Cadman to Take Leave from Position as Dean of John A. Burns School of Medicine

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jan 31, 2005

HONOLULU - Dr. Ed Cadman will take leave from his position as dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), effective immediately, to address a personal health crisis. He and his family humbly request privacy during this challenging time, and thank everyone in advance for replacing speculation with compassion.

Cadman‘s tireless efforts to serve the community and direct the successful completion of the medical school‘s new campus in Kakaʻako over the past five years yielded a fully accredited institution through 2008 that will anchor the state‘s biotech and life sciences industries. The outstanding new faculty he recruited to collaborate with established researchers generated over $20 million in research initiatives last year, a five-fold increase over 1999 levels.

"Ed Cadman‘s leadership has been an integral and invaluable part of the university, and the trajectory he established ensures the continued success of the medical school," said University of Hawaiʻi Interim President David McClain.

Based on Cadman‘s counsel, McClain will recommend to the Board of Regents that JABSOM Vice Dean Sam Shomaker, M.D., J.D., assume the role of acting dean, effective immediately.

McClain added, "We wish Ed the best for a rapid recovery, and hope that he will be able to return to his position at the medical school in the near future."