Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine announces Dan Harrington to be the interim dean

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Former vice dean of Virginia Tech will take the position of interim dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Dan Harrington will serve as the interim dean of the VTCSOM beginning January 2, 2019.

Harrington was formerly the vice dean of VTCSOM in 2015 and oversaw the daily operations and supported the work of other deans, faculty, and staff

“Dan Harrington has been an integral part of VTCSOM since its inception. His willingness to serve as interim dean is only one of many ways that Dan will continue to support the medical school, Carilion Clinic, and Virginia Tech,” said Cyril Clarke, interim provost of Virginia Tech. “He is the perfect choice to provide a steady hand as we transition to new leadership at the medical school.”

Harrington will replace former Dean Cynda Ann Johnson who announced her intent to retire in February.