The Carey Business School has never stopped growing and evolving since it was established in 2007 with a $50 million gift from Trustee Emeritus William Polk Carey—and recent developments at the school are as significant as anything that has happened in the past five years.
First and foremost, on May 29 Johns Hopkins University announced the selection of a new Dean for the Carey Business School, Bernard T. Ferrari. The search took the better part of a year from the time that Yash Gupta, the previous Dean, stepped down. It was clearly worth the wait.
Dr. Ferrari began his career as a surgeon and rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Medical Director at the renowned Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. From there his career took a turn into the world of business, where he spent almost two decades at the world-class management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Before retiring in 2008, Dr. Ferrari led the firm’s healthcare and North American corporate strategy practices. The last phase of his career before coming to Hopkins was a four-year stint as head of his own consulting firm specializing in financial services, transportation, energy, medical products, aviation, and heavy equipment manufacturing sectors, with an emphasis on business strategy. Dean Ferrari’s extensive world-class experience in both health care and business positions him perfectly to make the most of the school’s historical connections to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
And nothing illustrates the synergy between business and health care more than the family of joint degree and certificate programs under the broad rubric of “Business of Healthcare.” In recent months, the university has re-energized its commitment to these programs. To quote a recent communiqué from the school’s leaders, Carey will be looking for “new opportunities in research, programs, executive education, and corporate partner engagements” to enhance an array of programs that already includes the MBA in Medical Services Management, MPH/MBA, MBA/MS Biotechnology, and MBA/MSN degrees, plus the Business of Medicine certificate program. The first step in this initiative was the naming of Toby Gordon, ScD, Associate Professor as the new Faculty Director of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Management Programs. Expect to see a lot of exciting developments in future semesters as a result of Dr. Gordon’s leadership.
There’s one more development of note that will benefit the ever-growing number of faculty and students who’ve been making use of the Carey Business School-Harbor East Library’s reference, circulation, curriculum, and current periodical browsing services: The Harbor East business librarian, Alan Zuckerman, has been assigned 9.5 additional hours to better serve the information needs of the Business of Healthcare programs and the schools of medicine, public health, and nursing on the East Baltimore campus.
As significant as these developments are, they only scratch the surface of what’s going on at Carey. Check out the school’s website for announcements, press releases, curriculum descriptions, and much more.