It was publicly announced yesterday that my colleague, Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, will be stepping down from her position as Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. Claire and I have worked together for many years. I value her mentorship and career development.

I have admired her passion for social justice and advancing health for all. Her leadership has raised the bar for UC Davis Health System, with record high research funding and programs that make a difference in our community, to name a few of her accomplishments. I know she will make a difference in our nation’s health care system. I look forward to hearing about her accomplishments in the coming years.

As noted in the public announcements, a transition plan will be announced. Change isn’t easy, but the good news is that UC Davis Health System is poised to achieve even greater heights, thanks to Claire Pomeroy.