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John Zimmerman Retires, Led CCNMTL CUMC Office

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Dr. John Zimmerman, assistant director at CCNMTL, retired from the University on January 31, 2012. John was a key member of the CCNMTL staff and the cornerstone of the Center’s work on Columbia University's Medical Center Campus since the founding of the Center’s satellite office there in 2000.

John's many roles, including serving as associate dean at the College of Dental Medicine, gave him unique insights into the needs of the CUMC schools in the teaching and learning arena. John served on numerous related committees and was an important catalyst and advisor for curriculum enhancements at all schools. Most recently, his critical involvement in the transition to New CourseWorks (Sakai), the University's learning management system, ensured a successful migration.

Michelle Hall, CCNMTL senior educational technologist, has assumed interim oversight of the CUMC office. Her many years of experience at the uptown campus will ensure a smooth transition.

Though we will miss having John's sage input, the Center’s staff wishes John much success with his new endeavors.