Tom Jackiewicz, Steven Siegel and Rohit Varma are seen during the welcome reception for Siegel, held Sept. 14 on the Health Sciences Campus.

Tom Jackiewicz, Steven Siegel and Rohit Varma are seen during the welcome reception for Siegel, held Sept. 14 on the Health Sciences Campus.

Leaders from Keck Medicine of USC and the Keck School of Medicine of USC were on hand Sept. 14 to formally welcome Steven Siegel, MD, PhD, as chair of the Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences.

At a reception held in the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center Auditorium, Tom Jackiewicz, MPH, senior vice president and CEO of Keck Medicine of USC, and Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, praised Siegel and predicted that he would be a transformative leader for the department in the years to come.

Siegel thanked leaders throughout the school and the health system, and acknowledged the engaged and dedicated faculty in the department.

by Sara Reeve