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Cheers to our colleagues as they start new roles at UW Medicine and as they move on to new chapters in their careers or retirement.

Here’s who is on the move:

Tim Dellit

Tim Dellit, MD, started a new administrative role on Jan. 16, 2022, as executive vice dean for Clinical Affairs in the UW School of Medicine. He will continue to serve as Chief Medical Officer for UW Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs for the University of Washington.

Dellit will work with the other vice deans of the medical school to enhance coordination and support of our clinical, research and education/training activities. Read more in the announcement from Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO, UW Medicine.

Christine Mac Donald

Christine Mac Donald, PhD, was appointed as the vice chair of Research in the Neurological Surgery Department at the UW School of Medicine in October 2021. She is the first woman and first neurotraumatologist at UW School of Medicine to hold this position.

Learn more about her research on the Department of Neurological Surgery website.

Jeffrey Ojemann

Jeffrey Ojemann, MD, professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery, was appointed chief medical officer of Seattle Children’s having served as the interim chief since April 2021.

Read the announcement on the Department of Neurological Surgery website.

Marco Pravetoni

Marco Pravetoni, PhD, joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as the inaugural holder of the Rick L. Seaver Endowed Professorship for Brain Wellness funded by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions on Jan. 1. He will also direct a new Center for Medication Development for Substance Use Disorders and Overdose, which will be located in the Research and Training (R&T) Building at Harborview Medical Center.

Pravetoni is an expert in the development of vaccines, antibody-based strategies and small molecules to counteract opioid use disorders and overdose, approaches that can improve the lives of individuals living with substance use disorders or who are at risk of fatal overdoses. Read more on the Department’s website or read the Seattle Times article: To fight opioid crisis, UW researchers take new shot at developing vaccine against addictive drugs to learn more.

To submit an On the Move announcement, email