Welcome to the first installment of The Same Ten Questions We Always Ask, in which we pester Brown administrators and Thayer Street favorites for answers to vaguely inane questions, all in the name of taking you behind the headline and exhibiting the coffee-drinking, ringtone-having human side of the people you interact with every day. Because obviously you’ve always wanted to know how Dean Bergeron likes her pizza and which magazines the dude from Spectrum India reads. First up, Dean Wing of of the Med School.
Name: Edward J. Wing
Occupation: Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
What’s your job description, in one sentence? I support and lead the programs, faculty, students and staff in Brown’s Division of Medicine and Biological Sciences.
What’s the best part of your job? Working at my clinic. Recruiting outstanding faculty and students to Brown.
The worst? Reading e-mails.
How long have you lived in Providence? 12 years
What’s your ringtone? I have a xylophone ringtone but I do not like to be interrupted by a phone in meetings.
Your homepage? http://biomed.brown.edu/dean/
What newspapers and magazines do you subscribe to? Brown Daily Herald, Providence Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA
Nice Slice or Antonio’s? Antonio’s
Blue State or Starbucks? Starbucks…the bolder the better
Which three words would you use to describe Brown students? Committed, Hopeful, Able
— Heeyoung Min