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October 10, 2022 / 2022 Power 25 Health Care

2022 Power 25 Health Care: Dr. Bruce Liang

Dr. Bruce Liang has been dean of the UConn School of Medicine since 2015. During his tenure, the medical school has seen extensive growth, having received record-breaking research grant funding of over $100 million year after year.

His success in that role landed him a promotion: In February, he was named interim CEO of UConn Health, the parent of John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. It’s a challenging job overseeing an academic hospital that often operates in the red and is in need of extra state funding to balance its books.

Liang has been associated with UConn Health since 2002, when he first joined as a physician-scientist faculty member.

Liang oversaw the school’s implementation of a new team-based and patient-centered four-year curriculum that aims to better prepare future physicians for the constant changes in health care.

During Liang’s tenure, UConn was also the first medical school in the nation to eliminate lectures, while continuing to offer early, hands-on clinical care exposure at the start of medical school along with the integration of basic sciences education.

Also, under Liang’s leadership, the medical school has helped train more than 100 postdoctoral fellows and 100 Ph.D. students. It also has one of the nation’s largest Master of Public Health programs, graduating more than 1,000 students with MPH degrees.

UConn Health has about a $1.6 billion budget, including $418.9 million in state funding.

Prior to joining UConn Health two decades ago, Liang was an associate professor of medicine and pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for 13 years.

Liang received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in biochemistry and molecular biology and his medical degree from Harvard Medical College.

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