Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, announces the promotion of Kyle Ramsey, Ph.D., to Dean of Basic Sciences for both the Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ campuses. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ramsey served the University as the Associate Dean for Basic Sciences.

“Dr. Ramsey is an outstanding teacher, very successful researcher, and effective leader,” Dr. Goeppinger said. “He has earned the respect and admiration of the academic community at Midwestern University and at other institutions across the nation.”

Dr. Ramsey began his tenure at Midwestern University in 1993, providing instruction to students in the osteopathic medicine program while also actively pursuing a variety of research projects. His primary research focus is on Chlamydia pathogenesis and immune responses to chlamydial infection. In 2009, he received the Irvin M. Korr Award for his research from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The award recognizes the lifetime achievements of a basic scientist for his or her commitment to research.

Dr. Ramsey has presented his research at national and international scientific meetings, has published extensively, and has earned significant research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. After three years on active duty with the U.S. Army, he entered the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences graduate school, completing his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 1990. He completed his post-doctoral work at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and served as Chief of Clinical Microbiology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In his role of Dean of Basic Sciences, Dr. Ramsey will work closely with the University’s leadership team to develop and implement programs that prepare Midwestern students for successful careers in the health sciences.