Geeta Swamy, MD, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University, member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, and associate dean for Regulatory Oversight & Research Initiatives in Clinical Research, has been promoted to senior associate dean at the Duke University School of Medicine. Mary E. Klotman, MD, Dean, Duke University School of Medicine, announced a new leadership team on Sept. 5, 2017 comprised of Adrian Hernandez, MD, who will serve as the new vice dean for clinical research for the Duke University School of Medicine, and Dr. Swamy.
In addition to her current duties as leader of the IRB, the Office of Regulatory Affairs & Quality, and the Research Integrity Office, Dr. Swamy will now have leadership responsibilities over the Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training Office (ASIST), working with Marcella Sarzotti-Kelsoe, PhD.
Dr. Swamy is a highly accomplished clinician-scientist specializing in perinatal infection and maternal immunization. She is the principal investigator on numerous grants from the NIH, CDC, and other funding sources and has published more than 100 articles. She has served on numerous advisory boards involving the conduct and ethics of research in pregnant women and other vulnerable populations including the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Dr. Swamy received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in maternal and fetal medicine at Duke University.