Cynthia Walker, M.B.A., has been appointed deputy dean for finance and administration at the School of Medicine. Walker comes to Yale from Harvard Medical School, where she began as a financial analyst in 1983 and served as associate dean for finance, CFO, dean for finance and executive dean for administration. She has been active in a number of national organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Institute of CPAs.

Walker has an undergraduate degree from Yale and an M.S./M.B.A. from Northeastern University. She started her new post at the medical school in January. She replaces Jaclyne Boyden, who served as deputy dean for finance and administration from 2004 until last year.

Her responsibilities will include budget and financial operations, strategic financial planning, facilities and space management, human resources and information technology.