It is my privilege to announce that Dr. Jessica Nute, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, will be serving as the interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective October 18th. Dr. Nute carried out her undergraduate work at UVA in Charlottesville with degrees in Physics and Astronomy before going to Duke University to pursue a Masters in Medical Physics and finally completing her PhD in Medical Physics at UT Health Houston. After several years working clinically at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, she was recruited here to UT Health San Antonio in 2019 as an Assistant Professor and a Clinical Diagnostic Medical Physicist. Dr. Nute garnered a multitude of awards and recognitions as she has worked her way through her educational journey on her way to San Antonio. In addition to her current myriad of clinical and departmental obligations as a Board Certified Diagnostic Medical Physicist, Dr. Nute has jumped into Graduate Education directing several courses, mentoring students, and playing the important role of COGS Chair of the Radiological Sciences Graduate program.
Dr. Nute has distinguished herself as a strong and innovative educator and a passionate student advocate. She was named Teacher of the Year in Radiological Sciences for both 2020 and 2021. And as the Chair of Radiological Science’s COGS she has worked on a multitude of projects for the Radiological Sciences Program that have enhanced the Curriculum, developed COVID-19 response protocols, championed a social media initiative to enhance recruitment and national presence of the program, created software tools to foster course and program assessment, and revamped the Radiological Sciences Operational manual. All of this, and more, in her two first years at UT Health San Antonio.
While not working, Dr. Nute is a painter (of pictures, not houses), enjoys British murder mysteries and, like many of us, is a COVID-inspired sourdough baker.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Nute to this important position in the Graduate School.
While Dr. Nute holds down the fort, we have initiated a national search for a permanent Associate/Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Dr. Tim Raabe, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the GSBS will be Chairing this search process.