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August 11, 2021

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portrait of Christine AndrewsAfter an extensive national search, Dr. Christine Andrews has been named executive director of University Health Services (UHS) after serving the past year as interim chief medical officer and director of clinical operations for UHS. Andrews has more than 17 years of experience in the field of collegiate student health at Chatham University and Carnegie Mellon, where she was a staff physician for four years before being appointed to her interim role last year.  A board-certified family practice physician with a medical degree from Case Western University,  Andrews has also served as an instructor and supervisor for medical trainees throughout her career at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Massachusetts health care systems. “Christine has been instrumental to the university’s response to the pandemic, including guiding University Health Services’ clinical operations and acting as a laboratory clinical consultant to the Tartan Testing Program,” said Maureen (Mo) Dasey-Morales, associate vice president for Community Health and Well-Being. “The executive director of University Health Services is a key position in CMU’s continuing pandemic response and in building a culture of support and well-being for the university community. I am confident in Dr. Andrews’ ability to offer her significant leadership capabilities and expertise toward becoming the standard bearer in health and well-being in higher education.”

portrait of Farnam JahanianCarnegie Mellon President Farnam Jahanian has joined the board of directors for Highmark Health along with Joseph Hall, vice president of Goldman Sachs & Co., and Morgan O'Brien, former CEO of Peoples Natural Gas. "Farnam, Joseph and Morgan bring a great variety of skills and experience to the Highmark Health board," said Joseph Guyaux, chairman of the board of Highmark Health. "These three leaders stand behind Highmark Health's vision and we look forward to their contributions to our organization as we continue to strive to improve the health care experience for those we serve across all of our markets." President Jahanian's leadership also includes service on several other boards. He has served as chair of the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and sits on the executive committee of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. He is a board member of the National Center for Women and Information Technology and is active with the World Economic Forum, serving as co-chair of the Global University Leaders Forum and as a member of the advisory board for WEF's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Learn more about President Jahanian.

portrait of Jeremy OlisarJeremy Olisar, a 2007 graduate of Carnegie Mellon, has been named the new director of the Kiltie Band. He succeeds Paul Gerlach, who announced his retirement last spring after 38 years at the helm. Olisar, who played in the Kiltie Band as an undergraduate, earned his bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance with minors in music education and conducting from the College of Fine Arts. He received a master’s degree in band conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. Since earning his degrees, Olisar has served as band director, choir director and music teacher at West Greene Middle-Senior High School for six years before becoming assistant band director in the Central Greene School District. Olisar also has been a part-time lecturer at Waynesburg University since 2007, and has been the assistant marching band director at Jefferson-Morgan Middle School since 2019. “The Kiltie Band is a Carnegie Mellon treasure, and has been led by the legendary Paul Gerlach for nearly four decades,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. “Like Paul, Jeremy is a Kiltie, and I know the experience of playing in the band was a formative one for him and an education he looks forward to sharing with our students.”