We are delighted to announce that Jared Baeten, MD, PhD has agreed to serve as Vice Chair for the Department of Global Health. Dr. Baeten, who is also a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, has been conducting HIV- and STD-related research since 1997 and is widely respected for his leadership of clinical trials of interventions to prevent HIV transmission. As Vice Chair Dr. Baeten will explore and implement new and expanded departmental initiatives and collaborations; work closely with faculty on career development and promotion; and assist Department Chair Judith Wasserheit, MD, MPH in refining a range of administrative processes to make them more transparent and efficient.