Dr. Richard L. Drake to Join Board of Trustees

July 07, 2011

Dr. Richard L. DrakeDr. Richard L. Drake, director of anatomy and professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, will join the Board of Trustees at the University of Mount Union this fall, announced Board Chair Randall C. Hunt.  Drake was elected at the Board’s annual spring meeting on Friday, May 6.
 
A 1972 graduate of Mount Union, Drake earned a doctoral degree in anatomy and biochemistry from Indiana University and went on to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the staff at Cleveland Clinic, he was a professor and vice chairman in the department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 
 
“Dr. Drake has played a significant role in the development of our physician assistant studies program, the University’s first graduate program in nearly a century,” said Hunt.  “The knowledge and expertise he has provided to assist in the growth of this program will be invaluable to our efforts as the University works to expand our healthcare-related offerings for our students.  We are pleased to welcome him to the Board and look forward to his insights and contributions in the future.”
 
Drake, who serves on the Physician Assistant Studies Advisory Council, has taught courses in the program and served as the keynote speaker at the inaugural White Coat Ceremony last spring.
 
Drake is one of the authors of Gray’s Anatomy for Students, Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy and Gray’s Anatomy for Students Flash Cards. Throughout his career, he has given many presentations and published numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, multimedia materials and abstracts. He is also the co-editor-in-chief of Anatomical Sciences Education.
 
He is the secretary and treasurer of the American Association of Anatomists and the treasurer of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists.
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