Galveston County Daily News, Oct. 14, 2006http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=ec10450d36dbc8e5 Effective Dec. 1, Elizabeth Protas will be appointed interim dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In late August, Dean Charles H. Christiansen announced that he would leave UTMB after 17 years to take a leadership position at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.