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1. The Management Studies Syndicate have advised the General Board of the need to establish further Professorships in the Judge Institute of Management Studies in order to provide the requisite senior leadership for areas of the Institute's academic work. This need for additional senior posts in mainstream areas within Management Studies has also been noted in the report of the General Board's Committee appointed to carry out a preliminary review of the Institute.
2. The aim of the Judge Institute is to achieve international excellence in a number of distinct areas of research and scholarship, of which health management is one. This subject embraces the study of health policy development, and its subsequent implementation at national, regional, and local levels, together with studies of health sectors from the perspective of economic, corporate, political, and health needs, as well as issues of operational management and clinical professional development. The basis for teaching and research of an international standard has already been established through the work and experience of existing members of the staff of the Institute. The development by the Institute of a health seminar has also fostered links with academic specialists in the fields of economics, public health, medical informatics, and medical education. The Management Studies Syndicate have proposed that a Professorship should now be established in the field of health management. This proposal has the support of the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine and of the Committee of Management of the Institute of Public Health.
3. The General Board are now in a position to proceed with this development as a result of a grant from the Cambridge University Development Office in the United States (CUDOUS), who have offered the University the sum of £2m to endow the proposed Professorship of Health Management. This benefaction has been made possible as the result of a generous contribution received by CUDOUS from Dr Dennis Gillings, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quintiles Transnational Corporation. The holder of the Professorship would be expected to lead teaching and research across the subject area in the Institute. The Syndicate envisage that, given the nature of the subject of health management, the person appointed might also be expected to strengthen teaching and research in one of the base disciplines of management, such as organizational behaviour, economics, or statistics.
4. The General Board warmly welcome this offer of financial support and have agreed to propose the establishment of a Professorship as a charge on the grant from CUDOUS. The Board have been advised that an appointment at Professorial level would be likely to attract a strong field of applicants. They have been assured by the Management Studies Syndicate that accommodation and facilities for the work of the Professor can be provided from the Institute's resources. They have agreed to concur in the recommendations of the Syndicate that elections to the Professorship should be made by an ad hoc Board of Electors, and that on this occasion candidature for the Professorship should be open to all persons whose work falls within the scope of the title of the Professorship.
5. The General Board recommend:
I. That the offer by the Cambridge University Development Office in the United States of £2m for the endowment of a Professorship of Health Management be gratefully accepted.
II. That a Dennis Gillings Professorship of Health Management be established from 1 January 1998, placed in Schedule B of the Statutes, and assigned to the Judge Institute of Management Studies.
III. That regulations for the Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management, as set out in the Schedule to this Report, be approved.
1. The sum of £2,000,000 received from the Cambridge University Development Office in the United States for the endowment of a Dennis Gillings Professorship of Health Management shall form a fund called the Quintiles Health Management Fund.
2. If and whenever the income of the Fund shall exceed the amount required for the payment of the stipend, national insurance, pension contributions, and associated indirect costs of the Professor payable by the University, the excess of the income over that amount may be applied in support of the work of the Professor in such manner as may be approved by the General Board on the recommendation of the Director of the Judge Institute of Management Studies.
3. Any unexpended income in a financial year may in any subsequent year be expended in accordance with Regulation 2.
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