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UNAM welcomes Prof. Dr. D.Cristina Stefan as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Development
May 24, 2024, 13:13

UNAM welcomes Prof. Dr. D.Cristina Stefan as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Development

University of Namibia made the following post on LinkedIn:

“UNAM welcomes new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Development

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr. D.Cristina Stefan as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Development, effective May 2024.

Prof. Stefan brings an exceptional breadth of experience and a distinguished track record in research and academic leadership. She is a professor in medicine and global health, holds Masters in Pediatrics and Oncology from Pretoria and Stellenbosch University, Masters in Epidemiology from York University (UK) and an MBA from International Management School in Paris (France). Prof Stefan also holds Ph.D. in Medical Education from Stellenbosch University and has held several prominent academic positions.

Throughout her career, Prof Stefan has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to advancing research excellence and fostering innovation. Her leadership has been pivotal in securing substantial research funding, spearheading interdisciplinary collaboration, and cultivating a culture of innovation. She is also a fervent advocate for diversity and inclusion in research, having initiated numerous programmes to support underrepresented groups having a special interest in global health equity and global oncology.

In her new role as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Development, Prof Stefan will oversee the strategic development and implementation of the university’s research agenda. Her responsibilities will include enhancing our research capabilities, supporting faculty and student researchers, and strengthening our partnerships with industry, government, and other academic institutions. Prof Stefan will be instrumental in driving forward our vision to become a global leader in research, innovation, and sustainable development. Her strategic vision, innovative approach, and dedication to collaborative excellence will be invaluable as we continue to expand our research portfolio and impact.

We are confident that her leadership will usher in new opportunities for growth, development, and success in our research endeavours.

Please join us in welcoming Prof Stefan to our University community. We look forward to her contributions and leadership in advancing our mission of research excellence, innovation, and development.”

Source: University of Namibia/LinkedIn
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