Carl Zeithaml Elected to Board of Focused Ultrasound Foundation

May 13, 2014

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McIntire Dean Carl Zeithaml has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. 

“I love innovation and big, ambitious ideas that are designed to help people and make the world a significantly better place,” Zeithaml said. “The efforts of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation certainly qualify on all dimensions. Based on results to date, the potential is enormous. I am very excited to lend my time and expertise and to connect the Foundation with my network to spread interest in their visionary work.” 

“We are honored to welcome Dean Zeithaml to our Board of Directors,” said Neal F. Kassell M.D., Chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. “With his expertise in health care and global strategic management, he will provide invaluable insight as the Foundation works to advance focused ultrasound therapies in the United States and around the globe.” 

Zeithaml is serving his fourth term as the Dean of the McIntire School. He joined the School in 1997 after spending more than a decade at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to UNC, he served on the faculties of Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland. Over the past 15 years, Zeithaml has led McIntire to achieve global preeminence in business education. Since the 2006 introduction of the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of undergraduate business programs, the School’s B.S. in Commerce Program is the only program in the nation to be ranked either first or second each year. The School’s M.S. programs in Accounting, Commerce, and the Management of Information Technology are also ranked consistently among the top programs nationally. McIntire provides all students with opportunities to study at many of the best business schools in the world and to visit important global centers of commerce and industry.

Zeithaml specializes in global strategic management, conducting research on international expansion, knowledge-based sources of competitive advantage, corporate political activity and organizational transformation. He earned his D.B.A. in strategic management from the University of Maryland, an M.B.A. in Health and Hospital Administration from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

About the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation was created to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide by accelerating the development of focused ultrasound, an early-stage noninvasive therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many serious medical disorders. The Foundation works to clear the path to global adoption by coordinating and funding research, fostering collaboration, and building awareness among patients and professionals. The Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that focused ultrasound finds its place as a mainstream therapy for a range of conditions within years, not decades. Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has become the largest non-governmental source of funding for focused ultrasound research. More information can be found at www.fusfoundation.org.

For more information, please contact Susan Klees at 434-326-9833 or sklees@fusfoundation.org.