Dr. Jane Meza, professor and chairwoman in the department of biostatistics, has been named interim dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health effective September 1, 2013. She will assume duties on August 16 when Dean Ayman El-Mohandes, leaves on vacation and returns to his new position as head of the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. “Jane is highly regarded by the faculty in the college and on campus. She is well known nationally in her field. Her enthusiasm, sincerity, motivation, knowledge, and leadership skills will continue to move the college forward during the interim period,” Dr. Harold M. Maurer, chancellor, said. The announcement was greeted with a standing ovation by the faculty.