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Last modified: Friday, March 23, 2007

Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute CEO joins Informatics board

March 23, 2007

James Buher

James Buher

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- James Buher, president and chief executive officer of the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute, has joined the Dean's Advisory Council at the Indiana University School of Informatics.

Buher joins a group of business, community and industry leaders who advise the school on curriculum and program development, public and private sector funding, research support, long-range planning, student guidance, external relations and institutional advancement.

"Jim's leadership qualities and his deep-seated knowledge and experience with the School of Informatics will be a tremendous boost in advancing it as a leader in information technology education, research and community engagement," said Informatics Dean J. Michael Dunn. "It's good to have him back with us in this role."

Buher served as the school's chief financial and facilities officer before assuming his role at MPRI in 2006.

Buher is responsible for overall administrative operations at MPRI, which is located at the Bloomington-based IU Cyclotron Facility. The institute - one of just five in the United States and a handful worldwide - offers precision radiation therapy for adults and children having tumors that cannot be treated successfully by traditional therapies.

"I am honored to be a member of the school's prestigious Dean's Council. Mike Dunn has done an incredible job in establishing the first School of Informatics in the United States," said Buher. "It is exciting to be able to contribute in some small way to help the school continue the development and growth on the foundation that Mike has put into place."

The new DAC member is the former director of administrative services at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where he worked 30 years before his School of Informatics appointment in 2002. Buher is an IU School of Business graduate and Lawrence County resident.

For more information, contact Joe Stuteville, IU School of Informatics, at 317-946-9930 (cell), 812-856-3141or