Norbert K. Herzog appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Aug 27, 2012, 09:00 ET from Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Norbert K. Herzog has been appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

In his new position, Herzog will teach in and coordinate the foundations of science courses for first-year students at the medical school, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013, pending preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

"I am very pleased that Norbert has joined the School of Medicine," said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. "He has had a distinguished scientific career, and is an exceptional educator. While at the University of Texas, he was a member of the Academy of Master teachers, and was recognized as a University Distinguished Teaching Professor."

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, which will train primary care physicians, is aiming to become a national model of interprofessional health professions education and improve the way health care is delivered. Medical students at Quinnipiac will be part of a learning environment where they will interact with students from Quinnipiac's School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing to learn to become effective members of a primary health care team.

By 2017, the medical school plans to have 500 students. The medical school already has named St. Vincent's Medical Center of Bridgeport as its primary clinical partner. It also has affiliations with MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.

Herzog holds a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin; a master's degree in biology from California State University Northridge; and a bachelor's degree in bacteriology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Quinnipiac enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook at and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter @QuinnipiacU.

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