University of South Florida

Dr. Menezes to lead international affairs at USF Health, Morsani College of Medicine

Lynette Menezes, PhD, was recently named  new assistant dean for international affairs in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, as well as assistant vice president for international affairs for USF Health.

As assistant vice president, Dr. Menezes will be the entry point for institutions seeking affiliations with USF Health — ensuring that  international efforts are relevant, meaningful and optimized across USF Health. She will oversee affiliations and direct  international programs through a strategic plan.

Lynette Menezes, International Affairs

Lynette Menezes, PhD

USF Health’s collaborative agreements with international medical schools now stretch across the globe – from Panama to China to Thailand and beyond.  To maximize  global impact, Dr. Menezes will represent USF Health with USF World, encourage multi-disciplinary collaborations across all of the USF Health colleges, and help ensure that cross-college programs are functional and collaborative.

Dozens of USF Health students travel internationally each year.  Dr. Menezes will help set guidelines and policies to ensure that students are safe and working in a positive, productive learning environment. 

As assistant dean, Dr. Menezes will direct international efforts with the Morsani College of Medicine and guarantee quality and effectiveness in the college’s international programs.

Dr. Menezes graduated from the USF College of Public Health in 2003 and has been a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine since 2004. As the director of USF Medicine International, Dr. Menezes brings many years of international experience, as well as creating opportunities for research and training programs. She is an expert in the diplomatic skills needed for negotiating relationships with colleagues and institutions from other countries.


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