2009-10 Academic Senate Chair
Henry C (Harry) Powell is Professor of Pathology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He is a medical graduate of University College Dublin and his M.D. and D.Sc. degrees are from the National University of Ireland. After training at the Philadelphia General Hospital, UC San Diego and the Massachusetts General Hospital he was board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in London. He has been a faculty member at UC San Diego since 1976 and has served as Neuropathology division head from 1986-2008 and as interim chair of Pathology from 1999-2004. His research has focused on diseases of the peripheral nervous system, in particular the pathogenesis and pathology of diabetic neuropathy and mechanisms of increased endoneurial fluid pressure. Dr Powell has served as residency program director in Neuropathology and also Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. In the divisional Senate at UC San Diego he has served as a member of the Committee on Academic Personnel, the Committee on Committees, on the School of Medicine Faculty Rights and Welfare Committee and chair of the divisional Senate.