Galveston Daily News, Oct. 27, 2006   GALVESTON— Dr. Garland D. Anderson has been selected dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, President John D. Stobo announced Thursday. His appointment is effective immediately. Anderson, who was serving as interim dean, has led UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for 17 years. During his tenure, the department has consistently ranked among the top 20 in National Institutes of Health research funding, and most recently was ranked fourth in the nation. He holds the Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology.