Dr. John Williams, dean since 2010, is stepping down next summer after turning 67, in accordance with university policy. He helped raise more than $70 million and expanded the school's clinical space by about one-third.
The society, which has lost more than half its membership in the past two decades, is looking for a new home for many historical items, including a 1910 Waltham Gothic revival grandfather hall clock, a painting by Hoosier artist T.C. Steele and historic medical treatment books and documents.
Two reports, sponsored by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, say the state should not let up in fighting twin scourges that claim thousands of lives and cost billions of dollars in health care costs and lost productivity.