranked school and university with outstanding leadership, research, and commitment to the community. This is a great opportunity to again work with colleagues who share a common passion for Case Western Reserve and are committed to working as a team to advance our mission,” says Moss. As vice chancellor for development and alumni relations at the University of California, San Francisco, Moss was responsible for the institution’s alumni relations and philanthropic support including the UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. In this role she was also the vice president of the UCSF Foundation. Under Carol’s leadership, UCSF is positioned to achieve a record-setting year in philanthropy. Prior to this position, Moss was chairman and vice chairman of the division of institutional relations and development at Cleveland Clinic. In this position, she directed fundraising programs to support capital campaign projects, medical education, patient care, and research activities for the main campus, regional operations, and national and international outreach programs. During Moss’s tenure with Cleveland Clinic, its private support nearly doubled to $183 million in 2008. “I have been fortunate to work with Carol over many years. This is not only a homecoming for us, it is an opportunity for her to be part of a senior leadership team at a nationally ranked institution,” says Bruce Loessin, senior vice president for university relations and development. “We are really pleased to have the opportunity to have Carol direct our medical development enterprise under the outstanding leadership of Dean Pamela Davis.” Moss earned her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University and her master’s degree from Ohio University.

Founded in 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest medical research institution in Ohio and is among the nation's top medical schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The School of Medicine is recognized throughout the international medical community for outstanding achievements in teaching. The School's innovative and pioneering Western Reserve2 curriculum interweaves four themes--research and scholarship, clinical mastery, leadership, and civic professionalism--to prepare students for the practice of evidence-based medicine in the rapidly changing health care environment of the 21st century. Nine Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the School of Medicine.

Annually, the School of Medicine trains more than 800 MD and MD/PhD students and ranks in the top 25 among U.S. research-oriented medical schools as designated by U.S. News & World Report's "Guide to Graduate Education."

The School of Medicine is affiliated with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic, with which it established the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in 2002.