UTMB named Dr. David W. Niesel vice president and dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He has been interim vice president and dean since September 2013. Niesel has been at the medical branch since 1983. “After a national search, we’ve concluded that he represents the best traits that we want our scientists, educators and administrators to embody,” said Dr. Danny O. Jacobs, executive vice president and UTMB provost.