Meharry Medical College has named a new dean of its School of Dentistry.
Janet Hayes Southerland is currently the chairperson of the Department of Hospital Dentistry and chief of the oral medicine service at University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and Hospitals and Clinics.
Meharry’s board of trustees unanimously confirmed Southerland’s appointment last week, according to an e-mail from President Wayne J. Riley. A formal announcement scheduled for today has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Southerland holds numerous degrees from UNC, including DDS and Ph.D, according to the school's website. She has served as chair of the dentistry department and chief of the Oral Medicine Service since 2002.