UMN administrator selected to replace Robillard as UI Health Care leader


J. Brooks Jackson (University of Iowa)

The University of Iowa announced Monday that J. Brooks Jackson is set to fill the role of vice president of Medical Affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine.

Jackson is set to start Nov. 30 with an annual salary of $825,000.

Currently, Jackson is the vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school at the University of Minnesota and has served in that role since 2014. He also serves as the chair of the University of Minnesota Health board of directors and the University of Minnesota Physicians board.

Jackson visited the UI Oct. 9 to meet with faculty and participate in a public forum.

“Dr. Jackson is an experienced and innovative leader who can lead University of Iowa Health Care in continued success,” UI President Bruce Harreld said in an announcement. “He has a proven track record of building research, education, and clinical programs, and he will bring his great passion and talent here to Iowa.”

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The announcement comes more than a year after Jean Robillard, who currently holds the positions, announced his intent to step down from leadership roles in September 2016 once the UI selected a replacement. Robillard will remain a UI faculty member.

“I am excited and look forward to helping lead the University of Iowa medical school and health care system, which have great reputations in leading health advances, providing superb care, and training outstanding future physicians and scientists,” Jackson said in the announcement.

—by Emily Wangen

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